About the Writer

About Serena

Serena Perches

I am a mad writer of far too many worlds, with far too many ‘voices’ to listen to, and I would never have it any other way even if I knew how to stop the spinning of ideas, characters, and worlds in my mind. The idea of a quiet mind is truly terrifying to me.

It pleases me (perhaps ‘tickles’ would be a better descriptive) to call myself a bibliophage – the devouring of books has been a hobby for most of my life.

I have often found that fiction can show an even truer story than reality – the way that it can elicit emotion and provoke thought is something I appreciate in reading and strive for in my own work. That it can do these things while also taking me away from thoughts or concerns and into another world amazes and thrills me.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, my favourite genre both to read and write is fantasy, though I hardly confine myself to the one.

I have far too many hobbies, including music and dance, which I similarly love for their ability to call out and express emotions and thoughts.

Along with my playfully being called a Font of Random Information, during NaNoWriMo (I adore National Novel Writing Month, which I have participated in gleefully every year since 2009) in 2010 I was given, by popular consensus the figurative crown of Queen of Creative Deaths.

To say that I enjoy this title would be an understatement – more so that I revel and delight in it, and make a point to live up to it whenever possible with each new novel or story in which there is a death that can be played with.

I will also readily admit to my abiding love for finding and figuring things out – and my problem with resisting my own curiosity!

Of course, that leads me to many interesting places, and often to interesting information or experiences, so mostly I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t help but follow an inquisitive thought by now.

I collect interesting facts and love to share them, though always the easiest topic to bring out my natural verbosity is writing, which is almost certainly the strongest of my passions, all of which I do my best to delve into and express. I do love a good ramble (intentional or not) and conversations on things which interest me, of whatever type they may be.

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