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.


Click here to read a short interview about me.


14 Responses to “About”

  1. Angela August 7, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    You left out – hugely talented and a lover of tea and cake!! 🙂

  2. lexborgia September 3, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like balloons; you’re a rare species.

    • vickykpointing September 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

      I know, it’s a very strange dislike, but balloons are all… stretchy, and ready to pop at any moment!

  3. Clive September 6, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    All my encounters with grade 5 rapids have been near death experiences. All the besdyt with your writing and the MA.

    • vickykpointing September 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

      Hey Clive! Nice to hear from you. Thanks for this and yeah, I think grade 5 rapids are generally pretty scary. 😉

  4. Taylor Eaton September 12, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Hi Vicky!

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! I’ve truly enjoyed your blog and feel it deserving of this award.
 For more info, check out this page on my blog:


    Whether or not you choose to display the award, I’d like to commend you on your great work. Keep it up!

    • vickykpointing September 12, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

      Wow! Thank you Taylor, that’s really touching!! I’m very glad you’ve enjoyed the blog and will check this award out asap.

      Thanks, that’s put a huge smile on my face. 🙂

      • Taylor Eaton September 13, 2013 at 12:17 am #

        Glad to hear it! I’ve really enjoyed your stories each day! 🙂

  5. Professor VJ Duke September 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Do you mean birthday balloons?

  6. Bree Salyer January 12, 2015 at 12:18 am #

    You haven’t posted anything in such a long time, I was just checking in to see how you were. Hopefully, all is well!

    • vickykpointing January 18, 2015 at 11:55 am #

      Hey Bree! Everything’s fine, thank you for asking. 🙂 I’ve just been very busy with my masters degree work, that’s all. Hope you’re well? xxx

      • Bree Salyer January 18, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

        Glad to hear everything’s going well, I miss your spunky posts! 🙂

        Doing well on this end, too. Just trying to get back into the ebb & flow of writing… my inspiration comes in spurts, lol.

  7. vickykpointing January 24, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

    Aw thanks Bree, bless you! I’ll have to visit your blog and check out your inspirational spurts. 🙂 I haven’t been on wordpress for a while… Take it easy!

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