What inspired you to write your memoir?
I wrote this memoir from diaries that I kept as a child. It is the ‘prequel’ to my already published diary on how I became bulimic. I have always wanted to see my diaries in book form.
About your Book:
In 1983 thirteen-year-old Natasha is in love with her French teacher, Miss Williams. When Natasha is cruelly banished from Miss Williams’s class forever, the love develops into obsession … stalking … unhealthy behaviour … and painfully misguided cries for attention.
This uncomfortable yet light-hearted memoir in diary form is primarily a record of obsession.
Natasha is a love-sick lesbian teenager in an all-girls school in the eighties, juggling her Latin homework, Bible study, a crush on Elaine Paige, and her suppressed sexuality. How can she make sense of it all?
But more importantly … tormented by unrequited love … how can Natasha make Miss Williams love her back? Take a sneaky peek inside …
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Trying to go the traditional route takes too long, so I have published on Amazon as both paperback and ebook. It is also available at B&N, iTunes, and Smashwords.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
I’m loving the experience of creating books that tell the story of my life.
Probably the most prolific diary writer in the history of the world, I have been obsessively recording my crushes on females since the age of fourteen. I clock up half a million words per year, but never let on to the woman I’m dating that I jot down everything she says and does.
I LOVED my all-girls public school. Apart from mercilessly hounding Miss Williams, with whom I fell in love at first sight at the age of twelve, I was a model pupil. In my early twenties I swapped my Latin homework for drug-taking and squatting.
Having sported an ‘I LOVE MISS WILLIAMS’ tattoo on my left wrist for eleven years, I finally tired of the inane questions it encouraged and got a cover-up in 1999.
I’m a list-writing geek and a drummer. I play table tennis and make my own beer. I am not a stalker anymore.
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