Graffiti on oil tank: "Live life."
Graffiti in my New England hometown. Photo credit: Nicole St. James

I write about diverse characters, with a literary vein running through my contemporary fiction.

I’ve created this to share the “bits of string” writers are known for gathering: the dangling ends of intriguing plot webs, a desperate character’s unraveling threads…


My quirky love story “From Newcastle, With Love” was chosen to feature in the Stroud Short Stories November event as part of the Stroud Book Festival. I had to back out due to golf balls armed with machetes marauding through my throat, but watch for a fun reading at the SSS spring event!

I won the Gloucestershire Writers Network Prose Prize with my short story “The Maze.” I got to read it as part of a great local selection for the Cheltenham Literature Festival on a wonderful October evening.

My short story “A History of Mattresses” appeared in Scribble magazine’s summer issue. The story was inspired by veterans I helped care for in my nursing home job, so I’m especially pleased that those experiences gained some attention.