I’m a former Times journalist and Arts Editor of Prospect Magazine and the bestselling author of Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband, published by Hodder Headline in the UK in 2014, Little Brown in the US and translated into several languages. I’m now working with an all-woman director, producer, writer team to bring Season to Taste to TV. My first novel, We All Ran into the Sunlight was published by Short Books in 2011.
Since October 2016, I’ve been on the Cornerstones Literary Consultancy editorial team where you’ll find me consulting, mentoring and editing with great joy. I’ve taken on some terrific projects in the last six months and am inspired by each and every journey. You’ll find us on Twitter here, at the London Book Fair in March 2017 and our website here with our New York office just opened and the blog up and running here. In July 2017 I became Managing Editor at Cornerstones.
I was a part-time student on the Goldsmiths PhD in Creative Writing course but switched to screenwriting with John Yorke and his Story for Screen with the Professional Writer’s Academy. If you haven’t read John’s book, check out INTO THE WOODS: HOW STORIES WORK AND WHY WE TELL THEM or visit his website at John Yorke Story.
I’m still involved with the awesome LITERARY KITCHEN and often found writing in the shed! If you’re in London and want a course in creative writing that’ll make everything pop and bang and whizz, and doesn’t cost the earth, get in touch with amazing Andrea here.
And I’m currently working as in-house writer for a number of small businesses. This keeps me busy, connecting with people and out of my own clouds… I’ve loved getting to know the team at MACARO, run by the brilliant Beatriz, and also ETUI, about to launch… watch this space.
I’m a member at THE HOUSE OF ST BARNABUS in Soho where you’ll find me drinking coffee regularly, working when i can, or dancing if I can’t help it. Meanwhile, I’ve been renovating a lovely old house in Peckham. South London, which is home to me and my sons.
…owning the story…