Welcome to my site!
I’m a writer and aspiring children’s author based near Glastonbury, Somerset, in the UK. I’m passionate about learning, nature and inspiring small humans to be fearless and kind – especially to themselves.
I write about magic transgressing the everyday, whether that’s vampires, lost gods or heroic children. I’m currently working on a middle-grade fantasy novel set in Whitby.
I recently completed Bath Spa University’s celebrated MA in Writing for Young People, which I passed with Distinction. I also work full-time as the University’s Senior Web and Digital Officer.
The short version
I grew up in North Wales, studied Creative Writing in Bath, lived in Lancashire for a while and have now settled near Glastonbury. I channel all the ghosts, fairies, witches and vampires I’ve met along the way into my stories.
The longer version
I’m a bit of a nomad. I’ve lived in a caravan, a yurt and a cabin. Home is a theme that tends to seep into my writing. My characters often come from difficult, deprived or disrupted homes, but their lives are touched by magic, too.
A graduate of Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing for Young People, I also work full-time in content management for the University.
When I’m not dreaming up sarcastic teens and deadly female antagonists, I can often be found roaming the countryside with my fairy-dog, Anya, growing flowers, and slurping ethical tea and coffee.
Read my stuff
I used to blog under the name Plastic Free Spirit; this is where I’d go to record my ideas, discoveries and conversations with other people. I’m still passionate about reducing my impact on the planet but I’m working on other projects at the moment and my blog’s on hold. You can still read my posts but if you’re looking for plastic-free recommendations please get in touch for my latest faves.