Short story writer & creative writing workshop leader

We are immensely proud and privileged to publish your work…How to be a widow; a survival guide is a wonderful short story and I very much look forward to reading more of your words.” Tomek Dzido, Managing Editor, Storgy Magazine

“You have a lovely ear for cadence and the fluid structure of stories.” Chloe Currens, Editor, Penguin Random House

“What I like about the writing is its energy, its demotic humour. The language is playful and astute…Characters are drawn with the slenderest of strokes, and images captured innovatively…Really lovely, vital writing that’s tender towards the characters and yet finds the space to mock them lightly. There’s something of Roald Dahl about it, which is to say something sinister and theatrical and slightly absurd.” – Samantha Harvey

“You write with clarity and originality, evoking the world in a lucid way, not mannered in style, often enjoying a particular turn of phrase from your characters, and you have an excellent sense of when the characters feel a need to perform, to live up to the situation they find themselves in.” – Philip Hensher

“When writing about small people and their small lives – not pejorative; most of us fit into this category, not to mention some of the greatest literary characters ever created – the key is to write bravely and, as a result, reveal something much, much bigger. This you do with both confidence and vitality – and with a strong handle on the craft of short fiction.” – Gavin Bower


2019 Teaching Creative Writing, Manchester Writing School, MMU
2016 MA Creative Writing, Bath Spa
2012 Writing Fiction, Gotham Writer’s Workshop, New York
2011 Getting Started with Creative Writing, Oxford University

2007 Postgraduate diploma, Dance Science, Trinity Laban

2004 BA Contemporary Dance Theatre, Trinity Laban