I am a first-class graduate, writer and project editor. I enjoy all sorts of writing, and read an array of fiction and non-fiction. My passion for the industry started young, I began writing poetry and short stories in primary school, and later had feature articles published in a local newspaper whilst completing my English A-levels. I have also since developed copy-editing and proofreading skills professionally, previously as a Project Editor restructuring and formatting legal content for an online government platform, and currently as Digital Content Editor for a local firm.
I am very open-minded and am particularly passionate about women’s issues. I am a campaigner for women’s rights and sexual equality, an LGBTQ activist, a law student, a believer in human rights, anti-abuse and equalitarian society, a cat lover and, of course, a writer. I have many interests including politics and current affairs, gender and LGBTQ issues, culture and lifestyle, beauty, music, body art and anything creative including modelling and photography.
When possible I love to read, especially fiction and modern theory, and I enjoy many genres of writing, from crime thrillers to romance to fantasy. Some of my favourite fantasy authors include Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, J.K. Rowling, Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts; and admired feminist thinkers are Germaine Greer (The Female Eunuch), Judith Butler (Gender Trouble/Undoing Gender), Kate Bornstein (Gender Outlaw), Joan Nestle (GenderQueer), J. Jack Halberstam (Female Masculinity), and Caitlin Moran (How to be a Woman).
My current favourite thriller is The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson, I also love his other two books: Her Every Fear and The Girl With A Clock For A Heart. Other recent favourite books in this genre are: The Widow by Fiona Barton, Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty; Sharp Objects, Dark Places and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Disclaimer by Renee Knight and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Previous literary experiences include writing feature articles for the Jersey Evening Post’s Reality magazine, Gallery Magazine, Town Crier local magazine, and the Jersey Post; and marketing, content editing and social media services for a local charity and business to promote services and raise brand awareness. I also have a number of ongoing literary projects including a novel I am currently working on and a growing anthology of poetry.
I intend to use this blog to share all things literary, as well as documenting my journey as a writer and author, and will include any useful tips and advice. I will also recommend any books, movies, or blogs that I come across; as well as providing inspirational quotes, articles, info, short stories and much more… watch this space!
Finally, I leave you with a few of my favourite quotes…
“To see the world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower. Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour” – William Blake
“There are things that are known and things that are unknown, and in between there are doors” – William Blake
“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” – F.Weldon (Big Women)
“Madness is a non-word, it doesn’t really exist, instead there are only varying degrees of sanity – it just so happens that mine is more varied than most!!” – Unknown