Welcome to my site. I’m a writer of stories that blend my passions of science, history, people watching and the natural world, seasoned with a pinch of autobiographical flavour. I’m fascinated with our histories and sense of identity, our roots and backgrounds, and how our memories and childhoods impact our inner and outer worlds.
I’m a “what if?” asker, nosy people-watcher. and lifelong logophile. I hoard away snippets of real-life conversations and I love coming across a new word…
Published Short and Flash Fiction Let Me Be Your Fantasy published at Reflex Fiction (Summer 2018 Long List) Enchanted published at 101fiction (Issue #19) Warning published at 101fiction (Issue #16) The Shore Road published at Reflex Fiction (Summer 2017 Long List) and in Reflex Press Anthology Vol 1, Barely Casting a Shadow The Hand of Kane at… Continue reading Short and Flash Fiction
And The Buntings Flew (Novel) A story of prejudice, cowardice, bravery and childhood in 1970’s Belfast as a young girl and her family become unwittingly embroiled in escalating sectarian violence. In 1975, eight-year-old Purdey McDowell is an unseen witness to an apparent terrorist attack on her father’s life, following a stand-off with the IRA. Purdey believes she recognises… Continue reading Works in Progress