I am a writer, editor, publisher, storyteller and performer.
Being a bit of a mongrel, a mudblood, a half-and-half, mixed race, betwixt-and-between sort of gal has shaped my outlook, my humour and my writing as much as my skin colour.
On this site you can find over 100 of my published articles – and links to the some of the books that I've either edited or contributed to. Hope you enjoy reading them; let me know what you think.
The hottest, driest June on record had simply extended unbroken into July, and apart from one brief downpour, which barely managed to soak the topsoil, looked set to unroll till the end of summer.… [more]
It was a typical English summer’s day, in that it felt like early November and I was regretting not bringing my gloves. The wind clawed through the sycamore and chestnuts, yanking their leaves back at the wrist and setting their silver undersides streaming, while above them, the hilltops vanished into the low-bellied clouds.… [more]
I walked along the lane leading up to the Wessex Ridgeway, the way I’d come in January. The trees had lost the sharp distinction of winter, and even the crisp pointillism of early spring had given way to a kind of blurring – a soft wash of green...… [more]