Revolution by Rachel Swabey
Rachel has been a lover of words and stories since childhood, falling in love with the rhythmic silliness of Dr Seuss, the everyday wisdom of A A Milne and the escapist whimsy of Lewis Carroll. After a lifetime with her head buried in a book, a degree in English Literature and more than a decade spent working in local newsrooms, she decided 18 months ago to give writing fiction a proper go. Drawing on her experiences from a diverse career that has encompassed mixing cocktails, selling double glazing, teaching yoga and dealing blackjack, she writes short stories and flash fiction, with the odd foray into poetry. As a mother of two, with another on the way, who still finds herself lurking in a newsroom on a weekly basis, it would be an exaggeration to call her writing habit 'regular', but she is more often than not working on at least one short piece while pondering ideas for a novel. As a regular attendee of the Lewes Snowdrop Writers' Group, she doesn't like to be caught short with no work-in-progress to share. In her spare time, she loves cooking (and, of course, eating), practising yoga, watching live music and spending time with family and friends.