Journalist, writer, lecturer
A journalist and writer, based in Manchester, with a news career that is nothing if not diverse, spanning war-zones (Iraq and Afghanistan), Westminster and Fashion Week.
I have contributed to titles including The Guardian, The Telegraph, Grazia, The Sun on Sunday and The Independent and honed my craft on the Manchester Evening News where I got into the grit of northern politics, delved into the real lives of northern folk and swooned over the phenomenon that is northern style.
Now I am also a part-time lecturer to the journos of the future at Manchester Metropolitan University and a mum to two boys who I worked hard to get.
Women's issues, real life and a good piece of tailoring make me 'put pen to paper'. I wear my heart on my page - and hope that people like it.
Find out more at www.mywritefulplace.co.uk.