Joined Jun 24 2012
22 years old
The midlands, England, UK
Hi everyone. I was born in Northampton, England. As a kid, I didn't read much. I recall being attracted to the Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events books, but probably more for the cover illustration than anything else. I started to read them but didn't get past book three.
My passion for reading arose when I was sixteen and I discovered Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles; I ploughed through the series. Later I moved onto other books, some standalone novels, but my preference is for series, such as Charlaine Harris's The Southern Vampire Mysteries or Stephen King's The Dark Tower books.
Although I love to read, I enjoy watching TV series just as much. Some of my favourites are Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe, True Blood, Chuck, Dexter and The 4400. Anything with a compelling story and unpredictable twists!
I began writing while at college as a hobby in my spare time. It turned out that I was unconsciously writing a depressing autobiography, so I scrapped this first piece of work and didn't write for a couple of years.
The reason I came back to writing was that I realised it's the only hobby I truly enjoy enough to stick at it. Writing a novel is like a project that I feel the need to complete. I've been through phase after phase in the past and I've often been talented at deceiving myself about how much I love a subject, but I've always become bored in the end.
I write for myself mainly but I love the idea of other people enjoying my work.
I came up with the premise for A Death Displaced a few years ago but only acted on it last year. Plans for a series are in place and I expect to release Book Two in the series in 2013.
My usual week is a struggle to balance my writing, work, my relationship with my partner & family, attending to the various pets in our house (and garden - and pond!), and all the mundane but necessary tasks (like eating and sleeping)!
Even with this balancing act, I love my life and I love my family and my partner. I'm happy to be alive.