Hello! I write plays for stage and radio as well as fiction with a Scottish Gothic flavour. I'm from the Scottish Borders, the home of the Border ballads, so it's perhaps not surprising I love stories with larger-than-life characters in small, strange worlds. (Angela Carter and Mervyn Peake are huge favourites). Very special times in my writing journey so far include 8 plays on BBC radio and two plays for Nutshell Theatre which were honoured with Fringe First Awards at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Thrilled to be working on a Scottish Chamber Orchestra song cycle with some awesome musicians: composer Suzanne Parry, singer Hannah Rarity, Aisling O’Dea (violin), Su-A Lee (cello) and William Stafford (clarinet). The song cycle is part of the Scottish Borders Heritage Festival and we did research at three Borders houses – Aikwood Tower, Sir Walter […]
I’m delighted to have a feature in the brilliant writing magazine Mslexia on copywriting for creative writers! It’s the first time I’ve had work in Mslexia, and the article was inspired by an article in a recent issue on the financial difficulties faced by writers. Since I live in a rural area and work freelance, […]
“Unputdownable – a supreme storyteller” – Marilyn Runcie DOLLY THE SHEEP is anointed by angels, a girl rugby-scrums Scottish country dancers, an old horse bequeaths its bones, an artist wraps a town in a shimmering canopy… 23 stories of extraordinary imagination, with a hint of Scottish Gothic: Agnus Dei Small Blue Thing Bill McLaren Was My PE Teacher […]
150 days. 150 stories. In five minutes. Nanonovels are a genre-busting experiment in story sparks and the mystery of creativity. In 150 days and 150 stories, Jules Horne battles writer’s block with a clock, a shelf of books, and a wild imagination. Ostriches, Oulipo, leeches, grammar, trolls, toenails and tiny back yards… No random stimulus can resist her storytelling […]
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Her stories are magical and profound, but light and funny at the same time. She is a dazzling storyteller.
Free Press, Simon & Schuster Inc.
Horne's touch is light, but her handling deft, able to shift the mood from good-natured... to something darker in a handful of words.