A BIT ABOUT ME
I write plays, short stories and the occasional article. I have started experimenting with longer prose fiction, resulting in my debut novel which will be published in March 2024. I live in Bath in south-west England.
I love stories: writing them, reading them, listening to them, eavesdropping on them. I like stories as a form of performance. I’ve read my stories to anyone who will listen at events and festivals around the south of England, for years. I also write plays, a different version of story-telling. I love the way my words and stories sound when taken and transformed by actors and directors.
I believe that stories are the bedrock of being human and I find creating, tangling and untangling them a source of constant fascination.
Most of my activities reflect this story-love. I have produced many live short fiction events, including a regular and beloved event in Bath called Story Fridays, which I ran with wonderful collaborators Kilter Theatre. We had many fine writers from the south-west and further afield treading the boards since we started in 2012. I have created events in a gothic chapel in Salisbury, a lightship in Bristol, a beautiful farm in Wiltshire, a derelict Georgian lido and a National Trust landscaped garden, amongst other locations. My company A Word In Your Ear specialises in producing new writing. Through A Word In Your Ear I have recorded stories for Bath Hospital Radio and received funding to produce and direct an audio play.
My plays have been performed on stage around the country. All of these plays have a strong narrative backbone, but often experiment with theatricality and form.
In the past I worked for the BBC and Granada Television as a script editor and drama development executive and for independent production companies as a documentary researcher and producer. I have an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.