Bryce was a nurse in her previous life and swapped careers for one in music and writing in
1992. She writes short fiction, both popular women's (which puts the bread on the table)
and literary which doesn't. She has had stories broadcast on Radio 4.
Winner and runner up in a number of competitions,
most recently the Fish Prize (2000) with her story Skate Blades which was broadcast as a
play on Radio 4 in Jan 2002 and joint winner of the 2003 Richard Imison Award for radio
drama, for her play 'The Skategrinder' which was also broadcast on Radio 4.
She gained an MA in Creative Writing (Northumbria
University) and has run writing groups for over ten years. She writes and tells stories to
primary school children and is also a singer songwriter and fronts country rock band The
She runs The Marsden Writers along with a number of
other community writing groups in Tyneside.