About the Author

Alex Harlequin

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I’m a twenty-something-year-old writer, currently based in Sussex. I write fantasy/SF prose and poetry. Words are my playground.

I have wanted to be an author ever since I can remember, with the exception of a short time in my early teens when I wanted to be a pop star. At school I was always trying to secretly read or write under the desk, but never showed anyone my work until my late teens. In my time at uni I have learned a lot and grown as a person and as a writer, from life as much as the course itself, if not more so.

Writing is my main past-time. I like musicals, dancing, reading and going to the cinema. I dislike heights, things with stings and crude humour. My interests other than writing include amateur astronomy and craft.

As a child I was always writing stories, my earliest was probably the one about the dog called Caroline,AYME-Logo which I did in crayon, stapled the papers together and it was kept as a physical book on the shelves for years. I spent my early teens writing in exercise books. Eventually I discovered fan fiction, and moved into the online fandom world for years while mostly housebound due to ME/CFS.

After leaving school and starting college, I began writing some original work again, although there was only so much I was able to do as coursework took most of my energy. After four years of A-levels I began a creative writing degree at university, which after five very long years I have finally completed and am awaiting graduation.

I have completed National Novel-Writing Month two years in a row (2010 and 2011), as well as Script Frenzy (2011 and 2012). I have spent years in fanfiction, during which I won an award, volunteered as a proof-reader, and was featured in the Sunday Times.

I love stars, imagination, coffee, glittery things and being geeky. I love fantasy and science fiction, and am passionate about my favourite texts in the genres. It’s my hope that one day someone will be as enthusiastic about my own work.

Follow me on Twitter, like me on Facebook.

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4 thoughts on “About the Author

    Blog Hopping and Booky Questions | Tiffany Metzger said:
    April 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    […] The Notebook […]

    Sandra Delemare said:
    June 21, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Thanks for the follow, Alex

    Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m looking to start my own blog in the near future
    but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking
    for something completely unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had
    to ask!

      Alex Harlequin responded:
      January 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      I’m on WordPress, it’s possible to customise the themes with your own images

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