My professional life as an English language teacher and proofreader has always involved helping other people express their ideas clearly and accurately, so creative writing is the opportunity for me to express my own ideas. So far, I’ve completed two middle-grade novels, and I’m in the process of writing my first young adult one. I’ve also written a large number of pieces of short fiction, which I’m building into themed collections. My first story to appear in print, ‘Epiphany’, was published by Momaya Press, and a more recent story of mine, ‘Rewilding’, appears in their Short Story Review 2020.