Pictured here with my younger sister, Sarah, who is currently working on her first novel. I've been writing ever since I first picked up a pen, and have had poems published in various literary mags and anthologies. My passion is contemporary free verse, and I read a lot, because I do believe that the more you read, the more it enhances your own work. Aside from writing and literature, my other main interests are theatre, ballet, music and singing. I sing all genres from classical through to jazz, and I'm a big fan of Amy Winehouse (sharing a birthday with her!). I also have an interest in vintage fashion.