I live in Edinburgh with my wife and cat, in an old farmhouse gradually being surrounded by developers, so the local wildlife is making increasing use of our garden.
For many years I wrote poetry, publishing it in newspapers, magazines and anthologies of Scottish verse. This was a sensible choice, since my work left little time and even less energy for anything longer. (I ran a recording studio, teaching students to script record and edit spoken word, sound effects and music).
For the last few years I have concentrated on novels. Time to Talk was published in October 2013, to be followed by A Serious Business early in 2014. Both are set in Edinburgh. I read a lot, and write reviews.
I am an active member of a BPD support group. Borderline personality disorder is primarily a disorder of the emotions which puts as much strain, and sometimes more, on relatives and friends as it does on the person with the condition.