writer, editor & creative producer
available for full-time and freelance creative work
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
As a Creative Writing & Drama student, I specialised in playwriting whilst studying at the University of Winchester. This led me to develop a love of writing for radio. Please enjoy a selection of first-class scripts from my horror radio series Culture Killings.
Culture Killings: Lights Out
Culture Killings: Piano Lessons
As well as radio production, I also wrote for the stage. See below to read my short play The Takeaway:
I love true crime with unequivocal passion. Whether it's books, podcasts or documentaries - I can guarantee I've heard of it.
This fascination and dedication to the genre has resulted in the work I present below; please enjoy the first four chapters of my crime novel A Family Affair.
Set in the fictional town of Kingsdene in Northampton, the Walters' family have their lives turned upside down when six-year-old Christopher goes missing from the park.
A Family Affair: Chapter 1
Peggy Walters was standing in the doorway of her kitchen, a brown, home-sewn pinafore tied loosely around her slim waist. ‘I thought you wanted to go to the park?’
She called upstairs to her son again, hoping for even the slightest reaction, but still nothing happened. Her patience was beginning to wear thin, as she reached for a broom in the cupboard beside her.
A Family Affair: Chapter 2
‘Mam doesn’t like the lights on,’ Peggy explained. ‘She thinks they’re too harsh.’
Howard nodded and proceeded into the hallway.
‘I think she’s gone to bed.’
Peggy flicked a switch on the wall beside her, and suddenly the entire bottom floor was illuminated by a few naked bulbs dangling from the ceiling. The staircase up to the top floor was painted to match the chipped sideboard and littered with coats, rain-macs and what was, presumably, items of Christopher’s school uniform. As they reached the kitchen, Peggy turned to the DCI.
A Family Affair: Chapter 3
The noise was deafening; bits of plaster and wood came away from the wall and flew around the room, landing on the un-kept carpet. Howard crawled to his knees, eager to dodge the menacing spray of debris.
‘Stanley…’ he croaked, his throat dry from last night’s whisky, ‘Stanley, stop!’
A Family Affair: Chapter 4
The sound of Howard’s voice reverberated around the brown-painted walls of CID. The silence could be pricked with a pin as the unenthusiastic, slow-moving bodies of his colleagues infuriated him further.
‘Chop, chop lads. Get a bloody move on!’
Please see below a selection of stories inspired by the works of classic gothic authors:
- An Author's Enquiry is the opening chapter of my historical crime novel influenced by Arthur Conan Doyle's brilliant tales of Sherlock Holmes.
- 13 Addlestone Grove is a short prequel to Stephen King's infamous Salem's Lot.
An Author's Enquiry
The sudden cast shadow made Alistair Marsh look up. The short, rather sullen looking woman loomed over him with a copy of The Pall Mall Gazette in her hand.
‘Oh,’ he said, setting his tea cup down on the water-stained, mahogany table. ‘Thank you, Mrs. Simmons.’
‘You’re welcome, Sir. Though why you insist on ‘aving yesterday evenin’s paper I will never understand…’
As she walked away, a trail of bergamot and lavender scent was left wafting about the room.
‘It’s called research!’ he called out after her, but other than the slam of a door, there came no reply.
13 Addlestone Grove
Campaigns & Projects
As well as the day to day content creation for our young visitors, I have also designed and produced several immersive experiences for KidZania throughout the last three years.
- KidZania's Secret Christmas (2020 & 2021)
- KidZania's Wonderland (2021)
- KidZania Celebrates: The Platinum Jubilee (2022)
- KidZania's Summer of Fun (2022)
Each project saw the creation of new scripts and activities across our city, as well as a unique narrative that visitors could engage with both during and after their visit. These events were highly profitable and extremely well received by our target market.
As well as designing the events themselves, I also conceptualised, wrote and directed for the adverts for two of these immersive experiences. Please enjoy!
Like so many others, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic KidZania London had to shut its doors.
I, along with fantastic Graphic Designer Amy Brewer, created a series of 'at home' worksheets so our visitors could keep learning and exploring their career opportunities all from the comfort of their own living rooms.
Please see below a selection of our most popular work:
Blue Plaque Project
To celebrate Black History Month, I replicated London's famous blue plaques around our own miniature city in KidZania London.
I wanted to ensure that our visitors were seeing the successes of these Black protagonists, trailblazing in their different fields. Although only commissioned for October 2020, I fought for the plaques to stay-put and now we as a company can celebrate, educate and grow all year round.
Please see below the plaques in their conceptual state. Written by me and drawn by the very talented Nadina Narain:
As well as a writer, I am a devoted traveller. Combining these two passions resulted in what you see below; a series of articles documenting my adventures as I trot around the globe:
Kilimanjaro & Tanga, Tanzania
Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania
There were two bathroom blocks in the field we stayed in. One frighteningly close to our tents that everyone and their mother see
By nature, I am a very lonely person. Not so much in the bad way of feeling lonesome and as if I have nobody there, but it just so happens that I spend a lot of time with myself. I practically live alone (sorry Nan), I travel alo
The Serengeti, Tanzania
Driving to the top rim of the crater was an experience. The roads would sometimes narrow and tree branches would intercept our windows, all whilst the sound of squelching mud span in the tyres below. As we climbed higher up the c
It’s a moment I can’t quite pinpoint. We’d been in the jeep for a few hours, aimlessly cooing at grazing Zebras and trying to identify Grant’s Gazelle from Thompson’s, when it suddenly hit me. An overwhelming swell of happiness tha
After 24 hours of travel time, I should have been exhausted. We’ve already discussed that my ability to sleep onboard flights is non-existent so I was basically a walking zombie by this point. I’d been asked to fill out an arrivals form, just before we landed in Na
On the Road
I waited 17 years of my life to go on this trip. 17 long years of Googling safaris, listening to my parents’ wedding stories over and over again and smiling through my tears at every glorious sce
I went into isolation on the 17th of March. The last thing I did in the outside world was board a train from Sheffield to Kings Cross St. Pancras after spending a glorious four days with my best friend in the Peak District. Pretty good timing, when you think about it. I went into quarantine
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, The Lion King and Mrs. Doubtfire; all my faves, and all on the now titled ‘Ultimate Hollywood’ bucket list. I’m s
The flight to Budapest was longer than I expected. I suppose I might
The Girl Code
I always valued myself as an out-going person. I was always the confident one at school, you know the type, the one who’s nominated to ask
This is my first solo trip. My first time alone on a plane, my first time in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The flying time to Amsterdam was the shortest flight I’ve ever been on. It took a whole 38 minutes from Gatwick, and we
Prague, Czech Republic
I first thought of Prague as a travel destination after Googling the best routes throug
Following the decision to write my own crime novel, accompanied by my general fascination for the mystery and thriller genres, I produced a detailed rationale exploring the popularity of historical crime fiction. Please see below my first-class research paper: