I’ve always been passionate about literature and theatre. I kept a notebook since the age of 6 and loved to act in school plays. So I ended up studying both: English Literature at King’s College, Cambridge and then theatre at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris.

I’ve been a francophile since I was a teenager so after theatre school I stayed on in France. I’ve now been working as a bilingual voiceover artist in Paris for over eight years. My voice is used for all kinds of things – museum audio guides, documentaries, radio plays, video games, language methods…

You’ll find me in a studio almost every week of the year but you can also see me reading my own poetry and prose in bookshops and small venues across Paris.

When I became a mum I got really interested in children’s literature and was inspired to write my own stories. They sat in a drawer for a long time until I met Geoff Chong and we started to collaborate together.

Monkeyboy and Gogobird is the first book in what we hope will be a whole series of books.

Here’s a bit more about me if you’re interested!

Writing

 

Reading

 

  • Storytelling/cabaret/poetry events

    • Les histoires sages et folles, storytelling around Paris
    • Le petit cabaret mélancolique, Kurt Weill songs
    • Poet’s Live, guest poet
    • The Sibyls, with Kate Noakes – Chez Grace, Berkeley Books, Paris
    • Guest Poet at Spoken Word and Paris Lit Up

 

For children

 

  • Plays and Performance

    • Lancelot or How to be a Knight, Sylvia Montfont Theatre, Paris and schools tour – author and director
    • Hairy Tales and Furry Stories, written by Rosanna Lowe, actor in schools tour
    • Arabian Nights, Forest Forge, actor
    • Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Orange Tree Theatre, actor
    • Au Revoir Les Enfants, Tour de Force, actor
    • Drama Teacher
      - Ecole Alsacienne, Paris
      – Institut de la Tour
    • Educational Recordings
      Recorded many English language methods for Larousse, Nathan, Bordas, Hachette…

 

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