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. When I’m not writing, I run a bed and breakfast (and a camping barn for the very warm-blooded!).  Aspiring writers are encouraged to stay for a ‘writer’s retreat’. It is a pleasure to share the knowledge I have gained so far on my journey. www.hillfarmclive.com

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ARTICLES, REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

HORROR OASIS. THE INTERSECTION OF MOTHERHOOD AND HORROR

BLOODHOUND BOOKS

CLAIRE LECARI’S BLOG

REVIEW OF DR GLASS

REVIEW OF ROSIE SHADOW

KIRKUS REVIEW OF DISTORTED DAYS

ARTICLE ABOUT FAMILY CAN EXTEND FAR BEYOND ONE HOUSEHOLD

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 

POETRY

Peace- Fresher Press

Waste Paper Love – Muddy Poetry Review

Traces and View from a High Window – Nine Muses Poetry