Hello. Welcome to my website. As a writer and children’s rights lawyer, I’m hoping that this site will be a mix of writing, law and anything else remotely connected to both of those things. Thanks for taking a look.
On TOUR, my play TRAILBLAZER starting at The Lakeside Theatre, Essex University on the 4th, 5th and 6th May. Click here for link. So excited. Produced by the new, energetic theatre company – TWAS THEATRE, taking theatre in to schools around Essex. Several schools are already signed up. Workshops available too.
WORKSHOPS IN SCHOOL – offering workshops on creative writing generally, play writing, novel writing, characterisation, setting, pace etc. Also happy to talk law, children’s rights, writing about the law. Can tailor to suit age, class size etc so just contact me to discuss. Also available to book through specialist website www.schoolspeakers.co.uk. click here for link. For more info from me click here
MY BLOG on law, human rights and writing. Click here.
HIGHLY COMMENDED – In ‘A Play for the Nation’s Youth‘ for my play ‘Simeon.’ A competition by Salisbury Playhouse, NickHern Books, BBC Writersroom, Out of Joint and National Association of Youth Theatres. Delighted!
LONGLISTED – Essex Book Festival’s Making Waves Radio Play competition.
SHORTLISTED – Creative England Write2screen Writer Development Programme. Delighted to be one of 12 writers shortlisted for this. After a brilliantly helpful workshop in Norwich, I’m now writing the film script for Losing Agir.
FREQUENCY THEATRE – PLAY OF THE WEEK. ‘Trailblazer,’ (the original 15 minute version) produced as a download. To listen, click here
A TIME TO CHANGE : A Critical Conversation about Teen Fiction and Human Rights. 25th June 2013. Anglia Ruskin University. A fantastic interactive debate event kindly hosted by Anglia Ruskin University and organised by the Just Imagine Story Centre, Chelmsford. Joining me on the panel was teen author Phil Earl and the brilliant Zoe from the Essex Youth Assembly.
THE WHO CARES TRUST – Providing a legal Q and A to young people in care via this brilliant charity. For details click here
‘An inspiring story of how one young person can make a difference. A very good book which will not only greatly increase awareness of human rights and legal issues but will bring a tear to your eye.’ Cherie Booth QC.
Losing Agir is a story of hope and bravery, spanning borders and cultures. Based on true events following the destruction of a mountain village in Turkey, Agir, a 16 year old Kurd, is smuggled into the UK. There, he meets Alice, a 15 year old in care. As their friendship develops and Agir’s terrible story unfolds, Alice must find a way to free Agir from the clutches of a child smuggling operation.
Losing Agir was launched at The Law Society, London on 10th December 2012 in recognition of Human Rights Day.
‘an exciting and touching story, with a real sense of place and authenticity.’ Elizabeth Laird, Author of over 20 children’s books.
‘a 10/10 read.‘ Nayu’s Reading Corner.
‘This novel is fascinating and could become an integral and important part of essential reading for students.‘ Book Angel Booktopia
‘Incredibly pacey and exciting.‘ George Courtauld, Author
Available in hardback and on Kindle through Amazon Click here to buy