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'Let me live, love, and say it well

in good sentences.'
―Sylvia Plath

I am a freelance writer and editor with a particular interest in travel writing, wartime history, intrepid women and Southeast Asia. I grew up in Herefordshire, attended the University of York, and now live in London. Before going freelance I worked for an independent publisher. I have written for a number of publications including Reader's Digest, Slightly Foxed, Writing Magazine and Historia.

I work as a freelance copy-editor and have regularly edited books published by Routledge, Pen & Sword, Phoenix Publishing House, Rethink Press, and Boldwood Books. I work on fiction and non-fiction, and I have a particular interest in history (in both categories). ​

My first novel, The Long Journey Home, won the 2019 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize and was published by Bonnier Zaffre in June 2021. I have written a few articles about the writing process and the inspiration for the book, which you can see here. I am now working on my second novel and researching a third.

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