I write poetry, fiction and non-fiction and have been published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies. I write about anything but am especially interested in our relationships with each other and with the environment.
I read English (at London University) which I enjoyed. I found this study of our language and literature a brilliant and, eventually, very useful foundation for my own creative writing.
I trained and worked as a counsellor and this background has been invaluable for my writing and for my teaching. I also have an MA in Writing, an MSc in Sociology and Social Policy and a post-graduate teaching qualification.
Now, I teach Creative Writing in Dorset and for the Open University (as Sarah Steele).
I started Wimborne Writing Group 17 years ago and this class is flourishing and includes many published writers and those who have gone on to study for higher degrees in creative writing
I am currently working on short story and poetry collections. I have completed a novel, and am writing my second.
I like travelling (cycle, train, boat, plane etc!), sitting in cafes, and hoping to hear something interesting which will inspire a story or poem! I also find inspiration in art, music and the work of other writers.
I’m experienced at leading groups, running writing workshops, and one-to-one help for writers of fiction and poetry. I have trained as a coach and offer coaching sessions and mentoring to people involved in the creative arts, particularly writers. I am a member of The Society of Authors.