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. 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. Several of my stories have been broadcast on BBC radio 4. 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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