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, 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.