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About me

Occupation Writer/journalist
Location Deepest Dorset, United Kingdom
Introduction What do you want to know? OK, the facts: I'm 47, mother of four, ex-journalist/writer (British nationals, but just got fed up with it; otherwise publication credits include one picture book and about half a dozen non-fiction books for teenagers, the kind you find lingering unread on the shelves of school libraries). Now would-be fiction writer, currently cohabiting with my partner J on the Devon/Dorset border.
Interests My kids, writing, reading, sex, my dog Ms Perkins, New York, gardening, travelling, psychology, actually finishing the house renovations, cake, Lake Solgen in Sweden, films, writing book reviews on amazon, knitting, decent friends, needlepoint, walking, watching TV, did I say New York?, thinking, skiing - badly, cleaning the house, surfing, choral singing, learning French, Southwold, reading the personals on craigslist, Messeux in France, growing fruit and veg, obsessing about my health, Lyme Regis, shopping, Japanese food, scuba diving, listening to books on my ipod, recovery, BPD, narcissism, horse riding
Favorite Movies "Stalker" Andrei Tarkovsky, "The Sacrifice" Andrei Tarkovsky, "The Wanderer (Le Grand Meulnes), "Magnolia", "Life is Sweet", "American Beauty", "A Cock and Bull Story", "This is Spinal Tap", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "Withnail and I", "Crash", "The Jungle Book", "Brief Encounter", "Pleasantville", "The Matrix", "Brazil", "Bambi", "Dark Star", "Terms of Endearment", "Shadowlands", "The Piano", "Wish You Were Here", "Happiness", "Stand By Me"
Favorite Music 10000 Maniacs, Muse, Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto, Faure's Requiem, Verdi's Requiem, Eminem, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Magazine, Radiohead
Favorite Books "The Master and Margarita" Mixhail Bulgakov, "Catcher in the Rye" J D Salinger, "The White Hotel" D M Thomas, "The Clay Machine Gun" Victor Pelevin, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy" Laurence Sterne, "The Idiot" Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" Thomas Hardy, "Le Grand Meulnes" Alain Fournier, "Pride and Prejudice" Jane Austen, "Clarissa" Samuel Richardson, "A La Recherche du Temps Perdu" Marcel Proust, "American Psycho" Brett Easton Ellis, "Peter Pan" J M Barrie, "The Time Traveller's Wife" Audrey Niffenegger, "The Railway Children" E Nesbit, "I Capture the Castle" Dodie Smith, "Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant" Anne Tyler, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" C S Lewis, "How I Live Now" Meg Rosoff, "Jennie" Paul Gallico, "How the Dead Live" Will Self, "Kafka on the Shore" Haruki Murakami, "Engleby" Sebastian Faulks, "The Gone-Away World" Nick Harkaway, "Black Swan Green" David Mitchell

You have to dig a hole to China. Where do you start?

At the beginning.