I am a writer and poet, with various publications in both prose and poetry. Until recently I was an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing for the Open University, but am now writing full-time.

My poetry pamphlet, BORK!, came out in May 2013, published by HappenStance Press.

Born in the USA, I came to the UK when I was 14, where I attended Dartington Hall School and the University of Essex. I also studied at the University of Paris and Bath Spa University. I now live in Exeter with my partner, two cats and three hens.

'I have published four works of nonfiction, a collection of poetry, short prose and a number of reviews and essays in various magazines and journals.

I have given readings in Dartington (Ways With Words), Exeter, Norwich, London, Zurich and various other places.

The picture shows Diana Gittins (in orange at front) talking with Dawn McNiff. WOW! 336 Anthology launch at the London Transport Museum