About Me

One day in the murky past, I picked up a pen and scrawled that pen across some paper. I decided I wanted to be a writer. And now I am a writer. Sort of. My short fiction has appeared in Bending Genres, Craft Literary, FlashBack Fiction, Fictive Dream, Lunate Fiction, Spelk, Splonk, Storgy, and The Cabinet of Heed; and I've been listed in the Bath, Flash 500, Reflex Press and Retreat West flash fiction competitions. I've worked as an Editor at Lucent Dreaming and I currently run the Betas & Bludgers writing groups. I also facilitate writing workshops and offer my services as a freelance editor. And my writerly ambition doesn't stop there since I have dreams of seeing my name on the bookshelves of Waterstones (and possibly other bookshops too). So I'm writing a novel. It's taking a long time.

 

Having trained and worked as a teacher, spent time living in France and Zimbabwe, excelled at playing sport badly and played at excelling in being a Jack of all trades, I should never be short of things to write about. I have a love of language (which is a handy thing for a writer) and am capable of dreaming big dreams (even if they often get in the way of a restful night's sleep). I am in touch with my inner child. He wants a bucket full of chocolate ice cream. Unfortunately for him, though, chocolate ice cream is currently off the menu. Instead, he'll have to put up with the power of stories to satisfy his sweet tooth.

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Latest News

Bath Flash Fiction Long List

Thrilled to find my little story "Rag-doll and Puppet-man" on the Bath Flash Fiction long list. Congratulations to the winners. My story will be published in the BFFA anthology which comes out towards the end of the year.

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Retreat West Short List

Very excited to see one of my stories on the short list for the latest round of Retreat West's themed flash fiction competition. The stories are being judged anonymously but you can see the shortlisted titles below:

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Green Stories

Really happy to have come third in the 

Green Stories Flash Fiction competition with my piece "How to Re-Fill an Invisible Balloon". A recording of my story will be released on National Flash Fiction day.

SEE ANNOUNCEMENT

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