WRITING

  • The Secret Centre: Hidden Places and Spaces in Cumbernauld Town Centre

    The Secret Centre: Hidden Places and Spaces in Cumbernauld Town Centre

    There are corners of Cumbernauld Town Centre that haven’t been seen by the public for decades – until now. Read more

  • The Elvira Fan Club

    The Elvira Fan Club

    Why I love Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (the person and the film). Read more

  • Book Launch

    Book Launch

    YOU ARE INVITED TO A BOOK LAUNCH. In 2020, I was so excited to have a book launch for Happiness Is Wasted On Me. Covid seemed so far away and I was planning something really spectacular. Of course you all know what happened next. We’re now in 2022 and I have a brand new novel […] Read more

  • Strange Little Girls by Tori Amos

    Strange Little Girls by Tori Amos

    The long-standing tradition of artists reinterpreting the work of fellow artists is often regarded as a stop-gap until the next album of originals is released. Obviously the cover album is meant to be a bonus, something for fans to enjoy, yet never to be taken into serious consideration. A cover album serves two functions. It […] Read more

  • The Many Days and Nights of Point Horror

    The Many Days and Nights of Point Horror

    Every teenager has a schoolbag full of books. Jotters, textbooks, and – in my case – a paperback for emergency reading, the kind that blots out everything else. Sometimes I’d read in the common room while waiting for my friends to finish their lunch, mostly it would be during English class when we’d finished studying […] Read more

  • My Brother the Cow by Mudhoney

    My Brother the Cow by Mudhoney

    Mudhoney are not Nirvana. They’re the grunge band who helped originate a musical shift, but they’re not Nirvana. Sometimes, when you read about Mudhoney in a music magazine, or an blog like this one, you can’t get too far without a Nirvana comparison. You may as well be reading about Nirvana, because they’re always there, […] Read more