Book cover Brick Lane Tales

I’m taking a career break from working as a digital marketer and content editor to write full time. I’ve written several short stories since February and am now working on a novel.

My short story, The Bells of London Town, was published in Brick Lane Tales: An Anthology of Short Stories About London’s Iconic East End by Brick Lane Publishing.

Another short story, The Gift, has been published in the Mechanics Institute Review Online. My ghost story, Swing Me, was published in Storgy Magazine and you can read it there.

I recently won the Almasi League Flash Fiction Award judged by Courttia Newland. 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 joined some great writing groups, one at the local library and one online, and will be blogging about how this has helped me.

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.