Between the lines

Writing on the fringes of publishing

About me and my writing

I’m a writer of fiction and non-fiction, who dabbled in film, television, cabaret and performance poetry, before settling on the written word.

My historical novel, A Murder of Crows, won the 2023 Global Novel competition and reached the shortlists of Novel London and Retreat West Opening Lines.

You’ll find my short stories in Mslexia, Litro and Unthology among others, and I’ll be self-publishing a small collection soon.

In non-fiction, I’ve interviewed Dolly Parton, written articles for the Guardian, book reviews for Litro Magazine and – for four years – edited an award-winning website for the University of Cambridge.

Image credit: Will Baker

Recent posts

How to read a novel for an audience

What I learnt when I had to read my novel for an audience at the London Novel Literary Festival from rehearsing to performing.

Editing and revising a novel

More than a few months ago, I wrote about finding a beta reader. Thanks to her feedback, I’ve since edited and revised my novel – despite myself.

Review of Man at Sea, by Liam Bell

Man At Sea by Liam Bell doesn’t just put you in the heart of a desolate war-torn island in the Mediterranean. It makes you want to shelter under the table with your arms above your head.

Christmas reading and books for Christmas

If you need some Christmas reading – or you’re lucky enough to get book tokens for Christmas – here are some recommendations.

Moving to Mastodon

Moving to Mastodon isn’t easy and it may not be the best platform for writers, but it’s a great up yours to Elon Musk.