Fiction author. Feminist/socialist worldview, and vegetarian. Corbyn-4-PM. My self-published novel Tony Blair: The Wilderness Years (Createspace 2003), set in Scotland where I lived, predicted the rise of Scottish Nationalism. Booker prize winning Scottish author James Kelman (Dirt Road, How Late It Was, How Late) inspired me with his lecture on vernacularism at Goldsmiths (2002).
Story sales: Mondays Are Murder (Akashic), Big Pulp, Transmission, The Front View and others.
Poems published: The North, Iota, Seam and Blade amongst others. Prizes in the Yorkshire, Dulwich, Exeter and Berkshire competitions: What You Will See (Gatto, 2006)
Favourite writers: Magnus Mills, Franzen, Eugenides, Munro, Carver, Kelman and Self.
Novel #1: Tony Blair: The Wilderness Years (Createspace, 2005).
Novel #2: Stop the World, I Want to Get On (Authonomy closed Sept 2015).
Novel #3: Working title: Baking Cakes for Winston Churchill. Also known as The Making of Modern White English Women – a handbook (see my blog for early versions in progress, on hold at the moment).
MA, Creative and Life Writing, Goldsmith’s, University of London, 2002
BSc Civil Engineering, Sheffield Poly.