I was born in Oxford, grew up in Durban, South Africa and am currently living just outside London with my husband and two children. I studied graphic design and worked in advertising and design for ten years. I have also exhibited paintings, photography, mixed media pieces and installations in several group exhibitions.
My short stories and poetry have been published in Litro, Even Birds Are Chained To The Sky & Other Tales, Wooing Mr Wickham, 45 Square, 46 Square, The Mechanics’ Institute Review 11, The Mechanics’ Institute Review 12, The Casual Electrocution of Strangers and Watermarks: Writing by Lido Lovers and Wild Swimmers. My stories have also been performed by Word Theatre at the Latitude Festival, at Word Factory, at WritLOUD, at Birkbeck Scribblers, and broadcast on Resonance 104.4fm. The first chapter and synopsis of my novel were shortlisted in the Lightship First Chapter Competition in 2011, I was a runner up in the 2014 Writers & Artists Historical Fiction Competition, and I was shortlisted in the 2014 Kingston University Bonnie Greer Stories to Read Aloud Competition. Most recently my unpublished YA novel, Ash & Ellyn and the Lighthouse, won the 2017 Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition.
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