Hello and welcome to The Lightning Tree!
I’m Jess Hyslop, a fledgling SFF writer based in Cambridge, UK, represented by Ed Wilson of Johnson & Alcock Ltd. I am a graduate of the University of Cambridge and Birkbeck College, London, and winner of Cambridge’s Quiller-Couch prize for creative writing, 2010. I am also a member of The Herscher Project, an online writing group comprised of many lovely and talented people. If you have the time and the inclination, please do wander over to their websites (see the sidebar) and have a browse.
At The Lightning Tree, you will mainly find me voicing my opinions on a range of science fiction and fantasy books, old and new, but there will also be the occasional smattering of shameless self-promotion as I inform you of my own writing exploits. You can find links to my published and pending short stories on the ‘My Fiction’ page (logically enough). Thank you in advance if you read any, and please do come back and comment if you do – I’d love to hear what you think of my work.
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