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I have been writing seriously (although sometimes taking it rather lightly) for nearly thirty years.  Many of my fictions take the form of short stories but I have also been involved in a range of projects writing online and in collaboration with others. Here are some selected dates from that process:

2021 Won Gloucestershire Writers Network Prose Prize
2015 - 2020 Took a break from writing and performing.
2012 - 2014 Reading live at Story Fridays in Bath.
2010 - 2013 Part of the blogging team at Thresholds International Short Story Forum.
2008 - 2014 Founder and member of Company of Writers group in Bath.
2008 - 2010 Writer in residence at bloom & curll bookshop, Bristol.
2008 - 2014 Writing for The Short Review website.
Oct 2007 Gave up 'the day job' to become a writer and gardener.
2006 - 2011 Member of the Bristol-based storytelling group Heads & Tales.
Oct 2004 - Feb 2005 Working as part of the editorial and production team for the anthology Watermark.
Oct 2003 - Sept 2004 Studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University College.
Summer 2003 Kicking The Can with Writers Junction in Bath.
March 2003 Began to spread out the unfurling.net website.
Jan 2003 Combined an obsession with bad puns and curry to create a collection of tiny stories called Currying Flavour.
Sept - Dec 2002 Took part in a project with the artist Randy Nehila, writing a book-length fiction in co-response to a series of images of oil paintings.
1 Apr 2002 'Turned unprofessional' by reducing my paid occupation to three days a week to concentrate the rest of my time on writing.
Oct 2001 - March 2002 Kept the online daily notebook, Blue Hyacinth.
2002 Wrote This Train with Jennifer Jaye.
Jan 2001 The short story Cow Tipping was published by London Magazine in the anthology Signals 3.
Summer 2000 First wrote together with Everdeen Tree as Maev.
April 2000 Being Jevalenazdeth for the first time.
Spring 1999 Joined the trAce Online Writing Community
1995 & 1996 Departing People was a winner in BBC's First Bite competition. This, and another shortlisted story, One Call Is All It Takes, were broadcast in the afternoon short story slot on Radio Four.
1993 onwards Took a series of classes with the School of Continuing Education at Reading University. Became a member of A4 Writers in Reading with whom I workshopped my writing for a number of years.
1981 One of a hundred winners in a national writing competition for sixth formers.
1964 First unfurled in Surrey.

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