News and Events


June 2. 2023Newport Cwtsh First Friday

News and Past Events:

May 27. 2023 London, Alexandra Palace 150th Birthday Celebration: Balloon Divas

May 17. 2023 Newport : Words and Music with Michael Munnik

April 30. 2023Llandeilo Lit Fest : Unpicking History, Stitching Stories with Katherine Stansfield

April 22. 2023Abergavenny Writing Festival: Landscape in Your Fiction – workshop with Tyler Keevil

April 19. 2023 Cardiff, Waterstones – 7PMPOSTPONED – more details to follow

April 1. 2023Abergavenny: In Conversation with Tyler Keevil, hosted by Waterstones

April 2023 – The Aerialists is Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month

September 2022 – Awarded a Research and Creation grant from the Canada Council for the Arts

July 25 2022Shortlisted for the Gladstone’s Library Writer in Residence

July 1 2022CanLit Canada Party, St Canna’s Ale House

June 11 2022These 3 Streams Festival of the Arts, Llantwit Major

June 2022The Aerialists was selected as a Loan Stars Canada Top Pick

April 30 2022Online Launch for Cast a Long Shadow: Welsh Women Writing Crime

April 28 2022Conversation with Hannah McPake at Cathays Library, Cardiff

April 24 2022Conversation at Waterstones Swansea

April 14 2022Book Launch for The Aerialists, All Saints Lesser Hall, Penarth

June 2021 – Longlisted for the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize.

May 2021 – Awarded a Society of Authors (SoA) Authors’ Foundation grant for ongoing research.

February 2021 – Won a storytelling contest through the National Wool Museum.

January 2021 – American paperback edition of The Heart Beats in Secret published by HarperCollins.

November 2020 – Featured artist in the National Library of Wales’ “Explore Your Archive Week”, including specially commissioned short story, A Scene Like This.

November 2020The Borough Press acquires The Aerialists: “a hugely compelling historical novel, with a dark heart.”

April 2020 – Canadian paperback edition of The Heart Beats In Secret published by HarperCollins.

February 2020 – UK paperback edition of The Heart Beats In Secret published by The Borough Press.

April 2019 – UK hardcover, audio and e-book editions of The Heart Beats In Secret published by The Borough Press.