Information on my published fiction, non-fiction, and verse
Good Morning Filbert
Good Morning Filbert is an early version of the first chapter from my unpublished novel When You’re Smiling, a tale about family, faith, and football. (Find out more about the novel here.)
Good Morning Filbert is published in In The Middle, an anthology of writing from the Middle Way Mentoring Project, an Arts Council England funded programme on which I was very lucky to be a mentee from 2018 to 2020.
In The Middle contains contributions from the seven writers on the programme. It includes short stories, memoir, and fiction and is available from Dahlia Books.
My short story Numbers was shortlisted for the Leicester Writes Short Story Prize in 2018.
Numbers tells the story of a woman uncovering secrets of her past as she talks to her dying mother in hospital.
Numbers is published in Leicester Writes Short Story Prize Anthology 2018, which is available from Dahlia Books.
Small World & Daddy
Small World and Daddy are two poems of mine that are published in the anthology for Coventry’s Positive Images Peace Festival Competition in 2018.
The theme of the competition that year was ‘Safe Places’, which I explored from the perspective of those for whom safety is compromised.
Small World describes my experiences as an overweight person struggling to navigate and find emotional safety in a fat-phobic world, while Daddy presents an imagined account of domestic violence as seen through the eyes of a child.
Both poems are available to read on the Positive Images Festival website.