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About me

Welcome to my website.

I am a published novelist and award winning short story writer. I’ve also worked as a creative writing tutor for 15 years. I’ve worked for adult education centres in Bristol, Bath and North Somerset. I also work as editor and mentor for new writers.

I am under contract to write short stories for three leading women’s magazines. Currently I’m working for YMCA Coast in Bridgwater where I’m running novel and short story writing courses. Two of my students have achieved success with their writing: winning national competitions and the production of a play. From February 2016 I will also be teaching at The Link, Nailsea School on a novel writing course.

My first novel Missing Nancy is available from Amazon and all good bookshops. My text books: The Novel – A Perfect Recipe and The Short Story – A Perfect Recipe have evolved from my years as a creative writing tutor. Just like my teaching methods, my text books concentrate on building confidence in new writers.

Currently, I’m editing a novel and writing a new one. These projects are combined with the writing of short stories.

I have an MPhil in Writing.