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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…

Events:

Coming in Spring 2018: I’ll be reading at events and festivals in Stroud, Hawkesbury Upton, Wotton-Under-Edge, and Cheltenham. I’d better get scribbling!

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.