I was born and raised in South-East England, speaking an idioglossia with my sister, alongside our native English. At school, I learned French, German and Spanish, then picked up some Dutch, a little Irish, and lots of ASL from independent study at home. I'm currently learning Polari and BSL alongside my university studies of French & German (Joint Honours BA).

I started writing in earnest when I was 11, but I've been telling myself stories my whole life. I'm Hard of Hearing, Sapphic, and I play piano, ukulele, and a little clarinet, plus I crochet (large-grip hooks are my friends) and knit.

I finished the fifth draft of my first novel, "This Still Happens" in January 2018, wrote the first draft of my second novel, "Violins and Violets", for Camp NaNoWriMo 2018, and the third draft of my YA realist novel "Curls of Smoke" for NaNoWriMo in November 2018. My current WIPs are "She Has No Name", a dark academia romance (on hold) and "This Still Happens" (sixth draft).
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HilaryHale HilaryHale Nov 19, 2019 06:09AM
It's all up! This Still Happens is now finished and available to read in its entirety! #yafiction #youngadult #thriller #revenge #revengethriller #sapphic #deaf #smalltown #crime #northerngothic #bri...
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