I wrote my first novel on the corners of worksheets whilst bored during my Physics GCSEs classes, based on short stories I used to write for my sister when we were little.
Now, those little scraps of GCSE distractions have become two Young Adult novels that form part of a trilogy. I’ve also written a play and a collection of short stories and in my spare time I privately tutor creative writing and lead group writing workshops. I’m also a member of an arts group called Thorn who organise multi-disciplinary art events around Durham.
My poem, The Blundergaffe, was published in Popshot Magazine’s The Fantasy issue (August 2019). One of my short stories, Touched By Angels, was published by Eternal Remedy, while another, Blind Date, was shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Prize. I have also won the Hunter Davies Award for my article Is Literature Still Dangerous in the Western World? and the Graham Landucci Prize for English Literature. I was also the youth representative for the Royal Society of Literature’s Membership Committee.
I’m from London but read English Literature at Durham University in a cold Northern city Beyond the Wall, specialising in female utopias in feminist and LGBT+ literature. After falling in love with the Northern friendliness and something called a parmo, I decided to stay on as a journalist for Durham University.
I’m a francophile and francophone. My true loves are German Shepherds, good cheese and the smell of old books.
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