My name’s Gem, and I’m a writer.

When I say it like that, it makes me feel like an imposter or an addict. Either way, it’s not a comfortable feeling. This blog is about trying to become more comfortable in the idea that I am indeed a writer.

Other than feeling like I’m pretending to be better at writing than I am, I am also a Mum of one hectic but delightful three year old, wife to a long-suffering but dashing husband and a public sector worker.

I love reading. No, I adore reading. It’s what made me start writing really, but then, that’s what most writers say. I also love owls, spending time alone and blankets. You could say, I have all the ingredients to be a writer, so I should just start accepting it now.