About

I’m a writer based in Glasgow, where it is raining.

My novels Monstrous Devices and The Shadow Arts are published by Penguin Random House/ Viking in the USA, and by Oneworld Publications/ Rock The Boat in the UK. They’re adventures for readers aged roughly between the ages of 9–83, but older people are allowed to read them, too.

I’ve written Liner Notes for a few records, and I’ve written about music, film, TV, photography and other things for newspapers, magazines and other places including Uncut, The Guardian, the BBC and The Royal Photographic Society Journal, among others. You can find some examples if you visit the Writing page. There’s information on other books I’ve written or contributed to on the Books page.