I’m an author, screenwriter and creative content producer for books, film and TV and commercials.

My screenwriting guide The Woman in the Story: Writing Memorable Female Characters by Michael Wiese Productions was published in 2010 and became an industry bestseller, with the second edition out in 2017.

In addition to working as a screenwriter, I have worked extensively as a script consultant and script editor, trainer for the international film industry everywhere from Australia, Europe and the US, always campaigning for complex female characters who defy and dismantle backward stereotypes and break the boundaries. I’m also creator of the forthcoming Elvira Slate Investigations crime book series.

I grew up in South London and now live in St Leonards on Sea with my partner and two time-sucking but adorable Burmese cats.

I’m a proud long time member of Women in Film and TV UK and the Writer’s Guild.