Although I have been dabbling in writing in some form or another over the years, in 2012, I decided to give this writing malarcky a proper go. I joined various competitions such 'The Angry Hourglass', 'Flash Frenzy', 'Microcosms' and 'Micro Bookends'. You can read all my entries HERE but regularly wrote alongside a group of flash fictioneers in what was then 'Flash! Friday'. Sadly, the weekly competition is no longer running, but in 2014, The Flashdogs produced their very first flash fiction anthology. I have two stories featured:
'Aunt Vinny? She's gone to the petrol pump in the sky'
The Flashdogs went on to publish three more anthologies.
Visit their Amazon page HERE
Soon the ideas were flowing, and I wrote and self-published my debut novel 'The AdderStane' in 2017 (albeit with much struggle, as I was undergoing a difficult time with people on the island).
You can visit my other pages for all publications. Here's some magazines and websites where my work has been published.
Visual Verse is a collaboration. An anthology of poetry, short stories and non-fiction. Many acclaimed writers and poets such as Paul McVeigh (The Good Son) Adam Marek (a fantastical short story writer) and the Hungarian poet, George Szirtes have written for it.
Visit my Visual Verse Author page HERE
I was asked to write for a particular issue: Visual Verse: Vol 2 Chapter 6 - my story was the feature for the month:
'He Lies in Oak' - Read it HERE
In May, 2014, I had a story published online at: Every Day Fiction
In 2015, I had my first children's poem published in The Caterpillar Magazine: Issue 5, Summer 2014: 'Grandma's Beard' - you can read the poem HERE
On Medium.com I have various published articles, mainly true stories. Read them HERE
I came second in this flash fiction competition.
Read my entry HERE
Over at 99fiction.net (no longer in operation) I was the August Reserve in 2014.
Read my story HERE
Over at The Literary Nest I came first with my story 'Pecker's Honour' - you can read the story HERE
I have been published twice in the Shetland Life Magazine in 2017 - one was a true story and the other: 'Fetlar from above' - our aerial photography project and how it lead me to write my debut novel.
You can visit my flash fiction, poetry, comics and musing blog HERE