Welcome to my website. I’m a novelist, dramatist and prize-winning short story writer. My novel Sisterwives is published by Crocus Books and also available on Kindle. My first radio drama The Cloistered Soul was broadcast by BBC Radio 4 as part of the ‘Original British Dramatists’ series. You can read my prize-winning short story (winner of the Linen Press Shorts competition) here.
On this site you can find out more about me and the books I’ve written. I’m a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Leeds Beckett University. I also work freelance as a facilitator of writing workshops, an editor and mentor (I worked for three years for the leading consultancy Cornerstones). It’s always a joy to visit reading groups so please get in touch if you’d like me to come along to yours and talk about the story behind Sisterwives. I’ve devised a readers’ group guide to the novel, with a series of questions and discussion points. It’s available on request, and I’m contactable via Twitter and by email. You can also like my page on Facebook to keep up with all my writing news.
My blog contains random musings on creativity, my writing life, Sisterwives and other things I’m working on just now. I also publish regular posts in the Literary Sisters series, which showcases the work of a broad range of contemporary women writers.