Meet the delegates: Jessie Lansdel

Today, please welcome Jessie Lansdel–an aspiring author who attended last year’s Meet in Brighton. I think Jessie’s the one person who’d actually like the weather to be bad next weekend!

Jessie Lansdel1) Tell us about yourself in 100 words or fewer.

I was born and raised in York but now I live in beautiful East Anglia dividing my time between Norwich and Ipswich. I started writing seriously again in February 2011 after a visit to Borley in Suffolk (where once stood the most haunted house in England) I wrote a fictionalised account of one of the squires of Borley and his possible execution on Tower Hill. Then I had a ‘What If’ moment’ and gave the squire a lover….his valet. After that, I was hooked on M/M romance

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

I am a weather geek and a member of a weather forum. I love extreme weather and I adore thunderstorms. I spend half of the summer looking for them. But we don’t seem to get them in the UK like we used to more’s the pity. I tend to use storms a lot in my stories as a metaphor and for added drama.

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

All the wonderful people I’ve met who share my passion for the genre; and how supportive and helpful they have all been to me as a new writer.

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

Meeting the new friends I made last year in Brighton and hopefully being less overawed and shy. And just chatting to other people who ‘get it’.
And buying lots of lovely books.

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

Just to enjoy myself and have a wonderful, fulfilling week-end.
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All UK Meet 2013 delegates are cordially invited to send in their answers to the above questions, along with links to any social networks/blogs/websites they want to include, and a completely optional mugshot/avatar. If you’d like to take part, send them to Thanks!
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  1. ” I love extreme weather and I adore thunderstorms. I spend half of the summer looking for them. But we donโ€™t seem to get them in the UK like we used to moreโ€™s the pity. ”

    Should have been in Newcastle at the end of June last year! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Hi Becky. Yes…I remember that day well. Thursday June 28th. The lightning radar was lit up like a Christmas tree. We didn’t get a thing in Ipswich. But it was very hot. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It was nuts. I’ve seen rain that intense before – but only for like ten, fifteen minutes, not three hours!!

      The only weather event I’ve seen that compared was the ’87 “hurricane”. I lived in London at the time, so was right in the middle of that one too.

  3. I thought I was the only person in the universe who loves thunderstorms!


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