Writer - Educator - Podcaster
Writing is my vocation, my passion, the air I breathe. I love developing the psychology of my characters, crafting the plot as I write, while letting the story, at times, take me by surprise. With every new novel I start, I challenge myself to explore a new style, structure, or narrative device.
I weave in narratives and viewpoints, exploring themes, such as grief, loss, projection, manipulation, and deceit. All my stories contain an element of suspense, without providing all the answers, and raise questions which, I believe, are relevant to our shared human experience.
I have been writing accessible literary fiction since 2007, penning two novels in English:
Heading for the Wall (2014)
Not to Hold (2018)
and two in French :
L’éloge de l’ombre (2011)
I worked on every single novel with a freelance editor, who has helped me grow as a writer. I'm currently writing my fifth novel, which I started in September 2022.
I've mentored aspiring writers and led six-week creative writing courses, as well as workshops, with Cambridge Community Arts (CCA) and the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).
You can listen to my interview on the Couragemakers Podcast: E139. The Creative Process & Feeding Your Creativity with Caroline Jestaz (Google Podcasts / Apple Podcasts).