Joshua King profile pictureHello, I’m Joshua King – a news and features writer specialising in Scotland, culture, epilepsy and tabletop gaming.

I have more than a decade of experience writing for print and digital publications across the UK. My byline has appeared in The Times, The i, the Press and Journal, The Scotsman and the Scotland on Sunday as well as magazines and websites such as The Big Issue, The Face, Lacuna Voices, JournoResources, Dicebreaker and Tabletop Gaming. My latest cuttings are available at the bottom of this page.

I recently finished my debut novel, Drowning in Eden.

During my career I have interviewed politicians including, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson as well as cultural figures such as James McAvoy, Irvine Welsh and Eoin Colfer. I have covered Royal Family events including as visits by The Queen and spent a year behind the scenes with Peterhead FC on their historic 2013-14 title-winning campaign.

I have also written extensively about my experiences with epilepsy as well as tabletop games including Dungeons & Dragons and Ministry of Defence wargaming.

Email me at joshuadrking@gmail.com or find me on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Some samples of my work (for more, click here):

Knock Knock: Tackling ‘Death Knocks’ As A Reporter

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You knock on the door and hold your breath. At first nothing. Perhaps they’re not in? Please say they’re not in. You consider turning back up the garden path when you hear the latch and someone answers. You are faced with a bereaved spouse, child or parent. What do you say?

Red Dead Redemption 2: the conspiracy theorists chasing storms across a virtual Wild West

Screen Shot 2020-07-22 at 11.24.41Red Dead Redemption 2 is stuffed with content and collectables. And, like any open-world leviathan, it has glitches and wrinkles, too. But what if those disembodied voices and dead-end plots aren’t mistakes? What if “the truth” really is out there?

Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 12.47.58Outstanding in their Field: The Blood Bowl custodians who have championed tabletop fantasy football for 30 years

Pounding boots kick up dust from the sun-baked pitch. Reikland Reavers’ star Griff Oberwald darts for the end zone. With victory in his grasp, Griff clutches the ball to his blue-and-white armour and goes for it. But, yards from the line, the Reavers’ captain is knocked down by a hulking troll who proceeds to stomp on his head.

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‘Those with epilepsy are less likely to be employed than people with any other disability. People find seizures frightening. Many believe epilepsy is flashing lights and convulsions. There are many misconceptions and I’m sharing my story to help dispel the myths and discuss what it’s like.