My short stories have been broadcast on local radio, published in magazines (Vintage Magazine, Yellow Magazine, My Weekly), on the web (eastoftheweb, etherbooks, smashwords, writersreadersdirect) and in anthologies (Bath Short Story Anthology 2016, Momaya Short Story Review, Leaf Books, Bridge House, Watermark).  I have won, been shortlisted and had honourable mentions in a number of competitions (Wells Short Story Prize, Fish Short Story Prize, Five Stop Story Competition, Momaya Press, Exeter Short Story Competition, Mslexia Short Story Competition).  

I like reading my work to an audience, and have performed short stories at many events (BrisTales, Heads and Tales, Telltales, White Rabbit, National Flash Fiction Day, Salisbury Arts Festival, Bath Fringe Festival, Bath Festival of Literature, St Ives Arts Festival, Cyprus Wells, Sparks Dartington Radio, Coleford Festival, Secret Garden Party, Green Man Festival, Feast of Stories, Gig In The House, Small Stories). 

I also like site specific writing. In 2015, I curated, produced and performed at Story Friday Goes Swimming, a site specific short story event set at and inspired by a derelict Georgian lido in Bath.  It was dubbed ‘a huge success’ by the Bath Chronicle. Also in 2015 I was a ‘Hidden City’ writer-in-residence at Horizon House for the Bristol Open Doors project (Part Exchange).  I have written a number of site-specific short stories through arts company Heads and Tales, including recorded audio story-walks around areas of Bristol and Bath.  

In 2016, I curated, recorded and edited a series of nine stories for Bath Hospital Radio, including one of my own. ‘From Flanders Field to Bath’ marked the centenary of the Royal United Hospital in Bath. All of the stories were inspired by the site and by historical fact. This was the first literary commission by Bath Hospital Radio in its 50 year history.

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