My website is all about the writing-and there have been many strands to my life providing inspiration. I spent my early years in Belfast before my family emigrated to Sydney, Australia. Then we moved to rural New South Wales which I loved until I became a restless teenager and my desire to return to urban living stirred . My escape route came when I was offered a place at the University of NSW in Sydney to study English Lit and Drama .
I was clearly never destined to stay in one place and moved again, this time to Western Australia where I lived for twelve years following graduation. Then I met my English husband whilst working in China for an Australian magazine. Now I live in the gorgeous South of England. Unpicking the idea of home, identity and belonging is the writing itch that motivates me!
If you are interested in a writing project or just getting on under way and need some encouragement or someone to wield the red pen-in a supportive way and constructive way of course-then have a look at what I offer with my writing coach hat on. I am a certified writing coach through NAWE(National Association of Writers in Education). I have an MA in Creative Writing from Sussex University and twenty years, experience teaching creative writing.
I teach for the Open University on their Advanced Creative Writing module and on their MA in Creative Writing. I also teach for Sussex Downs College and often run my own courses in addition to my one to one coaching work.
As you can see my working life is about the writing-my own and other writers I’m privileged to engage with. If you’d like to get in touch-please do-it would be great to hear from you.