Children’s Literature in Academia
My own research is practice-based, with my novels forming the main body of my work. I am especially interested in how working class families and blended families might be celebrated within children’s literature and I seek to explore those ideas in my own work.
My debut novel How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant began this trajectory, as I wrote it as part of my MA in Writing for Young People. I also hold a Phd, which was awarded for my novel The Short Knife which used a blend of Welsh and English in order to create the voice of its main character.
I also publish on topics to do with studying and teaching creative writing.
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