My published fiction to date has included a children’s book, Splat!, for Hamish Hamilton in their Cartwheel series. I am currently illustrating the text again, as it is out of print and the text copyright has returned to me.

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Sample illustration by Eleanor Patrick

Other published fiction

  • DC Thomson published Shadow Across the Sun in their Secrets Story Library, and also several of my short stories in The People’s Friend.
  • I have an MA in Novel Writing from Manchester University for which I wrote a ‘not too bad’ novel that resides in their library!
  • Writing with my friend Sue Brownless, under the pen name ‘Kelsey Drake’, we published two books in the Lothian Dragon series, Farlkris and Scrodril. Farlkris was runner-up for the Kelpies Prize in 2005.
  • In 2010 I won first prize in the WriteLink competition for the first 2,000 words of a novel for 8-12s called Kipper’s Pride. It has yet to find a home. As has my current young adult novel Out, which is in second draft mode.
  • In 2016 I won the Writing Magazine 1,000-word story competition with my entry about a boy who has Asperger’s. You can read Cool or What?, with the judge’s comments, here:

I’m also starting to work on illustrating for children’s books and for editorial content. You can find my illustration site here. It is a work in progress!