I was born a good bit before the Internet was invented: I'm not old though, just very nicely experienced. As a teenager I used to write stories which reflected an early literary diet of science fiction and fantasy. I did this on an actual typewriter (yes, a real one and I even learned to touch-type) before some bright spark invented computers. Then life got in the way and I stopped my stories for a long, long time. I did carry on reading though and enjoyed many of the absolutely brilliant writers that there are out there. Hopefully I learned something from them all.
Eventually inspired by the possibilities thrown up by of digital publishing, I joined a local writing club and rather nervously and slowly started writing quaint little stories about demons, usually with soul-stealing character defects. One day, just for a change, I sat at my desk and started writing about an angel. Having crossed over to the 'other side' (sort of) I suddenly found I couldn't stop and now plan many new books.
I live in London (I'm a bit reclusive, and I am not telling you which part, so pretend it's one of the posh areas). There are many other great cities in the world (I love Madrid, Rome, Paris too) but London is my home for as long as it is open to the world, because that is what it symbolises to me: the best from all over the world.
I am a transgender woman and many of my characters inhabit the LGBT space. Don't let that put you off, please. I do like to think that my books can be read by everyone, however they define themselves. Yes, many of my female characters are gay, but please remember that they reflect real people in our society. The Forgotten Wings series is modern, magical fantasy: there is action, adventure, excitement, and of course, some romance (and the truest essence of romance is utterly blind to our supposed ‘differences’).
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