Welcome to my small corner of the internet

I write for young people. Sometimes, I write stories aimed at an adult audience, but the best ones always have young people at their heart. They also tend to switch between fantasy and reality and this includes an upcoming story about an eleven-year-old dyslexic boy and his  sister who travel to a fairy-tale kingdom of dragons, knights, vampires and giants.

Max & Luchia

I am honoured to be Patron of Reading at Blessed Edward Oldcorne in Worcester. Details of the students’ activities and successes can be located by visiting the Patron of Reading section of the website. On this tab, there are also details and news articles on various school visits including readings and creative writing workshops.

The website includes links to the truly wonderful Black Pear Press, who published my Young Adult novel ‘Jimmy Cricket‘. There is also a link to my book aimed at 6 – 10 year olds ‘The Roman Citizens from Class 6B‘.

There’s a page containing a few short stories and a video link. Most of the stories have been shortlisted, while ‘Running Away’ and ‘Pooh Sticks & Rainbows’ were winners of their respective competitions. The poetry section includes a recording of a school in Dresden, reading ‘Christmas Angel’.

I’ve recently completed a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing & English Literature at the University of Worcester and somehow managed a first. I’m a member of Worcester Writers’ Circle and enjoy reading at spoken word events in Worcester such as 42 and other Worcester Lit Festival events.

I sing too and here’s a link to the Voices Unlimited website.  I truly believe that singing has helped to improve my writing in a big way.  If only writing could improve my singing.  Then again, that’s another story and one for another day.

(Links to DBS certification can be found by clicking here Page 1 of 2  here Page 1 of 2 bottom half and here Page 2 of 2)