I grew up in a small town called Oswestry which is situated on the North Wales border. It’s a fantastic area to come from, very rural with country side all around, great scenery and fantastic opportunities for outdoor activities, my preference being hiking and mountain biking. I currently live in Manchester, a fantastic creative city, working for a publishing company as an editorial researcher – my first editorial role after Uni. I am looking to write as often as possible, Simonseeks being a great way to do so! After my degree in Literature and Film I spent two memorable winter seasons working and snowboarding in the Alps, followed by a long summer in 2007 working in Annecy, France trying to get a better grip on the language. I travel as often as finances permit, dying to see more of the East, Japan being high on the list.