I’m a Scottish playwright and author. I live in Edinburgh with my wife, Sara, my son, Charlie, and a couple of crazy felines - Archie and Buttons.
I completed thirty plays between 2006-2015, many of which were produced in festivals
throughout Scotland by That’s Lunch Productions. My forte and preferred medium of expression is Scottish vernacular, and my works tend to highlight the wickedness of human nature and mankind’s inherent instinct for survival. Several of my plays
have been longlisted and shortlisted in competitions throughout the UK, and my one-man piece Depravity won an Arts Trust for Scotland Award In 2012. I’ve also been on the shortlist for the Scottish New Playwrights Award.
In early 2015,
during a family holiday, I decided to take the plunge into prose. I’ve just finished my 5th manuscript - Chasing Time. My debut novel - Jimmy this, Jimmy that - has been independently published and is available from my website bookshop, Amazon,
and a number of online retailers. My 3rd book - Let Sleeping Dogs Lie - was recently shortlisted for the Everything With Words YA Fiction Prize (now available to buy 😀), and my fourth book is still sitting in a drawer, redrafted, wondering why it isn’t
receiving any more love. My other manuscript is a novella called Some Doors Close, which has been self-published and can also be bought from my website bookshop or Amazon.
I’ve also studied writing courses at both Edinburgh University and
the Traverse Theatre, and used to work as a reviewer for The Wee Review and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.