The name’s Miles, and my pronouns are he/him. If you don’t know already, I’m an author, freelancer, and part-time cashier.
I was born on April 16th, 1997, in the quaint little city of Durham, and assigned female at birth.
I wrote my first book at age 15, a 200,000 word sci-fi epic, which was self-published under a name that I no longer use. My second, 200,000 words also, was written at age 16, shortly before meeting my now-husband, Chris. After writing several more shorter stories, I stopped writing completely in favour of my studies. I was also diagnosed with autism in that time.
I studied game design at Teesside University, graduating in 2018. There, I discovered a passion for pixel art and animation which lead to my distinctive style of illustration. Unfortunately, though, I pushed myself to the absolute limits, and became burnt out. After finishing university, I withdrew from coding and found a simple cashier job whilst I took a break, rediscovering my love of writing.
In addition to writing, one of my biggest passions is working with young writers, and I have worked with New Writing north to lead several masterclasses.
My third novel, Riftmaster, was written in January of 2019. It is to be my first traditionally published novel, and is due to be released on the 5th of May 2021. It, like many of my novels, features strong LGBTQ+ themes, and I hope that one day my writing will be able to help young people facing difficult times.
At the end of 2019, Chris and I began planning our wedding, in what turned out to be one of the most exciting and turbulent times of our life. As my wedding gift to him, I wrote a 40,000 word novella entitled ‘the Forge and the Flow’.
I later recounted the story of our wedding in an autobiographical essay entitled My Husband’s Husband, which is to be featured in Laura Kate Dale’s Gender Euphoria.
Currently, I live a peaceful and happy life in Durham with my husband, our hamster and numerous plants.
For more information about my works, contributions, and illustrations, please click the link above entitled ‘My Works’!