Until 2016, I had only written three short stories, one of which was a prize-winner in the Scotsman/ORION Books 2008 short story competition. My prize was to spend a day working with Ian Rankin on my fiction, which was an eye-opener in many ways. I still have signed copies of Ian’s books, and the commemorative pint bottle of beer he gave me.
When I gave up full time work in 2016, I wrote thirty short stories over the next two years which I’m currently in the process of drawing together and editing into a collection. In 2019, my short stories have been published or are forthcoming in journals in the US and Canada.