I first met author Anna Martin when she and Bruin Fisher turned up at my house last year, before sharing a ride into Brighton for the 2012 Meet. Any qualms about sharing a long car journey with someone I’d never met were immediately dispelled, as Anna is a warm, friendly type and much fun to chat to. I hope lots of you get a chance to meet her this year!
Likes: Dinosaurs, tattoos, 2nd hand book shops, ballet, kittens, rain, creating new flavours of ice-cream, bacon, New York, pistachios, Kings of Leon, Notorious BIG, One Direction (not together, that would be weird). tumblr, alliteration, feminism, Dylan Moran; Adventure Time, Storage Wars, The Great British Bake-Off (the only things I watch on TV).
Dislikes: vomit, awkward silences, late trains, mushrooms, The Sun, Spotify ads (although I refuse to pay for an upgrade), most dogs, the Kardashians, aeroplane food, body facism, other people’s children.
2) Tell us something about you that might come as a surprise!
3) What do you like most about the genre?
If I’m honest, all the research I get to do. Hours and hours of arduous research on websites such as cockyboys.com, lustandporn.tumblr.com, wisegaymen.tumblr.com, men.com… It’s a hard life.
4) What are you most looking forward to about UK Meet?
Scandalous gossip with nefarious women (and men).
5) If you had one wish which would come true at UK Meet, what would that be?