My first children’s book has been published by indie publishers Beachy Books. Ink is a tale of adventure, bravery and friendship. It is a chapter book that is ideal for readers aged 7 to 9+ years. Finlay sees a mysterious shape under the surface of the sea and is convinced it is a local legend come to life, an enormous sea monster that haunts the shores. When a migrant boat goes missing, Finlay and his best friend…
‘How to use food waste for good’ published as part of the wonderful BBC Future Follow the Food series. We are stuck in a catch-22. Growing populations need more food, but we can’t afford to strip any more of the world’s resources to grow it. Have we been sitting on the solution all along?
Is swimming in cold water more likely to kill or cure you? There is a huge amount of anecdotal evidence on the benefits of cold water swimming â€“ but what do we really know about it? I spoke to Heather Massey, researcher at the University of Portsmouthâ€™s Extreme Environments research group (and seasoned open water swimmer) for The Observer.
The way we normally recycle plastics is a downward spiral of waste and degraded materials, but there is another option â€“ turning plastic back into the oil it was made from… Read more.
Middle grade novel WIP, Atlas of the Darkside, has been chosen as a reader’s favourite in the #WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award 2019. This means that one of the judges chose my entry as their favourite in the whole competition. Thank you #WriteMentor!
After winning the Grindstone Literary 2018 Flash 1000 Competition, Sugar Snap, Broad Bean, Runner Bean has been published as part of the Grindstone annual anthology. The book features 40 authors and their works include flash, poetry, short stories and novels.Â ‘Now including author biographies and reflections, this anthology is a wonderful read for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the world of emerging fiction and the writers behind the words.’ â€“ Grindstone Literary
Middle grade novel, Atlas of the Darkside, has made it on to the Adventures in Fiction New Voices Competition longlist. The competition is aimed at new writers currently working on a manuscript – and the prize is mentoring to help finish it. Fingers crossed for the next stage! See the rest of the longlist here.
Sugar Snap, Runner Bean, Broad Bean was recently announced as the winner of the Grindstone Literary Flash Fiction 1000 Competition. Grindstone described it as ‘heartfelt and potent writing’. I was inspired to write this piece by my school work experience (over 20 years ago!) with the local hospital. Much of my time was spent with people suffering from Alzheimers. I met some wonderful amazing people â€“ NHS staff, patients and their families. The ending comes…
I’ve just completed the latest edition of the official magazine of women’s social charity, NWR. This group wanted something that demonstratesÂ their passion for learning and discussion. It has travel, arts, science and more. Every article is inspired by the members and so reflectsÂ the core values of this feisty organisation. Thank you for all the fantasticÂ feedback!