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About Me

One day in the murky past, I picked up a pen and scrawled that pen across some paper and then decided I wanted to be a writer. And now I am a writer. And my short fiction has appeared in all sorts of places like Bending Genres, FlashBack Fiction, Fictive Dream, Spelk, Storgy, and The Cabinet of Heed. I've been longlisted in the Reflex Press, Bath, Retreat West and Flash 500 flash fiction competitions. I've worked as a Flash Fiction Editor at Lucent Dreaming and I run the Betas & Bludgers writing groups. 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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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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Reflex Fiction Long List

My flash fiction piece "Punctuation Marks in an Unknown Key" has made it onto the Reflex Fiction quarterly flash fiction competition long list of fifty stories alongside some fantastic writers. You can read my story via the link below:

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Lucent Dreaming Editor

Very excited to announce that I've joined the team at Lucent Dreaming as Flash Fiction editor. In this role, I'll be reading regular magazine submissions, judging a flash fiction contest and editing accepted pieces.

READ MY THOUGHTS ON FLASH FICTION