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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 ...

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 ...

North Shore Writers Festival 2017

Sat 8th April, 10-11.30-am. I'm a panellist at the North Shore Writers Festival, alongside Alexander Boldizar and Lawrence Verigin. We'll be talking about 'Setting and Character Development' in novels. Later, you can join the three of us at the Writer's Cafe in the Lunch Break Lounge. Chat about ...