Good Press – Good Morning

good Press logoGlasgow bookshop Good Press is a space to support the promotion, production and sale of independent publications. On top of that, they run artists’ projects which rotate on a monthly basis, as well as residencies, external projects, talks and other events. It now sells Good Morning.

Good Press, founded by Matthew and Jess, is a place full of creative energy. You can find it at 5 St. Margaret’s Place,  down near the old Briggat.


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New places to buy and borrow ‘Good Morning’

I’ve broken into England!! Good Morning is now stocked in the excellent Berrydin Books in Berwick. The shop sells second hand books, books (like mine) from independent publishers and art work. Roderick, who runs the shop, is an artist living in Northumberland and a lovely fella.

You can also get Good Morning in Haddington. Simon runs Kesley’s Bookshop. The place is great, with a magic wee coffee shop and some great poetry books for sale.

And … if that wasn’t enough … the brilliant wee diner The Blue Chair at the bottom of Glasgow’s High Street has a copy of Good Morning for customers to leaf through. In fact, you might find several other cafes about the country with copies of the book that you can read while eating your coffee and pancakes. By the way, Lorelle’s pancakes in The Blue Chair are the total berries!!

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Re-print for “Good Morning”


My poetry collection, Good Morning, published by diehard, Good Morning cover 0415.jpeg

has now been re-printed for the second time.

The 2015 version boasts a clever shift to blue, thanks, again to Clydeside Press

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Referendum poem in Northwords Now 28

issue28coverVery glad to see my wee post-referendum poem ungrasped in the latest Northwords Now.

It is a  great magazine, always lots of interesting and good quality writing.

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Gutter 11

Check out Gutter 11. Lots of great writing, including my poem hospital tea break

You should think about subscribing (or submitting) to this excellent journal based in Scotland.


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Enjoying my copy of the latest New Writing Scotland: Songs Of Other Places, which includes the first (draft) chapter of my ongoing novel Geraldine. What a pleasure to be in the company of some great writers.

In the last few days, I finished the first draft of Geraldine. The hard work of editing (again and again …) begins.

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New Writing Scotland 32

The first chapter of my novel (in progress) will be in the new edition of New Writing Scotland.

The novel, with the working title Geraldine (it will!! change), is marching along  as we speak.

More to follow…

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Scottish Book Trust mentoring scheme 2014

I have been offered a place on this Scottish Book Trust scheme. I will be working with Zoe Strachan over the next nine months or so.

Zoe will give me support over the period to work on a novel I am writing (more to follow on that). This is a great chance to link with an excellent writer who has been widely praised for her work over a number of years.

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Gutter 10

Gutter 10Very pleased to have my poem On Benbulben in the latest edition of Gutter.

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Two new outlets for my poetry collection, “Good Morning”

If you have not managed to link in with tell it slant, Ellen McAteer’s poetry bookshop, check out the fb page.

You can also now buy the book in Aye Aye Books, based in  the wonderful Centre for Contemporary Arts at the top of Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow and run by Martin Vincent.


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