Welcome to my little corner of the internet! My name is Vicky and I work in the UK Publishing industry with a Masters in English Literature from Cardiff University. I researched Medical Humanities, specifically focusing on ghost stories and disabled characters, and included both my favourite classic books and theatre shows in my studies.
There are two distinct sides to this blog, but they are forever entwined. I’ve always been a bookworm, helped by being the perfect age to devour each installment of the Harry Potter and The Hunger Games franchises as they were released. This has formed into a love of storytelling, specifically each writer’s ability to craft mind-blowing twists, intriguing mysteries, and expansive worlds in either contemporary or classic books.
This passion for books has led to me undertaking a career in trade publishing. After fully embracing and relishing my studies, I’m very much at the start of my career but I love problem-solving, helping people, and organisation. I’ve found ways to channel these into editing text and assisting with the organisation of book records, and their progression through to delivery into the hands of readers.
Similarly, I’ve always been fascinated with musical theatre. I will always remember having the VHS copies of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Cats running endlessly in the house. However, it was my first viewing of the 10th anniversary concert of Les Miserables that truly lit the spark. Similar to my love of books, ever since then I’ve been absorbed in discovering intricate storytelling through song and the impact of beautiful staging.
I will always outline if a book or theatre trip was gifted in exchange for an honest review or if I bought my copy/tickets. None of the links outlining where books and tickets can be purchased are affiliate links and I do not gain anything from purchases made via these links.
Work With Me
I’m always open to new opportunities to work with both individuals, companies, and publishers. Please do get in touch either via Twitter, the form below, or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). When getting in touch please ensure to include as many details as possible including any performance/publication/embargo dates.
If you would like me to review your book or production please see my guide to my ratings.
If I accept to review your production or book this does not mean I am under obligation to give a good review. I am fair in my review process and will give my honest opinion. This extends to all books regardless of their publisher.
All views published on this blog are my own. They do not reflect the views of my employer or any other connected companies.
Please be aware that I do not make any money from the running of this blog and I balance any commitments made with my full-time job, other hobbies, and time with friends and family. If you can provide either a guidance date or deadline for content to be posted, and I agree to this, then I will always meet this. If there are any unexpected circumstances I will inform you as soon as possible. I’m very passionate about maintaining a healthy work-life balance, so please be understanding of this especially when sending requests which do not have any date guidance.