Published Writing

Poetry and Paint
My three illustrated poems- Purple (Poetry), Hold (Paint) and Sleeping were published in issue 1 of the ‘Poetry and Paint’ poetry and art anthology.

Adventures in Comics
My 2 page comic ‘The Wingless Bird’ was published in this comic book anthology. I wrote and illustrated the comic.

Far Off Places Anthology
My poem ‘Dark Forest’ was published in this new writing anthology.

Portobello Book Festival
My poem ‘Night for You’ was chosen as part the event to open the Portobello book Festival 2012. I read the poem at the Portobello Library in Edinburgh on 05/10/2012.

Anti-Zine New Writers Anthology
Short Story ‘Camera’ published in a new writers anthology. I also read at the at the Launch event – 20/10/2012 – The Third Door, Lothian Street Edinburgh.

A Thousand Cranes – Scottish Writers for Japan – Poetry Anthology, Cargo Publishing.
My poem ‘The Positives’ was published in this poetry anthology with proceeds from sales going to help the relief effort towards the Japanese Tsunami. The poem had a theme of ‘looking forward’.
The anthology is available at:

Future Quake Magazine issue 18. Future Quake Press.
Scriptwriter for comic book story – ‘S.E.X.’. Published June 2011 in the Future Quake comic book anthology. This is a short 5-page science fiction story that was illustrated by Will Pickering. Available at:

Wasted Magazine issue 7. Bad Press ltd.
Scriptwriter for comic book series -‘Animal Magic Tricks’. Published March 2011 in a quarterly humour comic book. This was a one-page short comedy story Illustrated by Ronnie Tucker.
The issue is no longer available.

Animal Magic Tricks on
I occasionally write a short web comic which is published on the site. The comic is further stories in the ‘Animal Magic Tricks’ series.

Paleo-Future Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland – September 25th 2010.
Here I was commissioned by an art gallery in Finland to create artwork and write poetry.
I exhibited 4 custom made Vinyl Toys characters influenced by Retro Futurism at a contemporary art gallery in Helsinki Finland. My work included Logo Design for the 4 characters and writing spoken word pieces for a performance artist to interpret. The spoken word pieces were 4 narrative poems telling a story in relation to the artwork.
The artwork and performance was presented at the Ptarmigan gallery and streamed live online.

Dare To Be Digital 2009 – Student Videogames design competition.
I wrote a story and synopsis for an independent videogame ‘Hoedown Showdown’. The game was created by a team of students for the Dare To Be Digital videogame design competition. Here I developed a script and story outline (akin to a movie script). The game developers interpreted my written work to design and develop the game.

Channel 4 – Talent Arcade
I wrote and developed a video game projects for Channel 4’s 4Talent scheme. For Talent Arcade I developed a synopsis for an interactive team web based game for children. The title was Inmates and the purpose of the game was to teach children using teamwork and storytelling. The story involved a group of friends who had a task to build a prison. They then had to vote who they thought should go in the prison.
This game was developed in collaboration with a videogames developer (TPLD) in Dundee. Here I wrote a synopsis, designed characters and created a short promotional animation in Flash.

Channel 4 – Mobile Pitch
For Mobile Pitch I wrote a synopsis for an interactive mobile phone game. This game involved urban art and utilising interactive storytelling. It was called Street Art and the synopsis involved a graffiti artist who had to paint the streets to reclaim territory. The game was developed with mentoring form Nokia and EA Mobile.

Pocket Shorts Scotland –TxtGrrrl: Mobile Machinima. 2008.
Funding opportunity from Scottish Screen, The Scottish Arts Council and other funding bodies.
I was commissioned to write and develop 2 short animations for mobile phones. I developed 2 short scripts and was involved in character design, Illustration and marketing. Here I also storyboarded the two animations and was involved in the technical side of developing animation for mobile devices. The animation was screened at The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2008.

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