New story collection
My third book, A Portable Shelter, is a collection of linked stories about loss, identity and the purpose of stories, inspired by Scottish folktales. It’s hardback, linen-bound, with custom woodblock illustrations, limited to 1,000 copies – and 800 were pre-ordered! If you want one, be quick (it's almost sold out).
Polari First Book Prize
I'm so honoured and excited that The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales has won the 2015 Polari First Book Prize! The other shortlisted books – Julie Bindel's Straight Expectations, Al Brookes's The Gift of Looking Closely, La JohnJoseph's Everything Must Go, David Tait's Self-portrait with The Happiness, and Susan Wilkins's The Informant – are all worth a read if you want to read more LGBT books.
For the Penguin Random House blog, I retold three of my favourite Scottish folktales about living beneath the sea. Love selkies? Fancy reading more about selkies? Or just want to know what on earth selkies are? Well, these stories are for you.