I grew up on the Scottish coast, studied Psychology, Biology and English Literature at the University of Glasgow, then worked with children with a variety of needs (ASD and/or EBD, mainly) throughout the UK. I live in Warrington in the north of England with my son and Coraline Cat. My nonfiction book(s) are represented by Jennie Goloboy of the Donald Maass Agency www.maassagency.com and Red Sofa Literary Agency: http://redsofaliterary.com/
My first book, Wild: a collection, was published by Pure Slush in 2012 and is available to buy at http://www.lulu.com/shop/gill-hoffs/wild/paperback/product-20190137.html. It’s a collection of fiction and nonfiction and contains a foreword by bestselling author Jeremy Scott. Go to http://pureslush.webs.com/atasteofwild.htm for a taster.
I’m currently consuming my own bodyweight in Nutella while promoting The Sinking of RMS Tayleur: the Lost Story of the ‘Victorian Titanic‘ and The Lost Story of the William & Mary: The Cowardice of Captain Stinson (out now from Pen & Sword), and editing The Lost Story of the Ocean Monarch: Fire, Family, and Fidelity. If you fancy ordering them or having a look at the covers then go to https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Gill-Hoffs/a/2246 Follow me on twitter – @GillHoffs – for snippets of research and other oddities, and tidbits of domestic life.
I can’t imagine a more perfect career than that of the writer – and I have QUITE an imagination (just try some of the Carnage Conservatory pieces!). Especially since I have a little boy who I want to be around every minute of every day. Even when he’s blowing raspberries in restaurants and asking if spiders have tongues and scooters have gallbladders.
So… here is my WordPress site, and if you would like to get in touch, please do email me at email@example.com – I’d love to hear from you.