Hi; welcome to my website. Thanks for visiting! Do take a browse around, take a look at my blog and laugh at my instagram pictures (yes, I caved and went on instagram). Perhaps even drop me a line to say hello.
Who am I? Well, I’m an author, a disability advocate, a trustee, a marathon walker and a photographer. Yes, I do manage to fit all of those things into my week – although it can be tight sometimes! I live in Kent, in a seaside district of 130,000 people, which leapfrogs hugely during the summer months and tourists come to visit.
I’ve been published twice through Inspired Quill, an Oxford-based publishing house. My (fantasy) books are Fall From Grace (2011) and Leap of Faith (2013). You can buy them from pretty much anywhere; Waterstones, Amazon, Play.com and Barnes & Noble are just a few examples. I’ve been told there are lots of others places, but I can’t remember them all! I’m currently writing a number of short stories and editing a couple of full-length novels (in different genres) to submit to publishing houses.
The three charities I’m trustee of are;
- The Two Dyspraxics. With T2D, I also hold executive functions as one of the two founders, along with my good friend, colleague and partner-in-crime Barbara Neill, and we’re working hard to raise awareness of a condition called dyspraxia, as well as wider “invisible” disabilities. I’m a passionate disability advocate, and write and speak a lot on the subject.
- TG Peer Associates Ltd (TG PALS). Heather and the team are dedicated to supporting transgender people from the first tacit exploration of their gender dysphoria through to full disclosure, wellbeing, transition and post-transition support. I wholeheartedly support the work of such an excellent charity.
- Bechange work hard to in the Dover district of Kent to raise peoples’ aspirations; getting them work-ready and education-ready through tying together all the strands of their lives into a healthier “whole.” I’m very proud to serve as their vice-chair.
I’ve done four marathons for charity (including one where I came joint 10th out of 17,000 participants), a half-marathon (where I came third out of 5,000 participants) and three 8km walks.
I’m also studying to become a Public Health Champion and Practitioner, and I’m looking forward to seeing where that takes me.