Sharing a seemingly common attribute amongst writers I started my fervent scribblings at the age of nine. As an adult, I’ve been writing novels and striving for publication since 1997. I write contemporary, edgy literary fiction and am highly influenced by the likes of Maggie O’farrell, Michel Faber, Rachel Cusk, Ian McEwan, Kate Atkinson and Alice Sebold. Apart from having a poem published in an anthology sometime ago and unsuccessfully entering the odd short story competition, I remain unpublished. But I have to say that I’ve had enough positive feedback from literary agents, plus an encouraging professional critique that told me, & I can certainly write& , to keep me focused enough to strive on! I’m hoping that 2011 will be my year.
I work part-time for the NHS. When I’m not there I’m writing. I’m currently redrafting a full length novel which – when it’s finished – I would give my boyfriend away if it meant getting published. This work-in-progress is my fifth book; hopefully I’m actually improving. Up til now I’ve completed two novels, abandoned a third and cocked up by trying my debut luck with a novella. Did I say ‘boyfriend’? I meant rabbit.