I am proud of my writing achievements to date:

  • Accepted by Sheil Land Literary Agency 2010
  • Article published in Grace Magazine 2010
  • Article accepted for future publication in National Trust Magazine 2011
  • Article published in Yoga Magazine 2011
  • Book review published in Zest Magazine 2011
  • Winner New Writing Magazine prose competition 2012
  • Mail on Sunday novel writing prize winner two years running 2011/12
  • Editor’s choice HNS Indie reviews May 2015
  • Winter 2015 article published in This England Magazine
  • Finalist in Tom Howard essay prize 2015
  • 3rd round Wordsmag competition 2015
  • Novel To Be a Queen long-listed for HNS Indie Book of the Year 2016
  • Article published by Cumbria Magazine April 2016
  • To Be A Queen has been awarded an IndieBRAG Gold medallion
  • 1066 Turned Upside Down awarded Editors’ Choice by HNS and long-listed for Indie Book of the Year 2017
  • Alvar the Kingmaker has been awarded an IndieBRAG Gold Medallion
  • To Be A Queen has been awarded a Chill with a Book Award
  • Alvar the Kingmaker has been awarded a Discovering Diamonds Award
  • Alvar was chosen as Chill Books’ Book of the Month January 2017
  • Alvar was also chosen as cover of the month by Pam Lecky
  • My article From Dunmail to Email was a winner, and printed in Scribble Magazine
  • Cometh the Hour was pronounced a Discovered Diamond and chosen as Book of the Month September 2017
  • My story,  A Poppy Against the Sky, was announced the winner of the HWA Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition, October 2017
  • To Be A Queen was finalist in its category in the IAN (Independent Author Network) Book of the Year, 2017
I am also:
  • On the Editorial team for the EHFA Blog
  • On the judging panel for the MM Bennetts Historical Novel Competition 2015
    And on the HNS Social Media Team
  • A Member of the Royal Historical Society