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From Plays to Fiction ...

"Gaye moved away from Oxfordshire and her co-founded theatre company www.humanstorytheatre.com to begin a new era in the relative isolation of an idyllic valley in North Wales. You will find her either walking her labradoodle musing about her second book, helping her husband convert barns, leading the occasional ceremony as a celebrant, or eating scones with friends ..."

This is an extract from an article published by Writers & Artists about my journey from playwright to published author.

To read the full article click here ...

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Edges of Me ...

My first novel is about to be ‘out there’, published by the ‘new-writer’ friendly publisher Cranthorpe Millner on June 25th but available to pre -order now. (WHSmith, Waterstones, Amazon, Bookshop UK, Booktopia).

I now realise, as the launch date approaches, that my PollyAnna self has not yet prepared for any harsh reviews, so I may be eating a lot of chunky KitKat (other chocolate treats are available) comfort.

To find out more, click here ...

Royal Appointment ...

I’m off to Kensington Palace on the 7th June 2024!


Back in 2019 my play DRY about middle-class middle-aged drinking, was toured by Human Story Theatre and a national tour was supported by Turning Point. This wonderful social enterprise is responsible for designing and delivering health and social care services in the fields of substance use, mental health, learning disability, autism, acquired brain injury, sexual health, homelessness, healthy lifestyles, and employment.

 

To commemorate their 60year history, 60 objects have been chosen to feature in an exhibition at Kensington Palace celebrating this milestone and their ‘owners’ are invited along! The ‘object’ from DRY is my play, here are a couple of excerpts from the script written for the main character James, an English teacher whose life is disintegrating in every way.

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Mental Health ...

I have recently been commissioned to write a new play about issues that I'm very interested in exploring and putting the spotlight on.

Because of its sensitive nature, I am unable to disclose anything about the background to the project but keep checking here - as soon as I get the green light, I will share more information about this exciting opportunity. 

Sorting Our Endings ...

When one of our loved ones dies it is rarely in our schedule and even if it was, we are sideswiped - how do we ‘file’ and ‘deal’ with such an event? In our panicked grief, it is very easy to surrender to a trusted process of first stop: contact the funeral director and ‘set it all in motion’. For many, this is a huge relief but, for some the ‘rush’ of deciding ceremony content, printing an Order of Service, contacting family and friends etc culminates in a send-off that passes in a blur. Some regret their decisions afterwards and this ‘if only’ may hinder the grieving process.

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To read more about this article that was written by me for local press, please click here ..

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