A book doesn’t write itself, nor does it publish itself, so here are the lovely faces behind The Twelve Dates of Christmas, from my...
Here’s a biography I wrote about myself when I was 12…
To be totally honest, I still love a bit of the My Girl soundtrack, and SURELY I’m not the only one who still knows Wigfield’s Saturday Night dance routine? No, thought not. But here’s a few updated details…
Favourite books: ALL the books! My favourite books are usually my favourites because they were exactly what I needed to enjoy at the time, be it because they travelled with me across South America, curled up with me in a Canadian cabin, or lit up my drudgy bus ride to work during the darkest winter months. So my favourite books list is always growing, but some that stand out include A Christmas Carol, Big Sexy Love, Yes Please, Eat Pray Love, Sense & Sensibility and anything by Ms Belinda Jones. So there.
Favourite songs: Every single song from the ’90s.
Favourite movies: Old classics are the best on rainy Sundays, like Some Like It Hot and It’s A Wonderful Life, but current(ish) faves are Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect
Favourite actresses: Kristen Wiig (loooooove), Jennifer Aniston (loooooove)
Favourite singers: BEYONCE because I love her and she is Queen of Everything and if she were in Game of Thrones it would have only lasted one episode. Game, set, match.
Favourite TV programmes: Friends (always will be)
Here’s a little more background, if you’re interested…
1983 – born in Devon at a very early age (shut up, that joke never gets old. And for the record, neither does ‘What time is it?’ ‘Time you got a watch!’)
1987-1994 – Primary school, Button Moon watching
1994-2001 – Secondary school, wrote many copyright-infringing versions of Sweet Valley High and The Babysitters Club on a typewriter, fancied everyone
2002 – Buggered off to Australia for six months with my pal Ellie, high jinx galore, still bang on about it today
2002 – Returned, went to Uni in Wales, became a cheerleader, met a lovely chap called Phil
2004 – Went to live in San Francisco for the summer, worked in an Aquarium, became addicted to Apple Jacks and Half & Half milk
2005 – Graduated with a degree in media – hoorah!
2006 – Moved to London, started career in Publishing, very annoyed streets turned out to be not paved with gold, got additional part-time job teaching the world to ballroom and Latin dance, started wearing sequins a lot
2010 – Sacked it all in and went off travelling for a year with lovely chap Phil, ended in stonking engagement in New York City a week before Christmas
2011 – Moved back to Devon, rejoined the world of publishing with a shimmy and a high-kick, got hitched to lovely chap Phil
2013 – Got my first book published (Twelve Dates), signed with lovely literary agent, got a blog, wrote a profile, ate some jaffa cakes
What else do you need to know? I love jumping photos. I hate the word ‘chutney’. I think that’s everything.
ps: What do you mean, WHO’S LET LOOSE??