Meet the delegates: Charlie Cochrane

I’m kicking off the series of (hopefully) daily posts introducing the delegates with the lovely Charlie Cochrane, one of the UK Meet organisers.

The idea is for us all to get a chance to know each other before the Meet. It’s going to be bigger this year (over 90 already booked!), and I know I’ll be feeling more at ease there if I know a bit about everyone who’s coming along. I’m hoping the rest of you will benefit too 😉

All attendees are invited to send in answers to these five icebreaker questions to me (, along with a picture/avatar and any links to your social networks/websites/blogs, etc (these are all entirely optional!)

But for now, here’s Charlie, official Bearer of the Whistle at the UK Meet 🙂

charlie1) Tell us about yourself in 100 words or fewer.

I’m a wannabee biochemist who found they understood the theory but couldn’t do the practical for all the test tubes in China.

I wanted to read classic age mysteries featuring gay detectives, but I couldn’t find any, so I started to write my own. I guess the Cambridge Fellows series are my keynote books, although I write about everything from cross dressing musical theatre stars to weresloths. There are an infinite number of stories to be told…

2) Tell us something about you that might come as a surprise!

I don’t think anything about me would really surprise people any more. Most folk know I’m loopy.
I definitely met the legendary Red Rum and fed him a Polo mint. I might just keep a policeman’s truncheon in my wardrobe. (Don’t ask.)

3) What do you like most about the LGBTQ genre?

Hoping that this answer doesn’t sound too self-centred. I love the really nice e-mails I get from fans, especially from blokes.

4) What are you most looking forward to about UK Meet?

Getting hugs from Bruin Fisher, Elin Gregory and from all the UK Meet team, too!

5) If you had one wish which would come true at UK Meet, what would that be?

Nigel Owens would attend and lend me his whistle.

Charlie’s website:
Twitter: @charliecochrane

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