Articles

womans hand writing in notebook

It’s an amazing thing, to be able to write down your thoughts and ideas and then have someone publish them … I never quite get over that! Anyway, here are some of mine …

My Articles for The Guardian Newspaper

Homeless man slumped on suitcase Guardian newspaper

OCTOBER 2018

More than 450 homeless people died in the UK, in 2017. Exposure, prolonged starvation, suicide and violence were the causes.This article was my reaction … READ MORE


Anti-homeless poster

JANUARY 2018

Gloucester Council put out huge posters telling people not to give money to help the homeless … READ MORE


Cartoon hand pouring a homeless person out of paper cup

JULY 2017

A good Samaritan tried to buy some food for a homeless man. The shop wouldn’t let him. So, I wrote this about attitudes to homelessness as I’d experienced some prejudice and bigotry, first hand, while researching my book … READ MORE


Other essays and features

Boundless magazine cover

AUTUMN 2018

This is just a fun 3 minute Q&A on how I write and what books I read etc, for the literary magazine, BoundlessREAD MORE


Magazine cover earthquake bedroom

SPRING 2018

The literary magazine, Boundless asked me to write an essay about ‘Home’. I described what it now meant to me after losing mine in the earthquakes of 2016/17 … READ MORE