E F McAdam
Currently Writing: Book 1 of my The Sin Series
Currently Reading: The Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
Currently Watching: The Umbrella Academy
Goals: To finish Book 1 of the Sin Series
To set up my blogs
Create more social media followings
Apply for a Creative Writing MA at Manchester University
Dreams: Published novelist!
(it's a work in progress)
I first remember wanting to become a writer when - in Year 4 in my primary school in Frodsham, Cheshire - my favourite teacher commented on a creative writing task that she thought I had done particularly well.
My first 'novel' was when I was thirteen and it featured a love triangle between blackbirds that I saw sitting in my garden. From there, novels about a herd of horses, a girl scratched by a cat who gained ability to speak to them, and werewolves were the only natural progression.
The love of fantasy has been long-standing and I can't recall my first delve into it. However, the first book that truly shaped my work - dare I say it? - was Twilight. A young female protagonist mixing with the supernatural is a common theme in my fantasy, however, my protagonists have a little more to them.
My love of science fiction, however, came later - during my time in university at Bath Spa. I had seen films before, but the reading of Martian Chronicles was my first and favourite sci-fi novel to this day. From then on, my collection of space non-fiction books has grown exponentially and my own sci-fi novels more frequent.
I graduated my Creative Writing BA(Hons) with a First Class Degree where I started two novels in my dissertations.
Since, I have moved back to Manchester, starting living with my boyfriend and got a new job. My goals are to read a book a week and write every weekend.
My mind can't quite make up which genre is my favourite, but I am definitely looking forward to finding out which is published first!