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Die BoothMy name is Die and I am a liar.  I first started lying at a very young age when I would record stories about owls onto C90 cassettes for my Nan. I lied right through the dreary, rain-soaked battlegrounds of primary and secondary school (after a brief affair with poetry, which we won’t mention here) and then completed a degree in lying at Liverpool John Moores University.

After university I wrote a terrible novel and got a job that was a lot more boring than my previous jobs of making shoes for antique dolls, restoring picture frames and singing in horror punk bands.

My first professionally published lie occurred in 2006, which greatly encouraged me in my lying endeavors. In 2011 I co-concocted the ‘Re-Vamp’ online project and anthology with fellow liar L.C. Hu which was a proud achievement for us both. I’ve since had lies published in numerous other publications, magazines and collections, including placing twice in the Cheshire Prize for Literature and winning the 2019 Queer Sci Fi flash fiction competition.

My novel ‘Spirit Houses’ launched in 2013 and is the biggest, fattest fib you’ve ever laid eyes on. Since then I have also released into the wild ‘365 Lies’, a collection of one lie documented each day in 2013. All profits go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and I would love for you to get amongst it. Also available is my single author collection ‘My Glass is Runn’ and several little six-word-story pamphlets including ‘Matchbook’,  ‘Flashcard Riot’ and ‘Hard Lines’ which are always free while supplies last.

In 2018 I got through to the first round of Write Now Live, a scheme run by Penguin Random House, to discover and mentor authors from marginalised groups, because I’m LGBTQIA and that. I don’t think I’ll be pursuing professional publishing any further though, because I like the control that self-publishing affords.

When not lying, I mainly enjoy exploring dark places, running across hillsides, making questionable sartorial decisions, DJing and dancing badly in goth clubs, tea, cake, sunshine and absurd humour.

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