I’ve written in a range of genres, styles and formats. Hey, it keeps the writing life more interesting! In general I like to write about the things that I am passionate about like equality, gender, nature and the general absurdity that is the human race. I also like to give a voice to the issues and people that are sidelined or silenced by the mainstream.

Here are some highlights of my work, competition wins and news of upcoming publications.

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October 2021

3rd Place – Bristol Short Story Prize

My surreal story of early motherhood was described as "Brilliant...hit me in the gut."

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1st June 2021

Published - Mslexia

Described as 'quite extraordinary' by Mimi Khalvati, this short story was chosen to be part of the 'Portrait' theme for Issue 90 of Mslexia.

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7th March 2021

Published in Litro Magazine

I found a home for my story Chicken Bones in Litro magazine. This one felt extra special seeing as I wrote the first version of it years ago.

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4th January 2021

Competition Longlist - Laxfield Literary Agency

The manuscript of my first novel was one of seventeen chosen for the longlist when they launched their new agency.

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January 2021

Published in Quince Magazine

I wrote this when I was on the cusp of turning 40 and all of the questions about my life were looming.

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21st January 2021

Published in Hecate Journal

Hecate magazine is for womxn and witches. My short story The Waves Are Calling was in the first ever online edition.

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17th November 2020

Published by Byte the Book

An other-wordly tale of love and water.

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November 2020

Competition Short List - Retreat West Flash Fiction

My flash fiction on the theme of 'Glass' reached the shortlist.

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August 2020

Competition Longlist – Primadonna Prize

This entry was inspired by parenting in lockdown and got me on the longlist.

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August 2020

Published in Lightbox Originals

A piece on using nature to inspire your writing.

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3rd May 2020

Competition Semi-final - MacQueens Ekphrastic Competition

This was a first for me – a prose poem inspired by a piece of art.

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April 2020

Competition Winner - Spread The Word/Boukouture

I was one of six underrepresented writers to receive a full professional edit on the manuscript of my first novel.

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April 2020

Published in Dear Damsels

Where is Home? explored finding a slice of nature in the city which felt very important during lockdown.

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19th November 2018

Competition Win - Byte the Book Showcase

This dark tale was inspired by the chaos of Black Friday.

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October 2018

Published in 'The Cabinet Of Heed'

An anecdote from my stepdad at the barbers led to this quirky tale.

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Published in 'The Huffington Post'

My favourites are Wearing Makeup Isn’t Empowering and Why Aren’t Classrooms Gender Neutral?

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Multiple

Published in 'The F-Word'

You can read my reviews for Flesh of the Peach by Helen McClory, Aurabel by Laura Dockrill and Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin.

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March 2017

Pubished in 'Pennyzine'

The artist Sophie Page created this gorgeous piece to go with my story.

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25th November 2015

Published in 'Wander' Magazine

A story about an invisible friend - only available in print, I'm afraid!

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25th November 2015

Published in 'Wander Magazine

Exploring a lost opportunity in this short story - also only available in print.

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April 2016

Highly Commended in Aurora Short Fiction Competition

My story Woven in Place is a modern retelling of the myth of Arachne set in a child labour factory.

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January 2016

Published in Centum Press 100 Voices Vol. 2

This story showed the difficult relationship between a daughter and her mother. Only available in print.

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2015-2016

Competition Winner – Creative Ink Writing Competition

This was a great opportunity to try out flash pieces inspired by images and get feedback. You can see their courses and competitions using the link.

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October 2015

Shortlisted – Cro Magnon Short Story Competition

This was a really interesting one because it was the closest to sci-fi I've ever been with my writing.

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August 2015

Winner – Segora International Short Story Competition

Inspired by this image of a metal rose, this piece charts the difficulty of motherhood for an autistic woman.

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September 2013

Published – Running Out Of Ink Online Journal

This was special in two ways. It was my first ever publication, and the magazine's last ever edition.

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