I hold an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh and an MFA in Fine Arts from California State University Long Beach. The first chapter of Three Steps of the Sun was recently published in Embark Literary Magazine (2023) and was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2023. My novel Swan Diaries was a finalist in the James Jones First Novel Fellowship Contest, in the USA. A short story of mine, Write What You Know, was Honourable Mention in the Mainstream/Literary Short Story category of the 92nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition (2023). Swan Diaries was also longlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize in 2020. My short story Life Lessons was published in The Saturday Evening Post’s Best American Fiction of 2015 with an Honourable Mention. My work in film has been awarded by the American Film Institute and appears in their collection. I am both an American and a British citizen, living near Hastings, in the UK.