I’m a writer from Nottingham.
In 2011, my nana died, my first play sold out in Edinburgh and I split from my long-term partner. Life sort of changed. A few months later, I left my marketing job after eight years and moved to the Isle of Wight to work as a waitress for a while.
When the cafe closed for the winter, I started to write full time. At first I was writing marketing copy, but more recently I’ve been writing plays and learning about the world of theatre.
It’s a steep learning curve, and at the moment I’m gathering experiences and finding out how different processes work and what it really means to be a writer (apparently it ain’t just about spewing your inner turmoil onto a page). And amazingly, in May 2016 I was jointly awarded the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, which has made everything a lot more real.
This website is where I post information on what I’m doing. So if you’re interested, have a look and get in touch.
Oh yeah, and last year I had a baby. Which has sort of floored me for a while. It’s crazy-beautiful, sweaty, sticky and really bloody tiring. And my pelvic floors aint what they used to be. But it’s teaching me all sorts of stuff. And I’m sure I’ll be back to writing soon.
That’s me below, by the way, dicking around with my old mate George. I’ve lost that ring. Shame. I loved it.