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About The Author


I worked in NHS psychiatric hospitals for thirty years before taking early retirement in 2017 to focus on my writing. I enjoy walking in the woods, mammal watching and visiting lighthouses.

In 2018, my first short story - How to be Normal - was published in the anthology 'The Most Normal Town in England' [link here].

I have been listed for a number of short story prizes including:

  • Todd: The Alpine Fellowship Short Story Prize and the Bedford competition (2020)

  • My Little Fruit Bat: the Segora International Prize (2020)

  • The Lost Camel of Lower Chadlington: The Cambridge Prize and prize-winning finalist in the Segora competition (2020)

  • Kicking the Bucket: The Cambridge Prize (2021)

  • Our Host at Number Ten, Some say that Hector the Badger wasn't a Badger at all: short listed for Segora Prize (2021).

  • Best Served Cold, Winner of Segora International Short Story Prize (2021).

My assistant editor, Sulby, is responsible for reviewing the story arc and suggesting some minor changes such as the addition of cats.

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