I’ve written in a range of genres, styles and formats. Hey, it keeps the writing life more interesting! In general I like to write about the things that I am passionate about like equality, gender, nature and the general absurdity that is the human race. I also like to give a voice to the issues and people that are sidelined or silenced by the mainstream. Here are some highlights of my work and news of upcoming publications. Enjoy!
I’ve had a dark tale lurking at the back of my short story collection for a while and I haven’t been sure what to do with it. Along comes Hecate magazine for womxn and witches and I couldn’t resist submitting. I’m delighted to share my short story The Waves Are Calling in the first ever … Continue reading Short Story in First Edition of Hecate Journal
In March 2021 I found a home for my story Chicken Bones in Litro magazine. This one felt extra special seeing as I wrote the first version of it years ago, and have always wanted to find a home for it. A bit on the dark side – hence the image they used (Photo credit: “Hand Touching Glass” by homegets.com), but one that’s close to my heart.
You can read my short story ‘We Are Incomplete’ in Issue Three of Quince magazine. My sister is a midwife and I’ve always wanted to write a story from the point of view of someone who does her hectic and vital job. It also explores the difficulties around choosing to have children or not. I wrote this when I was on the cusp of turning 40 and all of the questions about my feminine life seemed to be looming. I hope you enjoy it, you can read it here.
I had so much fun writing theatre reviews for Carns Theatre Passion. I loved the gorgeous harmonies in The Burnt Park Boys at The Park Theatre, and the moving story in Can You Hear Me Running? by Louise Breckon-Richards. The Hope Theatre never disappointed, not least with Her Aching Heart and The We Plays. Focus Group at The Ovalhouse Theatre is worth a mention for how dark and immersive it was.
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