driftwood
Driftwood on the Maine coast

About Me

Welcome! I am a writer with eclectic interests, but I have a particular love of short stories. I’ve written about and reviewed short fiction – both old and new – for publications including The Short Story and Slightly Foxed.

My own short stories have appeared in literary magazines including Prole, FlashBack Fiction and The Honest Ulsterman, and have won the Bridport Prize and a UK Society of Authors’ Tom-Gallon Award.

I’ve also worked as a sociologist. You can read some of my academic work here, which includes qualitative research about various topics and, more recently, about storytelling.

-  FAY WELDON
and PAUL BAILEY

"[Becky Tipper's 'The Rabbit' is] an immediately likeable story, beautifully crafted, elegantly written with all the arts of a born storyteller... A writer of real promise."

"The flash fiction pieces were extremely penetrating and confident… Becky Tipper’s 'Meeting the Lobster' genuinely takes the reader through a journey of increasing emotional identification..."

- A.L. KENNEDY

"[Becky Tipper's] 'Birth Stories'... is a truly excellent piece of writing... Anybody who has ever trotted out the cliché 'all that matters is a healthy baby' should be made to read this work..."

MILLI HILL
Writer and Founder of the Positive Birth Movement