What can I say to captivate you about me?
I'm a writer and artist from north London, my parents came to the UK in the '60s from Pakistan. My dad has twelve siblings, my mother five; when I was growing up I wanted my mum to adopt children as I have a love of variety. She said four children were more then enough thank you. I still think it's a shame she stopped there!
I am a total variety freak, I don't understand women who have a 'signature' perfume. I have about seventy bottles in my boudoir alone, as my mood and vibe changes so much, and I need scent to evolve with that. Same goes for bubblebath ... and breakfast cereal. In 2011 I was featured talking about Dior's Fahrenheit on BBC4′s documentary 'Perfume.'
My own favourite writers are Poppy Z.Brite, Michael Faber and Lisa Jewell. I would say my personal style of writing may fall somewhere between the three.
I chose to publish 'GUNSHOT GLITTER' myself as I wanted complete creative control over my novel. Something which is harder to achieve via traditional publishing. As a writer, originality and telling an unforgettable story mean everything to me. Last year, I was thrilled to see Gunshot Glitter shortlisted by The Guardian in an end of year review as a noted self-published read.
I have a Wordpress blog which features poetry, short fiction and surprisingly a lot of humour too, please do pay me a visit at www.yasminselenabutt.wordpress.com
I hope you enjoy my work. I encourage all new readers to download a sample for free if you are new to me.
Thank you for reading
Yasmin Selena Butt