I love to engage with teenagers and young people at events (and adults!). 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: 

Creative Writing Workshop at Gleniffer High TBC

Adjudication of a Young Adult fiction First Chapter competition for Erskine Writers Group

Some recent past events: 

March 2018 – Creative Writing Workshop and talk about Young Adult fiction – Erskine Writers Group

December 2017 – Creative Writing Workshop at Hillpark Secondary School and Govan High School

November and December 2017 – Creative Writing Workshops at St Andrew’s Academy, Castlehead and Linwood High as part of the Renfrewshire Attainment Challenge

March 2017 – Adjudicator for the Young Person’s Short Story Competition for the Scottish Association of Writers Conference. During the weekend I also delivered a workshop to over twenty writers about Inspiration and Story-Building

January 2017 – Park Mains High School

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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