2009 - By Malena Barron for Audio TNBW

Born in England in 1971, The Naked Blonde Writer – a societal drop-out of no fixed abode – began writing from the first moment she beheld the mighty pen long before the age of ten… by seventeen she was nude modelling for any one with a camera… at nineteen she dropped out of a French degree at UCL to study literature at King’s College London while singing and writing songs in a band of three… she abandoned university in 1993 and ran away to Hollywood Boulevard in 1994 where she was stranded for 6 years… she sang at The Palace on Hollywood & Vine, had a near-fatal brush with fame, studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute and in 1999 lost her motivation and retreated to the Welsh mountains where she finally finished writing her first book – BLACKOUT – as an antidote to apathy and the dark side of the valleys… she was filmed reading Chapter 1 of this book completely unclothed… she has since recalled the incident, concluding that The Naked Reading was intended to embody and exemplify the rare combination of vulnerability and courage required to write a book… after six years of isolated study, she was awarded a first-class honours degree in literature in 2012… The Naked Blonde Writer earned her moniker . . .