I am a fiction writer, the author of two short story collections - The White Road and Other Stories (SAlt, 2008) and My Mother Was An Upright Piano (Tangent, 2012) . I live with my partner, James, and our cat, in Bristol, UK. I used to be a science journalist and often use science as inspiration for fiction! I am writer-in-residence in the Science Faculty here at Bristol University. I travel mostly to literary festivals or events, especially short story events. I love reading, films, good food - a lot of good food!