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Photo courtesy of Charlie Sambrook Photography

About Me

I'm a writer, researcher and educator based in London. I grew up ten minutes from my local library before studying English at St Hilda's College in Oxford (twelve minutes from the university library - not quite as good as living in it, but close enough).

I write stories to make the audience feel brave and bold, with a particular focus on adolescent mental health and exploring anxiety in both everyday life and high adventure. I love epic tales where the heroes come out stronger the other end, prioritising collaboration and creating opportunity throughout my work.

 

My recent credits include creating an upcoming children's TV series for Lime Pictures; adapting the works of Sir Philip Pullman, Lauren Child and Margaret Bateson-Hill, and comedy-adventures for the whole galaxy to enjoy.

 

Alongside writing I work with young people, which led to my blog where I answer students' questions with tea-fuelled research. I also volunteer with the Girl Guides at home and overseas and read anything in reach (if you're in need of a book recommendation check out my list of book loves below!). I am a baking enthusiast and will travel far to see a dog.

My Writing

I've written extensively for young audiences and I've been lucky enough to be commissioned, self-produced and selected for development schemes. For examples of my work please click here.

Book Reviews

Feel the need to read? Try:

- A Phoenix First Must Burn: Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance and Hope edited by Patrice Caldwell (sci-fi and fantasy short stories, all punchy and perfect and two or three are the exact length of a cup of tea)

- Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (excellent and slightly surreal take on migrating from Mexico to America)

- The Pretty One by Keah Brown (essays on life and cerebral palsy, she would be awesome to hang out with and her writing is razor sharp)

- Geekerella by Ashley Poston (a warm hug of a book from the soft threads of a novelty jumper)