I’ve published sixteen books over the last twenty years including the highly successful and well-regarded Queer: A Graphic History, and Rewriting the Rules (now in its second edition). I primarily write in the self-help and non-fiction genres for a general audience. I also sometimes write for therapists and other practitioners specifically, and I write some comics and fiction.
The topics that I write on include love, sex, and gender, particularly Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) including bi, trans, non-binary gender, kink, and non-monogamy/polyamory. I also write on mental health, self-care, counselling/therapy, mindfulness, and related topics.
In my writing I draw on over twenty years of experience studying, researching, and lecturing across psychology, sociology, and media/cultural studies. I also draw on over a decade’s learning and experience in both psychotherapy and LGBTQ+ activism, including studying Buddhist, existential, queer and intersectional feminist thought and practice. You can read my CV here.
I mostly write books in the self-help genre which make central the social context of the struggles people have. I also write graphic guides which explain academic, therapeutic, and activist ideas simply. I’m interested in writing books which mix non-fiction together with fiction, memoir, and comics, as well as collaborating with other writers and illustrators to weave together multiple voices.
If you’re a publisher who is interested in publishing my work, here are some of the books that I’m keen to write in future. I would also be very interested in writer in residence positions.
I’m keen to write articles for newspapers, magazines, and online forums on my areas of expertise. To get a sense of the kind of articles I write, check out these pieces for The Conversation, DIVA Magazine, Ladybeard Magazine, The Sick Festival. as well as my blog posts.
Having worked at the Open University for ten years I have a lot of experience and expertise writing interactive online courses and website materials. I’m currently collaborating to produce short interactive ‘continuing professional development’ courses on gender and sexual diversity, and I have previously written website material for COSRT, and a key resource for the BACP.