My memoir

I have been immersed in so many things. The most important being finishing my memoir and getting it ready to send out into the world. It started as a series of essays, some of which have been published by Granta, Litro, Aeon, found here on this site in my publications. But then I decided, in […]

A Wild and Precious Evening

Last Monday Zoe and I hosted our first event for A Wild and Precious Life, our ACE-funded anthology of recovery stories, which sprung from our teaching creative writing to a group of people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction at Hackney Recovery Service (affiliated with St Mungo’s). The event took place at, a radical […]

A Wild and Precious Update

We are now, as of today, 1/4 of the way towards reaching our crowdfunding goal to publish our recovery anthology, A Wild and Precious Life through award-winning publisher Unbound. 25% in approx two months is pretty good going We have written our Arts Council application to ask for their support to reach our target […]

New Year’s Eve

This is a small piece of creative nonfiction I wrote about taking drugs and going to World Dance in the 1990s. It’s part of a bigger piece that looks at addiction in all its forms and its legacy. You can read it here: The Real Story is a small Arts Council online journal, celebrating creative […]