Welcome

Hello! I’m a British journalist and author who lives in Dubai.

On my website, you’ll find everything about me and my writing, as well as how to get in touch.

Latest Book

That picture you just posted on Instagram?

I’VE SEEN IT.

The location you tagged?

I’VE BEEN THERE.

You haven’t been careful enough, have you?

BECAUSE I KNOW YOU.

I’ll watch you until I know everything about your life.

AND THEN I’LL DESTROY IT.

News & Updates

Let’s talk about book clubs

June 9, 2021

Are you in one? Do you run one? As an expat, I’ve found book clubs to be a terrific way to meet like-minded people. As an author I’ve spoken at plenty of book clubs and have found them all so different: some are really strict and have specific questions, discussion …

My week as a writer-in-residence: Dubai Central Prison

March 1, 2020

In November 2019, author Clare Mackintosh and I spent a week inside Dubai Central Prison, delivering a writing workshop to inmates. The goal? To enable the prisoners each to produce a 2,000-word story or essay that could be published as part of an anthology. It was a ground-breaking project and …

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