Won first prize in Writers Forum Poetry Comp,

Shortlisted for the Charles Causley Poetry Comp.

Highly Commended in InkTears Short Story Comp with ‘Bag Lady’. See website.

Longlisted for the Mslexia Poetry Competition Prize 2015

Shortlisted by Sir Andrew Motion for the Bridport Poetry Prize.

‘Smoke and Gold’ shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novel Awards in Wales

Placed in the Writers’ Bureau Short Story Competition in Manchester.

Shortlisted twice for the Exeter Poetry Prize by Jo Shapcott and Lawrence Sail respectively.

First Prize Wealdon District Poetry Competition, on two occasions.

Highly Commended in ‘The Poetry Life’ Poetry Competition.

Lewes Live Literature Festival Competition Memoir Prize.

Blackwell’s Oxford/Liverpool Reader Poetry Competition- Highly Commended.

Virgina Warby Poetry Prize, Commended.

Ver Poets Poetry Prize, shortlisted.

Templar Poetry Press Competition on two occasions with entries in ‘Buzz’ and ‘Stripe’ winning athologies.

East Street Poetry Competition, Prize.

Airedale Writers Group Competition – Judge…….

First Collection of Poetry :Orient Expressions

Second Collection of Poetry : Tunnels of Silk

Third Collection of Poetry : ‘The Shirley Valentine Syndrome’ published by Waterloo Press of Hove.

Fourth Collection of Poetry : Bringing Home the Bacon’ published by Waterloo Press of Hove.

Fifth Collection of Poetry : ‘The Theatre of Confection’












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Liverpool Poet. I have two collections of poetry 'The Shirley Valentine Syndrome' and 'Bringing Home the Bacon' published by Waterloo Press, Hove. A new novel 'Smoke and Gold' is set in Amsterdam. I was shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize by Sir Andrew Motion and twice for the Exeter Poetry Prize by Jo Shapcott and Lawrence Sail. I was Highly Recommended in the Blackwell's/Reader Poetry Competition. I have a comedy stage play 'Einstein's Women' if anyone is interested.

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