So yeah, my name is Katie and I'm a writer, blogger, poet and publisher AKA a multi-passionate. I'm also a new mum, a proud wyrdo and an introvert living with bi-polar in a foreign country.
In 2016 I left England and flew over the North Sea to settle in Sweden with my Berserker Sebastian and his daughter Tyra. We've recently added our newborn daughter Saga to the Swinglish mix.
I’ve written over 250 articles about all kinds of stuff (though mostly to do with Nordic countries, mental health, darkly inclined culture, art and style...and babies) which have
amassed millions of views for ambitious, pioneering,
awesome companies such as Blogosphere Magazine, CVLT Nation, Routes North, Baby GaGa and Thought Catalogue.
I'm also a dab hand at interviews and have talked to dozens of majorly talented individuals including Icelandic film director Ragnar Bragason and illustrator Ruby Elliot.
One of my greatest achievements in life was having a book published when all of the odds were stacked against me...
...then having it appear on the library shelves of a college that rejected my application and said I needed to be 'more realistic' about my life goals when I said I wanted to be a published author. Yeah, well, suck it!
It's now 2018 I'm approaching thirty-two. I've published eight books, launched several magazines and blogs, released a spoken word album, performed poetry across the world and had my words painted on walls.
Today I'm grateful for that rejection when I was a seventeen year old Goth. The 'you can't do that' attitude spurred me on.
Because I know how much hard work it can be to get to where you want to be when you're a creative, especially when you're different, I'm madly passionate about encouraging other writers, bloggers and poets who don't adhere to 'the norm' to harness their creativity and do incredible stuff with it.
When I'm not writing, I can be found slugging down tea, stuffing books with Post-It-Notes, feeding the baby and badgering my boyfriend to drive us to the Arctic Circle.
If you want to be friends, do come and find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you would like to hire me for something, or have a question you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org I'll be bloody thrilled
to hear from you.