outerspace coverHello!

I’m a writer based in Edinburgh. I originally moved here from London to study astronomy, and while I’m no longer a professional scientist most of my writing is inspired by science. I enjoy being a writer-in-residence at places where I can learn new things; I’m currently in residence at the University of Edinburgh’s Science, Techology and Innovation Studies unit. I’ve received a Suffrage Science award – an award that honours women in science.

My collection of short stories The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2015 and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2016, and is available from Freight Books. My novel The Falling Sky was runner-up for the Dundee International Book Prize 2012 and is also available from Freight Books.

My short stories, poetry and non-fiction have been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Gutter, Lablit, New Writing Scotland and the New York Times, and also been broadcast on Radio 4.


The Café Review

cafe reviewI’m thrilled to have two of my poems included in this special Scottish edition of Maine-based The Café Review, edited by Christine De Luca and Steve Luttrell.