From cats in tea houses to the ancient history of viking place-names, I am a dedicated writer of fantasy fiction and historical/cultural essays. My specialty lies in research and writing that explores unique cultural aspects of world heritage within which lurk stories of our shared past that are not frequently brought to light. Most recently I has received articles on local history and tea stories published by Cumbria Magazine (September 2021 issue) and Global Tea Hut (May 2021 issue) with short story Jaws of the Deep included by Kyanite Publishing Ltd in their Visions of Darkness anthology (2020).

I particularly admire the ability of fantasy writing to take real world issues and address them in fictional setting that is separate from their modern counterparts. In this way there is freedom to prompt a reader to think and explore issues from new angles without the bias of pre-established prejudice. We humans have been living with ourselves and our planet for thousands of years and seem to constantly be in a state of re-learning and repeating histories and I hope to create tales that ponder these issues and prompt the reader to take a step back and reflect on their own place within themselves and the world.

In 2013, I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 1st Class BA hons degree in Musicology with strong elements of anthropological, historical and archaeological analysis. Throughout my studies I have been dedicated to taking a thorough and source-critical approach to research that really gets to the heart of the matter. I am particularly fascinated by what musicological studies can tell us about the cultural behaviour of ancient societies and our own stories of evolution. In 2014 I moved on to complete an MA in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Studies where I was able to spend a year examining Old Norse and Old English literary sources. It is my greatest dream to dig further into the annals of history and keep sharing these with the world.