I’m a British-Australian writer, editor and compulsive reader, currently living in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. That said, I’ve lived in the country most of my life and my heart is split between north Wales, northern England and Gippsland in Australia. I have a Master of Letters in creative writing, a Master of Arts in ancient history, and dream of a PhD in English literature.
I’ve been writing for as long as I’ve been able to string a sentence together, but began submitting that writing to markets relatively recently. Like everyone else in the universe, I’d love to write a novel one day, but for the moment, I’m focussing on short stories. I write science fiction, fantasy and horror, and occasionally dabble in contemporary YA.
My greatest love when writing is to take the familiar and twist it into something new. I enjoy corrupting the innocent, redeeming the corrupted and splashing everything with a liberal coating of feminism.
I’m very proud to be an Assistant Editor for the amazing Luna Station Quarterly.
As a reader, I enjoy most genres and styles of writing, but I am particularly drawn to nineteenth century English and French literature, as well as the classic authors and modern genre writers. Some of my favourite authors include Jane Austen, Emile Zola, Suetonius, Aristophanes, Oscar Wilde, Stephen King, Richard Laymon and Stephen Fry, while favourite books by other authors include Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte), Rebecca (Daphne du Maurier), The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins), Fingersmith (Sarah Waters), The Secret History (Donna Tartt) and Domain (James Herbert). I tend not to read modern capital-L-literature and the only romance I read is contemporary YA romance.
While I do review books on this blog, I’m afraid I am not able to accept review requests.
The header image was taken by me on the outskirts of Porthmadog, Wales.