What inspired you to write your memoir?
I’ve been writing diaries for decades and always wanted to publish them.
About your Book:
In 1990 twenty-year-old Natasha finds herself in France on her university year abroad. She is ANGRY. Everyone should be a lesbian, or she will punish them for their oversight (particularly her bemused fellow English assistant friend, Ange).
The frites and the pâtisseries are not helping Natasha recover from her bulimia. And the door-to-door Mormon missionaries are bedevilling her reluctant search for God.
Natasha does not respond well to the frosty demands of the headmaster of the school where she is teaching.
She passes her time befriending a pair of thieving drop-outs on the run from the law, skinning up grilled banana skins, dodging flashers, and hitch-hiking around Europe.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Trying to get traditionally published was taking too long, so I took the Amazon route.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
I love that I’m writing the raw truth about what I did and how I felt (… then hiding behind a pseudonym!).
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 thirteen. I currently 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.