When I was 15, I knew I wanted to be a writer.
I dreamt of penning the next bestselling novel, and crammed two folders full of stories.
But as a girl from a working class background in North West England, I didn’t believe I could.
Instead, I studied law at University. Trading novels for textbooks, I learned the language of law and wrote compelling legal arguments.
For 7 years, I helped SME’s to Fortune 500 companies protect their brands with contracts and IP.
In 2020, I launched Velvet Opus as a book blog to celebrate female writers and something changed.
I began to believe that I could.
That I could use my passion for compelling storytelling to write.
So, I quit my job.
I quit my job to pursue my childhood dream of being a writer.
Now, less than a year later, I write for brands and individuals that want to level up their writing with words that inspire, empower and entertain.
Velvet Opus embodies my blossoming body of writing services: from content to copy, and of course, the book blog that started it all.
Be a part of my next chapter.
My book blog is where I share my passion for all things books! 📚
A few of my favourite blog posts:
- 5 Beach Reads That Aren’t Set On A BeachWe all love a good beach read. A feel-good book that entertains you on your break from work. And contrary to the name, they don’t have to be set on or at a beach! If, like me, you’re looking for some alternative summery reads, here’s a list of 5 Beach Reads That Aren’t Set On A Beach.
- 5 Spooky Reads That Aren’t Too ScaryIt’s October – the perfect time to pick up a book, settle in by candlelight and listen to the rain. Or was that noise – footsteps? If you’re like me and find horror terrifying, but want to read something a little spookier I’ve got you covered.
- Mexican Gothic | Book ReviewI adore tense stories. I loved Daphne du Maurier’s, “Rebecca”, so I jumped at the chance to read and review an advance copy of gothic horror Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia provided by the publisher, Jo Fletcher Books, via book review site Netgalley. It promised tension, and let me tell you, it delivered.