As long as I can remember, I’ve always been writing. The first book I ever wrote was aged 11 - it followed a girl who gets sucked into a washing machine and discovers another world (no joke). Needless to say, that particular tome is now relegated to a drawer beneath my bed. I’d like to think my ideas have come along a little since then, but the need to always be writing has stuck with me.
These days, I write for both young adult and adult audiences. My literary interests include feminist characters in fantasy fiction, circus narratives, the gothic double and the history of Scottish witchcraft. I can’t resist darkly magical settings, or landscapes which become characters in themselves. I recently completed my first novel, a YA fantasy entitled City of Serpents, which I’m currently querying.
I have a degree in English Language and Literature from Newcastle University. I’m also studying for an MA in Creative Writing at York St John, and am a student blogger for the university. I love performing my work, and was recently part of the Enemies Project Camarade Event, in which I collaborated on a piece for performance with a student from another university.
Have a little browse at some of my fiction and more creative editorial. I hope you enjoy!