My lifelong love of communication and performance began as a youth theatre student, senior tutor and director. Acting and directing in theatres, schools, workplaces, charities and universities led to my PhD. Then it led to my PGCerts in Teaching Creative Writing (Cambridge University) and Business and Personal Coaching (Barefoot Coaching/Chester University). It formed my fascination with perception and reality: how the roles we play in life inform our identity; how self-belief inhibits or enhances how much of that self we bring to our life, work and art.
You’ll find the same themes of authenticity, identity and communication in my second collection, Twisted Branches and my first short story collection, Beyond Glass (Black Shuck Books, May 2021) as well as stories I’ve contributed to anthologies such as British Fantasy Award-nominated Dreamland (Black Shuck Books) and Uncertainties Vol. 3 (Swan River Press). I’m also the author of Your Creative Writing Toolkit and GCSE Drama Revision and Study Guide (Illuminate/Hodder) and write and present for magazines, Blu-ray extras and online series including Severin Films, Second Sight Films, Imprint Films, Starburst Magazine and Youtube, Writing Magazine, Jewish Renaissance and Indicator Films.
There is nothing I love more (apart from writing) than supporting others to enhance, develop and celebrate their voice, whether that’s on the page or out loud. To explore the transformation you want to see in your life, work and art, book a call, sign up for my newsletter, visit the Writers’ Gym podcast or read me on Substack.