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Journalism/Books: I have worked as a journalist and editor for numerous best-selling national magazines and publishers since the late 1990s. As a freelancer, I have contributed features for national titles including Stylist (cover feature), OK! Magazine and Soaplife.

The Women Who Built Bristol is my third book, although I have contributed chapters to others.

Freelance editor: I have recently assisted on non-fiction books by investigative journalists Julie Bindel and Rose George, as well as popular ultrarunner Ira Rainey, among others.

Public speaker: I have appeared on numerous TV and radio shows including BBC television, ITV and have been a frequent guest on BBC Radio Bristol since 2012. I have also chaired Q&As and panels for organisations including Bristol Festival of Ideas, Yeovil Literature Festival, Bristol Old Vic and more; and have been a speaker at many events, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Comedy: After moving from London to Bristol, I set up the award-winning What The Frock! Comedy project in 2012 to challenge an industry that knowingly overlooks female talent, and wrote The What The Frock! Book of Funny Women in 2015.

Education: My BA is in Media & Cultural Studies (2000) and I hold two MA degrees: one in Modern & Contemporary Literature (2008) and another in Cinema Studies (2009). I am also a qualified magazine journalist (2001).