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Hello ...

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Having moved from Oxfordshire during the pandemic to our wonderful new home in the Welsh Borders, I am now able to focus primarily on the things that I love doing.

This includes writing my own novels, plays for others to perform, and scripts for people celebrating important moments in their lives.

My website includes more information about the services I can provide and news about what I'm doing. I hope you find what you're looking for, if not, please contact me to request more support or to provide feedback about my content.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site.

My Story ...

I originally trained as a general and psychiatric nurse before literally saving lives by leaving nursing and plucking up courage to go to East 15 Drama School. After a stint on the cabaret circuit developing a marginally thicker skin, I have had a thirty-year acting career and played thousands of patients for medical role-play. I always prefer the 'Breaking Bad News' sessions to ‘Anger’ – I am rubbish at being angry and brilliant at tears! 

 

Writing two one-woman shows re-established the writing bug, and six professional theatre productions later, four with my own co-founded company (Human Story Theatre), I finally called myself a playwright.

 

I feel that finally in my middle sixties (this fact may not get updated here!) my varied work life makes some sense, as I only feel stirred to write about health and social care issues, ‘human stories’.

I am also an occasional celebrant concentrating on friends and family events, but I am qualified to lead wedding, naming and funeral ceremonies, preferring memorials if asked. From June 2024 the publication date for my first novel Edges of Me, (click here to order your copy) means I can finally call myself a writer. 

  • Currently I am to be found either:​Walking the Welsh hills with Elsie my Australian Labradoodle (the breed is meant to be hypoallergenic – we have found her to be hyper everything!)

  • Helping my husband with our barn renovations, our favourite conversion thus far is our own community pub

  • Writing my next novel (about suicide and the amazing Samaritans)

  • Writing a new play for one of the biggest UK institutions (more to be revealed on my Latest News Page in due course).

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  • Replacing dead plants in my garden (I have a love of soil between my fingers but sadly said fingers aren’t green and I need to revisit garden centres regularly).

  • Trying to remember who I am and what my symptoms are for medical role-play

  • Eating many scones with friends

  • FaceTiming my two sons and their partners, proudly and vicariously living their exciting lives.

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