I am a writer, researcher and tutor based in the North East of England with my curly-haired daughter and my even curlier-haired dogs.
My memoir, LIFE AFTER YOU, based on my award-winning blog Wife After Death, is published by Virgin Books. A Sunday Times bestseller, it was selected as a Richard and Judy Autumn Bookclub pick 2015, and was subsequently voted to be the Reader’s Choice out of all eight Bookclub titles. It is currently under development with ECOSSE FILMS.
I have just completed a Doctorate in Creative Writing, which included a novel about the American sculptress, Mary Callery. My academic research centres on notions of loss in creativity.
I am joint founder of ‘Writing Through Grief’ with BACP counsellor Nicki Walker, a programme which uses writing as a therapeutic tool in bereavement.
I have written for many publications including the Telegraph and the Independent.
Represented by Jemima Hunt at The Writers’ Practice.