About the author
I live in London with my family as well as several cats. I was born here and love the cultural diversity of the city. Like most writers, I draw on my own experiences. Apart from anything else, it’s difficult to prevent aspects of your own life creeping into your writing. The things that made it into ‘Ed & Lily’ are memories of my Saturday job in Portobello Road when I was a teenager and the people I knew, and the work I do now with refugees. During the day, I work as an Asylum, Civil Liberties and Human Rights lawyer. As a result, I relate to Lily’s need to make a difference and am happy to be outed as a wannabe do-gooder. I meet a lot of people from very varied backgrounds and hear their, often heart-breaking, stories. Like Lily, I know that the right input at the right time can change people’s lives.
I write long and short fiction and my writing has been shortlisted and longlisted for the Exeter Novel and Short Storyprizes, Retreat West Short Story prize and Mind West Sussex Short Story prize.
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