Hi and thanks for visiting 🙂
I’m a UK based short fiction writer working on a short story cycle for my PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Essex.
Currently teaching in various institutions including the University of Essex (Literature and Creative Writing) and Adult Community Learning Essex (Creative Writing), I’ve recently received a commended Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority. I also work in primary teaching, so have a real mix of environments and students on a weekly basis, which I love.
Everyone is welcome to join us at Colchester WriteNight a monthly community writing event I curate, now online.
I’m also on the editorial board of Short Fiction Journal and selected as a team the shortlist for the University of Essex/Short Fiction Prize this year, as well as one of the team judging the ACL 500 word short story competition 2020 and 2021.
My second collection of short fiction, Gold Adornments, was published by Patrician Press in March 2017, on International Women’s Day. Here is a collection of pics from readings and publications at the Essex Book Festival, University of Essex, Patrician Press author events, Felixstowe Book Festival, The Enemies Project and Colchester WriteNight.
If you’re interested in collaborating on a creative project, let me know…I feel like 2021 is a year of collaboration and community, more so than ever before!