I'm a queer, disabled writer and accessibility consultant living in Edinburgh. I write fiction and narrative non-fiction, and I've recently completed an own-voice, contemporary Young Adult novel about love, family and finding yourself.
My novel, Fractal, has received a notable mention from the Write Mentor Children's Novel Award 2019; and in 2018 I was selected as a runner-up for the Jericho-Marjacq Bursary for Under-Represented Voices; and sponsored to join Breakthrough Writers' Bootcamp. I'm in the process of querying agents.
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 and I have an honors degree in Biomedical Science.
In 2018 I founded the Edinburgh Writer's Co-Work; a group which meets weekly to work in the company of like-minded people. You can read about it here.
What's next? It's my hope to help to improve access to development opportunities for these writers through consultation and raising awareness of the barriers to development.