Recovering academic turned author & freelance journalist. Works for a non-profit in London whilst scribbling out stories on her lunch hour and throwing them at anyone with a printing press. Spends far too much time on the internet. Spends far too much money on the internet. Needs more bookshelves. Plays rollerderby and knits, neither very well. Wishes this were the 1920s and she was a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Prefers Woolf’s essays to her fiction and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall over Wuthering Heights. Would quite like to research the use of architecture in 19th century novels. Has a Masters degree in sexual dissidence, but abandoned a PhD in Wilkie Collins before she even started it. Only regrets it when she has a lengthy and dull to-do list on her desk. Likes comments, cookies, spontaneous compliments, and things that sparkle.