Tabatha Stirling


Location Singapore
Occupation Writer/Minx
Website http://www.volequeen.com
IM () @volequeen (twitter)

Books by Tabatha Stirling
  • by Alex Mitchell
    Skiddaw Books, 2013.

  • by Alex Mitchell
    Skiddaw Books, 2014.

  • by Angelika Rust
    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015.
  • About Me

    Last year I became a writer. What I mean is that I committed to my writing in such a way, that it no longer frightened me. After years of false starts, decade-long, literary sulks and the ubiquitous father issues I just started writing every day.

    And it has made a BIG difference.

    This project, 365slash52.tumblr.com started by the extremely talented, Frankie Sachs, has been the most extraordinary project. I have written in genres I would have never considered before. And, my unconscious yet lusty desire to write zombie literature would have remained dormant.

    I also happen to live in Bavaria and Scotland. I am a rum swigger, silversmith, colonial minx, latin speaker, Beagle lover and a Bi Polar metaphor for salted caramel ice-cream.

    I also design book covers. If you are interested please hop along to my site, tabathadesign.tumblr.com, and hhave a look at the examples. My fee scale is also there. x

    Why do you write?

    I'm the weirdo in restaurants, bus stops, shopping malls and train stations that gives everybody a terribly dark back story. I am still trying to keep my oddest thoughts to myself. Strangers really don't like that sort of thing. So I smile and nod and think how they would reach their demise.

    I recently wrote a one act play about a school shooting. That was an exhausting piece. But so worth it. And I hope it honoured, in some small way, everybody affected by this tragic phenomena.

    My poetry is imagery on sherbet dips.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    I hate these questions *mutter mutter* *dark looks*

    Somerset Maugham, Evelyn Waugh, Ernest Hemmingway, F Scott Fitzgerald, Lesley Glaister, Stuart McBride, Joe Abercrombie, Peter V Brett, Jean Rhys, Doris Lessing, Iris Murdoch, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Simone de Beauvoir, Lionel Shriver, Denise Mina, Auden, Dylan Thomas, Laurie Lee.

    Of Human Bondage
    We Need To Talk About Kevin
    The Girl With All The Gifts
    Bad Seed
    The Secret History
    Redcap Runs Away
    Empire of the Sun
    The Wide Sargasso Sea
    Good Morning, Midnight
    Brideshead Revisited
    Love in a Cold Climate
    The Passage
    Jonathan Norrell and Mr Strange
    The Book Thief
    Maus
    She Came to Stay

    Tabatha Stirling's Wall

    Ann Bogle – Jan 23, 2016

    Thanks for your reading and commenting on my piece posted on 1/22/2016 called "Fish." I really like your profile page! I've visited your page before and find this worth saying: your page honors all the difficulties of not writing and places emphasis on the bounty of pursuing writing. I would like to read here again and use your entries and your profile answers as guides. _Wide Sargasso Sea_ is on my to-reread list, especially after I discovered in re-perusing it its complexities that intrigue. I had remembered its lyricism. I remembered beautiful sentences and passages and yet I did not remember IT. Cheers,

    Carl Santoro – May 31, 2014

    Tabatha - Thanks for visiting my "Oh, what's this?" she". I'm glad it made you smile and wasn't given the "terribly dark back story". Incidentally, my latest project, OTHERS, has a 17 year old female protagonist in it that I named Tabitha (with an "i"). Now I wonder if your spelling has more of something magical going for it as you are so talented. I'll be catching up on your work in the days to come. Stay on top of those sherbert dips! Toot-a-lou!

    Darryl Price – Feb 19, 2014

    Hello Tabatha--and welcome!

    Matthew Robinson – Feb 19, 2014

    Hi Tabatha, I appreciate your comment on "The Crossing". Thank you, and welcome to Fictionaut!

    Charlotte H. – Feb 18, 2014

    You're here! Yay! Welcome. Can't wait to read more of your stuff. xo

    Carol Reid – Feb 15, 2014

    Thanks for liking my "Underdog"! So glad to see you here, tabby.

    David Ackley – Feb 15, 2014

    Tabatha, that is. Morning fingers.

    David Ackley – Feb 15, 2014

    Hey, thanks, Tabitha, for the kind words re "Motive," . Welcome to Fictionaut! Have fun!

    Frankie Saxx – Feb 15, 2014

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue.
    I'm on Fictionaut
    & now you are too!

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