I'm a writer based in the Isle of Harris in Scotland.
I'm the author of The Leipzig Affair, a novel set in the former East Germany, which was serialised on BBC R4’s Book at Bedtime. The Leipzig Affair won the Virginia prize and was shortlisted in the Saltire awards. I've also published short stories and poetry, two books about whisky, and Outside Verdun, a new translation of Arnold Zweig's first world war masterpiece Erziehung vor Verdun.
I'm a journalist, writing trainer and content creator as well as an author. My byline has appeared in a range of newspapers and magazines, including The Times, The Herald, the Press & Journal, the Financial Times, the West Highland Free Press, the Linguist, Handelsblatt and the Stornoway Gazette. I used to run a European investment magazine, and I now provide writing training to fund professionals among others to help them write with clarity and concision.