Previously a freelance feature writer, editor, teacher and lecturer, I now focus on the hyperlocal Bude & Beyond Community website and on writing history books. To access  Breastfeeding-What’s the Problem? please go to the payment page. The cost of this is kept purposefully small (£2.00).

A First Class Honours graduate in Literature, my recent books, commissioned and published by Amberley Publishing, include Bude Through Time, Bude – the Postcard Collection, and Secret Bude. They are available at Wharf Studio, Spencer Thorn, Crescent Post Office, online via Amazon or this website,  or from the publisher.

I currently work from Wharf Studio in Bude, where I am researching and writing a book about the fascinating, enigmatic tarot artist, Pamela Colman Smith, and run writing groups/classes for those wanting to fill the blank page and get their story out.

There are older titles I have written or edited from my freelance feature writing/publishing days. Working with writers was always rewarding; my favourite was probably the late and lovely John Nicklin who was a trawlerman and had the language to match, so the book required strong editing – but what a story he had to tell! Christine Kenny also wrote a fascinating book based on her interviews with women mill workers.  She wanted to call it The Smell of Christmas but I was struck by the women workers exclaiming about dust from the cotton getting everywhere…it became Cotton Everywhere.

Editing, manuscript reading, writing and proofreading services are still available.

Here is a small sample of my previous written/edited titles:

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