By chance or on purpose you have stumbled upon my research portfolio, creative journal and collection of miscellaneous writings. Once upon a time I created this blog to share my academic work. It has gradually morphed into a multifaceted space where I share whatever I feel like sharing. This includes creative pieces, reviews of books and films, and travel writing.

I’m an independent scholar who has always found the “academic” label too confining. So I’ve published academic articles and a monograph but also write blogs about metal music and beach walks. This blog is a celebration of creativity, a playground where I experiment with new writing, and a collection of writings about things I feel more people should know about.

I also write fiction. My novella Hell was shortlisted for the MsLexia Novella Prize 2018, and I was shortlisted for the National Centre for Writing’s Escalator programme in 2020. Hell is available to sample and buy here, there, and from your preferred ebook retailer.

I occasionally review books and films, with a preference for independent creations. I’m always interested to hear about new works to write about!

Sip that tea, take a biscuit, or several biscuits, and feel free to have a look around. Have fun. Love books. Enjoy!