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My Story

Behind the Words


I can often be seen devouring the latest YA fiction has to offer, but I didn’t really fall in love with reading until I discovered Jaqueline Wilson at about age 10. Prompting me to recite her career path, as a magazine editor turned author, to anyone who asked: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’

In my last year of primary school, I became infatuated with the publication world, creating several editions of a hand-written magazine called ‘Gloss’ to pass around classmates during break times. Meanwhile, the thought of being an author didn’t really interest me. Every story I wrote was a clumsy ‘adaptation’ of Wilson’s writing style, used to depict my childish fantasies of magical heroines saving the Earth.

But slowly, I began to love creating my own worlds - particularly ones that taught something to its readers. My early work was full of morals about as subtle as one of Tracy Beaker’s tantrums.

Today, my pieces largely explore issues prevalent in the modern world, alongside more fantastical and other-worldly elements in my creative fiction. My opinions on a topic often manifest themselves as dialogue or a key argument in a feature. Whether fact or fiction, I aim to challenge prejudices through my work in the hope that readers will become more open-minded in their everyday lives.

This mixture of real issues and fantastical settings has allowed me to develop my craft as a storyteller, along with my knowledge of the wider world and my ability to report on it. With every piece, I aim to inform as well as entertain.

To find out more or to discuss a potential project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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