I’m a poet and novelist who works in biotechnology. After taking redundancy in 2011, I studied for an MA in Poetry at Royal Holloway, University of London. In 2014 I relocated from Oxfordshire to Barnard Castle, County Durham, with my husband, Frank (who works for a pharma company) and two Battersea rescue cats, Socks and Zoe.
I’m a town councillor in Barnard Castle and secretary of the local Labour Party branch. I’m also the proprietor of The Stare’s Nest, a webzine of poetry with a political and social conscience.
My poems have been published in a range of magazines and also appear in Black Light Engine Room’s Dark Matter VI chapbook, which I share with Lancastrian poet, Jim Burns.