Writing fiction has inspired me ever since I was asked to write a story about ‘an amazing journey’ in my year 3 English lessons. I took it up seriously in 2010 when I began my first novel, A Column of Smoke. It is now available on Amazon, published by Brambleby Books.
I am now researching and writing my second novel, exploring whether anyone should be considered innocent of a crime they committed if their actions were caused by a medical condition (in this case a brain tumour).
There are some samples of my writing below, and please get in touch if you would like to read more. I dabble in poetry, mainly to entertain my friends, and have had a poem published in Prospect magazine.
Science is a theme in many of my stories, and I’m interested in the portrayal of scientists in fiction.
The online forum ‘My life is a lie’ attracts some unusual participants.
Now the circle line is no longer a circle, a young tube-enthusiast finds a new challenge.
All is not as it seems when a pharmaceutical scientist takes her first visit to China.
A disgruntled ecologist leaves some life choices to a book-loving labrador.
The Stressosome From the Diamond Light Source anthology ‘Light Reading’
Following his parents’ death, a father tries to persuade his sister to take up her responsibilities as an aunt.
Science chat-up lines have an un-expected affect (flash fiction).
A newly wed chooses flying ant day to tell her mother-in-law about her plans for emigration.
An uncooperative epilepsy patient asks some difficult questions.
Residents of a care home prove an ideal group to share a secret with.
A climate scientist is in for a surprise when she receives an award from her university.