Grew up in a backwater village where dissent was rife, where people still talked in terms of folk-lore and witches, where the water supply caused goitre (if you lived beyond 50), where the county elite had hidden their insane and where my mother slipped into life-long schizophrenia.
Name: Amanda Garrie
Lives in: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Company: University of Portsmouth
Unique traits: Writes literary fiction, with an original voice, mainly in the genre of magical realism. Does not do classic happy endings. Has purple hair.