Gilli Allan

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Industry Advertising
Occupation Frustrated writer
Location Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Introduction I went to art school and originally worked as an illustrator in advertising. I began writing when my son was small. I write contemporary romantic fiction with an edge. I had two novels published almost immediately - Just Before Dawn and Desires & Dreams. But my books did not receive the distribution, publicity and marketing necessary to make any impact. I never saw either in a bookshop, apart from my local store whom I'd browbeaten to stock a few. My publisher went bust. In the last few years I have published three new books: TORN, LIFE CLASS and FLY OR FALL. I live in a beautiful valley in Gloucestershire. I go to an art class once a week. I used to go to a life class to draw and paint the naked figure. For the past year I have been doing a water-colour class instead. I have recently taken on a children's book illustration commission. I wouldn't be able to live the life I do without the support (emotional and financial) of my husband. We have a clever son, who is now married and is currently working for the British Museum.
Interests writing, reading, doing art.
Favorite Movies Cabaret
Favorite Music Nostalgic
Favorite Books Crime and Punishment, Gormenghast trilogy.

Your hand has been replaced by a rubber stamp. What does it say?

Stop procrastinating