Writer, Media Liaison, PR

Award winning journalist with more than 10 years
experience of public relations in both the public and private sector.


A little about what I do.

Media Liaison
Public Relations

From the Blog

“No-one died, no-one is in prison…”

Posted on Jul 22, 2018 | No Comments

“I don’t get what the big deal is… you write for a living… they are just words…” Explaining the excruciating pain of sharing your own words, rather than words that someone else commissions, ‘edits’ and pays for, is difficult. Commissioned words are a transaction. A business deal. I want them to be good. But if […]

Painting and Poetry

Posted on May 6, 2018 | 2 Comments

For 25 years I have been burning poetry. Writing words and then setting fire to them. A form of literary self-harm. A few weeks ago, several things came together over the course of a weekend, which put an end to the burning. I spent an evening at The Theatre by the Lake, in Keswick, listening […]

The Big Sleep 2015

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 | No Comments

“Spend a night under the stars, raise money for Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal and help keep older people warm this winter” that was my call to action. There was a lot of dithering when it came to The Big Sleep 2015. How could I persuade other people to do it, when … I really […]


Andy Beeforth OBE, Cumbria Community Foundation

“Tara brings energy, a creative mind and great experience and contacts to her role supporting the work of the Community Foundation. Our campaigns and press events have had consistently good coverage since working with her.”

- Andy Beeforth OBE, Cumbria Community Foundation
Gav McDonald, Rather Be Cycling

“Since starting to work with Tara we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of column inches of copy that’s been generated for Rather Be Cycling. Tara’s professionalism, contacts and a fresh and outside view are at the heart of that.”

- Gav McDonald, Rather Be Cycling
Michael Webster, Treasurer, Threlkeld Cricket Club

“Tara is not short of original ideas, fantastic contacts and intelligent ways of achieving the desired result. Without her input our project would have been a moderate success, with her input it was an outstanding success and for that the club is eternally grateful.”

- Michael Webster, Treasurer, Threlkeld Cricket Club