I’m taking a career break from working full-time as a digital marketer and content editor to write. I am working on a novel (which was recently long-listed for the Myriad First Drafts Award) and studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck.

My short story, The Reckoning, was recently published in Storgy Magazine’s first printed anthology, Exit Earth.

Another short story, The Gift, has been published in the Mechanics Institute Review Online. My ghost story, Swing Me, was published in Storgy Magazine.

I won the Almasi League Flash Fiction Award judged by Courttia Newland in 2017. You can read my story Beneath the Skin on the Almasi League website.

For any more of my creative work, go here but if you want to know more about my professional life, check out my CV.

I’ve always been a reader and a writer, since childhood, but I have finally decided to devote more of my time and energy to creative writing. It can be a rather solitary journey, so I am hoping this blog will be a way for me to connect with others in a similar situation.

In the past I have worked as an online retailer (I ran Mimimyne, an ethical designer store for families, for several years) and a digital marketer (mainly for charities, although my clients have included a burlesque dancer, a museum and various TV companies). You will find a lot of articles on this site reflecting my interests in Internet marketing, technology in general, the environment, books, cookery and art.