Writing books and features has been an integral part of my professional life for well over thirty years, alongside my teaching and dance theatre work.
The early theatre and book reviews and features – for Tribune, New Statesman, City Limits and The Leveller, are lost now to a pre-digital era. Two of the three books I have published, ‘Flowers in Hell: An Investigation into Women and Crime’ (Pandora) and ‘A Handful of Earth’ (John Murray) are also officially out of print, but copies can be tracked down easily enough on Amazon here and here.
‘Old Dog’ (Simon and Schuster), the latest memoir, is still going strong.
Since 2005, I have been contributing features and reviews for UK national newspapers and magazines, in particular the Guardian, Femail, and Psychologies Magazine, and have been a regular columnist for On: Yorkshire Magazine.
Here is a taste of some of my feature work.
Our Family Festival April 2016
Theatre of Sanctuary November 2015
Grandmother’s Hands June 2012
Fathers and Daughters August 2011
Rescue Dog September 2008
Mother and Daughter January 2008
Blooming in the Shadows July 2005