I originate from North Yorkshire having been born in the old Viking capital of the north, Jorvik aka York. I have just graduated with a degree in English Studies with Creative Writing with a 2.1 mark from Huddersfield University. I am currently working as a full time Assistant Librarian at a local college in Huddersfield where I now live with my partner.
I began writing when I was 16 after my mock exams and inspired by David Eddings series. I have written 3 rough novels since then but they only made it to being a first draft. A few years later I became fascinated with Viking culture, history,legends and myths. Soon I began weaving such tales into my own stories.
One such short story I submitted to Joanne Harris’s Fan Fiction competition inspired by her childrens novel Runemarks which is drenched in Norse mythology. I didn’t win but I did get an honourable mention on her website, a link to my story for others to read and a sent a handmade rune talisman and a personal thank you note complimenting my work. Links to this and other famous pieces of my work can be found under Author Achievements categories and under Creative Connections. From here you can go to through my ‘Little Bit Famous’ page where it breifly details my small amount of fame and reasons why and if you wish to know which famous and inspirational writers and poets I have met go to ‘Aquiantances of the Writing World’ page. Both can be found to the left of your screen.
I am also a keen amateur photographer mainly of wildlife and scenery as well creative in textiles and just starting to dabble with a bit drawing and painting. To see my photography work please visit my Flickr site (links found at bottom in my Blogroll) and to sample my other creative works please go to my Valkyrie Creations page.
I have also a blog with the same content as this on Blogspot and I can also be found on DeviantArt.com under my nickname of valkyrie1008. Hence the name of this blog.
All comments and feedback on the wide range of my works are greatly welcomed and accepted as more often than not I can not see my own mistakes – only a fresh pair of eyes can. I hope you like what you find and do feel free to join my other blogsites (deviantart, blogspot, writelink) if you also happen to affiliated with them.
My various homes around the internet:
Blogspot/Blogger – www.valkyriansanctum.blogspot.com
Deviant Art – www.valkyrie1008.deviantart.com
Flickr – www.flickr.com/photos/valkyrie1008
YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/ValkyrianSanctum
Twitter – @valkyrie1008