I started out my career in Glasgow, first as fashion correspondent for dance music magazine M8 (now rebranded as Tillate) and then as a columnist for indie music mag Bigwig.
I then moved into PR and set up the press office of footwear retail chain Schuh, based in my native Scotland. A period of bumming around South East Asia and Australia followed. Eventually, I ended up in London, where I worked in PR for clients like Budweiser, the BBC, Disney, Fanta, IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Volvic, Macmillan Cancer Support, Help the Aged, Action for Children and The Department for Education and Skills.
After a year in Vietnam – volunteering for an educational charity, teaching English to rich expats and writing a series of travel features for The Herald - I decided to concentrate on writing.
Since 2004 my work has appeared in titles including: FT Weekend, The Guardian, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The Herald, Scotland on Sunday, The Literary Review and The Daily Express. Please find a selection of cuttings from my portfolio on this site.