Writing

I find that often the best stories are the ones hidden away in plain sight, scribbled on the back of a hand, stuffed in a drawer or filed away in a library of memories.

I love to dive behind the everyday ordinary and find something extraordinary. I write about everything from love and loss, to home and belonging, from motherhood and identity to connection and separation.

Here is a selection of my most recently published work. I'm currently working on two books, a poetry collection and a work of creative non-fiction. If you would like to commission or hire me, I would love to hear more, please get in touch. 

Articles

Strike Magazine 

I recently interviewed the award-winning author and journalist Huma Qureshi for Stranger Collective's Strike Magazine. 

Popshot Magazine 

In 2020, I wrote a piece for the wonderful Popshot Magazine about 'How poetry has helped parents through lockdown'. Head over the Popshot Journal to read the article in full.

Lionheart Magazine

The biggest thank you to the truly wonderful Hels – editor extraordinaire of Lionheart Magazine – for featuring my article Finding magic in the unfamiliar in issue 13 of her beautiful publication.  

Poems

New Beginnings Competition

My poem Chasing Rainbows was shortlisted in the New Beginnings poetry competition and was published in the anthology by Renard Press.

Dear 2020 and Dear 2021 zines

The hugest thank you to @writesparks @dear2020project for including my poems in her wonderful projects the Dear 2020 and Dear 2021 Zines.

Blood Moon Journal

I'm truly honoured that one of my poems was included in issue two of the Blood Moon Journal, [in]bloom

Gingernut Magazine 

Gingernut Magazine is a beautiful new publication full to the brim with gorgeous illustrations, interviews, stories, poetry and much more. It is an absolute joy and privilege to see one of my poems published in Issue Two

The Mum Poet Press

One of my poems was picked to feature in this beautiful poetry zine edited by the award-winning poet Hollie McNish and published by The Mum Poem Press. Entitled Why Mums are Amazing it's a collection of fourteen poems each accompanied by a delightful and unique illustration. 

Lionheart Magazine

A selection of my poems appeared in issues 11 and 12

Essays

Rainbow Washing Lines, an essay about living in the pandemic, appeared online in the Many Reasons to be Cheerful Annual and on their website.

Stained Glass Window Biscuits an essay for the Many Reasons to be Cheerful. 

Snapdragons in Gutters, an essay about grief and loss appeared in the second Many Reasons to be Cheerful annual.

Short stories

The hugest thank you to A Thousand Word Photos who have featured my words alongside Louis Leeson's stunning photograph for their project for InterAct Stroke Support.

Interview

I was interviewed by Jenny Rowe for the 12th issue of Lionheart Magazine about writing poetry.