I am a country girl at heart who has always enjoyed reading. A long time ago I studied literature at the University of Essex. I taught English for most of my career. I also gained a masters in business while working in business development, and sometime later, I became interested in psychology and studied online coming out with a postgraduate diploma and a headful of ideas for stories.
When I was a teenager I lost a lot of sleep reading Stephen King and James Herbert until the small hours. Later, I discovered Kafka, Slyvia Plath, Daphne du Maurier, Angela Carter and H.P.Lovecraft. There are several shelves in my bookcase devoted to poetry and flash fiction.
I live in Shropshire in the UK with my family. I am passionate about the protection of nature and animals and am fortunate to live close to a wood where I find inspiration for my writing.
ARTICLES, REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS
SHORT STORIES & FLASH FICTION:
Before Crime and Punishment and the History of Tom Jones – Reflex Fiction
Dreaming Epidermis – Tales from the Moonlit Path
Reflections from an Epicure – Scarlet Leaf Review
Roadkill – The Blue Nib
Teacher – listen – Horla
After the will was read – Ariel Chart
Anxiety- Paragraph Planet
Heedful Nights – Storgy
Trapped – Flash Fiction North
Apples and Chamomile – Boston Literary Magazine
Role Reversal – Potato Soup Journal
Confessions – 100 words
Reminisce – Microfiction Monday
Seventh Stage – 101 Words
Yours – The Drabble
The Thief and Chloe – Scribble, Park Publications
Peace- Fresher Press
Waste Paper Love – Muddy Poetry Review
Traces and View from a High Window – Nine Muses Poetry