I’m a writer and researcher of all things Scottish.
My debut novel What You Call Free will be published by Ringwood Publishing in 2021. Set in lowland Scotland in 1687, it’s the story of two real historical women and their struggle for freedom in an oppressive and divided society.
After many years spent researching and telling Scotland’s stories in exhibitions, books and digital media, I’m delighted now to be doing this in the way I love most – through fiction. My love of Scotland’s history began with a Scottish History degree at St Andrews University and has included working at the National Museum of Scotland and a career in heritage interpretation, as well as writing several non-fiction books.
But always, it’s the stories of the people which intrigue me the most. Writing fiction allows me to explore their lives in a different way.