I feel like I should apologise for the picture, but I do always look like that. Hi, I’m Iona. I write short stories, mostly science fiction and fantasy, and the occasional piece of non-fiction. I’m currently working on my first novel, which is about espionage, magic, and history. (And some very large explosions.)

Otherwise: I live in London, I’m a lawyer and linguaphile, I’m a Gaelic learner, I know more about the history of the Underground than any reasonable person ought. The photograph in the header above was taken by my partner Andrew Gray in Down Street Tube station, which was last open to passenger use in 1932. The light you can see is a passing Piccadilly Line train.

I’m represented by Eleanor Teasdale at Greene & Heaton. If you would like to contact me about disused Tube stations or anything else, please feel free, I’d be delighted to hear from you.