I’m a writer, author, editor, journalist and lecturer.
A published and produced writer in print, theatre and screen, I’ve an MA in TV scriptwriting from De Montfort University and was one of 16 professional writers selected for North West scheme Writerslab, where I wrote an original crime drama series script mentored by tv executive Richard Fee at Red Productions. I worked on a team writing project with award winning tv screenwriter and producer Paul Abbott (Touching Evil, Clocking Off, State of Play, Shameless, Hit & Miss, No Offence) and as a script editor on a produced short film (2019). I was a writer in residence for Nottingham Theatre Writing Partnerships, mentoring playwrights, and an associate artist at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate Theatres, devising community theatre. I’ve had short stories, comedy monologues and poetry published in anthologies. Contributions include Writing for Reading Aloud edited by poet and writer Deborah Tyler-Bennett and In The Beginning edited by writer Mystie Hood, produced by Crystal Clear Creators. I combine writing fiction with non-fiction and have worked as a journalist for national TV, newspapers and magazines for more than 25 years. Work ranges from launching a women’s supplement for Express Newspapers, interviewing influencers and celebrities for publications from The Mirror to news agencies like Press Association. I’ve written travel features, comment pieces, investigative reports, news backgrounders along with arts reviews for theatre, music and film. I’ve also taught creative writing at universities and prisons, and currently teach at WEA.