AUDIO DRAMA

You Look Like Sleep

This is a love story. It's also a story about loneliness, care, and falling asleep.

You Look Like Sleep was written by myself and performed by Aaron Coomer. You can listen here

(This one's my favourite!)

AUDIO DRAMA

Smooth

A love letter.

This piece was written by myself and performed by Naomi Hopkins. You can listen here

SHORT STORY COLLECTION

Thirty Days, Thirty Stories

A short story anthology edited by Renee Schnebelin including my pieces Love, Torn and In Such A Dream

You can buy a copy in ebook or paperback here

AUDIO DRAMA

Tenebrous

There is solitude, and then there is self-isolation.

Written by myself and performed by Mari Joynt.

This piece is part of an upcoming fantasy anthology edited by Renee Lundberg-Schnebelin.

You can listen here

AUDIO DRAMA

Forgiveness

A short piece about the pitfalls and guilt of forgiving someone.

Written by myself and performed by Kat Soloviev. You can listen here

MEMOIR

Ken Smith

I interview Ken Smith, who turned 95 this January. You can listen to some tales from his life here

AUDIO DRAMA

"Ghouls" by Anna Larson

Welcome to the Kirkeveien Art Gallery and this new temporary exhibition “Fear and Fondness”. This exhibition was curated by Terje Bakken, inspired by and exploring the works of Anna Larson, from her career in the early 1950s through her experimentations of recent years until her last known work, and other artists inspired by or directly taught by Larson.

Written by myself an performed by Julie Kristine Woie.

You can listen here

AUDIO DRAMA

Nights Out At Nineteen

A memory of nights out.

This hasn't happened in a while. Probably a combination of lockdown, feminism and ageing. My mother said I'd miss it when it was gone. I don't.

Written by myself and performed by Ed Teppé, Benjamin Rogers, Matthew Galloway, Denis Gorchakov, Timothy Mirkin, and Jack Owen. You can listen here

AUDIO DRAMA

Unnecessary Gold Filling

A world-weary PI meets a dame in need of his services. He thinks he knows how this story goes, but she has other ideas.

Written by myself and performed by Aaron Coomer and Mari Joynt.
Music by Kevin McLeod and Pedro. You can listen here

AUDIO DRAMA

A Note Unsent

It feels like the end. It feels like peace. It isn't inevitable.

Written by myself and performed by Mari Joynt.

You can listen here

AUDIO DRAMA

Bread Eaten in Secret

In a new and unpleasant world, nostalgia has time to creep in and take root.

Written by Florence Hood.
Read by Sojourner Hazelwood-Connell.

You can listen here

AUDIO DRAMA

Untitled

This piece has no description.

Written by myself and performed by Naomi Hopkins.

You can listen here

AUDIO DRAMA

The Game You Play With People You Love

The more time and affection we spend on someone, the less context we need to understand them.

Crissy Voinov, Matthew Galloway, Colin Hood, Gill Hood, Alan Utria, Jackie Otting, Lars Birger Aasheim, Laura Hogan, Eleanor Whitely, Kat Soloviev, and Egor Gavrilin play around with this concept by me.

You can listen here

AUDIO DRAMA

The Legend of Mari Kilkenny

Not a tale of murder so foul. This is a cosy Tuesday night that went a little... strange.

Written by me and performed by Bonina Challenor. Listen here.

AUDIO DRAMA

Closest Kept

Lean in.

Listen in.

Spend time with the flame.

 

Written and read by me.

AUDIO DRAMA

One Touch Of Nature Makes The Whole World Kin

Written and edited by me. Performed by everyone.

Listen here.

SHORT STORY

In Such A Dream

A short tale about memory and family.

Read it here.

AUDIO DRAMA

Love-In-Idleness

Could a love potion exist?

Listen here to a story written and edited by me, performed by Jack Owen, Matthew Galloway, Crissy Voinov, myself, Johan McWilliam, Bonina Challenor, Kylie Wrigley, and Kat Soloviev.

