I am an experienced writer and researcher. Alongside developing my own work, I lead a unique social history project, Eighth in the East, which explores the legacy of the 8th USAAF in the east of England through archaeology, social history, art and theatre.

In 2015 I worked with the BBC to develop and research a television programme to mark the 70th Anniversary of VE Day. The broadcast, VE Day- First Days of Peace, was transmitted on 11 May 2015.

Previously, I was head of communications and marketing for the Poetry Trust, playing a key role in successfully delivering the annual Aldeburgh International Poetry Festival.

My poetry has featured widely on radio. Most recently my bird poems were performed by Cerys Matthews on her BBC 6 Music show and my work has featured on Danny Baker’s award winning national radio show.

My prose and non-fiction work has featured in Caught by the River, the Countryman Magazine, County Life and The Bohemian, amongst other publications. I also perform live at a number of festivals, such as Folk East.

Throughout the 2012-13 season, I also wrote a unique prose piece for the award winning Luton Town  match day programme  ‘Talk of the Town’. I continue to interpret the team’s peaks & troughs through a match report Haiku.  These are shared under the twitter feed @hatterhaiku

Books and writing have held a life long love for me. A romance first inspired when running away from home as a child. Spending my time not with a circus, but in Luton Library.

I now live in a small cottage close to the Suffolk coast.


You can contact me about my work at


and on twitter


 I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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