About Me

I am a full-time freelance writer and editor. I was born in 1960, so I know what a Corona lorry is, I watched the original Fireball XL5 and Supercar, read The Beezer and The Topper when they were separate comics, and the theme tune to Sara and Hoppity still makes me cry. I have three wonderful children – all of whom are wiser, kinder and more knowledgeable than I – and a partner who is my muse, inspiration, champion and unconditional supporter.

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The Wrong Story cover

My first novel, The Wrong Story, was published in March, 2017 (yes, it took a long time but I was busy) and I am currently editing my second novel. TWS is available in all reputable bookshops (and some disreputable shops too), including these online establishments.

I have had a number of short and flash fiction stories published as well as a travelogue of my journey through Central America. I am a Real Writers prizewinner, a Carers UK prizewinner, and I am on the BBC list of Promising Writers.

I also provide a portfolio of writing services including educational, technical, business and proposal authoring; structural and developmental editing for fiction; creative writing tutoring and workshops; and mentoring for unpublished writers. My most recent writing workshops are:

  • Editing & Editors – Roles, Responsibilities & Outcomes
  • Crowdfunding – a New Paradigm in Publishing

In the past I have worked as a technical author, a user-experience designer, an information consultant for NGOs and charitable organisations, and as an information and solution designer for an outsourcing and consultancy company. I have written for most media, including print, online and AV.

I am a graduate of Oxford University’s MSt in Creative Writing and I spent my placement working at an Oxford-based literary agency as a submissions reader. I am a member of the International Flann O’Brien Society, the Society of Authors, English PEN, the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, and I am currently training with the Society for Editor and Proofreaders.

Included in the short stories that I have had published are:

Fire-Diver's Pier

Artwork by London Journal of Fiction for The Fire-Diver’s Assistant

  • A Rare Bird
  • Coming Out Of The Upstairs
  • Early Days
  • The Fire-Diver’s Assistant
  • The Money Launderers Box Of Rubbish
  • The Therapist

You can read more about my published work by clicking here.

You can also find out more about what’s been happening to me recently by clicking here, or check out some photographs here.

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