I facilitate creative writing workshops in short story and fictionalised life writing, memoir, and historical fiction. I have concurrent skills as an accident and emergency nurse, and health visitor with children and families. My writing life blends the two strands of experience, while as an editor I embrace both experiment and individuality.
The Pilgrim’s Way, the ancient thoroughfare between Winchester and Canterbury - but how did it become a symbol of resistance to those who wanted to withdraw from Europe? That is what Adrian Matinson tries to discover after his friend is found dead on the Way, leaving behind him a series of scribbled clues, which Adrian must follow to find the bizarre truth, and to save himself.What he discover... read more
It is no coincidence that you are drawn here now to reading Mama on a Mission. This heart centered book written by seven empowered women PATRICIA IRIS KERINS, MEL CAMPBELL, YVONNE SKELLY, KATE BARTRAM BROWN, ZOE OWL, BELLE AMATT and LAURA TOPPER is here for you at whatever point you are in your life to shake you and wake you into knowing that you have it all right here within and all you need ... read more
The year is 1884 Esther Bridge assumes she will spend all her life in the small English village where she and her family have lived for generations. Her headstrong husband, William, shocks her when he announces his plans to emigrate to America. Despite her opposition, she follows him across the ocean, and after an unhappy time in the industrial town of Minneapolis, they make a claim on prairie... read more
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10+ years with Bloomsbury, Macmillan, CUP, and Seagull. Editor and Proofreader of 300 books including 2012 Nobel-laureate Mo Yan's book Pow!
I'm a freelance editor and collaborator who worked at HarperCollins Publishers for nine years before going freelance. Non-fiction only.