I'm a writer and book lover, always have been. I have 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. My first poetry collection, This Dust, was published by Soundswrite Press in March 2017. 

Booking opens on June 10 for the WEA Rothley writing course beginning in September. As well as the Writing workshop, I'll be running a course for Writing East Midlands on writing a novel in the autumn term. Exciting!

Bloomsbury have published a new edition of Breaking the Rules, with a new cover and illustrations.  

For the last year Karin Koller, Marilyn Ricci and I have been working on a collection of poetry called Take Three, by three  East Midlands debut womenpoets, and we're very proud of the results - Tuesday Shannon, Pippa Hennessy and Elizabeth Hourston are the three poets, and I loved working with Elizabeth on her group of poems, many of them about the Shetland Isles where she grew up. 

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

A new edition of Breaking the Rules has been published by Bloomsbury , with a new cover and illustrations. It's a story about social media for reluctant readers. A lonely girl in a new town finds a friend online. Still relevant...

This Dust is available from Soundswrite press for £6.50 including p&p. Also from Amazon.

There's a review of This Dust here:

'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.