I have written a handful of novels and even burnt one. I have learnt that writing thrillers shouldn’t be done late at night; that everybody loves a happy ending (even if they don’t admit it) and that it never gets easier to stop procrastinating.

Along with my failures (like that burnt manuscript) have been successes. I was awarded a scholarship for prose writing through Lancaster University. I was shortlisted in a national short story competition. I belie