Hello, and thank you for coming to see my little space on the internet! I’m a writer and editor from England. By day, I work in digital marketing, and when I’m not doing that I’m writing poetry and non-fiction, blogging, going to concerts, learning Swedish, and generally having as lovely a time as possible.

I am a three-time cancer survivor with Lynch syndrome, and I write a lot about that in my poetry and on my blog. I had bowel cancer in 2010 when I was 22, at which point I had my colon removed and a colostomy for five months, which was reversed and an internal pouch was formed instead in 2011. A while after that I found out I have Lynch syndrome, which is a genetic condition that makes it more likely for a person to develop certain types of cancer. In 2018 I found out I had both uterine cancer and duodenal cancer (both in the same week, eek) and I had a hysterectomy (with ovaries removed) and a Whipple procedure (removal of the head of the pancreas, the duodenum, the gallbladder and the bile duct). I rattle when I walk now. (Kidding.) I am very unlucky, but in other ways, very lucky.

With my poetry, I tend to write about whatever is on my mind, and I adore poetry and music when the writer/artist is baring their all to the world – I think courageous writing is so commendable, and I try to do the same with my poetry. I’m the editor of Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, which publishes poetry and flash fiction from writers worldwide, and I have completed an MA Creative Writing degree, which I passed with Distinction. I’m hoping to continue my studies by embarking on a PhD soon.

Want to know more? Here’s an interview with me about writing poetry, and my editor interview on Duotrope.

I Had Cancer Blog Awards Winner 2016IHadCancer.com Best Blog Nominee 2017