I’m a working-class author based in Crawley. I’m already an award winning author for middle grade and young adult readers and Duckling is my adult debut.
I work part time in safeguarding for a large college and I also mentor and support writers and run creative writing classes for adults and teenagers.
Duckling is a contemporary/uplit novel about an introverted Columbo obsessed woman who is asked to keep an eye on her neighbours child, but then the child fails to return. It explores themes of loneliness, friendship, parenting and working-class community.
Are you working on something now?
I’m working on a few things at the moment. I’m writing a short middle grade novel about girls’ football and mental health. I’m also writing a fictional short story for an anthology based one of the greatest ever female football players – Lily Parr.
In addition to this, I’m writing a similar book to Duckling and I’m also having fun writing an historical crime.
Tell us about yourself?
Which six books will you take to the Island?
Which disc will you take to the Island?
You do Something to me – Paul Weller. One my favourite all time songs and one that always makes me feel happy. Also it is special to me for personal reasons.
What will be your luxury item?
My pillow (and I’m not telling you this but I’ve sneaked photos inside)