I am a writer and drama teacher working in the South-West. I live a stone’s throw from Bristol on the edge of the Mendip Hills, a twenty minute drive from the Tobacco Factory and all its cutting-edge shows/cultural enterprises.
– The Ituri Forest is to be published this year by Arachne Press. The short story came third in The Bridgwater 2013 Short Story Prize, judged by Dame Margaret Drabble,OBE, the celebrated novelist.
The story looks at the plight of boy soldiers in The Ituri Forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and links their life experiences with the trade in coltan.
Lastly, check out ‘Jem and Coral,’ another environmental allegory/novel that I wrote last year, available online at Amazon. Author title: C.A.Heaven; title of book : ‘Jem and Coral’.
Again I have self-published it through CreateSpace – print-on-demand eco-friendly publisher; thus one pound from every book sold shall be donated to The Marine Conservation Society. The plight of the world’s coral reefs are at the heart of the novel: it is a mixture of allegory and optimism, fantasy fiction and hard-cutting reality.
Current project: a novel entitle Hobo House charting 50 years of division in the Middle East with a defiantly optimistic ending that aims to bridge the divide of all the respective combatants and innocent victims.