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United Kingdom


I'm an aspiring author, working on my first novel and other projects. I write a lot of speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural etc) but I also like to dabble in genres outside my comfort zone.

I am fiction editor and principal contributor on a site called The Great Escape which showcases film, fiction and comics. If you've enjoyed reading my work here, I hope you'll come and check the site out.

My alter-ego, CM Owens, writes erotica and has a published short story, Youth and Experience, due for release in December 2011.

I'm always up for meeting fellow writers and sharing tips and tricks. If you'd like some honest feedback on your work, PM me and we can arrange something. I have a blog where you can find bits and pieces on writing, film making and stuff:

Film making, photography, gaming, science. I'm pretty much the classic female geek (not nerd, for that you have to be socially inept... er, wait... no, no, not a nerd). I'm into physical special effects, including make up prosthetics. I generally just love getting messy and making stuff.

Favorite Books
So hard to choose, but I'll try! Clan of the Cavebear (Jean Auel), Good Omens (Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaimen), Going Postal (Terry Pratchett), Dracula (Bram Stoker), Dimestore Magic (Kelley Armstrong), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (Paul Torday)

Favorite Authors
Kelley Armstrong, Jean Auel, James Herbert, Trudi Canavan, Rachel Caine, J.R.R Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, Robert Jordan, Ian Irvine

Favorite Movies
Aliens, The Abyss, The 13th Warrior, How to Train Your Dragon, Howls Moving Castle, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Tremors, Underworld, Mirror Mask, Ice Age

Favorite Music
Pendulum, The Killers, Paramore, Royksopp, Foo Fighters, They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, Wolfmother, Marina and the Diamonds, Third Eye Blind
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Is it just me that only seems to be able to make use of time when I don’t have any?

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Good Girl Guides

A group of young Girl Guides get a little out of their depth in their rush to grow up too fast.

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