I worked for thirty years on newspapers in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Scotland as a reporter, sub editor, web editor and deputy editor during which time I became well versed in QuarkXPress, InDesign and Photoshop. I went part-time in 2008 to pursue literary ambitions and found myself sidetracked by photography.

Now I'm a part-time layout and design consultant, occasional website provider and publisher and spend the rest of my time trying to sell prints and cards (and taking the occasional snap). I have my name on two photo books: Eilean Dubh, a collaboration with two friends, and A Cat Called Tess, which is all my own work.

I'm editor and layout manager of Black Isle Chatterbox, a quarterly community magazine, which was the Community Newspaper of the Year in the 2016 Highlands and Islands Media Awards and highly commended in 2013.

I'm also a lapsed motorcyclist, unadventurous cook and bass player with pop/rock band City Limits. My blog started life as an exploration of the music world but veered off course when I became married. One of my better decisions.


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