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About Lynsey

 

I was born in Northampton, and studied BA Writing and Publishing at Middlesex University. I am a poet and novelist who has helped to run Willesden Green Writers Group, as well as helping to set up the independent publishing house, The Green Press.

 

In 2005, my work was included in the anthology The Monkey's Typewriter which went on to win the Raymond Williams Community Publishing Prize of £3,000. The prize was awarded annually for work of outstanding creative and imaginative quality. The book contained an extract of my fiction, as well as three poems. I also had fiction and poetry featured in the follow up anthology, What we were thinking just before the end, and poetry most recently published in the anthology Southernmost Point Guest House.

 

My debut novel First Aid Kit Girl was published in 2013 and is available on Amazon, in print and Kindle versions. It is a black comedy about a self-harming office worker, with seemingly no way out.

 

I work in the charity sector in internal communications and have been a magazine, web and content editor in the past. I love to write about a whole range of subjects for different audiences.
 

As well as writing fiction and poetry, I also write an entertainment blog called Exitainment, co-host a Big Brother podcast and shout at the TV a lot.

 

I am a passionate feminist, I love Morrissey, Bright Eyes, Courtney Love,  crisps and cats.