I’m an author of novels, short stories and poetry, a writing tutor and public speaker. I love stories, short or long: reading them, writing them and helping other people to find and tell their own.
Here you can find out a bit about me and my books, my latest news and upcoming events, and how to get in touch.
“An utterly compelling story, characters you care about deeply and a real feeling for the thread of the uncanny that runs through our lives.”Margaret Leroy
“I loved the gut-wrenching reality of birth and death in a world where people were just an extension of their machines. A book that lingers in the memory.”Catharine Arnold
“A gripping, moving, ambitious novel. A huge achievement.”Myra Schnieder
Creative Writing Workshops at Stanwick Lakes, Northants.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-expression and creativity through storytelling? Join me for a unique opportunity to refine your craft and connect with fellow writers. Set in the picturesque Stanwick Lakes Visitor Centre, you’ll enjoy a unique learning environment. Exploring a variety of genres, techniques, and writing exercises, along with insightful guidance, these workshops promise to be a transformative experience for writers of all levels.
Creative Writing: Exploring Life’s Narratives
Wednesday, 15th November 10am – 4 pm Click here to book
Creative Writing: Weaving Magic from Myths & Fairy Tales
Wednesday, 13th December 10am – 4 pm Click here to book
Brand New Workshop: Aladdin’s Cave – New Words from Old
As presented at the National Association of Writers in Education Conference.
Drawing on the language of the past can rejuvenate one’s writing. In this workshop, quaint expressions and strange words with long-lost meanings will fire your imagination and free you to invent, experiment and be playful. By examining extracts by acclaimed historical fiction writers we will explore ways to refresh imagery and inject charm, liveliness and colour into one’s writing. Writing exercises based on fascinating historical documents will encourage you to enter past worlds and generate new narratives.
Suitable for writers at all levels.
To find out more about this workshop or to book a session for your group, festival or organisation, please do get in touch.
Details of the full range of workshops and a contact form can be found on the Teaching page.
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