More Buzz for Electrical Venus

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in Books, Latest, Radio

My Afternoon Drama The Electrical Venus is on the six-strong shortlist for Best Audio Drama at the 2016 BBC Audio Drama Awards. Produced by Emma Harding for the BBC, and starring Hannah John-Kamen and Arthur Hughes, the drama set in the world of the 18th Century travelling circuses aired on Radio 4 in October 2014. […]

The Electrical Reviews

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Latest, Radio

The Electrical Venus has been described as “brilliant” and “a thrill” by the national press… and I couldn’t be happier. Writing in the Observer Miranda Sawyer said: “The story was sweet and simple; the wit, language and atmosphere flipped it up into a higher space, twirling like a trapeze artist through sparkling air.” Paul Donovan […]

The Electrical Venus YA Listen-along

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Latest, Radio

Teens just don’t listen to radio drama? Right? This is what I’m led to believe. When submitting drama ideas to Radio 4 they ask you to think of your potential audience – whose average age is 57 years old. And when doing talks in school I’m continually told teens will tune out if I just […]

BBA, YALC and the BBC

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Books, Latest, Radio

This last week I’ve been a nominee at the Branford Boase Awards, a panelist at the YA Lit Conference and at Maida Vale recording a new radio drama. Considering my days are usually spent in old joggers in the writing shed at the bottom of the garden, it’s been busy. First up was the Branford […]

Why WoMentoring?

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Books, Latest, Radio

When I was 17 years old I decided I would apply to Oxbridge. No one else in my family had got a degree but I had achieved all As at GCSE and had been predicted the same spread of grades for my A Levels – I would blaze a trail. I went to see the […]

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