I wrote my first novel on the corners of worksheets whilst bored during my Physics GCSEs classes, inspired by stories I used to tell my younger sister.
Those little scraps of GCSE distractions became two Young Adult novels that form part of a trilogy. Recently, I completed a Middle Grade novel, while my current writing project is an adult novel based in 1980s London.
My poem, The Blundergaffe, was published in Popshot Magazine’s The Fantasy issue (August 2019). One of my short stories, Touched By Angels, was published by Eternal Remedy, while another, Blind Date, was shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Prize. I have also won the Hunter Davies Award for my article Is Literature Still Dangerous in the Western World? and the Graham Landucci Prize for English Literature. I was also the youth representative for the Royal Society of Literature’s Membership Committee.
I privately tutor creative writing and lead face-to-face writing workshops for children and adults, both independently and in collaboration with organisations such as Seven Stories, New Writing North and International Women’s Day.
I am also Chief Editor of WriteMentor Magazine for Children’s Writers and host of #WMChat, a weekly Twitter event where I interview authors, agents, publishers and other industry experts.
I was born in Paris, grew up in London, and now live in the North East of England. I’m a francophile and francophone and my true loves are German Shepherds, cheese and the smell of old books.
Follow me on Twitter: @flohumphrey3