I'm a freelance writer with a patchwork portfolio from novels and short stories to plays and performance poetry - my collection Crumbs from a Spinning World was published by Burning Eye Books in 2016. I also have a strong interest in drama, as a playwright and a reviewer, and as co-producer of a pub theatre in Frome in southwest UK. Frome has a lively arts scene which I write about weekly in my blog.
I also run the Poetry Cafe and organise events in our summer Arts Festival and Merlin theatre. My ‘alternative history’ of our town, FROME UNZIPPED - from Prehistory to Post-Punk, was published July 2018 by Hobnob Press.  My latest book is The Price of Bread, a novel set in Northern Ireland at the start of the last 'Troubles', a time I remember from living there myself.
I run occasional workshops and am open to contact from individuals or community groups - email crysse@crysse.com or find me on facebook.