I grew up in Yorkshire in a house full of women. As a child I learnt to play both the piano and violin but preferred to write poetry and short plays. After graduating with a degree in French, and an amazing year teaching in the south of France, I emigrated to Australia for three years before returning to live and work in Luxembourg, where I worked for the European Commission.  The following years took me to a further ten countries, all of them fascinating glimpses into other ways of living. I now live in Cornwall, within sight of the sea.


I write both long and short fiction, and was short-listed for the Fish Flash Fiction prize in 2016, long-listed for the MsLexia Short Fiction prize in 2017 and both the Fish Short Memoir and Fish Flash prizes in 2018. In 2019 my work was highly-commended in the Manchester Short Fiction prize and in 2020 short-listed and published by the Dorothy Dunnett Society/HWA Short Story Competition, described as “…multiple themes of coming of age, tradition and modernity plunging us into a world of drama and danger from the shocking opening words…in deceptively simple prose to create an elegiac yet unsentimental world…”


Curious about the power of personal stories, I made narrative inquiry the focus of my PhD and subsequently integrated dialogue and storytelling into my mentoring and coaching practice. I published accounts of this work in two non-fiction books in 2013 and 2014.


An MA in Creative Writing, and a Certificate in Therapeutic & Reflective Writing, marked my transition into fiction in 2016. 


Member of The Society of Authors