Welcome to my world of books and news. My life as a writer has yielded rich and varied experiences. A writer’s imagination is fuelled by memory, stories told, research, and ultimately the imagination. I remind myself that we only have one life to draw on and not a day should be lost to its possibilities.

Please explore my site and find out more about my work.





Godwit Publishing has just released
my new collection of poems,
This Change in the Light,
a companion volume to the bestselling
Where your left hand rests.








Applications open
The Telling Stories: Life Writing & Memoir seminar for 2016 is now open for applications. Go to News for dates, further details and an application form.