Hello, my name is Paul Braddon and this is a little about me and my writing.
The writing bug bit as a teenager when I entered a national sixth-form essay competition and shocked myself by winning a runner-up's prize. Heady stuff! But the real surprise was how much fun telling a story could be when I had the freedom to write what I wanted.
Sold on a career as a novelist, the only sensible step was to study English Literature at university, although unfortunately, after three years of Dickens and Wordsworth, I found myself no nearer to being published.
I went on to spend years writing a lovely story titled The English Witch - a sort of Sabrina meets Harry Potter (all before JK Rowling put pen to paper), set in the 1930s – over which my friends were generous. ‘Better than Tolkien’, one said, although that isn’t as impressive as it sounds because he was no fan of the great JRR.
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Paul is represented by Joanna Swainson
at Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency