I have been writing novels for over ten years. One of my YA books, BRING ME SUNSHINE was Runner Up in the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition, is recommended by readers of the Guardian newspaper, and has recently been studied by students at Cumbria University. Read some of their reactions here.
But I'm not just a writer.
I am also a creative writing teacher, and (with my Magic Beans hat on) I offer critiques, beta reading, and one to one mentoring on specific projects, plus regular writing workshops and an online course for writers who want to write for children but are unsure where to start. I teach at The Brewery Arts in Kendal, Abbotsmead CDC in Barrow and offer bespoke workshops to children in schools.
And I am also a freelance writer-for-hire. I have experience of writing both fiction and non-fiction, memoir and biography. My most recent projects include: a commission to write a book for New Beginnings, (a care leavers charity in Cumbria); and story consultancy for a well known UK comedian.
I love writing and will tackle anything that's thrown at me! So do contact me if you have something you would like my help with.