Welcome to my blog. I blog each week about different aspects of writing, authors, and books. If you are an author take a look at the book resources and I blog about different aspects of the writing process. For readers there will book reviews, author interviews and a range of author guest posts.
I trained as a teacher and have spent time teaching English in London, the Czech Republic, and in slum communities in the Philippines. I am also a wedding photographer and my passion is travel photography. I am a novelist and a short story author who enjoys photography, art, film and travel. I love to hear from readers and authors and to share ideas, so please get in touch.
My debut novel Take Me to the Castle was published in December 2012, and won THE PEOPLE’S BOOK AWARDS 2013. Short story publications include The Bench, Blood Red and Bird. My short fiction has been longlisted in The New Writer Annual Prose and Poetry Prizes 2012. and is published in Litro Magazine, Ether Books, 1000 Words, Puffin Review and Flash Flood Journal.
If you are interested in finding out about my writing, you can read more in the following interviews:
Rebecca Bradley’s Crime Blog on first drafts and research.
Ruth Hunt’s Writing Blog on writing and short stories.
Strange Alliances on my experience of teaching in Eastern Europe and various aspects of writing and publishing.
Puffin Review on my writing space, daily routine, Hemmingway and motivation.
Joyce Strand on writing and experiences in the Czech Republic during the fall of communism and inspiration for Take Me to the Castle.
Indie Author Land on writing Literary Fiction and my background.