Born in the North East of England, BJGidman tends towards the maudlin at the drop of a flat cap. Writing her first book, ‘Happiness Is An Option’, made her appreciate life, whatever that might be. Her debut novella, ‘As It Is When It Was’ is a tale of six students finishing college and dealing with the complexities of life, love and liquor. Subsequent books are just waiting to exist in a form other than the film running in her head. Music inspires her writing, forming a soundtrack to the story. Sneaking in *song titles to tag chapters is a seriously innocent quirk. Being an indie author appeals to her indie nature, love of indie music and need to be in total creative control.
BjG has lived in a variety of places from Norton to Nottingham, from towns around the M25 to Brussels, but now lives by the sea in Kent. Previous lives, before writing, consisted of teaching, translating texts for the Museum of Ixelles and dabbling in art and design.