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I am neuro-atypical, and that colours the way I interact with the world -- literally, in some ways, as I am synaesthetic. I write stories that speak to me, and speak to the way the world seems filtered through my perception. When I was growing up, the stories I read contained characters who were finding their way using rules that everyone seemed to know without having to be told, or whose lack of expertise with these rules was seen as comedic or horrific. Characters who had agency and drive and ambition and who wanted something that everyone else would want too.

Heroes.

If I can write stories that speak even to one person besides me, where other stories have left them wondering how humans know these rules, or why it should be funny or creepy when they don't, and why they should want the things they apparently want, then I will have achieved something worthwhile.

Maybe you could be that person.

I was born and brought up in Scotland, where I live not far from the steely glint of the North Sea. I feel my land underneath me as if every second I wade through mountain and coast, myth and history, field and forest, beast and legend. This weave is the foundation of me as a person, and so me as a writer. Sit yourself down, have a wee dram, and let's make magic happen.
I am neuro-atypical, and that colours the way I interact with the world -- literally, in some ways, as I am synaesthetic. I write stories that speak to me, and speak to the way the world seems filtered through my perception. When I was growing up, the stories I read contained characters who were finding their way using rules that everyone seemed to know without having to be told, or whose lack of expertise with these rules was seen as comedic or horrific. Characters who had agency and drive and ambition and who wanted something that everyone else would want too.

Heroes.

If I can write stories that speak even to one person besides me, where other stories have left them wondering how humans know these rules, or why it should be funny or creepy when they don't, and why they should want the things they apparently want, then I will have achieved something worthwhile.

Maybe you could be that person.

I was born and brought up in Scotland, where I live not far from the steely glint of the North Sea. I feel my land underneath me as if every second I wade through mountain and coast, myth and history, field and forest, beast and legend. This weave is the foundation of me as a person, and so me as a writer. Sit yourself down, have a wee dram, and let's make magic happen.

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