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 2016 I was jointly awarded the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and nominated for a Writers’ Guild Award, 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 a little while ago I had a baby. Which 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 getting back into the writing too.
That’s me below, by the way, dicking around with my old mate George. I’ve lost that ring. Shame. I loved it. You might not like me much, when you read this and look at my picture. It might come across as annoying. And some effortlessly cool people say that only idiots have their own websites. But sometimes it helps me out with stuff, so I just keep it. Cheers.