About

Born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, raised in…

Nope. That’s the boring version.

I’ll be brief. Of note:

Spent seven years with my family travelling around the world – literally – through the unusual and antiquated mode of horse and cart, a feat recognised by the 1998 Guinness Book of Records.

Studied Psychology with Film & Media (Hons) at the University of Stirling and followed that up with an MSc in Applied Psychology at Heriot-Watt University. In essence, I can’t read minds, but I do understand what makes people tick.

Proud to have run lionaroundwriting for six years, a website of creative outpourings from six word stories to normal length stories, articles, pop culture, and miscellany.

I have worked in everything from house construction to admin. I think a diverse background lends itself to a balanced approach to life.
I’m lucky to have a formidable palette of experiences to draw from when it comes to creating, in understanding human behaviour, with a very global outlook inspired by many cultures.

Nothing is original – probably one of the most important concepts I’ve learnt. Because once free of the notion that creativity should be 100% original – an oxymoron in itself – it frees up the mind.