I’m a writer based in Sheffield, specializing in writing historical fiction with a twist of myth and magic. With a degree in Archaeology and Prehistory from the University of Sheffield and a love of the great outdoors, landscape also features strongly in my writing.
I won the Sheffield ‘Off The Shelf’ short story competition in 2016 with a story called After the Fire, about the Gypsy Queen of Sheffield set in the local Birley Spa woods and my short story Exiled was published in 2014 in Wolf-Girls: Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny.
I started the Frecheville Library Writers’ Group in 2016 and we’re about to launch our first anthology, Pen to Paper. It features a number of my short stories, alongside stories and poems from the other group members. All profits from the sale of the book will go to keeping my local community run library open.
I’m currently looking to publish a novel The Mermaid Pool. Set in Cornwall, 1877. Two free-spirited women from very different backgrounds are thrown together following a shipwreck.
I occasionally run workshops on writing and creativity and have another blog dedicated to developing creativity and learning how to be a writer, http://www.yearoflivingcreatively.co.uk/
When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading, climbing and running and play bass in an all girl folk-punk band, ‘The Rusalkas’.