I grew up overseas, studied languages at university and worked in translation before moving into a career in art book production. As a mature student I read for an MA in English which inspired me to take up my own writing. After participating in online creative writing courses with Penguin, Curtis Brown and Jericho Writers I was delighted to be shortlisted for the 2018 Trapeze/Orion inaugural love story and the 2018 Bridport Short Story competitions, followed in 2019 by longlisting for the Grindstone Short Story competition. Since then I have been concentrating on a new novel and a memoir.