About

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I'd like to be able to say that I have a Cosmology degree from Samarkand University and spent a short spell as a classical Greek-speaking, viola-playing librettist in a Tibetan nunnery but that (sadly?) wouldn’t be true. I'm just an ordinary woman from Hull who lives and writes in Wiltshire. Though I am very proud of being a Hull girl. Foolish Heroines is my first novel and it's published by Valley Press. I also write poetry.

 

I believe that extraordinary things can happen if you keep your eyes peeled and your heart open to new possibilities. I grew up in Hull, moving to Manchester and Bristol before settling in Wiltshire.

 

I've worked in community development and outreach for libraries as well as being a rather lacklustre waitress and on an assembly line sticking tassels onto lampshades. You can follow me on twitter @ june_mw.

The photo is of me on a chilly East Yorkshire beach when I was little!

Having a novel published is something that has taken a long time as I've been writing poems and stories since I was old enough to pick up a pen. My mum wrote children's stories so it seemed a very natural thing to do. I've had poems published in literary journals and had stories televised and published by BBC Television. Have a look at what reviewers are saying about Foolish Heroines on 'The Buzz' page.                 

 

I feel sure this is not the correct way to sit on an elephant but here I am at the Amber Fort when I visited India with some friends. We travelled to Rajasthan but were based in Delhi so I can verify Zosia's claim, in Foolish Heroines, that the Chandni Chowk does indeed, get very busy!