Press and Awards

The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing has been named Goldsboro Books August Book of the Month 2019.

The Other Mrs Walker was Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2017

I was Highly Commended as a Rising Star in the DIVA Literary Awards and shortlisted as a Breakthrough Author in the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2017. In 2016 I was named an Amazon Rising Star.

I won the Literature Works First Page Prize in 2013 for the opening pages of The Other Mrs Walker and the Curtis Brown Prize for Fiction in 2009 for a novel in progress. I was runner up in the Sceptre Prize 2009 and shortlisted for the Daily Telegraph Novel in a Year 2007. In 2006 I was awarded a Scottish Arts Council Writers Award.

My short fiction has been longlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize. 

The Curious Case of Mr Lobban is an article I wrote for Guardian Weekend Magazine about those who die with no next of kin.

Here’s an article from 2016 about the genesis of, The Other Mrs Walker that featured in Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News. I also appeared in the Sunday Mail Seven Days Magazine, while the opening extract from the novel was featured in The Scotsman The Write Stuff  the same year.

In 2017 I did an exclusive Q&A for Waterstones and featured in the Top Shop blog. 

In 2016 Portobello Book Blog made me their Author in the Spotlight, I chatted to Liz Loves Books about crime fiction, and spoke about my writing process to There’s Been A Murder.

Stellar Quines Theatre Company made me their Quine of the Month in April 2016, looking at female writers and the various jobs I have done over the years. I also wrote about Point of View for Books by Women.

I have appeared on BBC Radio Scotland‘s Winter Weekend and the Janice Forsyth Show, in addition to discussing all things indigent funerals on Sunday Morning With… Richard Holloway.