Who am I and what am I doing here
I derive a great joy from creating something pleasing, beautiful even, out of language. I am a wordsmith. I always have been.
At the age of 13 I had a go at writing a book - a humorous insight into the world of a teenager - and at 14 an extract from it was published in popular teen magazine, Bliss.
As an older teenager, I vented much of my angst (much, though sadly not all) through poetry.
I produced one of my greatest writing achievements at 21, a commentary on the sociopolitical benefits of homosexuality in Ancient Greece, which saw me obtain First Class Honours at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
One post-graduate diploma in Law later, I found my way to a career in public relations and communications, where I could explore all facets of my love of the written word in a variety of media, from social to trade media, brand storytelling to advertising. Editorial features, opinion pieces and interviews are where my heart lies.