I am a writer and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. My debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published in 2019 by Yorkshire-based Blossom Spring Publishing. I’ve also had two poetry collections published: A Model Archaeologist by Eyewear Publishing in London in 2015 and Chemotherapy for the Soul with Canadian publisher Fowlpox Press in 2017. In addition, I’ve self-published two poetry collections and a novella, Zombie Reflux.
Archaeology is a big influence in my writing: my degree was in Archaeology and Palaeoecology and after graduating I worked as a Field Archaeologist for my first professional job. Gods of Avalon Road, A Model Archaeologist and Zombie Reflux all have archaeological themes.
Another main inspiration for my writing comes from my experience travelling in Japan while I worked as an English language teacher at a private school in Tottori. My second novel, which as of 2021 is currently under consideration by a US publisher, is set in Japan.
Aside from my own writing, I’m one half of a literary couple with my writer-poet hubby, Joseph Robert: we also co-edit Bindweed Magazine together – just in case there are any writers out there who want to submit their poetry or short fiction to us! We also have a lively literary tot keeping us busy; a voracious reader of dinosaur board books.
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My publications at a glance:
My online shop Meandi Books
My debut novel Gods of Avalon Road
My debut poetry collection A Model Archaeologist
My novella Zombie Reflux