I like a creative challenge and have the happy ability to turn my hand to pretty much any type of writing!

I write poetry, fiction and non fiction, with an interest in historical writing, books for children and memoir.  In my freelance work I’ve written educational materials for schools, arts organisations, on-line learning platforms and magazines, as well as promotional material for business clients and heritage groups.  I’ve even written scripts for short films (you can watch one I wrote recently here.)

Other than that, I really enjoy wheedling stories out of people and doing what I can to help them get 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).  As an Arts Award adviser, I work with young people who want to earn awards at Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver levels.

I lead writing workshops for young writers in schools and writers of all ages in the  community.  Altogether, I have over 25 years’ experience of supporting writers to develop their creative skills, achieve their writing goals and find their own ‘voice’.