October 15, 2018

My gorgeous, talented friend, the amazing Gemma Head, has died. She had secondary breast cancer and was just 44 years old.  

Gemma was a complete one-off. Smart, funny, kick-ass, hugely talented and an all-round brilliant gem! A very dear friend of mine, we met on the West Yorkshire Playhouse's "SoYouWantToBeAWriter" scheme...

November 9, 2016

I recently met Sally Wainwright at a Q&A at Huddersfield University.  She is a real hero of mine.  I first got acquainted with her work watching At Home With the Braithwaites.  Then more recently, Happy Valley, which is just mind-blowing TV.  She writes strong female characters, which I love, and actually states that she finds women...

February 1, 2015

Ahead of the Meet the Agent event in February with Leeds Big Bookend, I asked Shelley some revealing questions. Thing is, you need to know what your agent's about, right? What gets her excited? Are you a good fit? On similar wavelengths? It's so hard getting an agent in the first place, but finding one right for you is even har...

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