Heather Askwith has lived in the North East ever since she moved for university and couldn’t bear to leave. Whilst studying her undergraduate degree in Media Studies at Northumbria, Heather was an active member of the Writers’ Society and had her first short story in print as part of the society anthology. Having completed her degree, Heather trained to become a teacher of English and Drama, and worked in schools in the North East for four years, passionate about teaching creative writing and performance. Whilst teaching, Heather has also managed to complete her MA in Creative Writing, focussing on creating a full-length gothic horror manuscript. Having developed a taste for creative writing research, Heather will be commencing her PhD in Creative Writing in October with a focus on the gothic, body horror and narratology.