Publications

Non Fiction

Mslexia #amwriting column – Writing whilst parenting a child with disabilities (Sept 2020)

SEN Magazine – Opinion: A parent shares Covid 19 Return to School worries (Sept 2020)

The London ReaderTravels with Cape & Cane (Winter, 2017) Travelling in Transylvania with my vampire obsessed teenager with additional needs

MamalodeMind the Gap (Nov 2016) Siblings of children with disabilities sometimes have to step up

He got his Fangs – shortlisted in Winchester Festival Memoir Contest 2017, also shortlisted at Fish Memoir Prize 2019. What happened when my teenage vampire got a blood disorder. Essay due to be published Sept 2020 – watch this space!

Star TribuneThe Blanket Room (Nov 2010) Tales from NICU

Extract from Memoir-in-ProgressUse Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers by Kate Hopper

Short Fiction

Cane Life – 3rd place Exeter Writers Short Story Prize 2020 and interview here

The Stutter – Nominated for a Pushcart Prize! Published in Retreat West Future Shock Anthology

The Eleventh HourSilver Apples Magazine, Redemption Issue, 2020.

The Baggage Handler – Shortlisted 1k Word Challenge (Sept 2019) and commended at Strands Lit Magazine competition

Brand New with Tags – Second place 1k Word Challenge (June 2019) with judges comments here.

Departures – Winner 1k Word Challenge (Dec 2018) with judges comments here

Target Weight – Winner Retreat West Creating Complex Characters Competition (Nov 2017)

Resume – Runner up in The Writers & Artists Short Story Competition Scroll down to find the story

Flash Fiction

How your Birthday Unfolded – due to be published by Storgy. Link when available!

The Bone House – First place in the London Independent Story Prize Also scroll down and see my other highly commended story The Folding Stuff on the same webpage.

Two Ostomates – Second place in Brilliant Flash Fiction contest 2019. Scroll down to read my story.

Two HairdressersLucent Dreaming Issue 5

Cold CreamSpelk Fiction, March 2019

Ward Rounds New Flash Fiction Review, Issue 16, March 2019

School Gates – Highly recommended The London Independent Story Prize (Winter, 2018) Scroll down to find the story. Also read my interview with LISP here.

Mercy Dash – Shortlisted Retreat West Photo Flash Challenge Scroll down to find the story

Poetry

Wanton BoysThe Wild Word (October 2019)

First ChristmasThe Wild Word (December 2018)

Not an EmergencyHighly commended Poetry Nook

FiveMilestones, the Poetry Anthology