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About me

I'm Cara McKee. I'm a writer living in Largs, on the West coast of Scotland, near Glasgow.

I write poetry, stories and articles (there are some links below), I'm also working on a novel, as well as blogging from time to time.

Things I like are: writing (obvs), taking photos, reading, singing, watching films, crocheting, alternative music, hanging out with family and friends, and wearing black.

Things I don't like are telephone conversations, tomatoes, and 5pm. I am not keen on 5am either.

I am married with three young children and two muddy-pawed kittens.

If you wish to know yet more, there is loads of random information about me in this blog post and plenty in this one too.

What I used to do

Before motherhood I was a sociological researcher for the Scottish Government. I've also spent time running a charitable organisation, and in academic research.

Although I live in Scotland I am originally from Ilkley (moor b'ah t'at) in glorious Yorkshire, so my Scottish family mock my accent on a daily basis. Especially if I say 'bear' (happens more than you'd think).

I've got a Master's in Social Research, and a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Sciences and Women's Studies. My Masters thesis was all about bra shopping.

Some examples of my work

I've had poems published in lots of places, I keep track of what's going where here, complete with links.

I write a regular column for Scotland 4 Kids, follow this link to find those.

I am the one who was knickerless in France for this piece in the Guardian (oh the embarrassment!).

And I had a recipe for Scotch pancakes published, also in The Guardian. It's a pretty good recipe if I do say so myself. That is here.

Contact me

Please do get in touch. You can email me at caramck (at) gmail (dot) com. Alternatively leave a comment on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.

Work with me

I can run Creative Writing workshops, and have a wealth of ideas to work from. I'm looking forward to running a workshop on Poetry as Conversation for Cumbrae Contemporary Poetry Society soon.

I am also happy to work with you to provide paid written content, or a blog review. I am happy to give an honest review of lots of things. Get in touch. 

I will not reproduce another person's work on my blog without accreditation, and I will not work for free. My time is worth your money. I will also be clear to my readers if I am paid or given something to write a post.