WRITING

Welcome

(Copyright 2020)

Fiction & Playwrighting

Children's Books

Nina has written two novels, several short stories and three plays.  She was highly commended in the 2018 Royal Marsden Short Story Competition.

 

In her final year at Webber Douglas she wrote How Are You? I'm Fine; a play she co-produced with fellow actors after graduating. This led to the creation of the highly acclaimed Simple8 theatre company.

Nina took an Arvon creative writing course under the attentive watch of acclaimed authors Jake Arnott and Louise Welsh.

 

The Flying Penguin is for 7-9 year old readers and up, and for younger children to enjoy listening to. 

 

Follow the adventures of Mrs Em, an Emperor penguin, and Ozzie, a very special Little Blue Penguin, as they tackle the world's oceans on their perilous journey to Antarctica, discovering species of penguins they never knew existed, and a global climate they realise they must fight to save.  

 

The Flying Penguin will be available to read in 2021.

Welcome to Welcome: a recovery centre, hidden away in a country village off the south coast of England, 1999.  

When 18 year old Kat arrives, twinned with her outspoken, sassy co-pilot Anorexia, they're sure they've landed in the wrong place.  

It takes a greek chorus of recovering inpatients, in particular bi-polar sufferer, Jack, to blast open the doors of taboo and remind Kat of the strength she is capable of.  

When tragedy strikes in their troubled microcosm, Kat must fight to end the war with her compelling illness in order to protect the next generation.     

 

Welcome has been described as self-help disguised as gripping fiction.  It is, ultimately, a story about how far our will power can stretch, to destroy and overcome.

 

Welcome will be available to read in 2021.

Click here to listen to some of the Welcome songs, inspired by and created during the writing process:

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