Hello to you if you have stumbled across my humble reading and writing blog!
I thought I would create an ‘About the Author’ page just in case anybody is interested in getting to know me a little bit.
I am a 23 year old Criminology and Sociology student with a passion for the written word. I have been on the fence with regards to starting this blog for some time, as I did try to do something similar when I was around 14 (spoiler: it didn’t work out!)
I started writing my first novel around eight months ago after an idea surfaced about six months prior. However, due to University and other issues that have arisen, my book has unfortunately taken a back seat. I decided to start this blog after having a vivid dream in which I was a YouTuber uploading book updates every week. Now, I tried to imagine myself as a YouTuber and soon realised my introverted nature would present a great challenge. I thought about it more and realised a blog is a happy medium in that I can do what I love (writing) while still holding myself accountable in terms of the progression of my book. It is also a space where I can share what I have been reading, read other well-penned reviews of books I would like to read and hopefully document my writing journey.
My favourite genres are crime fiction, psychological thrillers as well as true crime. My inner criminologist seems to have had a heavy influence on my reading preferences. I also dabble in poetry, however my poems seem to only come to me when in times of sadness. This often means they are sometimes too personal to share with the world but there are some that I think people can identify with and I will be sharing those.
If this sounds interesting I would love it if you stuck around for the journey!
What People Say
All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.– John Wooden
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars– Oscar Wilde
Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.– Ralph Waldo Emerson