I’m a 27-year-old nature writer, author and artist from the South Downs in Hampshire. I work from my home studio where I live with my drummer fiancé Dave, our Spanish rescue dog Pablo and lots of plants.
My first book Food You Can Forage was published in March 2018 with Bloomsbury. My second book British Goats will be published with Shire in July 2019, and my third Dark Skies will be out in September 2019 with Bloomsbury - inspired by a year exploring the landscape at night to see how we connect with nature after dark.
I have a Masters in English: Issues in Modern Culture from University College London - my thesis explored wanderers, settlers and pastoral landscapes in the novels of Norwegian author Knut Hamsun.
As a freelancer I write and illustrate for magazines, sell artwork and zines in my Etsy shop, speak at events and occasionally appear on TV & radio.
I follow a vegan, minimalist lifestyle to rebalance my relationship with the planet and improve my own health and wellbeing. The damage we have done to the environment is still reversible, and I believe that by changing our habits we can revitalise the earth. To do this, we must keep an open mind, educate ourselves and inspire others to protect what we love.
I love travelling to new places, listening to different languages, and opening my mind to new perspectives, and in my spare time I like cooking, river swimming, watching Poirot and riding the family horse across the Downs. I am also a member of the British Trust for Ornithology and Hampshire Wildlife Trust.