When I was eight years old, I discovered that my local newspaper paid 25p for a published letter and 50p for a 'star' letter.
A writer was born.
I abandoned my life as a pint-sized hack journalist, flirted with poetry and then found my voice in fiction, which has absorbed me ever since.
I live in St Leonards-on-Sea where I write fiction and teach creative writing. I have an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing from Chichester University. I am the author of numerous prize-winning short stories and a novel, The Birdskin Shoes. Several of my stories have been broadcast on BBC radio 4. Most recently, I had two stories placed in the Momaya Press International Short Story Competition in 2020 and came second in the Cambridge Short Story Prize, 2017. I have performed my work in numerous literature festivals and events. I write regular articles about trees for the Hastings Online Times.
If you are looking for inspirational and enjoyable, creative writing workshops in Hastings, St. Leonards-on-Sea and East Sussex, get in touch. Beginners and improvers welcome.
Tailor-made courses available for schools.
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