I write every day and love to see my stories change direction and become more textured through redrafting and editing. Alongside the slog of completing a novel, I enjoy playing with flash fiction and short stories. You can find examples of my short stories at Alfie Dog Publications, Paragraph Planet, and Ink Sweat and Tears. Nine print anthologies contain examples of my writing. Starlings a poem that won the 2016 National Poetry Day competition in Bournemouth can be found here.
Competition prizes for my writing include a never-to-be-forgotten writing retreat at Moniack Mhor in Inverness, a Smythson notebook, a presentation evening at a nightclub and cash. My collection of short fiction titled Four Buses was also printed as the result of a competition win.
I joined the University of South Wales in 2013 as a part-time, distance learning MPhil student in creative writing. In 2015, I completed a transfer paper and continue my studies to PhD. I am also on the steering group of the Dorset Writers’ Network which supports writers across the county. For further information please click here.
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