I'm a queer, disabled novelist and screenwriter living in Edinburgh. I also write poetry and creative non-fiction. My young-adult novel, We Are Fractals, was selected for the Write Mentor Summer Mentoring Programme 2020 with Author Amy Beashel; awarded a special mention from the Write Mentor Children's Novel Award 2019; and selected as runner-up for the Jericho-Marjacq Bursary for Under-Represented Voices 2018. An own-voice, contemporary, coming-of-age romance, set in California, We Are Fractals is a sweeping, cinematic story of friendship tipping into heady romance. It explores mental illness, disability and family dynamics; and how they inform our identity.
I was a finalist in the Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award 2020, the Glasgow Women's Library Calm Slam 2020, and I'm one of four participants in the Diverse Critics Scheme, a programme delivered by Creative Scotland in partnership with Disability Arts Online and The Skinny.
I write about things I care about; mental health and illness, disability and diversity. I've been a children's bookseller, a literary agent reader, a publishing marketing executive and I have an honors degree in Biomedical Science. I've studied screenwriting at Screen Academy Scotland and business start-up at Creative Bridge. I'm a member of SCBWI.
I aim to improve access to development opportunities for disabled writers through consultation and raising awareness of the barriers to development. I've consulted with various organisations on access, including Cymera Festival, Paisley Book Festival, the Scottish Book Trust and Magfest.
Earlier this year I chaired a panel event, Breaking the Mould: Creating low-income and Disabled Access to Publishing at Paisley Book Festival, and I regularly speak on panels about diversity, feminism, accessibility and disability.