Hello. Welcome to my website. As a writer and children’s rights/family lawyer, I’m hoping that this site will be an informative mix of writing, law and anything else remotely connected to both of those things. Thanks for taking a look.
MY BLOG – I’m thinking writing, law, whatever. Click here for link. I’m now part of the MUMSNET BLOGGING NETWORK and on the 3rd April 2014 my ‘Cinderella Law’ blog was featured on the front page. On 10th June, my blog, Self-Represented Litigants, about the cuts in legal aid was featured on legal website THE JUSTICE GAP. See here for link. Over the weekend of 12th July my blog The legal aid cuts in cases about children are not right or fair was guest post on Mumsnet. See here
SCHOOL SPEAKERS -now also available to book through specialist website www.schoolspeakers.co.uk. click here for link or contact me direct. Bookings are building. Happy to talk law, rights, plays, novels…whatever.
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. Very exciting. My first ever play, ‘Trailblazer,’ (a 15 min play written for my MA in Creative Writing) has been produced and is available to 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
SCHOOLS – Workshops available on law, rights and writing. Plus Teachers Materials to support legal issues in Losing Agir. For more info please 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!
‘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
Now stocked by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL click here to buy from Amnesty’s online store
Also available in hardback and on Kindle through Amazon Click here to buy