Welcome to my website
I’m a writer, speaker and radio person. The subjects that grab my attention most often are:
- Arts, media, culture and society
- Modern relationships
- Developing Creativity
- Where faith fits in the world (which often informs the above)
I’ve written for The Times, The Independent and Cosmopolitan, among others, about a range of subjects including faith and relationships, gentrification, domestic violence, marriage proposals, gangs and girls, Adele impersonators, and One Direction. Not all in one article.
My latest book – Relatable: Exploring God, Love and Connection in the Age of Choice – was published in May 2019. Based on the exclusive Real Life Love survey of almost 1500 people, the book explores the past, present and future of relationships influenced by faith. Celibacy, polygamy, sex robots, and #hotwives. It’s all there.
Christianity magazine gave Relatable five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ calling it “a breath of fresh air” and “essential reading.” Christianity Today gave the book four stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and said the book is “an important contribution to our understanding of how Christians frame sex and relationships… a great tool for starting to get more honest.” (Read the full review here). Preach magazine described the book as “a must read.” Reform magazine described Relatable as “interesting” and “often astute” with statistics and analysis “delivered with humour and a light touch.”
You can order Relatable now from Waterstones, Wordery, Amazon UK, Amazon US, or directly from me. If you’d like me to write or talk about the book, the Real Life Love survey, and all things modern relationships, get in touch.
I’m an event host and MC – including the Church and Media Conference, the Premier Digital Conference, and organise the Gathering of Women Leaders.
I’m also a speaker. I’ve talked about Bowie, Prince, and the meaning of eternity in the digital age, the stigmatisation of singleness, the joy of blogging, and what publishing can learn from 50 Shades of Grey, among other things. Find out more about my speaking work here.