About

Picnic and cocktails on Cam Peak
Cocktails after hiking a local peak. As you do.

Like most humans, I am consumed by ‘What ifs,’ and like most writers, I weave them into stories. I work full-time as a post office clerk, and do a lot of hiking and exploring in my spare time, so I encounter plenty of bits and pieces to untangle. My university degree was in Writing and Literature, and I try to read a novel each week.

Two of my stories were published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthologies, Volumes 3 and 4. I’ve also finished two novels, and my one-act play, ‘A Night at the Armoured Cars Sub-Division,’ was performed this year. My work usually starts with me planning several pages of character sketches, because they’re the real power driving the tale.

Bricknell Brook, in my hometown
Bicknell Brook, in my hometown

I grew up in rural New Hampshire, USA, between lakes and mountains. I now live in Gloucestershire, UK, under the edge of the Cotswold Hills. My work is flavoured from either side of the Atlantic Ocean, and often the emotions and issues facing immigrants bleed into the pages.

I’m also a mum, and have worked previously both in nursing homes and in secondary schools. These experiences breathe life into my characters of all ages.

Find out more about my work here.