About Me

I’m a freelance writer, copywriter and writing tutor for The Writers Bureau. I also have my own editing, proofreading and advice service. You can find out more about it here.

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.

Children’s Stories:

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 currently judge the monthly writing competition in Writers’ Forum magazine.


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.

136 Responses to About Me

  1. Sakhi says:

    Hello dear,

    Do you accept Guest posts ?


    Liked by 1 person

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  3. Kudos to a very talented, diversified, and thoughtful lady.

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  6. eddy says:

    Hi Esther, just wanted to let you know that the image of your book in the sidebar doesn’t link to the amazon page, which it should, I guess.

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  8. Ndunge Martin says:

    Hi Esther, I recently enrolled as a student in Writers Bureau and I was given you as my tutor!!!
    I look forward to working/ writing under your tutelage madam.
    Thanks alot

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  12. markbierman says:

    You are are a very successful and knowledgeable writer, Esther. I enjoy reading your blog and learning more about this craft. Keep up the excellent work!

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  13. Marsha says:

    You are so talented, Esther. I’m excited and honored to have your interview on my blog.

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  16. Tom says:

    Congratulations on getting both short story collections released! It’s always pretty daunting deciding which stories make the cut, so well done on taking the plunge and publishing them – really intriguing covers too 🙂

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