Welcome to the Gyre!

I started this blog in the spring of 2017, intending it to be a vehicle to publicise my fiction.

Since then, it’s turned into the thing I write. My interests – things you’ll find covered in the Gyre – include literature, landscape and horror. Where these three areas meet I am happiest. The blog’s title, in case you’re wondering, is taken from a chapter of Clive Barker‘s Weaveworld.

I write reviews for Horrified Magazine and have also done so for Revenant journal. Some of my fiction is here, too. If you like it, you can buy my collection of short stories from the Kindle store for just 99p. Some of them have previously appeared in New Writing Scotland, Horrified, New Writing Dundee, Riverrun and Cutting Teeth, among others. I’ve also been shortlisted for the Dundee Book Prize (now Dundee International Book Prize).

Elsewhere, you’ll find my Robin Hood novel: it’s completely free and hopefully good fun. I also periodically blog on the writing process: what I’m working on (or why I’m not working on it).

I hope you enjoy what you find in the Gyre. If you do, please consider buying me a cup of tea via Ko-Fi.


picture credit: Jamie Gorman