You'll find some links at the bottom of the page.
Here's a little biography, leaving out the embarrassing bits.
I was born in a school. My parents lived in the school and presumably thought it was a perfectly sensible place to have a baby. We moved several times in my childhood, always to schools. Boys' schools. Yup.
I did Classics and Philosophy at Cambridge. Philosophy was the best bit – endless discussions about meanings, and meanings of meanings. And somehow I decided that I wanted to be a novelist.
It was all very well being trained to discuss meanings of meanings but exactly how was it going to earn me a living? And as far as being a novelist was concerned, I also knew I had to have a ‘proper job’ to tide me through the rejection letters, which I believed I would suffer for at least six months. (Rather than the 21 years it actually took.)
I live in Edinburgh, near Calton Hill, but also share a flat in London. I am married with two grown-up daughters. And a dog, a yellow labrador called Amber, a gorgeous nuisance.
I love shoes and boots, sparkly wine, chocolate, sunshine and sensible people who laugh, but not in a really irritating way. I'm known as the Crabbit Old Bat, but you'll only see that side of me if you provoke me with foolishness.
My main website is here. I warn you: there is a lot there...