I am a science fiction and fantasy novelist for young adults, and a freelance proof-reader and editor.  I graduated from Winchester University with a First Class BA in Creative Writing in 2014, and went on to study MA Writing for Children in 2015.

I grew up by the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, writing very serious stories about the fairies in my neighbour’s blackberry bushes.  When I was seventeen I wrote a particularly bloody fairy tale for my A Level coursework, and my English teacher started calling me ‘Unicorn Murderer’.  This is my second favourite nickname, losing only to my GCSE Biology teacher’s moniker ‘Doctor Death’ (I’d had a bad day, and I was very enthusiastic dissecting frozen hearts and eyeballs).

These days I’ve given up chopping organs, but I’m still working on the fantasy violence.  I enjoy a challenge, and I’ve completed NaNoWriMo two years in a row (2011 and 2012) and Camp NaNoWrimo once (2014).  In my novels, I explore how magic or advanced technology could change humanity, for better or worse.  I am currently working on a steampunk novel featuring reincarnating assassins, steam powered automatons and a high velocity airship chase.

Besides writing, my hobbies include dancing (well), painting (poorly) and playing the piano (well enough to start saving for a baby grand any day now).

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