I have enjoyed a varied career. It includes working on programmes broadcast by two London regional radio stations and on a magazine television series for a cable channel, IDTV. I have worked in the various production roles at the BBC in different departments such as Education, Religion Radio and Children’s Radio Magazine Programmes. These programmes were for both primary and preschool aged children.
I have also dabbled in indie film making. I worked mainly in promotional development and factual research. More recently, I have been involved in the charity sector on various projects mainly in the fundraising and promotions department.
In addition to this, I have been a youth worker, a support worker for a mental health charity and won awards for choreography as a dance teacher.
I am also an award-winning author and writer. My short stories and poems have been featured in anthologies such as Dear Tomato – An International Crop of Poems on Food and Agriculture, Hipp-O-Dee-Doo-Dah and Words and Other Wild Things. And also magazines from around the globe such as Storytime, The School Magazine, High Five, Stinkwaves and The Caterpillar as well as broadcast on BBC Children’s Radio.
I have been placed in competitions for my print books as well as for individual pieces of work at local and national level. Some of them include: The Nestle Munchbunch Storytelling Contest (south east regional winner – short story for children); Brit Unpublished Writer’s Contest (finalist – poetry collection); The Plough International Poetry Contest (long list – single children’s poem); The Moondance International Film Festival (finalist twice and winner – short story for children); The Winchester Writer’s Festival (final six – funny fiction novel extract aged 8+); Paperscreen play (Winner – adult horror – short film script – best concept, nominee – best genre script).
I have always liked working with children in a hands on capacity as well as creating work for them.