.After many years of writing and composing, I decided to pursue my interest in the written word and went on to take an MA in prose fiction at Canterbury Christ Church University/University of Kent, where I won the University of Kent T.S. Eliot student poetry award.
My fiction and poetry have been shortlisted four times for the prestigious Bridport Prize,
My poetry has been published in Envoi magazine and I have won second prize in the Saveas Short Story Competition on the theme of Rebellion
I am part of several poetry and music collaborations, the most recent being 'Colours of Love' with Derek Sellen and Mary Anne Smith