Mari Biella was born in Wiltshire and grew up in Wales. She has been writing from an early age, and her mother still has some highly embarrassing poems and stories to prove it. Her published works are The Quickening, a psychological ghost story set in the Victorian Age, and Loving Imogen, a collection consisting of a novella and three short stories.
Mari currently lives in Northern Italy. Sheâ€™ll read just about anything she can get her hands on, but particularly enjoys literary fiction, psychological horror, and crime fiction. She blogs at http://maribiella.wordpress.com/ and www.authorselectric.blogspot.com/, and tweets as @MariBiella1. Find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mari.biella or on Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5817666.Mari_Biella.
Mari Biella in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?Cwmbran, United Kingdom.
What do you love about short stories?I love short stories because they enable both the reader and the writer to focus on a particular theme, character, or event. I also love the fact that writing short stories forces me to concentrate, to identify the most important elements in a story, and to be succinct.
Do you write in other forms?Novels, novellas.
What distracts you from writing?My day job.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Cooking, travelling, gardening.
What is your favourite book?Heart of Darkness.
Who are your favourite writers?Joseph Conrad, Richard Yates and Truman Capote.
Where is your dream location?A small island, exact location unimportant.
What one item would you put into Room 101?The cold virus.
Do you have any advice for new writers?Take all advice with a pinch of salt!
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