I am married to Dave, three grown children and seven grand kids. I have four published books. My past lifestyle was wandering the agricultural roads as one of Scotland’s Travelling folk, known as tinkers.
About writer's work
All my work is about the Scottish tinker, stories, songs, poems. Camping grounds of old, language and crafts. I am determined to take out the derogatory and replace it with respect and positive history for future generations.
Current events and projects
Workshops on storytelling and cultural awareness, traditional singing and storytelling and talks on my books.
Have guested on BBC Radio Scotland, Robbie Shepherd’s show ‘the reel blend’ several times. Recently enjoyed the company of Clare English on Radio Café. Guested as a tale teller on STV’s popular show-Ateal. Co-authored with Robert Dawson –Traveller’s Dialect Poem- ‘Scotia’s Bairn’ was featured in Sunday Post’s millennium edition. ‘Sookin Berries,’ my new book is due for publication in October. Collection of gems for children aged 10+ ‘Matted Cat,’ CD; compilation of songs, stories, poems and music for partially sighted