About Me

I have won, or been placed, in a number of international writing competitions, including the Manchester Fiction Prize; Fish Publishing Prize and the Bridport Prize, and my work has appeared in nearly 30 short fiction anthologies.

A flash fiction collection ‘All That Is Between Us’ will be published in paperback and e-book by AdHoc Fiction in 2019. I am also working on a short story collection and novel.

My fiction has been published in literary magazines including Unthology, Short Fiction Journal, The Lonely Crowd, Structo, Brittle Star, Bare Fiction, Accenti Magazine (Canada), Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine and online at Litro and East Of The Web. Stories have also been used on schools and college curricula in USA, and Hong Kong.

I tutor short story courses for Comma Press and have run a number of short fiction workshops. In 2019, I was the recipient of an award from Arts Council England to develop my work.

As a writer from a rural working class background, my work often reflects marginalised voices and liminal places.