I love to engage with teenagers and young people at events. I am available to do talks and creative writing workshops. Please go to my ‘Contact Page’ to get in touch if you would like me to come along to your school/library/community event. Or you can email me directly at:

I am part of the Scottish Book Trust Author Live Literature Database which means the Scottish Book Trust can fund most of my fee. See my profile here 

Feedback from teenagers at one of my recent events at Gourock library:

‘The visit has helped me come up with lots of new ideas for my creative writing piece.’

‘(It showed me)…that ordinary situations can turn into something more if you look closely and develop on it.’

‘It has inspired me to read more and try writing’

‘I got a lot of great advice on expanding ideas to create interesting plots’

‘Inspirational for those who are stuck at a seemingly dead end to keep going’

‘It was a great experience to meet an author and to hear how they got their ideas as well’

‘The visit has inspired me to continue with a story I abandoned a few months ago’





Up and coming: 

December 18th 2017 – Hillpark Secondary School

Some recent Past events: 

Friday 1st December 2017 – Creative Writing Workshops at St Andrew’s Academy and Castelhead

Monday 27th November 2017 – Creative Writing Workshop at Linwood High

Tuesday 24th January 2017 – Park Mains High School

Tuesday 31st January 2017 – Paisley Grammar High School



Wednesday 23rd November 2016 – Clydebank High School

Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – Largs Academy


Monday 21st November 2016 – Port Glasgow Library 5.30pm – 6.30pm A Joint Event with my Mum, writer, Rosemary Gemmell





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