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Beauty and the Freak coming soon

  Beauty and the Freak, my new gritty YA novel, will be released in digital format 20th May 2022 and printed format 20th ...

Finalist at Austin Micro Film Festival 2021

A Parallel Life is a finalist in the Sci-Fi Category at Austin Micro Film Festival 2021. Written and Directed by Jackie Bateman and ...

Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Recipient 2020/21

Proudly announcing that I'm one of the recipients of the 2020 Netflix - BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative, a group of up to 100 ...

Screencraft Cinematic Book 2020

Beauty and the Freak is a FINALIST in the Screencraft Cinematic Book contest 2020. It was chosen from 1,200 entries for this unique literary competition seeking book manuscripts with cinematic adaptation potential. The jury is comprised of The Gersh Agency, United Talent Agency, and 3 Arts ...

Final Draft Big Break 2019

'Thirst', a 1-hour pilot, made the cut for Final Draft Big Break 2019. The television series is based on my award-winning psychological thriller novels. "In small town Scotland, an obsessive serial killer takes a local woman as his next sinister internet-ring victim, then turns his attention to her ...

Stage32 Feature Screenplay Contest

            Salome Magic, my first screenplay, was a semi-finalist in the Stage32 5th annual screenplay contest 2019. "Kenya, 1978. A loyal housemaid braves her harrowing past to visit her terminally ill mother, but when she doesn't return from the ...

Screencraft Pilot Launch QF

The Fertility Effect 1-hour tv pilot was a quarterfinalist with Screencraft 2019. "A darkly comic drama centred on the personal and professional lives of a team of fertility experts and the diverse range of patients and human crises that enter their ...