I'm an author and creative writer. I have studied screenplay writing, Radio plays, essaying, short stories and novel writing with The Writers Bureau in 2003.
I enjoy being creative with words, tossing them around alongside my very fruitful imagination, and forming something mind-altering and original. I've been making up stories as long as I can remember. I usually write across genres; finding it almost impossible to stick to just one. I like to mix things up and see how a story develops.
I've worked as an assistant Editor for community magazines, where I was responsible for sourcing on-trend articles to attract reader attention, as well as overseeing the magazine's production. I've also written feature articles for various publications including: Miss to Mrs Magazine, Your Local Community Magazines, The Kirby Comment The Athens News and The Cambrian News.
I've completed five novels of different genres.
A magic realism mystery thriller - The Bench - which is going through a re-write.
A children's fantasy - Amberliah and the Golden Rose - also in first draft.
My memoir 'Caught in The Wind' was accepted for publication with Whyte Tracks and Mill House Publishers. It's due for release in Feb 2018.
I have recently completed a magic realism novel - The Perceptions of Maggie Montaigne which is also under consideration with a traditional UK publisher. (Fingers crossed)
A contemporary romantic comedy - The Mystery of Le Scotsman was almost accepted but needs some alterations before I re submit.
My short story - Watering the Daisies was published in Scribble magazine in the Spring issue of 2016. The story claimed third prize, voted by the readers and I was delighted to receive a cheque for £15.
I continue to add to my collection of short stories, flash fiction and poetry. Writing is what I do, it's a pass time to lose myself in.
This is who I am:
I am a lemon enthusiast, loving all things citrus, cake, sweets, tea, Bon Bons and gin and tonic with a slice!
I have a life long fascination with viewing benches and the conversations held on them. I like to be on top of a mountain drinking coffee from a flask. I watch Saturday football, when my son plays. I love Maltesers, forget flowers, if you are trying to butter me up, do it with Maltesers! My walking boots are always muddy and my head always collecting inspiration from life in general.
I like to be in bed with a book and to sink into someone else's world. I rarely watch TV, unless there is a good film on of course! Documentaries on wildlife and history fascinate me. #neverstoplearning
I don't like cruelty to animals and believe we should all help save our planet and do what we can where possible.
A favourite read of mine is ; The Belgariad - David Eddings, a superior writer. I read it whenever I need a fix of splendid literature. Other favourites are:
The Tigers Wife - Tea Obreht Leaving Time - Jodi Piccoult Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar children - Ransom Higgs The Shadow of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Please get in touch if you would like to hear more about my work . Feel free to nose around my writing examples page and have a read. Please bear in mind, these are unedited examples as this is more of an archive than author page. To see finished works please contact me by email.
Expertise I am a versatile writer with a vivid imagination
Skills Creative writing, novel writing, short stories and flash fiction
Location South Wales