I like to entertain in my writing as well as explore emotional and social issues, often taboo. My aim is for readers and listeners to find pleasure, laughter, stimulation, recognition and consolation from my work.
I have been widely published in Scots and English.
My third poetry collection was the award winning Menopausal Bedtime Rhymes (Bourtree).
Other collections are:
Out of the Urn (Scottish Cultural Press)
The Unseen Hospital (Kettillonia)
Circle Line: ConversTations (Pauchle/Bourtree 2014)
A Writer for Hire
- poetry readings
- short drama for communities and events
- writing for well-being
- short drama to prompt discussion
- lyrics for music
- commissioned writing
I often work in collaboration with filmmakers, painters, sculptors, songwriters, musicians and photographers.
Exile, Cupar Festival 2011, collaboration with filmmaker, Jenny Kelly