As a writer, I find that being concise and conveying messages clearly is the most important part of my job. However, there are several ways of conveying messages effectively and that will depend on the format and the target audience. I am a creative and versatile writer with an in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry and a keen interest on how social media is developing the copywriting field. I am available for hire to fulfil your writing needs, whether as a ghostwriter, content writer or copywriter. Contact me to find out about my rates.
Fiction Writer and Poet
Isabel (2011) Vicente Vaz is a young teacher who has just become a father. Just as his priorities start shifting, Vicente finds out there's still an unfinished chapter in his life. He relives that chapter everyday through his favourite book "Laudo Amorem" by an unknown author that seems to know Vicente's anguish better than anyone else. Vicente is the anti-hero that intrigues and moves the reader in the same sentence. His life is all but simple because Vicente never wanted to have a simple life. "Isabel" is movingly addicting and manages to wrap the reader with semi-poetic language. An intrinsic novel where every character is humanly unexpected. Buy on Amazon.
Until the End of the World (2011) Based on true events, "Until the End of the World" is the story of 14th Century Portuguese King Pedro and his forbidden love for a Galician maid, Inês de Castro. Amidst the turmoil of the neighbouring kingdoms, it was of utmost importance that Portugal kept itself apart from any external conflicts and that the King was allowed to rule in peace. However, love knows no rules or boundaries, not even for Kings and Queens and young Prince Pedro falls in love with a woman that has dangerous connections to Castile and Galicia. Pedro's father, King Afonso is not going to stand by and watch Pedro destroy everything that his ancestors built for the love of a woman and decides it's time to take action against this Inês de Castro. With an extreme command of poetic technicality and a clever use of Portuguese, Spanish and English, "Until the End of the World" is not only an epic poem but also a great love story. Buy on Amazon.
Anne: Or The Story of a Woman Told By Different Men (2020) Anne Summerhayes is determined to get as much pleasure from life as possible. Having spent a decade in an unhappy marriage and making herself smaller, she moves from Suffolk to London to pursue her career ambitions and own her sexuality. Her determination makes her more alluring to the men she meets but as Anne exerts her freedom, she realises these men may not only want to take advantage of her freedom but also curtail it. Told from the perspective of the men crossing Anne's path, this novel with a sprinkle of erotica is both a contemporary romance and a relevant reflection on what it means to be a woman.
Some of my Works in Progress are now partially available via Wattpad.
Content/Copy Writer I've written content for several websites and authored several blog posts. Most recently, I have written copy for Bexley Borough Mummies (website, social media content and leaflets) as well as writing social media content for Updated Words and the feminist blog Proudly Disobedient Women.