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I’m a writer. I make things with words. 

I'm the author of the bestselling novels, The Dress and Miss Mary’s Book of Dreams, which have now been translated into Italian, French, German, Polish and Bulgarian.

My collection of poems Refugee is partly inspired by my work as a 'writing mentor' with an amazing organisation called Freedom from Torture. I teach creative writing at Teesside University and I research and publish on the connections between creative writing and wellbeing. This is my web page at Teesside University.

If you'd like to find out more about my work and research, read my blog about writing and download resources for using writing in personal and professional development, please do join me here 

Enquiries: I'm represented by Josephine Hayes at The Blair Partnership.