I am a Midlands based writer, director, composer and teacher of the performing arts.
When I was a child I loved to write poetry and stories and this love is something I never grew out of. I think my love of stories is what attracted me to the performing arts and this became my main hobby. When I left school I went to a professional theatre college and trained in acting, singing and dancing and for a few years, worked as a professional performer.
Sadly, things don't always work out the way we would like and due to the impact on my family from the recession, I had to give up the unpredictable income and find something a little more stable.
I began teaching singing and then teaching musical theatre for the Nottingham Academy of Performing Arts.
In this job I was able not only to continue my love of theatre, but also once again return to writing. The students wanted a chance to perform on stage, but the school was very new and didn't have the finances to afford to pay for a published production so I took the opportunity to write scripts for the different age groups that would not only be free for them to perform, but also give every member of the class a chance to play a role. I was amazed how popular these scripts became with the students and how much fun they had performing my stories on stage. By specially writing productions I gave them original works and the audiences loved the shows.
With a new found confidence in my own writing I began the labour of love which was my first book trilogy, 'A Prophet's Quest'. Working on the books alongside my other jobs and script writing meant they often had to take a back seat meaning that although these works still hold a special place in my heart I feel I need to develop them further with the skills I have learned before releasing them publicly.
Having trained in theatre but not attended university, I found I wanted to explore further education and gain a degree. I really wanted to develop my music composition skills as well as my creative writing and chose to study a BA (Hons) which allowed me to combine the two subjects and later join them together in a final project. This immersive audiobook was challenging to create, but marks the final stages of my degree which I hope it complete by the end of 2023.
Of course, studying a degree part time, teaching, writing scripts and delivering workshops in other jobs delayed any writing intended for publication, including my trilogy, but in 2020 the pandemic forced us all inside and I suddenly had the time to focus on my writing and consider the potential to work as a writer.
I have two plays which are published by Scripts on Stage and is available for performance by amateurs, schools and youth groups and I am currently editing other scripts with the possible potential for publication.
Samples of my writing can be found on this website, along with articles and thoughts I have had. I will be taking on freelance writing and I'm always happy to receive enquiries about my work. I hope you enjoy what you read!