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No Longer Naked

The covers for Mayhem & Death and On the Edges of Vision are here!


md-final-cover   oteov-cover


I think they’re stunning & perfectly eerie.


Mayhem & Death is a brand-new story collection which also includes Powdered Milk, a novella, along with woodcut illustrations to go with each story. You can pre-order it from 404 Ink here.


On the Edges of Vision was first published in 2015 and won the Saltire First Book of the Year. This reissue brings it back into print for the first time since then, and I’m so delighted 404 Ink have chosen to do so. You can pre-order it here.


Or – if you’re a little canny and want to have both, you can buy the bundle, and save a little in the process here.




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The Unsung Letter No. 16

This week’s Unsung Letter is all about teenage passions of the reading kind:


The books that I read at fourteen, fifteen, sixteen were just the ones my mum had in the house, those she’d noticed reviewed in The Scotsman or The List in those years. She treated herself to a new book every couple of months and they were almost always by Scottish authors at that time. Janice Galloway, The Trick Is To Keep Breathing. AL Kennedy, Looking For The Possible Dance. Alasdair Grey, A History Maker. Trainspotting, OBVIOUSLY. This was just what adults read, I thought


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