I am a writer, freelance journalist and postgraduate researcher based in North Staffordshire, England.
I’m currently working on a young adult novel, and am represented by Abi Fellows at The Good Literary Agency.
I regularly write articles for a range of clients, with work in publications including the Guardian, Mslexia, Oh, Writing Magazine, Wellcome Collection Stories, Happiful, PosAbility, In the Moment, Planet Mindful, Adventure Travel, Cumbria, and Able. I write on a variety of topics, but my specialities are disability, mental health, wellbeing, and the arts. Take a look at my portfolio for examples of my work.
In October 2020 I started studying for my PhD in Creative Writing at De Montfort University, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council / Midlands4Cities. My PhD is on memoir as counter narrative: using creative nonfiction to explore visual impairment and mental illness and challenge dominant models of disability.
I’ve had short stories for children published in Ireland’s Own and Aquila magazines. My short story “Full Moon Rise” was shortlisted for the Flash 500 award in 2019, and published by Crow & Cross Keys in 2020. Another short story, “Two weeks after the world ended”, was long listed for Flash 500 and then published by Ellipsis Zine.
I also have extensive copywriting experience. I researched and produced case studies as part of Staffordshire University’s evaluation of Appetite, an Arts Council England funded programme, and produced copy for Staffordshire University’s booklet on transitioning to higher education for disabled students. In 2019 I worked as a copywriter for the University of Wolverhampton to produce several case studies showcasing the work of the Aspire to HE widening participation project at the University.
I’ve worked as a PR and Content Officer for an organisation in Staffordshire. This included writing press releases to gain the company frequent positive media coverage, producing and scheduling social media content, writing regular blog posts, creating a weekly newsletter, proofreading the company’s magazine, and writing copy for the website, e-shots, brochures and other publications.
I graduated from Staffordshire University in 2014 with a BA (Hons) Creative Writing and in 2019 completed my Master’s degree in the Teaching and Practice of Creative Writing. I have facilitated creative writing workshops in a range of settings in the community and for undergraduate students, and am always interested in new opportunities.
I love hearing from new clients. Whether it’s an engaging magazine feature, creating compelling copy for your business, or running creative writing workshops, please get in touch if you’re interested in working with me.