I am an American writer living, loving, and learning in the UK. My writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies. My debut novel Remembered, was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2019), The Not the Booker (2019), and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize (2020).
In 2017, I won a Northern Writers Award in fiction. I was also shortlisted for the Words and Women Competition (2017), the Sunderland University Waterstones SunStory Award in 2018, and awarded a Society of Author’s Foundation Grant for Remembered in 2018. I also write for children. I was commended for children’s writing in the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize (2017), have three titles in Penguin Random House’s Ladybird Tales of Superheroes and I have three titles in the forthcoming Ladybird Tales of Crowns and Thrones (Sept. 2020).
I have a dual-concentration MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and moved my family from Maryland to the UK to pursue a PhD. I have a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. I love empowering other writers and am Lecturer in Creative Writing and Creative Industries at Sheffield Hallam University. I’m also a British Library Eccles Centre Fellow.
I love writing and telling stories. I want to create stories where people see themselves reflected on the screen and on the page. I’m interested in writing live-action and animation. I recently narrated the audiobook for Remembered and am interested in doing voiceover for games, TV, digital, and film.
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