Meet the Author
I have been writing professionally for over 25 years and I love what I do. Writing can be fun and fulfilling, yet frustrating and challenging in equal measure, but it is always interesting. I have interviewed some amazing people and I have written about subjects that I have found fascinating and that I hope inspire a similar response in my readers.
I am currently the editor of a bi-monthly magazine, Kindred Spirit. In the past, I have edited consumer magazines specialising in health, parenting and travel - all of which are subjects close to my heart. As a freelance journalist, I have contributed to women's magazines and national newspapers including the Guardian and The Times.
I have written over twenty non-fiction books for adults and a series of creative non-fiction titles for children under the pen-name, Rory Storm. The longer deadline of the books dovetails nicely with the immediacy of writing for magazines and newspaper.
I am also an editor for Writers' Workshop, specialising in non-fiction. It is hugely rewarding to be able to help new writers to get their ideas and writing into shape for possible publication. For that reason, I also love to run writing groups and mentoring; it is inspiring, fun and fulfilling at the same time. If you would care to join me, details can be found on the Courses & Workshops Page.
Writing and coaching for a living has allowed me to lead the life I always wanted. I live on the edge of the West Pennine moors with my family and dog and combine the huge pleasure of writing with an outdoor lifestyle.