And as a life coach, I love showing people how to overcome fear and live their lives to the fullest.
In summary, I'm passionate about daring people to dream, love and create.
Here's some more information about my work as a writer and coach . . .
Antenatal & Postnatal Depression (Vermillion, 2000)
Finding Your Inner Cherokee (Dare to Dream 2013)
True Face (Faber & Faber 2015)
Fiction for Adults
Sweet FA (Hodder & Stoughton 2003)
Frankie Says Relapse (Hodder & Stoughton 2004)
The Scene Stealers (Hodder & Stoughton 2005)
Finding the Plot (Authorhouse 2007)
The Sweet Revenge of the Football Widows (Dare to Dream 2014)
Fiction for Young Adults
Dear Dylan (Egmont 2012) ~ Winner of the Young Minds Book Award
Finding Cherokee Brown (Egmont 2013)
Shipwrecked (Egmont 2013) ~ also in development for TV
Dark of the Moon (Egmont 2014) ~ also in development for TV
The Moonlight Dreamers (Flammarion 2015)
For the past four years I've worked as an editorial consultant in children's publishing. Here are some of the fiction series I've helped create:
Quest of the Gods (Usborne)
Signs of Love (Simon & Schuster)
Harry Hammer (Templar)
The Fairy Animals of Misty Wood (Egmont)
City Farm (Curious Fox)
Pippa Morgan's Diary (Scholastic)
I've written freelance articles for many national UK papers and magazines, including: Cosmopolitan, That's Life, Take a Break, Pregnancy & Birth, Mother & Baby, Daily Express and the Times Educational Supplement.
I've also been a columnist for the Express & Star newspaper and Writers' Forum magazine (where I was also self-publishing editor for three years).
Television and Radio
I have been a guest on many TV and radio shows, including: BBC News, BBC Breakfast, GMTV, ITN news, Woman's Hour, Radio 5 Live, Talk Sport and LBC.
I've been running writing and life coaching workshops since 2003 and I absolutely love it!
Something really special happens when you bring a group of people together and I pride myself on creating a safe and supportive atmosphere, full of learning, laughter - and usually cake.
|Workshop on e-writing at Bath Literature Festival|
You can find out more about my current workshops here, but these are some of the workshops I've run in the past:
Dare to Dream: a life-coaching workshop, designed to help people bust through their blocks and live the life of their dreams.
Dare to Write ~ Create and Motivate: a workshop for writers to help inspire and get focused.
Harrow Writers' Workshop (2004 - 2010): weekly workshop for the London Borough of Harrow
Uxbridge Writers' Workshop (2004 - 2010): weekly workshop for the London Borough of Hillingdon
Caring for the Carers (2007 - 2009): fortnightly life coaching workshop tailor-made for carers
London Literature Lounge: weekend workshops at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden
I've also run numerous workshops for schools, charities and literature festivals and events.