This week we’ve been speaking with Chloe Turner. Chloe lives and writes in Gloucestershire. She has been published in various magazines and anthologies, including the upcoming Issue 10 of Kindred magazine (US), and has a single-story pocketbook coming out with In Short Publishing (Aus) this November. Chloe has had stories shortlisted in the 2015 Frome Festival Short Story Prize, The 2015 Fiction Desk Newcomer Prize and been longlisted in the 2014 Highlands & Islands Short Story Association Competition. She blogs at www.turnerpen2paper.com and can be found on Twitter at @turnerpen2paper.
Here’s what she had to say.
Have you always been interested in writing?
I wrote when I was young. Creative writing was taken seriously at my school – we even had a short story competition judged by Monica Dickens each year, and I won that when I was about twelve. But it all tailed off as I got older, and something about a ten year career in finance seemed to kill off any creativity in me whatsoever! It wasn’t until I read more