I’m a fiction writer, book reviewer, freelance editor and writing mentor. Basically, my life is all books, all the time.
My writing has been optioned for TV, adapted for stage, translated into Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, recorded for radio and podcasts, exhibited in galleries, and distributed from a vintage Wurlitzer cigarette machine. I regularly perform at events and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, and I teach online workshops about writing – you can find details of upcoming events here.
I live in Glasgow with my wife Annie, our 2 year-old child, and our rescue dog. I like books, coffee and swimming.
My latest books are the novel Now She is Witch and The Unfamiliar: A Queer Motherhood Memoir. My next book will be a short story collection, due out in late 2024. I’m also the author of two previous novels, three story collections, two chapbooks, a 10-hour audio play for Audible, several collaborative projects with musicians and visual artists, and around 300 short stories. My books have won the Lambda, Polari, Saboteur, Scott and Gavin Wallace awards.
I am currently collaborating on several projects: a TV show for NBC directed by Amy Neil, a horror film for Lemming Film with Shariff Korver, an illustrated chapbook with Eleanor Crewes, a horror musical with Marc Teitler, and an epistolary story with Sarah Maria Griffin.