Author has written 52 stories for Janet Evanovich, Immortals After Dark series, and Arcana Chronicles.
Hi there! My name is Becleigh (pr: Beck-Lee) and I am CyborgWithGreatHair, formerly known as Svendances.
In real life, I am a Lead Educator in a large Outside School Hours Care centre, catering to upwards of 90 children aged 5 to 12 in the morning and 130 in the afternoon. I'm used to chaos, and often use some of the witty one liners the children come up with in my writing. Working mornings and afternoons only (for the most part), leaves the middle of the day free for me to attend to my creative needs which are listed below.
I write primarily Janet Evanovich fanfiction (as you can tell from the stories listed below). I've been writing for pleasure pretty much my entire life. I have a vague recollection of writing a story about fairies on scrap paper my grandfather gave me when I was about seven or eight. I was really embarrassed to show my mum, because, hey, I just wrote this, this is a small part of me, this is how I think inside my head. But she was very supportive and still is to this day. As is my Dad, whom is often surprised when I read sections of my stories allowed that I have actually written it. And of course my Bestie, partner in crime, etc LadyLogicCanoe formerly known as Shreek. She encourages me to go even further against the grain than I myself would even think of, often offering her unique perspective and "shooting the sh*t" with me as I create my humorous situations, characters, conversations and all else. I don't think I'd be the writer I am today without all of the above.
You can find samples of my original works over on FictionPress where I use the same pen name. I'm still working out my voice in some respects and figuring out the mechanics of writing from scratch, so updates over there are far fewer than here. https://www.fictionpress.com/u/763950/
When I'm not writing, I like to:
1) READ: Generally I read a lot of Paranormal and YA, but I also enjoy many other genres. My favourite authors include Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle), Tessa Gratton (The United States of Asgard), Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark and Arcana Chronicles), Amanda Hocking (Trylle Trilogy) and Lynsay Sands (Argeneau Series).
2) DRAW: You can view some of my very amateur art over on deviantART, where the updates are even more sparse than FictionPress.
3) SING: I sing first soprano (that's the high one for all those who are not musically inclined) in my local choir and we tend to do a lot of performances throughout the year. At the beginning of the year we focus mainly on the massive state wide singing competition called an Eisteddfod (Welsh tradition). The middle of the year is packed full of choreography as we rehearse for both the Show Choir, Vocal Infusion concert and the annual Theatre Restaurant. Things usually slacken off after September as Christmas time is just a breeze. You will often find references to my rehearsal and performing schedule in author's notes.
4) DO HAIR: Growing up my mum could only pony tails or plaits in my hair. nothing any fancier than that, even though I always longed to have my hair French braided. I tried many times over my adolescent years to learn how to French braid, but it didn't end up happening until I was in my early 20s (it feels really weird to mention my early 20s, since I'm only 25 currently, but hey). Since then my ability to do hair has skyrocketed. For examples of my do's you can visit Harriet Ja'mie Headsworth on Facebook, or check out my Pinterest board. https://www.facebook.com/harrietheadsworth OR
5) GEEK OUT: About 20% of my wardrobe is taken up by fandom attire. And an entire wall of my bedroom is covered in Pop! Vinyl figures and the likes. I love Marvel. Especially the Avengers. Especially, especially Hawkeye, though I often switch back and forth between them all periodically. Also, Guardians of the Galaxy - WE are Groot. Doctor Who (Ten is my favourite, but Twelve is quickly rising in the ranks). Firefly - "Curse your sudden, but inevitable, betrayal!". Sherlock, Supernatural, Divergent, Hunger Games, Disney... The list goes on.
Brodie's Crossword from You're Pretty Messed Up Too
Diana and Halfred from Not as Planned
Liam and Cooper from King in His Own Lunchbox
Magenta Plum from Twice as Much as Half.
(I understand if the above links do not work. I have spent a good 45min trying to get them to work. They're fine when I test them from the "Edit Profile" page, but when I test them from the real site they just keep linking back to the Profile page. Grrrr. I would love to spend another frustrated hour on it, but right now I need to get to bed. I'll come back to it later).
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