Based in Dumfries, Scotland, I am an aspiring author, writing mostly short stories. Occasionally I will attempt pieces of poetry. There are at least a couple of novel ideas knocking around in my mind somewhere, too. One day I may attempt to commit them to paper.
A member of Dumfries Writers Group since September 2010, I have one short story entitled Mouse Trappublished in Issue Four of The Fankle periodical.
In 1996 I contributed to the book Sang o the Nith, published by Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, which was described as A poetic journey through Dumfries and Galloway to commemorate the bi-centenary of the death of Robert Burns. It was compiled by local artist and poet John Clark, my uncle.
The 1999 Scottish International Poetry Competition judges awarded my poem A Captive’s Request to a Rat second prize in their Scots section, and I’ve had several poems published in other anthologies.
I have written for as long as I can remember, largely being inspired by my grandfather, John, who also wrote a bit, and his grand old typewriter with its enormous keys that used to thunder down upon the paper with such a satisfying thunk. I was hooked on writing the first time I played on that veritable old machine. I wonder what happened to it?