About Me
I am a freelance writer, creative writing tutor, writing for wellbeing practitioner, writing mentor and public speaker.

I have two adult children; two Border Terriers, a delinquent senior, Rolo, and preloved Teddy. I enjoy country walking, yoga, reading and belonging to a book group, plus the odd glass of wine with friends.

  • MA in Literature with distinction
  • Adult and Further Education Teaching Certificate
  • Member of National Association of Writers in Education
  • Member of Lapidus International, a words for wellbeing organisation
  • Member of the Society of Authors

I have been DBS checked.
Teaching
Writing for Wellbeing Practitioner
Mentoring
I teach all aspects of creative writing and have particular strengths in giving constructive and developmental feedback.
I support writers engaging in longer writing projects, setting clear objectives, pacing and motivating, giving constructive feedback and troubleshooting problems. Sessions are £35 per hour, face to face or via Skype.
I facilitate courses and workshops for the general public, in mental health settings and at a local hospice. I also provide training for those interested in running their own groups, CPD for other practitioners and training for therapists who want to use it as part of their professional practise.
Writing
Blogs
Public Speaking

  • Shortlisted in Words and Women Prose Writing Competition, January 2018
  • Author of books, Teaching Creative Writing (How To Books 2014), The Last Rolo (Quill and Apple Publishing 2016), Sit, Stay, Roll Over (Quill and Apple Publishing 2017) and English Language and Literature Reading Skills (Pearson Education 2017)
  • Monthly column ‘It’s a Dog’s Life’ in Sussex Living Magazine
  • Magazine articles in Your Dogs Magazine, Dogs Monthly, Your Chicken Magazine, Caravan Club Magazine, Practical Caravanning, Homes, Writers Forum, Intuition, Writers in Education
  • Shortlisted in national children’s writing competition A Dog for Sam
  • Shortlisted in BBC Wildlife Writer of the Year competition
  • Poem published in anthology, Lyrical Winds (Forward Press)

I regularly publish several blogs including a book review blog (below).
Offering a variety of talks from £75.
Registered on West Kent and East Sussex WI's Speakers’ Register
Read Don't Read
Rolo the Border Terrier
4Wheels on my Wagon