I write fiction and plays, with a particular emphasis on the complex lives of women. My literary agents are Gregory & Co. I have an MA in Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University, majoring in fiction and playwriting, where I won the Arts and Humanities Prize for Outstanding Achievement. My collection of short stories (The Hour Glass) is published by Pewter Rose Press. I have won several national short story competitions, been twice short-listed for the Bridport Prize, had work included in various anthologies and broadcast on radio.
My play about the inception of the welfare state, First Do No Harm, produced by Tea and Tenacity Theatre Company, premiered at the BirminghamFest 2014, before a regional tour of the Midlands and East Anglia in September/October. My dramatic work has been performed at the Hampstead Theatre, The Troubadour, Stamford Theatre, The Stahl Theatre, Oundle and in Australia. I wrote the book for a modern opera, The Yellow Dress, staged at the Riverside Studios in August 2012.
My background includes careers in law, education, the NHS and youth services.