I love writing poetry and fiction often about psychological issues and our relationship with the environment, especially sea, coast and sky. I founded and lead Wimborne Writing Group which has expanded and flourished since its beginning 15 years ago, with many of its writers achieving publication and completing post-graduate creative writing degrees. I really enjoy supporting other writers on their writing journey. I live in Dorset with my husband and also spend time in Devon where I grew up.
My poetry has been published in anthologies and magazines including: The Frogmore Papers, The Templar Anthology 2016, The Bridport Prize Anthologies 2010 and 2016, South, The Interpreter's House. Online publication in Meniscus literary magazine and And Other Poetry. My children's poems have appeared in The Caterpillar magazine.
Short stories have been published in magazines including Woman's Weekly, Woman's Weekly Fiction Special and The Lady, and in anthologies such as the Momaya Short Story Review 2015 and Wooing Mr Wickham collection (pub by Honno).
Recent Awards and Residencies
Poem 'January' won 1st prize in the Frogmore Poetry Prize 2015.
Bridport prizewinner for poetry (also Dorset award) in 2010 and 2016.
Novels short and long-listed in Mslexia, Cinnamon and Exeter Novel competitions.
Fellow of HEA (Higher Education Academy).
Writing workshops, readings, talks, mentoring and residencies.