I am a writer, broadcaster and campaigner living a quiet life in a village in Hertfordshire, England, which is quite a contrast from my teens and early twenties spent rather waywardly in London. I first started writing as a young teenager, initially poetry. Then at sixteen, I began writing my first novel, but distracted by drugs and alcohol, followed by a career in information security and family life, I only wrote sporadically over the years. It wasn’t until two decades later that I eventually completed a novel.
Soul Destruction: Unforgivable was published in April 2013 by Caffeine Nights and is the first in a series, which exposes the dark world and harsh reality of life as a call girl. The story follows Shelley Hansard, a heroin addicted and crack psychotic London call girl who gets the opportunity to take revenge on a client who raped her and her friends. The main storyline is based loosely on events from my own life.
On Amazon, I have a charity publication, In Her Own Words… Interview with a London Call Girl, which is the unedited transcript from a video interview I undertook in 1998 with a woman who was a call girl in London. As the woman, referred to as Q, is no longer alive, all royalties are donated to Beyond the Streets, a charity working to end sexual exploitation.
My short story, Life, about Max, a crack addicted, failed father facing a life sentence for a crime he can’t remember committing, is currently free to download from Caffeine Nights here. Another short story of mine, Protection, a tale of a London mother’s revenge, can be read online at Near to the Knuckle here.
Voices of Prostitution Survivors is a space on the Soul Destruction website where women formerly in the sex trade share their firsthand accounts. Interviews with survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking as well as others involved in human rights in the areas of anti-human trafficking and anti-sexual exploitation can be read on my author website. On the same site, you can also read interviews with writers, musicians, artists, and filmmakers.
The most important work I am doing right now is pushing for the Merseyside model to be made UK wide. People in prostitution are at the highest risk of rape and other violence, yet they are the most unlikely to report crimes committed against them. They are viewed as ‘easy targets’ by criminals because they do not have the human right of the protection of the law and recourse to justice. This is unacceptable and must change. The only proven way to bring this about is for the hate crime model – that’s been operating in Merseyside since 2006 with outstanding results - to be rolled out nationally. A clip from the BBC1 Merseyside model documentaries can be watched worldwide on BBC News and more information about the Merseyside model, including interviews and articles, can be read here.
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