I more or less coincidentally learnt to read at the age of four and I've been an avid reader ever since. When I was twelve I wrote my first novel, but that never went anywhere.
During and after my degree (English & German literature), I took a long break from writing. I guess I needed to live a bit first.
All this time, I would still read everything I could get my hands on, from world literature to whatever would be lying on the coffee table in a waiting room. Along the way I've developed a preference for literary fiction, as well as for fantasy and different kinds of speculative fiction.
A few years ago, I started writing again and for the past two years I've been working on my first full-length novel, a contemporary fantasy set in the English Cotswolds. In addition to that, I'm also an avid blogger at http://thewomancondition.blogspot.com