About

I started writing poetry in April 2016 on an Open University creative writing course. With the brilliant and encouraging tutor, John McCullough, I found ezines and literary mags were starting to accept my poems for publication. There was so much I was ready to tell the world, and poems seemed the best way to communicate it.

I was brought up in a strange religious sect (The Plymouth Brethren), and suffered a traumatic childhood which led to me ending up with Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and an autoimmune disorder diagnosed as Lupus and/or Sjogren’s Syndrome. I also have bipolar affective disorder. This shemozzle of inherited and reactive disorders has led to me write about mental health and madness.

My books, and some of my individually-published poems and stories, are listed on the “poems and stories” page of this site.

I live in Kent with my wonderful, longsuffering husband, my awesome teenage demiboy, and a small rescue dog whose breath smells like rancid haddock.

Photo by Sarah Miles

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