Fiction - 'Dancin wi the Rhona'
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
I hope you're all holding up okay during this difficult time. I wanted to give back for your patience in waiting for be guid tae yer mammy, so I've attached a short story inspired by my experience of coronavirus symptoms. Hopefully, it will get a few laughs!
A huge thanks goes out to Sheena Scott for providing me with a relative's letter from 1850 that also helped inspire the…
Coronavirus and the publishing industry
Thursday, 16 April 2020
Hello, lovely people!
I hope that you're all safe and well during this extremely difficult time.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting every industry including publishing. This means that Unbound has made the difficult decision to push some of their titles out to give them the best possible chance in the marketplace.
Be guid tae yer mammy's publication date has now been rescheduled…
Burns Day and the Scots language
Friday, 24 January 2020
It's Burn's Day tomorrow, and I wanted to write a little update about the Scots language, and how the process of crowdfunding has helped me to embrace it for what it is - a language in its own right.
When I first started toying with Scots back in 2014, it came to me naturally, but at the time, I saw it as nothing more than a dialect. It was unfortunate because I wanted to be bilingual without realising…