Vicky Romeo Plus Joolz
Vicky Romeo Plus Joolz is a butch-meets-femme rom com novel set in Glasgow in 2001. It’s told from the point-of-view of a twenty-one-year-old working-class butch lesbian and written in the traditional flash-back style of an Italian American gangster movie. VRPJ deals with queer-centric topics such as biphobia, transphobia and coming out to your gay parents as well as universal ones like falling in love, family dynamics and figuring out who you are.
Duck Feet is a coming-of-age novel which begins in the Autumn of 2001 and ends in the Summer of 2007. It follows the lives of working-class school girl, Kirsty Campbell, and her friends as they go from first through to sixth year at the fictional high school Renfrew Grammar dealing with things like bullying, exam pressure, sexuality and teen pregnancy.
(The following stories were accepted for publication before I finished novelising Duck Feet so there may be some slight differences between them and the final text)