Published and forthcoming work

‘On Location: Ludlow’ for National Geographic Traveller – Food

Slow Travel: Shropshire 
for Bradt Travel Guides: second edition

‘Thomas and the Great Japanese Farewell’ in Kidding Around anthology with foreword by Dervla Murphy

‘Discover the Malvern Hills and Worcestershire’ for BBC Countryfile Magazine [link coming soon]

‘I was a judge in the 2019 Shropshire cream tea trail: here’s what happened’ for Visit Shropshire Hills

‘Discover the Heart of England’ for BBC Countryfile Magazine [link coming soon]

‘Finding the plot with Shropshire Archives’ for Caring for God’s Acre

‘Discover Shropshire’ for BBC Countryfile Magazine

“Thanks for this, it is excellent. You create just the right atmosphere … not twee but robust, just as the place really is. Really good local knowledge – I loved it”. Joe Pontin, Features Editor, BBC Countryfile Magazine

‘Onsen bathing in Japan’
for Good Spa Guide (and other pieces written under my alias, Serene Spy)

‘The story behind Slow Travel: Shropshire for Visit Shropshire Hills

Slow Travel: Shropshire for Bradt Travel Guides

“An excellent guidebook packed to bursting with information and painstakingly gathered detail which will have not only visitors but also natives of the county wanting to get out there and explore.” Shropshire Review

Flash fiction – ‘Rain Gauge’ – and interview for Double Espresso (UK blog)

“And in that eureka moment, I laughed out loud. Genius! This was more than a story – it was a puzzle to solve.” Helen Moat, travel writer and author

Norfolk, England: five family memories for the making’ for Real Family Travel (US)

‘Modern mums: travel with kids’ for Motherhood magazine (Singapore)

‘Have bump can still fly’ for Motherhood magazine (Singapore)

‘Pregnancy flying myths busted’ for Motherhood magazine (Singapore)

“Great stories as always.” Shenielle Aloysis, editor, Motherhood

Across the Atlantic to another Yarmouth‘ in the Eastern Daily Press (PDF version here)

‘Escaping “museum legs” at Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri’ – a guest post for the Essential Travel website

“The piece is fantastic – thrilled to have it on the blog. It’s very classy and beautifully tied up.” Clayton Truscott, Essential Travel editor

‘A prize-winner’s tale about the giants of Malta’ in the Independent on Sunday (unedited version here)

‘Rumia: a love story’ in the Irish Independent

Happy returns to the weekend world’ in the Telegraph (one of the top five ‘Just Back’ entries for 2010)

“Over the past year we have had winning entries from writers who have climbed the Himalayas, sailed around the coast of New Zealand, danced in Connemara and zip-lined through the treetops in Costa Rica. Marie Kreft drove from Birmingham to the Welsh border. That, with her gift for telling the tale, was enough.” Matthew Kerr, deputy travel editor, Telegraph

‘In search of Kunegunda: A journey to the past in a Polish country churchyard’ in the Independent on Sunday

“This writer’s unusual snapshot from her travels was told in a lively way with good use of dialogue and a neat punch line.” Kate Simon, travel editor, Independent on Sunday

“A real narrative, which travel writing too often misses; a people-story, as well as place; touching and honestly written.” Matthew Parris, writer and broadcaster

‘Four fingers to Meng Zu’: a commended Bradt Travel Guides story (to be uploaded)

The long way home‘ in Frequent Traveller (Singapore)

‘Marie in Singapore’ column in the Eastern Daily Press (to be uploaded).