My love affair with writing came about as a result of a back injury, when I could no longer carry out my job working in a bank. That injury led me to the wonderful world of writing and changed my life!
I joined The Writers Bureau as a student and since then have never looked back.
Magazine and Newspaper Credits:
Freelance Market News, E-Zee Writer, Writers’ Forum, The New Writer, Writing Magazine, Writers’ News, Busy Freelancer, The Cat, Your Cat, Cat World, Teddy Bear Club International, Telling Tales, My Weekly, The People’s Friend, Chat, Chat it’s Fate, That’s Life!, Woman, Woman’s Own, My Weekly, Yours, Take A Break, Best, Take It Easy, Pick Me Up, Woman’s Weekly, Full House, Best, Bella, Real People, Love It!, The Weekly News, Prima, Prima Baby, Collect It!, Lifeinfo, Jump, Whispers from Heaven, Personal Finance, TV Mag, Total TV Guide, Sesame, Competitions World, Soap Life, In the Know, Needlecraft, Wild about Animals, Reader’s Digest, Best of British, The Guardian, Sunday Mirror and The People.
Writing Magazine – 1st place, 2nd place and top ten placing on two occasions
Writers’ News – 1st place and top ten placing on two occasions
Global Short Story – 1st place, runner-up and shortlisted five times
Ouse Valley – 1st place several times
Independent Papers – 1st place
Fan the Flames – 1st place
Acorn – 1st place
Lookout – Numerous top three placings and highly commended on several occasions
Fylde Brighter Writers – runner-up
Hastings – highly commended
Eva Wiggins – highly commended
Real Writers – shortlisted
The Siege and other award winning stories – e-book and paperback available from all on-line stores including Amazon.
A Walk In The Woods and other short stories – e-book and paperback available from Amazon.
Publication Guaranteed (Well, Almost!) – e-book available from Amazon.
Five short-read children’s stories have been featured on the Fun 2 learn website.
Numerous children’s stories published in The People’s Friend.
A series of children’s stories published in Cat Flap.
Small Press Magazine credits:
Acorn, Lookout, Chillout, Laughout, Fan the Flames, Gentle Reader, Animal Crackers, Scribble, Awen, Dial 174, Crystal, New Fiction, Telling Tales, New Cauldron, Poetry People, Peace and Freedom, Forward Press and numerous anthologies.
Editor of The Cat Flap.
I have had the pleasure of judging writing competitions.
I have written copy for a number of organisations and individuals on a wide variety of subjects. Some examples include web copy for Vodafone, leaflets for health treatments, a slogan for a dog sitting company, a brochure for a new charity and numerous newsletters and e-mails.