Duncan MacInnes (writing as D.B. MacInnes) lives on the same bogland croft his ancestors came to when they were 'cleared' in 1860 from Suisnish in the south-west of the Isle of Skye. He has completed two years of the OU Creative Writing course and has benefited greatly from extended workshops with Andrew Greig and Claire Keegan.
Duncan has had stories published in Northwords Now, Product and Gutter. In 2019 he was shortlisted in the Fish International Short Story competition for What Love Survives. He has completed a post-war mystery novel and is currently half-way through a historical novel based on the exploits of two 'redshank' mercenaries in seventeenth century Scotland and Ireland. So far he has been unsuccessful in landing an agent!
His favourite authors (in no particular order) are Alice Munro, William Trevor, Flann O'Brien, Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry.
In his spare time he plays uilleann pipes and the 'low' whistle (no reference to his character, it's just low-pitched) in the Plockton Inn.
In a previous life he was a Web Analyst for the Faculty of Advocates and Edinburgh University among others. His social media handle is 'MacPhellimey'.