An Update and Scots Fiction: 'Jimmy and his wee Darlin Alexa'
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
I hope you're all safe and well as we continue through this crazy year. Over at Unbound HQ, I'm working with a designer to get be guid tae yer mammy's cover perfect, and hopefully, I'll be able to share it in the not-too-distant future!
I've also got some more extremely exciting Scots news to announce in due course, as well as more fiction for you to read as you await the novel…
'BigThick and Sally's Gnashers' read by Lois Tucker
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Last night, the brilliant Lois Tucker brought my short story BigThick and Sally's Gnashers as part of Liars' League's online Women & Girls event.
P.S. A little birdy at Unbound told me that be guid tae yer mammy…
Liars' League and a Glaswegian Dominatrix!
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
I'm chuffed to say that my Scots short story about an online dominatrix is being performed by an actor at Liars' League London's 'Women and Girls' event on August 11 at The Pheonix, Cavendish Square.
Tickets are £5 online or on the door, and I can guarantee a good laugh if you come along.
However, don't worry if you're not in the area, the actor's reading of my short story…
Fiction - 'Dancin wi the Rhona'
Friday, 19 June 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…