After a degree in English, I worked in international peacebuilding and documentary film-making which taught me a lot about telling stories. When my grandmother left me some money in her will I left my job and started to write full time. In 2009 I published Days of Grace, the story of what happens to Nora, aged 12, when she’s evacuated to a vicarage at the start of WWII and falls in love with the vicar’s daughter. In 2011 I published The Proof of Love, which is about a Cambridge mathematician who goes to work on a sheep farm in the Lake District in the long hot summer of 1976, with tragic consequences. It won the Green Carnation Prize for LGBT literature. My new novel, The Repercussions, will be published in September 2014 and is about a female war photographer just back from Afghanistan and Indian soldiers who were patients in the Brighton Pavilion in WWI.
- Literary fiction
I’m offering two hours of mentoring in person with one follow-up Skype conversation and two hours of email mentoring (although flexible if more is needed)
In person, by email, by telephone