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Fresh Eyes

Whatever stage of the writing process you’re at, I’d love to help you with your manuscript in any way I can.

Please see HERE for more details.





collegeAm very much looking forward to teaching 2 new classes for Bracknell & Wokingham College in September 2016: Creative Writing for Improvers and an Advanced Creative Writing course. More info HERE.touch-1244797

My Communal Writing for Improvers students have written an awesome, timeslip ghost story called ‘Falling for Grace’ which can be found HERE.




Recent Events and News

I was delighted to be part of the 2016 Winchester Writers’ Festival. More details HERE.

And am thrilled to be running workshops for:

Slough Writers

The Place to Write

The Knucklebone Poets

and judging the following:

Short Story & Flash Fiction – Koestler Awards

Paragram Poetry Prize

Berkshire Music & Arts

and to be reading at:

Poetry in Aldeburgh (5th November 2016)

Reading Poetry Festival (13th November 2016)

Loose Muse (14th November 2016)

Words and Ears (24th November 2016)

was asked to edit Issue 9 of The Fat Damsel.

I was also just a bit excited to be the winner of the 2015 Charles Causley Poetry Prize with my poem ‘Trust and the Horse’, details HERE.

I am thrilled to have a poem in ‘Hands & Wings, Poems for Freedom from Torture’ launched by Philip Pullman in Oxford on 25th November 2015. More details HERE.

Can’t say how pleased I am that my poem, ‘One Small Act of Survival’ has won First Prize in the 2015 Torriano Poetry Competition and (goodness, gracious me) here I am on The Poetry Society website #happypoet

Thank you to Sue Boyle for this tender and insightful reading of my competition poem, ‘In Chinese’.

I was very pleased to be involved in the auction for Words for the Wounded organised by the CHINDI authors, more details here. Thank you to the successful bidder.

Have been delighted to be part of Authors for Nepal charity auction. Thank you to the two successful bidders who won signed books & mentoring/critiquing slot.

£10,000 has already been raised …



Am very chuffed to be part of this year’s CLIC Sargent’s charity auction. Bidding starts at 8.00 pm on 25th February. More details HERE.




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I have also been bought to help raise money for Challenge 30 here!




Book News

The Perfect Affair has been described as ‘A beautifully told, absorbing romance,’  by the Sunday Mirror.

Now with a wonderful new e-book cover and is one of Sainsbury’s Winter Reads!

For more information on me and my books, please click on the covers below, view my Author Page on Amazon, find me on Facebook and Goodreads, follow me on Twitter and talk to me via my Blog.

And, if you click here there’s a video of me talking about my writing process and the importance of boiled eggs & soldiers!

There is also a trailer for The Perfect Affair below.

My Books

Interference Effect Eleven Rooms

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Photograph: Dale Strickland-Clark