Being Miss Reviews
Miss, in her 40s, and a teacher in a boys’ school, gets up one morning and realises several things. 1. Her relationship with Johnny Depp is, alas, only in her dreams. 2. Agreeing to lecture top-level Oxbridge-destined sixth formers was a bad idea, especially as there is an Expectation Of Powerpoint. 3.You can't give a boy's essay a Z, however bad it is. There will be consequences.
How will Miss cope with the threat of the sack and the fear of techno-humiliation, as well as with the vomiting Year 12, the boy who wants to be called Arnold, and the Fruit Gum that gets stuck to her shoe while she’s invigilating?
The nice people at the Times Educational Supplement, now TES, have taken my articles over the past ten years - opinion columns, how-to pieces and diary pieces, usually from a humorous point of view. Find all my work on my TES Author Page
There are equally nice folks at Emagazine, an English and Media Centre publication for A level students studying English. They've been taking my articles on all things English for a couple of years now and I'm grateful to them.
A Favourite Thing of mine is to write funny poems. I've performed these on stage at local venues, published them online on poetry websites, and won some prizes here and there. I can write to order - check out my Bespoke Poetry page if you're looking for a present with a difference.
I also write poems regularly for the Poetry 24 website which publishes poems based on the latest news stories.