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Personal profile


I am a Creative Writing PhD candidate and a writer. My research interests include: American Gothic and Horror fiction, memoir, and autobiography; genre theory; the uncanny; the intersection between American cultural attitudes towards childhood, and its depiciton in post-20th century works of American Gothic and Horror fiction; trauma writing; visual poetics within narrrative forms; and creative nonfiction, and the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction. My thesis is focused on producing a volume of creative prose that will develop a new way of writing about childhood trauma, that expands visual poetics into the area of memoir. This memoir will push the boundaries of fiction and nonfiction, as it explores the effects of trauma and its impact on narrative memory, while working within the genres of American Gothic and Horror. I'm currently represented by the BKS Literary Agency, and am working on the sequel to my first novel.

Education/Academic qualification

Creative Writing - Fiction for Young Readers (Distinction), MA, Myth, Stigma and Stereotype: The Autistic Protagonist, University of Roehampton

11 Sept 201930 Sept 2020

Award Date: 20 Nov 2020

English, BA (Hons), University of California Los Angeles

11 Sept 201716 Aug 2019

Award Date: 13 Sept 2019


  • PS American literature
  • American Gothic
  • American Horror
  • memoir
  • life writing
  • culture
  • literary nonfiction
  • NX Arts in general
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • creative writing