I grew up in the Seventies, in East Grinstead in Sussex, brought up by a single Mum.
At 13, my existence was shaken to the core when I became one of the first nine girls at a very prestigious all-boys boarding school. I went on to study English Literature at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.
While at UEA, I met the local re-enactment group and began a decade of running around in castle grounds with a lot of hairy mates and steel cutlery. I also began both gaming and writing – and racked up a lot of wordcount that will never (please the Gods) actually see the light of day.
Various jobs included shop manager, actuarial technical clerk, document designer and, erm, kiss-a-gram girl; as well as brief flirtations with crewing at the local theatre, training as a fitness instructor and joining the Territorial Army (yes, really). Frankly, the less said about that lot, the better.
Moving to London in 2001, I landed at cult retailer Forbidden Planet where I took on everything from marketing strategy to running events to developing the company’s social media identity. I also found myself with two brand new responsibilities – a mortgage and a child – and my writing days crashed to a rather sudden end.
I retrieved my pen in 2008, and my Ecko series is published by Titan Books and available to buy from Amazon – it’s a sharp and cynical edged cross-genre fantasy that swears far too much and does a mean combat scene. Throw in a CyberPunk lead character and some questions on the nature of reality, and it’s been interesting watching bookshops decide which shelf to put it on. Probably not the ‘Teen Fiction’ one, I’m guessing.
My new book, Children of Artifice, will be available from FoxSpirit Books later this year.
I live in South London with my son, Isaac. If you want to know more, you can find me on the web under the moniker ‘Danacea’.
And that’s not enough, drop me an email at danie(underscore)ware(at)yahoo.co.uk.
This site is a personal blog. Any opinions voiced here are my own, and do not reflect the opinions of Forbidden Planet, Titan Books or any other part of the Titan Entertainment Group.