Hello! This is the blog of London-based writer, reader and idiot Laura Mauro, who should be writing but has discovered that trying to work around the arcane mechanisms of WordPress is a truly excellent way to procrastinate.
I’ve been writing since I was very young, but I only really began to take writing seriously in 2012, when I joined the T-Party – a writer’s collective based in London. Somehow, it’d escaped my attention that you could write short fiction and actually have it published in places. Sometimes for money!
My first ever published short story, Red Rabbit, appeared in the Autumn 2012 edition of Shadows And Tall Trees:
Which was followed by When Charlie Sleeps, published in issue 37 of Black Static:
….which has been picked to appear in Best British Horror 2014, due in April from Salt Publishing and edited by Johnny Mains.
And my short story Ptichka will be appearing in Horror Uncut: Tales of Austerity, date TBA.
So I’ve made an okay start, all things considered. At present, I’m attempting to start a novel. This sounds simple enough but I have a very bad track record of starting novels and never actually finishing them, so it’s as much an exercise in discipline as anything else. On which note, I should be writing instead of blogging.