Wednesday, 5 September 2012

My new blog!

Hello everyone, this is my new blog!  I have recently started trying to reach out and have gotten myself fixed up with Tumblr and Twitter, and thought I'd add a new blog/networking tool to my collection!

For those who don't know me (although at this point, I'm sure the only people who are reading this have been directed here by myself already XD), I am a fantasy and horror writer, and my name is Laura E Brown.  I am also known as Blackavar, a name I've been using online for a couple of years now.

I am a writer and artist, and have just embarked on a fiction-writing career.

I have been a writer for online alternative lifestyle magazine, EGL Magazine, since October 2010, in which time I have learned a lot of writing skills, written reviews and articles, and even gotten to interview some really fab people (including the likes of Emilie Autumn and Joe Black). 

I am also an artist, although my DeviantArt account remains somewhat neglected in recent years (unfortunately, there seems to be a virusy ad stuck on my gallery.  If anyone wants to take a risk and look, my username there is chibi-black-rabbit). 

I have designed tattoos, apprenticed briefly as a tattooist, and created artwork and illustrations for local musicians, created wedding stationary, plenty of commissions for friends and family, and also provided illustrations for EGL Magazine.  I am open to commissions, and my specialities include (but are not limited to) fantasy, comic, tattoo, pin-up, portrait and analytical drawing.

I have recently been published as an author for the very first time- my short story "Alone in the Dark", features in Siren's Call Publication's August edition eZine.  I have another short story, "Candlelight", due to appear in Crooked Cat Publishing's Halloween Anthology, FEAR, later this year.

Sometimes, for fun, I like to post book reviews on my blog, and I am a guest writer for dreamy girl's blog I Dream With Alice, run by musician Becky Jerams.

As you may have noticed, I have something of a rabbit-theme going on ;)

So that's pretty much me in a nutshell.  Please check out the links below leading to my other networking tools/profiles/sites etc, see my work for yourself, and spread the love!