Writing is a very important part of my life, and always will be. It is one
of the ways I give expression to my ideas and promote my work, and though it can
sometimes be a struggle, I derive a lot of satisfaction from it. I wrote my first
major publication, No Turning Back: generations and the genderquake in 1994 during
my first sabbatical from the BBC, and it is still one of my personal favourites.
Following this, I became a regular contributor to national newspapers, as well
as being offered a national column in the Comment section of The Independent in
that year. Writing in some form has been an important part of my life since.
ten years on, I continue to write for a variety of different media - producing
articles, chapters, short books and publications, as well as speeches, reports,
and briefings for a wide variety of different audiences as well as doing my own
creative writing. Visit the publications section of this site for more information.
Since 2000, I have increasingly moved into multi-media and online publishing,
as well as providing editing, writing and content generation services through
On my current sabbatical, I have been nurturing a few
of my own writing projects, which I hope will bear fruit in the months and years
to come (though there are no guarantees!). I am also one of the founders of a
dynamic new story telling site, www.hagsharlotsheroines.com
launched with my sister, Laura, who is the prime mover, and a friend Becky which
I hope many of you will visit and join.
For a short synopsis of my writing career, read
a selection of my recent articles here
a selection of my recent speeches here
out more about my publications here
about my areas of expertise here
If you are interested in commissioning articles, features, speeches or other content
generation services, please contact
me. You can see the issues that excite and inspire me and that are
in turn my area of expertise, by looking at my articles, publications, and reading
my speaking topics.