I am a poet, writer, teacher and editor based in Manchester, UK. My second poetry collection, Still Life With Octopus, will be published by Nine Arches Press in July 2022. My debut novel, Go On, – a hybrid book I call a fictional memoir-in-collage, partly inspired by being writer-in-residence in Manchester’s Southern Cemetery – will be published by Broken Sleep Books in November 2022.

My hybrid book, And What If We Were All Allowed to Disappear, was published in a limited edition by Guillemot Press in March 2020. It is now sold out but can be read in electronic form as part of my PhD in Creative Writing, ‘Particle fictions: an experimental approach to creative writing and reading informed by particle physics’, available to be downloaded from Bath Spa University here: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/10693/

I am co-author, with Jo Bell and Ailsa Holland, of On This Day She: Putting Women Back into History One Day at a Time, which will be published by John Blake Books in February 2021. A spin-off from our hugely successful OnThisDay She Twitter account, it features 366 stories of women throughout history. My hybrid book, on Time, for which I received an Arts Council Developing Your Creative Practice grant, is now out with publishers.

My poetry pamphlet, How High Did She Fly?, one of the winners of the 2019 Live Canon Pamphlet Competition, was published by Live Canon in November 2019. Nine Arches Press published my debut poetry collection, Terms & Conditions in July 2017 and Unthank Books published my third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others in May. More information about my books is here. I am also constantly adding new recordings to my SoundCloud page if you’d like to hear me reading some of my work. I am founder and curator of ShortStops, a website whipping up excitement about UK & Ireland short story activity.

I co-authored Writing Short Stories: A Writers & Artists Companion (Bloomsbury, Dec 2014) together with Courttia Newland, and co-edited – together with Pippa Goldschmidt – an anthology of short stories inspired by the 100th birthday of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, I Am Because You Are.

I was a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Bristol from 2014-2016 and at the University of Manchester 2017-19 and 2020-21.

I was a 2014 Gladstone’s Library Writer-in-Residence and judge of the 2014 Bridport Flash Fiction Prize.