Hi! I'm Paula Brackston, the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter, The Winter Witch, The Midnight Witch (2014), and the short story The Witches of the Blue Well. I have an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in the UK, and my autobiographical writing has been published in several anthologies.
I live in a wild, mountainous part of Wales. Before becoming a writer, I tried my hand at various career paths, with mixed success. These included working as a groom on a racing yard, as a travel agent, a secretary, an English teacher, and a goat herd. Everyone involved (particularly the goats) is very relieved that I have now found a job I am actually able to do properly.
When not hunched over my keyboard in my tiny office under the stairs, I am dragged outside by my children to play Swedish tennis on the vertiginous slopes which surround us. I also enjoy being walked by the dog, hacking through weeds in the vegetable patch, or sitting by the pond with a glass of wine. Most of the inspiration for my writing comes from stomping about on the mountains being serenaded by skylarks and buzzards.
I'm so excited to be here and to share my work with you. Visit me online at http://www.paulabrackston.com and follow me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/worldofpaulabrackston
- JoinedNovember 5, 2013