I'm a writer and English teacher from North East England with a degree in Creative Writing. This is usually the part where I say what type of writer I am, but my debut novel (Black Hole Heartbeat) is a space opera, my sophmore novel due out in April (Hayley Soon) is a transgender bildungsroman, and my two novels in progress are about an asexual fire mage cowgirl in a fantasy version of the wild west and the tale of a girl who is haunted by the ghost of her daughter after a stillbirth on prom night. If you can think of a word that encompasses all that, let me know!
One thing that is consistent across all of them is female protagonists and an exploration of darker themes. My main influences are Megan Abbott, Chuck Palahniuk, Elmore Leonard, Raymond Chandler, Monica Drake, Louise O'Neill, Alice Oseman and the modern day master, Stephen King. But honestly, movies like Fight Club, Donnie Darko, Lost In Translation, The Breakfast Club, Sin City and Juno are just as much an influence on my style, as are TV shows like Bojack Horseman, The Simpsons, Community and Game of Thrones.
Black Hole Heartbeat is out now, Hayley Soon due for release in April. Merchandise should be up and running soon! Follow me on instagram @ahenleyauthor and sign up to my email list for updates.