Granny’s Story – Jacob and George

When you’re a parent, you want to keep your children safe and happy. That doesn’t stop just because they grow up. I shared in their joy and excitement as my daughter and her partner prepared for the birth, and I shared in their heartbreak…

Ticket of leave

A story of survival and adventure, and how their lives intertwine in the New World

T.S. Eliot

I couldn’t leave Dorset without nipping across the border to Somerset and paying my respects to another great poet, T.S. Eliot.

Storying the Self

“We use the phrase ‘Storying the Self’ provocatively. ‘Storying
the Self’ complicates any notion that selves are easily definable or even knowable in any
direct way.

Prescient Spirit

She fears the baby isn’t hers. They say it is. Can she uncover the truth?

Beta Readers

Working with beta readers is one of the best things a writer can do to improve their manuscript.


Good luck to all my writer friends taking part in Nano this year – and why I’m taking this year out…

Anticipation for Netflix’s Rebecca

Lily James looks as if she might be believable. The first time I read Rebecca, I was immersed so fully that I failed to notice the protagonist had no name – she was me, and I was her.

The Portal

This poem was written as a personal response to unanswered questions after the death of my step son-in-law.