Writing is central to my life, as necessary as food, water and sleep. When I don’t or can’t write, I wither. I aim to write every day in whatever capacity I can, making writing part of my daily experience. It’s a good, healthy habit and means I always have work on the go. I find when I’m not writing I am thinking about writing or planning a project.
I am interested in producing work that explores aspects of the human condition. Over the past five years I have written eight plays for community theatre productions, published my first novel, three volumes of poetry, and made a short film for a multi-media project working with artists, poets and film-makers.
History, heritage and myth fascinate me and I come back to these themes time and time again in my work. My 2015 collection The Ninth Wave is a re-imagining of The First Branch of The Mabinogion. I moved the location from Wales to the east coast of England and instead of setting it in the distant past I placed it in the near future. My latest work, explores the different levels of life in an urban place from the behaviour of the people to the impact of the past and the power of the elements. Poems from the Swamp is now available to order from me directly and shortly from Amazon.