Non-fiction, Poetry, Writing for Young Adults
My first full length book entitled Loving the Life Less Lived is due to be published in January 2017 by Red Door Publishing. It is an upbeat memoir / self-help publication based on my experiences of anxiety and depression and I have learnt to accept and live effectively with these conditions. I am currently working on a young adult novel. I also write poetry and a blog about mental health issues which are available to view on my website.
Selected Publications Loving the Life Less Lived
Prizes & Awards Shortlisted for the DH Lawrence Poetry Competition 2015
Available for the following:
Community Group Work
Lectures / Talks / Panels
I am a qualified teacher with six years experience teaching in primary and secondary schools as well. I have a particular interest in promoting writing as a tool for mental well-being or working with individuals who are experiences mental ill-health having writing about my own experiences of anxiety and depression in both my blog and my book Loving the Life Less Lived. I am a confident public speaker and also experienced at mentoring on a one to one basis.