The Things We Leave Behind is a specially commissioned series of five interlinked shorts for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in May 2021.

The Man From ’53 is a short story on the theme of Renaissance in the anthology Lost, Looking & Found from the Edinburgh Literary Salon and Merchiston Press.

Not My type was inspired by the phrenology heads in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and appears in The Art of Being Dangerous from Leuven University Press.

The Cleaner was written for BBC Radio 4 Short Works, first broadcast in October 2020.

The Lost Property of the Pastons is a short story inspired by the 15th century Paston Family, written for 26.org to celebrate Norwich’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature.

A Wee Minding was longlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize 2013 and published in Gutter 09 (Freight).

The Monday to Friday Routine was published in Gutter 03 (Freight).



I wrote a new introduction to Greyfriars Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson for Macmillan Collectors Library.

There Is Always An After is a piece I wrote for the Aitken Alexander Isolation Series.

The Curious Case of Mr Lobban is a feature article I wrote for Guardian Weekend Magazine on those who die with no next-of-kin, with a follow up piece showing what happened next.

I’ve written blogs for my publisher Pan Macmillan about the scene of the crime (aka my writing space) and how to commit the perfect murder.

I selected my Top Ten Scottish Books for Books from Scotland. And I chose the Best Books for Remembrance Sunday for Waterstones.

I wrote about the genesis of my second novel, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing for Crime Time. And I wrote a piece for Books By Women on point of view.

I wrote “I cannot hold my tongue” about women fighting for the vote for Newsnet Scotland, to coincide with Stellar Quines’ production of Age of Arousal at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.



Thomas Beach’s Grave was written for 26 Writers in Residence from 26.org. It is about a WW1 soldier memorialised in an Edinburgh graveyard, who emigrated from Scotland to Canada but died in Ypres.

Edwin’s E-zine in anthology Clockworks Vol 1 borrows from the work of poet, Edwin Morgan. It was written for travellers on Glasgow’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ underground.



Ruffled Russell and the Lost Soul is an experimental children’s illustrated book project featuring an existential Jack Russell dog. It is a collaboration between myself and visual artist Audrey Grant.