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Women in Film Quarterfinalist

Salome Magic is through to the quarter finals of the Women In Film International Screenplay competition. In 1978 Kenya, two ...

ScreenCraft Drama Quarter Finalist

Thrilled to find out my first feature 'Salome Magic' has made it through to the quarter finals of the ScreenCraft Drama Feature ...

Straight Circles First Review

BC Book World published the first review for Straight Circles: “Bateman obviously knows her suspense writing formulas and ...

Let’s Live in Crazy Town 2018

My story 'Let's Live in Crazy Town' won the 2018 Whistler Writers Adventure Camp fiction contest. The prize was a place at the 4-day writers camp, and publication in Subterrain Magazine. I had an absolute ball at the camp, met some wonderful writers, and can't wait to go ...

Praxis Screenwriters Lab 2018

My first feature film script 'Salome Magic' was a semi-finalist for the Whistler Film Festival/Praxis Screenwriters Lab. Will be working hard on it later this year. "In 1978 Kenya, two women who are miles apart in situation and privilege become united in their grief, travelling across this ...

From Our Dark Side 2018

My short film treatment 'Blistered' was a runner up in the 2018 Women in Film 'From Our Dark Side' contest. "A supernatural horror story of a woman living alone on a desolate farm, consumed by remorse, battling with her state of mind as the phantoms of her past burn ...

Yeovil Literary Prize 2017

My debut YA Novel Strength has been Very Highly Commended (or a 'proud 4th' apparently) in the Novel category of the 2017 Yeovil Literary Prize. I'm thrilled with the result, and to be commended by this prestigious international competition. The judge said: "Strength’s Scottish setting is a mix of ...