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.
My second novel explores the theme of personal responsibility, in the eyes of the law, of ourselves, and of those around us. Watch this space.
There are some samples of my writing below, and please get in touch if you would like to read more.
Science is a theme in many of my stories, and I’m interested in the portrayal of scientists in fiction.
A chance meeting in an airport lost baggage department leads to an unexpected change of perspective.
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).
From The League of Imaginary Cats, a series of short stories on the history of science.
A journey through IVF. From The League of Imaginary Cats, a series of short stories on the history of science.
Two sisters become strangers following a fight over golden rice. From The League of Imaginary Cats, a series of short stories on the history of science.
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.