About Me

Reading and writing stories have been a huge part of my life since I first learned to string words together on a page. I mainly write creative non-fiction, focusing on the relationships between people, other animals and our shared environment, but I also love writing fiction and, occasionally, poetry.

My non-fiction work has been published in the journal Dark Mountain as well as by Sentient Media and The Huffington Post amongst others. In 2021 my essay ‘Crossings’ was short-listed for the inaugural Future Places Environmental Essay Prize (UK) as well as being a semi-finalist in the Van der Mey Prize for Non-Fiction (USA). In fiction, this year my dystopian piece ‘Salt Water’ won the Feminist Futures Award, part of the Omega Sci-Fi Awards / Roswell Awards (USA).

I also love to teach writing workshops for adults, especially for beginning writers.

Away from writing, I’m an adoptive mother and a campaigner for animals and the environment. I live in Cheshire, UK with my family of humans and dogs.

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