I write arts criticism, comic autobiography, prose fiction and poetry.
I write reviews and interviews for the music magazine Loud and Quiet.
I used to write regular reviews and opinion pieces for the Leeds based blog The Culture Vulture, click here for an archive of those.
I blog at the Huffington Post from time to time.
From 2012-2017 I authored the blog Reasons to be Single which won the 2013 Cosmopolitan Blog Award in the ‘Best Sex and Relationships’ category, after being shortlisted from over 40,000 entrants. I now blog, occasionally, at If You Ask Me.
In 2005 I was awarded second place in the Paddon Award for Creative Writing for my short story The Weight of an Echo. My poem Leather Seats and Other Stories was long-listed for the Bridport prize in 2008.
I am currently working on an experimental long-form story, that explores the relationship between the real and the fictional. You can view the archive of that project here, and sign up to receive the latest entries here.
My writing is represented by Susan Smith at the MBA Literary Agency.