About Me

Hello. My name is Kim Dyer. I was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria and grew up in the beautiful village of Gleaston, attending Ulverston Victoria High School and Sixth Form. I moved to Norwich, Norfolk in 2005 when I accepted a place at the University of East Anglia and studied there for four years, eventually receiving an MA in Philosophy and English Literature. My specialist field was aesthetics and I take special pride in my post-graduate dissertation which on the subject of whether or not film is intrinsically philosophical.

I have a great passion for writing. When I am not working on my novel – a fantasy story for young adults called Wild Hunt – I am working on short stories and blog posts for a number of different sites. When I am not writing, I enjoy spending my free time drawing, exploring historical sites and playing video games. I still live in Norwich today with my partner, two African Land Snails named Sherbet and Ghost, a Rainbow Stag Beetle named Ringo, a Hercules Beetle grub named Arnold, two Giant Flower Beetle grubs named Renly and Ser Loras, three Chubby Bullfrogs named Budweiser, Corona and Peroni, two cats named Schrödinger and Dr Victor Frankenstein, and a Royal Python named Cardinal Biggles.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris Downs
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 08:23:51

    I just publsihed a very rare and unique different take on a Christian book. I have an upcoming Kindle Edition promotion soon once my publishers have finished making that version, and thought I’d send you the appropriate PDF and .mobi interior proof files for your reviewing convenience. Email me for the files and I’ll send them ASAP. Enjoy 🙂 …they’re unlike anything you’ve ever read 🙂 -Chris


    • Kim
      Jun 20, 2014 @ 08:28:46

      Hi Chris. Is your book aimed at young adult readers because that is all that I review on this blog. If so (and if it is currently for sale or available for preorder online), I would be happy to review it for you. My contact detail are on the ‘About this Blog’ page if you would like to contact me and discuss further.


  2. Chris Downs
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 09:15:02

    It’s aimed at anyone past the general “idiot stage” of life lol. Young adults+, so yes 🙂 and yes, it’s already up for sale on Amazon, with a Kindle edition coming soon.


    • Kim
      Jun 20, 2014 @ 09:24:35

      Excellent. In that case feel free to contact me by email on kimdyer58@gmail.com if you would like to send a mobi copy. It may be a couple of months before I can get to it as I am still clearing my backlog but I will happily add your novel to the list.


  3. marjma2014
    Jan 22, 2015 @ 20:05:18

    Hi. Good luck with your fantasy novel. How is it progressing?


    • Kim
      Jan 22, 2015 @ 20:12:04

      It is currently about half way through a re-edit, following a failed first attempt at finding an agent. Hoping for better luck in round 2 🙂


      • marjma2014
        Jan 22, 2015 @ 20:31:32

        Oh, all the best. It’s a long road. I’m finding that out myself at the moment. Waiting to hear back from publishers (sent it off unagented) so may have to try an agent next or get it professionally edited. So many decisions….

  4. cameron glenn
    May 28, 2015 @ 20:34:04


    • Kim
      May 30, 2015 @ 19:45:36

      Unfortunately I’m not taking requests at the moment. Keep a eye on the blog – I’ll announce as soon as submissions reopen.


  5. Regina Karis
    Sep 17, 2015 @ 11:57:19

    Hi Kim! I’m new to your blog but I just wanted to say that I’ve tagged you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award on my blog. 🙂


    • Kim
      Sep 17, 2015 @ 12:22:47

      Thank you. I’m not sure what that is but I’ll be sure to check it out out later


      • Regina Karis
        Sep 17, 2015 @ 12:40:42

        It’s basically just a blog tag where you answer 10 questions, create 10 questions, and then nominate 10 other people to answer your 10 questions. I hope that’s not confusing, haha. 🙂

  6. Sean Hagins
    Jun 26, 2018 @ 09:50:31

    You should do the Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins (writer of the Hunger Games) and the duology Cuttlefish and Steam Mole by Dave Freer


    • Kim
      Jun 27, 2018 @ 21:35:57

      Oooh, thanks for the recommendations. I haven’t even heard of Cuttlefish or Steam Mole so I will certainly investigate further.


  7. Sean Hagins
    Jun 27, 2018 @ 21:43:43

    Cool! And if you like those, I also recommend the Matt Cruse trilogy by Kenneth Oppel. I have the full cast audio versions of it (I listen more than I read). I like YA books because they tend to have less cursing, sex and violence


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