The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing was Goldsboro Books August Book of the Month 2019.
The Other Mrs Walker was Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2017.
In 2016 I was named an Amazon Rising Star, and in 2013 I won the Literature Works First Page Prize for the opening of The Other Mrs Walker.
In 2009 I won the Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction and was runner up in the Sceptre Prize for a novel in progress. I was shortlisted for the Daily Telegraph Novel in a Year in 2007, and awarded a Scottish Arts Council Writers Award in 2006.
My short fiction has been longlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize
Guardian Review – in 2019 I was named as one of Val McDermid’s ten most compelling LGBTQI+ writers working in the UK today.
Times and Sunday Times Crime Club – The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing was a September 2019 pick.
Guardian Weekend Magazine – The Curious Case of Mr Lobban is a feature article I wrote about those who die with no next of kin.
DIVA Magazine – an interview about me and The Other Mrs Walker to mark the DIVA Literary Awards.
The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News – this article appeared in all three papers and looks at the genesis of The Other Mrs Walker.
The Scotsman – The Write Stuff column featured extracts from both The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing and The Other Mrs Walker.
BLOGS, PODCASTS etc
National Centre for Writing podcast – Val McDermid discusses her selection of ten compelling LGBTQI+ writers with Guardian Books Online Editor, Sian Cain (my work at 16mins15secs).
National Centre for Writing Livestream – I was one of three writers interviewed by Val McDermid for the LGBTQI+ Literature Showcase launch event.
Waterstones Blog – I selected the Best Books for Remembrance Sunday in November 2019.
Also in 2019 I was Author in the Spotlight for ShotsMag and I wrote about the genesis of The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing for Crime Time. Solomon Farthing also featured in Book Break on YouTube as a Cosy Autumn Read (at 3mins30secs).
Also in 2016, I selected my Top Ten Scottish Books for Books from Scotland; Stellar Quines Theatre Company made me their Quine of the Month where I reflected on female writers and the various jobs I have done over the years; and I wrote about Point of View for Books by Women.
BBC Radio 4’s Front Row – I talked all things foxes in literature with Kirsty Lang from the 2019 Edinburgh Festival, alongside the icon that is Basil Brush.
BBC Radio Norfolk – I discussed letters from WW1 written by my Great Great Uncle Percy Vere Stone to mark Remembrance Sunday 2019.
BBC Radio Scotland’s Afternoon Show with Grant Stott – I appeared in September 2019 to chat about, and read from, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing.
BBC Radio Scotland – I joined a panel on Winter Weekend with Edi Stark in 2018 to talk about The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. In 2016 I appeared on the Janice Forsyth Show talking about The Other Mrs Walker, and on Sunday Morning With… Richard Holloway discussing indigent funerals.