ABOUT ME

 

Thanks for checking out my website. I’m an author and journalist by profession, which is a fancy way of saying I like words – writing them, reading them, editing them, or just trying to come up with really long ones for Scrabble. I enjoy romantic fiction, thought-provoking features and good grammar. (And cake. Lots of cake.)

During the past 15 years, I’ve worked in a staff or freelance capacity for many of the UK’s biggest media companies, including:

  • Associated Newspapers/DMGT
  • News International
  • Emap
  • IPC
  • The BBC
  • The National Magazine Company (now Hearst Magazines UK)

I’m a total movie obsessive with a passion for entertainment journalism, having covered the BAFTAs, the London Film Festival and numerous premieres. 
I’ve also been lucky enough to interview some of my favourite stars, including:

  • James Franco
  • James McAvoy
  • Dev Patel
  • Andy Serkis
  • Fearne Cotton
  • Noel Clarke

Other areas of interest include bridal, travel, health and general women’s lifestyle. My articles have appeared in YOU Magazine (Mail on Sunday), Daily Express, Zest, Company, Cosmopolitan Bride, You & Your Wedding and many other titles.

My feature on brain tumours (read here) was hailed a “moving, powerful article” by Piers Morgan on Twitter. The petition I launched with this story attracted more than 120,000 signatures, resulting in the first ever inquiry by the House of Commons’ Petitions Committee and a 2016 parliamentary debate.

In 2017, my debut novel The One was published in Germany, where it spent five consecutive weeks in the top 50 of the Der Spiegel paperback fiction bestseller list (yay!). It’s now coming to the UK in March 2018 – to preorder your copy, click here – and will also be published in Portugal shortly.

Please feel free to have a look around my site, or drop me a line using the contact form. I look forward to hearing from you!