Fiction

I have been writing fiction all my life and have a Masters in Creative Writing.  

In 2015, my short story, Tea and Cakes, was longlisted for the Mogford Prize.

I’ve also written a novel (I’m writing a second) and a book of short stories.

Mrs Betjeman (2019)

This is a kind of love story; it’s about Penelope Betjeman, the wife of the poet laureate John Betjeman, and the enduring bond between the two. Penelope wasn’t the household name that her husband became, but her story is at least as interesting.

‘A very moving and realistic biography of an extraordinary unique woman’wrote one reader on Amazon.

The Wind on his Back (2016) – a book of short stories.

This collection of six short stories explores different aspects of love. Each story has love – and its offspring, pain and loss – at its core.  From a furious divorced man who refuses to forgive his errant wife, to the wife faced with losing her husband of 30 years to a sudden terminal illness, and to a motley group of relatives who come together to celebrate Christmas Eve together.

‘Beautifully-written’  – wrote one of my readers, on Goodreads.

‘Great stories, beautifully written’ wrote a reviewer on mojomums.co.uk