Meet the delegates: Josephine Myles

Phew, it’s been a busy couple of months getting all these introductions posted. Somehow I kept forgetting to do my own, but on the very last day before the Meet begins, here I am!

Jo Myles1) Tell us about yourself in 100 words or fewer.

Former narrowboat dweller, textile craft addict, occasional smoker and beer drinker. I enjoy dancing, cabaret and any kind of vaudeville-style entertainment—the camper, the better! I’ve been writing full time for the last couple of years and before that did many varied jobs, ranging from litter picker to English teacher. I’m mama to a gorgeous seven-year-old girl with Downs Syndrome who monopolises an awful lot of my time—I blame her for me not getting more novels out! I may be covered in scratches when you meet me as we’ve just adopted two 8 week old kittens. Aww.

PS – call me Jo!

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

I can’t whistle or click my fingers, but I do a fantastic impression of an enraged chimp (hint: may need throat lubricating with fancy continental lager first!). I also seem to be incapable of forgetting the lyrics to any song I’ve learnt, which has the unfortunate side effect of me still being able to rap a whole load of early 90s hits, including the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, embarrassingly enough.

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

The way it allows me to express the side of my sexuality that gets effectively hidden by being a bisexual woman married to a man. Most people I meet just assume I’m straight, so it’s great to be part of a community that embraces gender and sexuality in all its varied, rainbow forms.

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

Getting a chance to model the 50s style dresses I’ve made. No, sorry. That was horribly vain. What I meant to say was meeting up with old friends and making plenty of new ones 🙂

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

That the whole thing goes off without a hitch, and everyone has a fantastic time and can’t wait to buy their tickets for next year. Bristol, here we come!


Website and blog:
Twitter: @JosephineMyles


Thanks for reading. See you all very soon indeed!
Jo x
(who is right now is exceedingly excited with a side order of panic )

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