Publications, prizes and places to find my writing.

Update 2019/20. Novel news.

I have some great news about two new novels in 2020. Watch this space. The journey continues and it’s going to be fun and enjoyable. I have to contain my excitement for a short while….but I am so looking forward to it.



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  • My second novel was The Age of Misadventure. It is the story of a strong woman, her oppressed sister, her angry daughter and her mischievous aunt who run for their lives after things go badly wrong for them in their home town of Liverpool. Their journey should bind them together but as they learn many things about themselves and each other as the story develops, their troubles increase. The novel is a blend of comedy, romance, intrigue and I hope it’s a really fun read which asks questions about women’s lives, love, loneliness and family bonds.  The Age of Misadventure, was published by HarperCollins, Avon on February 19th, 20019. It is also available in Italy.


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Huge thanks to Kiran Kataria, Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks, Sabah Khan, The Student Wordsmith and Sophie- Louise Hyde,  Dorset RNA, Helen Shipman, Susannah Marriott, Sarah Eddy, Beau C-C, Erika Denham, Totnes Writers, Solitary Writers, Matt Haig, Liam Hill, Caitlan Hill, Big G.



Here is a list of publications, prizes, commendations, and places  where my writing can be found. This includes publications which can be purchased, competitions, websites, newspapers, radio broadcasts and novels .


  • Student Wordsmith: You is for University. Freshers. Graduates. Short story published 2015.
  • Purple Breakfast Review: Letter to Mr Ike. Short story published . Awarded Special Commendation. 2015.
  • The Growing Unease: On Beauty, whatever that means. Journalism award 2016.
  • The Feminist Wire: Cinderella. Short story published 2016.
  • The Western Morning News: Going Home. Short story published 2016.
  • Gap-Toothed Madness: The Visitor. Short story published 2016.
  • The Crediton Prize National Competition shortlist: The Hotchiwitchi Cake.2016. Short story: 2nd prize.
  • The Western Morning News:  Mr Kochenko’s Cow Short story published. 2016.
  • The Western Morning News. Bella and the Beast. Short story published 2016.
  • The Purple Breakfast Review. Resonance.Short story. 2016.
  • The Western Morning News. The Vow. Short story. 2016.
  • Mischief Corner Books. The Pilgrimage. Short story. 2017.
  • Second Place, Winchester University Writers’ Weekend – Short Story Competition 2017.
  • Debut novel: A Grand Old Time. May 3rd, 2018. HarperCollins Avon, UK. Ab durch die Mitte, HarperCollins Germany.
  • Novel: The Age of Misadventure. Feb 19th, 2019. HarperCollins Avon, UK.
  • Radio Dartington Arts. Summer 2019.Short stories read by Julie Mullen of Word Cafe, Totnes. See blog posts for links.

Huge thanks to Sophie-Louise Hyde, Totnes writers, Julie Mullen,Liam Hill, Caitlan Hill, Big G.