• “Stories are a communal currency of humanity.” Tahir Shah

  • “Story is a medicine which strengthens and arights the individual and the community.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes

  • “The power of storytelling is exactly this: to bridge the gaps where everything else has crumbled.” Paulo Coelho

  • “If we change the stories we live by, quite possibly we change our lives.” Ben Okri

  • “A tale, fictitious or otherwise, illuminates truth.” Jalaluddin Rumi

  • “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” Franz Kafka

  • “Stories are maps of the journey to self.”  Rosie Dub

I am the author of two novels, Flight (Fourth Estate) and Gathering Storm (Penguin), which is currently being adapted for screen. My short stories, essays and life writing have also been published in anthologies, magazines, newspapers and literary journals. I have just finished an allegorical novel, The Wayfarer and am working on a non-fiction book, The Alchemy of Story, a study of the transformative power of story and the mysteries of the creative process. 

For many years I have been following a winding and multi-branched path into the heart of story and its purpose, exploring the linkages between modern story, myth, ancient spiritual traditions, nature traditions, psychology and creativity. This path eventually led me to complete a PhD called, Story: Mapping the Journey to Self, which has since opened up new directions for my research and writing and new opportunities to share my discoveries.

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