My fiction is queer. I particularly like to write about mistresses and their hidden lives – as Anaïs Nin would say – those ‘spies in the house of love’. A mysterious and ghostly figure – there’s much treasure in her secrets, but these gems are lost among judgment, shaming and censorship – often at the hands of their powerful partners. It’s time for her to tell her story.
I’m now working on my debut sci-fi novel, which places one of those ‘spies in the house of love’ at the centre of her own story. The mistress protagonist goes on a time-bending metafictional adventure in which she begins to confront her horrifying story, and claim her extraordinary power, through a strange book written by a silicone gender-fluid future-being. *I’m proud and excited to now be working with MOIST Books to publish the novel in Spring as part of their 2023 collection which is funded by the Arts Council.*
I also sometimes write about sex and weird and wonderful encounters – I believe erotica has huge potential for healing and exploring (particularly queer) desire.
Published short fiction pieces:
- A click of a button and fantasies become real and transcend space and time – anything is possible in Anonymous Unicorn also for Lickerish Library.
- A short prose piece in Visible Magazine on the rarely talked about pain and grief of failed IVF: Who was I talking to?
- A prose poem in Punk Noir Magazine: Cherry Queer
- A flash piece also in Punk Noir Magazine: This Room
- Imagine a future where every desire is sated, before it’s even uttered. A pleasure-dome of infinite possibility. Welcome to ‘Hotel Sexbotica’ for Lickerish Library – dive in here
- Hopeful, colourful and sweet as sugar – the story of Asha’s visit to the ‘Jellybean Futurium’ is told here – published and beautifully illustrated by Lickerish Library. ***RUNNER UP for the Best LGBTQI Scene in the Good Sex Awards 2021***
- The story of a revolutionary queer tattoo is told here in this short prose piece for the beautifully curated Stone of Madness Press.
- A queer covid story of IVF interruption was editors pick in Litro Magazine.
- The narrator slips into Isserley’s animal self as the hotel room door slides shut in this piece shaped by Faber’s Under the Skin in Lo Squaderno.
- A story of fierce queer desire and an exciting train journey in Queen Mob’s Teahouse.
- For The Erotic Review – a strange and sexy future awaits with the arrival of the mysterious Sexbotica substance.