I am an award-winning writer, education consultant and yoga teacher.
Most of my time is currently being devoted to editing my novel manuscript When the Mountain Swallowed the Morning. The book won runner-up prize in the 2015 Bridport Prize New Novel Award, was shortlisted for the 2016 Janklow & Nesbit Bath Spa prize and long listed for the 2016 Mslexia New Novel competition. You can read an extract in the marvellous Sparks Anthology, a collection of writing from Bath Spa MA graduates 2016.
My story 'Who Said the River Was Red?' recently won the 'local prize' in the 2016 Bath Short Story Award and will feature in their anthology later this year. In the meantime, the story and judges' comments are up on their website if you fancy a read.
Other stories and poems I've written have featured in Mslexia writing magazine, Reader's Digest magazine, AdHoc Fiction anthologies, the BBC website and the Poetic Republic anthology amongst other places.
I am represented by Jenny Hewson of Rogers, Coleridge & White.
Working with fellow writer Emily Koch, I am co-founder of WriteClub, a Bristol-based creative writing workshop that provides original and lively stimuli to inspire writing and a space for writers to enjoy sharing their work. We meet once a month and everyone is welcome (book in advance though...places sell out quickly!)
I also run regular yoga and writing retreats with Ash Bond of Flying Monkey Yoga.
I am also available for education writing and running CPD workshops and work regularly with BBC Bitesize, Poetry By Heart and York Notes, amongst others.