I was born in Brunei in 1978, and have had around 18 different addresses across various countries and continents. I’ve been in Leeds for almost 13 years now, which is the longest I’ve stayed anywhere. Leeds is home.
When I was seven I wanted to write books, then I got older and people kept telling me I should get a proper job. Some of my proper jobs (teacher, careers adviser, events coordinator) have been brilliant, but I never stopped wanting to write. Eventually, in August 2012, I got up the courage to apply to the MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam, and was hugely excited when they accepted me onto the course.
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