is a writer. She's also a firm believer in the positive power of prison libraries, a creative writing teacher and the Managing Editor of The Forge Literary Magazine. She's winner of a Waterstones' Bursary and her novel in perpetual progress was runner-up in Faber's Not Yet Published competition. Her fiction has been published in dozens of journals including 3 AM, PANK, Frigg, Neon & wigleaf.
Housefire asked me if I would write a fiction piece for them using the title “What Birth Smells Like”. So I did. And you can read it here if you would like to. It’s a bit… sad/horrid though so maybe don’t.