I left Orkney to go to London aged 16. After working in a variety of different jobs from mortuary attendant to stage manager on Les Miserables, I studied part-time and went on to university to complete an MA in Women’s History, an MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing.
My first book was published by Bloomsbury in 2013, Writing the Horror Movie, which I co-authored whilst hiding behind a cushion.
In the 80s I saw a lot of bands and married a keyboard player from Spandau Ballet, with whom I have two children. Divorced but still friends, I recently returned to Orkney and married an Orcadian. Dark Water is my first novel and heavily inspired by the islands I left 37 years ago.
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