Sophie worked as a journalist for 15 years until she finally admitted to writing
fiction. Her work has appeared in local and national magazines and on BBC Radio.
In 2011 she read at the Cheltenham Literature Festival after winning the
Gloucestershire Writers’ Network short story award and in 2015 was invited
to judge the short story element of that competition. She was long-listed for the InkTears flash fiction competition in 2017, the Mslexia/Poetry Book Society Women’s Poetry Prize in 2019, and the Fish Short Story Prize in 2020. In 2021 her work appeared in ARTEMISpoetry and in Black Bough’s ‘Dark Confessions’ and ‘Freedom and Rapture’ anthologies.
She is in the process of writing her second novel, even though she can’t find
anyone who likes the first one very much, but is too addicted to writing to stop and do something more sensible instead.
Listen to Sophie reading some of her work by clicking on the pictures below.