Bridget has been a writer all her professional life. Working first across business, the aid sector and education, she has written extensively for print and screen. Her publications include a number of educational books about drugs, violence and family issues. She subsequently turned to screenwriting and other forms of fiction.
She launched Staunch Book Prize in early 2018 as the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements called for victims of sexual assault, rape and violence to be believed and heard. By inviting more original alternatives to the increasing graphic fictional depictions of violence towards women presented as ‘entertainment’ in films, TV and novels, she wanted to challenge its normalisation in popular culture and it’s impact on real life justice for women.
As well as running the prize, she is now developing course and discussion materials for writers, editors, teachers and book groups to explore the issues the Staunch Book Prize sets out to tackle.