Blogging about literature, language, politics, environment, feminism and the miscellany of life

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I’ve flipped back and forth between  writing and  academia throughout my working life. 

This site is mostly about my life as a creative writer with pages of boasting about what has been published or performed. And what self-respecting writer these days doesn’t have a blog. Sometimes memoir, sometimes essay, sometimes art review, I write to turn down the noise in my brain.

The writing career highlights – my short stories have been published in several  literary magazines and some of my stage plays have been professionally performed with the support of Arts Council England. Taking a break from scriptwriting, I find myself writing more and more essays. One of these was shortlisted by Wasafiri Magazine for their Life Writing Competition and others have found their way into literary magazines. 

As a linguist, I’ve authored four textbooks, including Digital Textuality (2015, Palgrave Macmillan), and I’ve had my research published in several books and journals. I’m the Book Reviews Editor for Open Learning. I’m also a regular contributor to the Literary Encyclopedia, writing on literary and linguistic topics.

Member of East Anglia Writers and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists (SWWJ)

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My collection of short stories, Saving Spike and other stories is available from Amazon and other online retailers in paperback and e-book.