I'm a writer and book lover, always have been. I've seven published books, a track record as an editor, mentor and proofreader, and I'm available to support writers who want their work to be the best it can be. You can dip into my books on this page, and explore more in the rest of the site. My first poetry collection, This Dust, was published by Soundswrite Press in March. 

The dates are out and bookings are open for my courses starting in September. At Writing East Midlands, I'll be facilitating a Creative Writing Workshop for 8 weeks – Tuesday 10am – 12pm, 19 Sept to 14 Nov with a break on 17 Oct, 2017, £160, £155 conc.  This course has been running for three years now.

WEA Creative Writing at Rothley Community Library, Wednesdays 9.45-11.45, starting on 20 September for seven weeks. Everyone's welcome. 

I'm doing a series of readings with Marilyn Ricci, who has also launched her lovely collection Night Rider. Events are booked for the following dates, and we're available for more:

Wednesday 20th September 7pm Soundswrite event at Leicester Central Library.

Saturday 23rd September, Nottingham Poetry Society, Nottingham Mechanics Institute, 2.45.

Vintage and Closer. Two books you can't put down. Available from Waterstone's, Amazon and good independent bookshops like Kibworth Bookshop. And now available as e-books. Published by Five Leaves

For  reviews of Closer in Books for Keeps and Chicklish:

"An uncomfortable but gripping story, beautifully told." Chicklish

 "Sensitive simplicity and authenticity" - Books for Keeps.

The books are usually labelled Young Adult novels, but they're read by adults too.

This Dust is available from http://www.soundswritepress.co.uk for £6.50 including p&p. Also from Amazon.

'The poems are absolutely stunning - with an astonishing impact. They actually kept me awake half the night after my first reading - I'm having to plan the second one with care!'

'What struck me was an overpowering sense of grabbing hold of every single moment with the people I love and cherish and keeping a tight hold on it - it was a physical reaction, one of panic almost, like hearing a storm warning and needing to get my house in order ready for it.'  Anne Holloway.