Thank you to everyone who attended my Story Shop reading today at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. It was an unforgettable experience. Once again I was reminded of how wonderfully supportive the Edinburgh literary community is, and I was especially grateful for everyone who took a moment out of your day to let me tell you a story.
I hope to tell you many more!
The full text and audio excerpt of my story “Leftovers” are available on the City of Literature Trust’s website.
My publications and other appearances are listed on my “Fiction” page.
I am thrilled to announce that I will be reading my story “Leftovers” for Story Shop 2014, hosted by the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Story Shop is a series of daily 10-minute flash fiction and short story readings by local emerging writers.
My reading is on Wednesday the 13th of August at 4pm in the Guardian Spiegeltent. Drop by for a free story!
Writers’ Bloc at Eastercon 2014
I will be reading my story “Leftovers” as part of the Planet Scotland event this Sunday from 20:00-22:00 in Castle 1.
Hope to see you there.
Writers’ Bloc at the Science Festival
Writers’ Bloc returns to the Edinburgh International Science Festival for The Culture Collider, an exploration of weird science and stranger arts. The show starts at 8pm on Sunday the 13th of April in the Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall.
I will be reading a new story. Hope to see you there.
[more info · tickets · more of my fiction]
Writers’ Bloc at the Book Festival
Writers’ Bloc returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival for a special event with John Lemke and Poppy Ackroyd. The show starts at 9pm, Wednesday 14th August in the Spiegeltent, Charlotte Square.
I don’t remember what the next word was going to be. “Ever since you wrote ‘The Bridge’…”? “Ever since I moved to Edinburgh…”? I paused over the impropriety of using only his first name in the address.
I dithered. And now it is too late: I lost my chance to tell him how much his words meant to me.
In honour of Iain (M.) Banks, Illicit Ink will present a night of paradise-themed fiction at the Bongo Club on Sunday, 7 July at 20:00. The event is called “This Side of Paradise” and I feel lucky, grateful, and more than a little terrified to be a part of it.
It’s not quite a second chance. I’ll take it.