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I'm a 30 year old author from Blenheim, New Zealand, published in small press, looking for big press!


Background Information

Born in Waiourou, New Zealand, I spent most of my childhood in Perth, WA (Australia), and Darwin, NT (Australia). I am currently living in the small upper South Island town of Blenheim, New Zealand. Born with many difficulties, I struggled through most of my childhood, and was told by many doctors that I would never walk, speak or be able to communicate in any way. I took this as my queue to write, so I did. As you could imagine (with most of the things going around in my life at the time), my writing was of a darker nature, even from the early age of 5-6yo. Teachers sent me to psychologists, parents tried to stop me from writing, but the mere fact of their disbelief and downright jealousy made me all the more determined to write. My writing seemed to develop life of its own, became a living breathing manifestation of everything that I was in and around. At the age of 16 I left home, finished High School, graduated with 6th Form Certificate in English, Science and Social Studies (100% English), which disgusted my family as they realized that my writing was becoming a large part of my life. Living alone gave me a new lease on life - I experienced many things that I had not experienced before, and writing became a thing which existed only in my mind. I gave up, I took everyone's advice and stopped freeing my thoughts and my memory and closed in on myself. I became self destructive and almost died. It was many years before I wrote again, and when I first put pen to paper again I wrote poems, songs and bibles of my own, slowly becoming involved in the darker forms of my past. I completed a journalism and novel writing course at Auckland University and received certificates for both. My work both frightened and struck chords within tutors and students alike. I was well respected and liked by many, and was finally commended for doing what I did well, for the very first time in my life, and it felt marvelous. After the courses ended and I settled myself down again, I agreed to write every day, and have ever since. I've had various poems published in small magazines, and have written hundreds of poems, several novels, thousands of passages and even more critiques! My current work is no longer as dark as it was earlier, as I believe we all work from what is around us and that it reflects who we are and what how we work. I am at a much higher place in my life now, so that my work does not reflect the darkness as much. (Although it is still considered as dark fantasy and can sometimes still be very shocking). I've written right across the board - family, teen, children’s books, poetry, erotica, horror, gothic romance. My main influences are horror and dark fiction.

Birth Place
Blenheim,  New Zealand
Accomplishments

Completed School certificate 6th Form (100% English). Completed Freelance Journalism course at Auckland University, passed. Completed Novel and Short Story Writing course at Auckland University, passed - certificates given. Completed Novel and Short Story Writing course at New Zealand Writing School (correspondence), passed - recieved certificates.

Additional Information

I am currently working on two novels - one which is a very dark fantasy set in an alternative Japanese-style world. The other is my own autobiography, which is beginning to seem as though it is possibly one of the hardest things I have ever had to write. Even though I've known myself for thirty years, I am constantly learning new things!






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