POETRY

You Make Me Feel Like Rose Petals

An intimate piece about love and being touched.

Listen here.

AUDIO DRAMA

The Tree By The River

Take a seat by the fire and let me tell you a tale about a town you're glad you've never been to.

Listen here.

SHORT STORY

Looking Up

The things you miss and the things you get used to missing.

Inspired by the sky in Shanghai.

Read it here.

AUDIO DRAMA

Biting Nuns

Listen here to a short and sweet fictional family anecdote.

Biting nuns featured performances by Jacqueline O’Kane, George Magell, Frances Ransome, Nic Hood and Gill Hood. Biting Nuns was written and edited by myself, with some lines improvised by the actors.

AUDIO DRAMA

Birdsong

Cast away your cynicism and curl up with a sweet little tale from yesteryear.

Listen here to a monologue written by myself and performed by Naomi Hopkins.

AUDIO DRAMA

My Demons Made a Meditation Tape

Do not listen to this episode. Do not listen to your negative thoughts. Do not sit in a private hell of your own creation.

This episode was written by me and features performances by myself and Kat Soloviev.
Content warning for people who have dealt with depression or mental illness.

Here's the link.

AUDIO DRAMA

First Date

How do you feel on a first date? Hopeful? Awkward? Nervous? Listen here to two people meeting for the first time and seeing where the evening takes them.

Performed by myself and Lars Birger Aasheim.
Written by me.

Audio drama

I Remember My Birth

A woman is trying to tell you a story. Listen. It might help if you come in.

Listen here to a monologue written and read by me.

Podcast

Once

A new short fiction podcast. Every week you get a new piece created by our amazing team of writers and actors.
I am the curator of the podcast and one of the writers. Listen here

Blog / Article

Yoga for Beginners: Tips to Get Started

A blog post published by Twisted.Fitness giving advice to people looking to start yoga. Covering how to find classes, how to find a good app and a few fun variants to try. Using SEO and keywords to attract visitors to the site. Read more here

Blog / Article

Insomnia

A blog post published by Minds Matter, a new blog about mental health. The aim of the blog is to help people understand and empathise. This post is about my personal experiences with insomnia. Read more here

Review / Blog

Mindfulness in Moscow

A review of With Your Eyes Closed, a walking tour based on experiencing a city through senses other than sight. The review of this blindfolded walking tour was published on travelandlanguage.co.uk and increased traffic to the facebook page of the walking tour. Read more here

Article

Sick of Fake Eyelashes and Cheesy Lyrics

An article published in We Are magazine. An article about the underground punk-jazz scene in Moscow, Russia. This piece wrote about a side of Russian life that is surprising to many, as this does not fit with the narrative we are used to hearing about the country. It also brought Russian readers to the magazine. Read more here

Blog / Article

Five Festivals to See this Month

A blog post published on The Chairman’s Bao, a site aimed at people studying Chinese or who are interested in Chinese language or culture. The blog increases traffic to the site. This article is aimed at student’s studying in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, looking for travel ideas. Read more here

Blog / Article

Good News for Greens!

An article about the new forests which have been planted in China over the past few years. This blog post was published on The Chairman’s Bao, a site aimed at people studying Chinese or who are interested in Chinese language or culture. The blog increases traffic to the site. Read more here

Play

Though I Know She Lies

A play exploring the ways people love and hurt each other. It enjoyed a sold-out run in Moscow in March 2018 and was promoted in the Moscow Times Online. The play promoted the work of Насилию нет and raised money for their cause. The play was produced by MIDAS Theatre, a company I have worked with and written for in 8 theatre festivals.

Website Content

Speak With Rachel

I wrote copy for a website advertising English lessons. I followed instructions and kept the information updated.

Read more here

SHORT STORY

Looking Up

The things you miss and the things you get used to missing.
Inspired by the sky in Shanghai.

Read it here.