Literary journalist critic & editor

I've written non-fiction for various markets, and fiction; both novel length and short stories. I also edit and critique novels (mostly crime and SF) for publishers and private clients.

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thenational.scot

Belle de Jour blogger uses insight into media spotlight in her debut ...

Belle de Jour blogger uses insight into media spotl...

heraldscotland.com

Crime fiction round-up (From Herald Scotland)

Crime fiction round-up (From Herald Scotland)

heraldscotland.com

Crime fiction roundup: Tim Baker's Fever City, Kate Medina's Fire ...

Crime fiction roundup: Tim Baker's Fever City, Kate...

heraldscotland.com

Domestic noir goddess (From Herald Scotland)

Domestic noir goddess (From Herald Scotland)

thenational.scot

Book review: Jack is back as Christopher Brookmyre's takes inspiration from 'gamergate' for his latest thriller

Review of Christopher Broomyre's 'Black Widow' in the National (Scotland)

heraldscotland.com

Crime books to make your Christmas (From Herald Scotland)

Crime books to make your Christmas (From Herald Sco...

thecrimeofitall.com

Trouble is my Business (But I'm Taking a Holiday Today)

The Crime of it All

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heraldscotland.com

Martina Cole: "When you send someone to jail, you sentence the whole family" (From Herald Scotland)

Martina Cole: "When you send someone to jail, you s...

heraldscotland.com

Crime round-up (From Herald Scotland)

Crime round-up (From Herald Scotland)

The Freelancer

How I (Barely) Survived My First Year as a Full-Time Freelancer | The Freelancer, by Contently

How I (Barely) Survived My First Year as a Full-Tim...

heraldscotland.com

Crime Fiction round-up (From Herald Scotland)

Crime Fiction round-up (From Herald Scotland)

The Skinny

Bloody Scotland: Crime fiction festival - Preview - The Skinny

Bloody Scotland: Crime fiction festival - Preview -...

The Freelancer

A Survival Guide: Living With A Fellow Freelancer | The Freelancer, by Contently

A Survival Guide: Living With A Fellow Freelancer |...

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thenational.scot

Book Review: Indyref backdrop adds spice to Denise Mina's latest masterful thriller | Culture | The National

Book Review: Indyref backdrop adds spice to Denise ...

heraldscotland.com

REVIEW: crime fiction round-up (From Herald Scotland)

REVIEW: crime fiction round-up (From Herald Scotlan...