I am an award-winning writer, education consultant and yoga teacher.
I am currently 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 Sparks Anthology, a collection of writing from Bath Spa MA graduates 2016.
My story 'Who Said the River Was Red?' won the 'local prize' in the 2016 Bath Short Story Award and features in their recently launched 2016 anthology. 'The Paralysis of Verbs', a flash fiction about a man and a dog was long-listed for the 2016 Bath Flash Fiction Award and can be found in the lovely 'To Carry Her Home' anthology and my 300 word story 'Have Your Cake' made the top twenty shortlist for the same award in 2017.
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 - full details on my Writing page.
I am currently represented by Jenny Hewson of Rogers, Coleridge & White.
Working with fellow author Emily Koch, I am co-founder of WriteClub, a monthly creative writing workshop in Bristol and Bath, that provides original and lively stimuli to inspire writing and a space for writers to enjoy sharing their work. Everyone is welcome, whether you're an old hand scribbler, or new to the page. (Do book in advance though...places sell out quickly!)
I also run regular yoga and writing retreats with Ash Bond of Flying Monkey Yoga with our new venture The Body Creative.
I am also available for education writing and running CPD workshops and work regularly with BBC Bitesize, BBC Teach,Poetry By Heart and York Notes, amongst others.