Publications, readings, prizes




Short Stories

SIXTEEN FEET was shortlisted for The Manchester Fiction Prize 2016

SOURDOUGH has finally been published by someone! It is in New London Writers

EVOLUTION was short-listed in The Fish Flash Fiction Award 2016

ARMSTRONG was short-listed in The Fish Short Story Prize 2016

MILEY CYRUS FAULT in The Manchester Review issue 14

GRIMALDI was published in Riptide Vol 10

HOMER was published on Visual Verse May 2014

WHAT ME & PA SAW IN THE MEADOW was shortlisted for The Bristol Prize 2013 and is in their wonderful anthology.

SOURDOUGH was shortlisted for The Writers & Artists Yearbook Arvon Prize 2013 and published onsite.

TEA & FRANKENSTEIN was published on the One Million Stories website and included in their best of 2011 anthology.

FOOTPRINTS was published in the first issue of What The Dicken’s? Magazine

PEACOCK, VW and DUET were included  on Paragraph Planet in 2012

CLARKSON WAS GOOD was short listed at the Guildford Book Festival 2010 and published in THE TRAIN IN THE NIGHT AND OTHER STORIES published by Completely Novel in 2010.

CLARKSON WAS GOOD also published in Swamp Writing,Time & Memory issue 2010.



I have had a few essays published by Threshold’s Short Story Forum

HOW WE DECIDED on The Brighton Prize shortlist

THE TWO MRS FOXES about Sarah Hall’s short story Mrs Fox

IN PRAISE OF AUGGIE WREN on Paul Auster’s classic Christmas story



I am relatively new to poetry but a very lovely journal agreed to publish a few recently and I must say I am in excellent international company.

METAPHOR MAGAZINE – 2nd poet, Peacock, Refuse, A Jacket For My Father and Tuscan Bread

VISUAL VERSE – March 2014 Songbird Soup


I have collaborated with jeweller Vivienne Ridley on The Riddler Collection, combining one off items with modern fables to make a truly unique gift for every occassion.

Readings and Events

An Evening With Unbound, 11th April 2018 Brighton Waterstones

A panel discussion with Unbound authors Lulu Allison, Pierrre Hollins, myself and Editor Matthew Clayton. Everything you need to know about crowdfunding a book!

Write By The Beach 2018 Brighton March 17th

I will be talking about cracking the art of short story submissions.

The Bookish Supper Salon Brighton, Regency Town House Feb 16th 2018

A wonderful evening of food and book chat in the truly special setting of The Regency Town House.

Together The People, Preston Park Sept 5th and 6th 2015 – The Beach Hut Writers on The Soapbox Stage on Saturday and Sunday evening.

Rattle Tales @ Brighton Fringe 2015

The Beach Hut Writers in The Tinker Box, Brighton Fringe 2015

The Small WOnder Slam @ The Charleston Festival 2014

Readings @ 42 Artists Open Houses 2014

I will be reading at INCURSION Vol 2 at Brighton’s Community Art Centre on March 30th

I have read at Rattle Tales many time, including once in France and three times at Brighton Fringe and at SMALL WONDER at Charleston.

Underneath was read by Wordtheatre at Latitude Festival 2012 and at their Anaphylaxis benefit the week before. Both times the stories were read by Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones) and Diana Vickers and they were a joy to listen to!

STARLINGS was long listed for the Edge Hill Prize 2012

My short story SOURDOUGH, about a homeless man in New York at the time of John Lennon’s death was short-listed for the Writer’s & Artists Yearbook Arvon Short Story Prize 2012 and published on their website.

I read an extract from STARLINGS at Grit Lit Brighton on December 9th 2011 at The Red Rooster in Kemptown watch

I read an extract from STARLINGS at Ace Stories Brighton on September 25th 2011 at The Pelirocco Hotel.

UNDERNEATH was read at Grit Lit, Brighton, Dec. 2010

UNDERNEATH was read at Liars League London on July 12th 2011 watch

ACE Stories commissioned a story for their charity event THE SEA at Saint Luke’s Church Hove in aid of The RNLI, the most interesting venue I have ever read at.

I took part in the Hendrick’s Short Story Slam at the 2011 Brighton Fringe Festival. A terrifying and exciting experience!

I read at The Gloobah and AC Artist’s Open Houses during the 2011 Brighton Festival and will be doing more readings this year.

DALEKS was long-listed in the 2009 Fish Short Story Prize.

Two of my stories SLEEPING IN A COFFIN and VIRTUOSITY have been expertly interpreted at Are You Sitting Comfortably? in Brighton. I recommend this as an experience for a writer so check out their website.

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