About the Author
I wrote my first book when I was seven years old. It was ten pages long, stapled together and it was about a talking whale. My mum gave it rave reviews.
Since then I've come a long way! I've honed my craft over a decade in marketing and communications roles for charities and public sector organisations, edited magazines, published fiction and poetry, and written for corporate clients of all shapes, sizes and styles. I'm as comfortable waxing lyrical about what inspires designers, artists and creatives as I am stripping it back to the basics for businesses with complex, technical ideas to communicate.
Before all that, somewhere between the talking whale and my first steps onto the career ladder, I studied English and Related Literature at the University of York (for those wondering, 'related' means Spanish, in my case) and then continued on to a Master's in Medieval Studies, which involved a bewitching blend of history, literature, archaeology, art history, Latin, Old English, Old French and Norse. I may have forgotten almost all of my dead languages, but what I am left with is a deep understanding of how humans respond to storytelling, the ways we re-imagine and retell the stories that speak to us, and (crucially for you) how to use stories to inspire your audience and get them to come on a journey with you.
I often say that I'll try anything once: I have a huge and unwieldy list of interests. I like to think that finding something to love in (almost) anything is a great quality in a writer. If you tell me about the things you care about, I will always find a way to make your audience care too.
So that's my story. What's yours?