I won the Bristol Short Story Prize with the story ‘My Girl’, which was also broadcast on BBC Radio 4. I worked in film before pursuing writing full time. I have an MA in 19th Century Literature from King's College, London, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and completed my PhD at the Open University, where I teach Creative Writing. My debut novel, The Longest Fight, published by Myriad, was shortlisted for the Cross Sports Book Awards, and listed in The Independent’s Paperbacks of the Year.
HWA/Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition Longlist is out
A Short Affair, 'Freshwater' reading by Juliet Stevenson at Pallant House Gallery
I have a short story, 'Freshwater', in A Short Affair anthology, Simon & Schuster 2018
My new short story 'Tombstoning' is published on The Mechanics' Institute Review
'Freshwater' shortlised for the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award 2017
Exciting news! The Longest Fight has been shortlisted for the Cross Sports Book Awards - New Writer of the Year
The Longest Fight makes it into The Independent's list of Paperbacks of the Year 2015.
A lovely review of The Longest Fight in The Independent - 'a fine addition to the cannon of boxing literature.'