My, how sweet of you to ask. I’d be delighted to provide you with a few short paragraphs on myself and my work.
Well, my name’s Rebecca, and I’m a writer. I am originally from Warrington (get to the north of England and aim for somewhere in the middle of Manchester and Liverpool), but I left when I was 18 to attend the University of Edinburgh. There, I studied English Literature MA (Hons), and was the Editor of Retrospect magazine. I also wrote for The Journal, The Student and maintained a regular internship at Scotland on Sunday.
When I graduated, I went on to work for The Scotsman as a digital writer. There I covered everything from news and sport to book reviews, before leaving to travel and write on a freelance basis. Most recently, I worked for The List as content producer. I was also the News Editor, the Wish List Editor, the Student Guide Editor and a general arts writer.
I love creative writing, and have had two plays produced. The first, Scour, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015 and earned several five-star reviews, and the second, Tyke, opened on the West End of London before moving on to the Fringe in 2016. I perform my poetry and short stories around Edinburgh at various spoken word nights, and I am currently writing my first novel.
Other hobbies include playing guitar, ‘sampling’ gin and binge watching the Gilmore Girls.