Diana Paulding

I wrote my first ‘book’ when I was eight. It was about two friends who found an island full of dogs and had adventures there. It wasn’t quite the bestseller I planned it to be, but I fell in love with writing.

Since then, my short stories have been published in The Mays Anthology, Bandit Fiction and by Cambridge Creatives, and I won First Place in the Arrol Adams Fiction Prize 2019. I am currently working on a contemporary gothic novel with the working title The Bellmere Project. Have a look under the ‘Writing’ menu to find out more about my work.

When I’m not writing fiction, I am kept busy writing a PhD thesis on biblical trauma. Going for long walks with the dogs is my favourite way of searching for literary or theological inspiration, although once I have an idea I have to get the cat off my desk so that I can write!