Hello! I’m Amelia. Nice to meet you. 初めまして.

In 2015 I graduated from the University of Winchester with a degree in Creative Writing, and words never leave me alone for long. I have had stories published in the University of Winchester’s creative writing journal, Vortexand many articles published online.

My studies revolve around folklore and fairy tales, with specific interest in Japanese culture, witchcraft, spinning wheels, and the ocean. Writing that on a CV would probably make me sound crazy, so yay for blogs! I am also Senior Editor for Folklore Thursday, and currently studying for a postgraduate degree in Ethnology & Folklore at the University of Aberdeen’s Elphinstone Institute.

I feel so at home in the sea that my friends have nicknamed me ‘Moana.’ Turn your back for 2 seconds and I will already have my shoes off and be sprinting towards the water. Also I will probably steal your hat & use it to collect shells.

In my spare time, I like to ice skate, take atrocious polaroid selfies, and (attempt to) play guitar.

I also love to travel. I love to find new places where I feel tiny and don’t know anything, and then take time to explore and learn until they become familiar.

My favourite authors are Angela Carter, Neil Gaiman, Susan Fletcher, and Alison Croggon.

My favourite yōkai is the Yama Oroshi.

Trees are my friends. They know all my secrets.

Follow me on Twitter @amyelize.

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