I am 30 years old, based in York, North Yorkshire, UK but until three years ago I lived in a small town near Blackburn, home of Blackburn Rovers, and worked but ten minutes from the grounds.
As a science wiz at school I followed that through to College and University and graduated with a degree with honours in Forensic Science and Criminology though my true passion has always been writing ever since I could string a sentence together. At first I created my own fairy tales, then, as a teen, I wrote fan fiction for my favourite TV shows and then slowly they grew in levels of complexity and I was encouraged by my High School English Teacher Mrs Murphy to continue writing.
At the age of 18 I was tested for Dyslexia and it was discovered I had it though not as bad as some and they also found out that I had a slightly higher than average IQ and that it had masked the dyslexia.
After completing my degree I stayed at home to look after my mum after she had an accident at work causing spinal damage. I worked at a shop and then a procurement and fulfilment company and three years ago I was made redundant and I moved to York.
A little over four years ago I started suffering chronic pain and had, over the years, several misdiagnoses. As a form of escape I began changing my writing focus from fan fiction to independent fictional tales.
It started with my first ever completed full length novel, 70,000 words, Twisted Coven, book one of the trilogy, The White Witch Saga. It is still going through re-writes and since I started that my over active brain has created over 80 novel ideas including several book series and some that stand completely alone.
I was over the moon last October when Vamptasy Publishing published Red Eyes, a short story in kindle format for the Halloween period.
It has given me a boost to finish some of my short novels and I have been working on them in earnest with two book series taking more time than others. Those being Vengeance, book one of the Second Life Series, a fourteen part book series, and Spilt Blood, Book one of the Poisoned by Power series, though I have no idea how many of that series there will be, book two of both are also currently in the planning phase.
I am hoping to have them completed and checked in the coming months and start the proof reading process. I am also working on something that may be published before the short novels are ready. I typically write paranormal thrillers and horror and I am a huge fan of those genres. I loved them after watching Hellraiser II, blame my brother, when I was eight and it’s also connected to my background in forensics and my pagan religion and back ground along with my gothic tendencies and being a second generation medium.
My writing is my hobby, my distraction and, in so many ways, my life. I am also an avid gamer and currently play Everquest 2 and that is how I met my husband.
It may sound strange but I write under a slightly different name, the only difference is the last name and I use it for my writing, blog and Facebook author page as Young is easier to remember than Garbutt or Singleton.
Okay, music, I have a guilty secret, I am a huge NKOTB and BSB fan, though in my defence one of the members of NKOTB was in several of the Saw movies so I think its allowed. I also love soft rock, Marilyn Manson (especially sweet dreams from house on haunted hill) along with various other bands and groups. I can listen to all sorts of music and enjoy it.