Page of People's Friend Magazine.

My story, ‘Dig a Little Deeper’, in The People’s Friend


  • Back in at the Deep End | Woman’s Weekly
  • Hairs and Graces | The People’s Friend Special
  • Icing on the Cake | The People’s Friend
  • The Mystery of Acacia Street | The People’s Friend
  • Day by Day | Woman’s Weekly
  • The Perfect Blend | The People’s Friend
  • New Lease of Life | The People’s Friend Special
  • Timeless Advice | The People’s Friend Special
  • A Taste of Home | The People’s Friend Special
  • Dig a Little Deeper | The People’s Friend
  • Threads | Virtual Zine
  • # | T’Art Press Summer Showcase
  • On The Road Again | The People’s Friend
  • One Thing From 13 August 1984 | Coin Operated Press Climate Action Zine
  • Back to the Future | Seven Days Magazine
  • The Perfect Christmas | Woman’s Weekly
  • Childhood | 50-Word Stories
  • Family Album | Root, Branch, Tree: National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2020
  • Every Other Sunday | Splonk Issue 3
  • 14 May 1952 | Severine
  • The Secret to Good Pastry | Dog-Ear Magazine
  • This Christmas | The Dribble Drabble Review
  • Bereavement Support | Fewer Than 500
  • Perfect Match | The Drabble
  • Shelf-mates | 50-Word Stories
  • Motel | Roar Reading Series One-Sentence Story Contest Winner, November 2019
  • The Escapists | Ireland’s Own Magazine
  • Inheritance | Domestic Cherry 6
  • Taking the Long View | Battery Pack III (Neon Literary Magazine)
  • The Memory Box | That’s Life Fast Fiction (Australia)
  • What happened at the squash club on 23 April 1982 | Open Pen
  • One Carriage Away | Ellipsis Zine: ONE
  • Home Again | Thousand: An Anthology of Very Short Fiction
  • The Wednesday Women’s Adventure Club | That’s Life Fast Fiction (Australia)
  • Maternity Leave | What She Knew Zine (Papaya Press)
  • Morpha | FreezeRay Poetry
  • Telegraph | Bottlecap Press
  • Hall of Mirrors | 50-Word Stories
  • Weight of Evidence | Runner-up in Flashbang Competition (Crimefest 2016)
  • Caged | Firefly Magazine Issue 1
  • Dress Myself | Spelk
  • Speak Properly, Witness, I once knew a woman made of stories, I found them in Cancer Research, Speak Properly, Lino | Paragraph Planet
  • Growth | littlems newsletter (Mslexia)
  • Keeping in touch | Landmarks: National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2015
  • The Key and Passed | After the Pause
  • Returned | Alliterati Magazine
  • Wallace | Inspired by my Museum Anthology (British Council and Sampad Arts)
  • Coffee to Go | The Journeyman
  • Resolute | National Flash Fiction Day Flash Flood 2014
  • My Way | shortlisted in Jukebox Story flash fiction competition and read at the 2014 North London Literary Festival
  • Changing Light | Scraps: A collection of flash fictions for National Flash-Fiction Day 2013



  • Writer of the Week Interview | The People’s Friend
  • Book Review: ‘Practical Guide to Creative Writing in Schools’ by Fiona Clark | Writing in Education Issue No. 84
  • For the Love of It: Family History | Mslexia 86
  • Short Stories | Guest blog for Hazel Osmond
  • Flash Fiction | Guest blog for Hazel Osmond
  • Digi_Transform | New Writing North Journal. You can also watch me talk about my experiences on the Digital Literature programme in the Creative Fuse Digi_Transform film.
  • CatPawCino: Visiting a Cat Café in Newcastle with Kids | Guest blog for North East Family Fun
  • Durham Cuckoo Young Writers’ Flash Fiction Workshop | New Writing North Journal
  • Book Review: ‘The Patriots’ by Sara Krasikov | Mslexia Max (subscription only)
  • Parents’ Book Group: The Outrun by Amy Liptrot | New Writing North Journal
  • Booking open for Flash Fiction Festival UK, 30% fall in library usage, Entries open for BAME short story comp, Local words celebrated for National Poetry Day, World Book Night changes, Tom getting type cast, Software slip-ups, Messages in Bottles, Beowulf’s beginning, Bailey’s Best of the Best, BBC Launches 2016 Get Reading Campaign, and Authors Seek Help | Writers’ Forum newsFRONT page
  • Advice for writing competitions | Hysteria 3 Anthology
  • Book review: The Family First Aid Guide | Zest Magazine
  • Book review: ‘Marrying Up’ by Wendy Holden | Essentials Magazine

She’d be in the kitchen, kneading and scrubbing and worrying. As if everyone was still at home.

Every Other Sunday – Splonk Issue 3


When you get home you put his watch and wedding ring in a shoe box.

14 May 1952 – Severine


My grandma was born in Birmingham in 1904 and, like everyone of that generation, lived an extraordinary ordinary life. Her earliest memories were of waving to injured soldiers on Red Cross troop trains and her mother tending to victims of horse-and-cart accidents. But when we tried to film her talking about her experiences we’d end up with monologues about the price of ham or Barbara’s new wallpaper.

For the Love of It Family History – Mslexia


Squash suddenly belonged with yuppies and Filofaxes. Needed only by screenwriters to show how ruthless Michael Douglas was.

What happened at the squash club on 23 April 1982 – Open Pen