AlisonI write fiction and non fiction, with an interest in children’s books and memoir.  I’ve also written educational materials for schools, arts organisations, on-line learning platforms and magazines.

Other than that, I really enjoy wheedling stories out of people and doing what I can to see them published.

I have a BA in English, a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing.  I’m accredited as a writing coach through the Arvon Foundation and the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE).

I lead writing workshops for young writers in schools and the local community and a weekly writers’ group for adults at my local library.  Altogether I have over 20 years’ experience of supporting writers to develop their creative skills and achieve their writing goals.