Write Ailsa Wild has travelled from Melbourne to find a little space to work on her writing. You can find out more about Ailsa at http://www.ailsawild.com – she is the author of the Squishy Tayor series – see http://www.squishytaylor.com
I grew up reading everything I could lay my hands on. I loved Jo March writing stories and Nancy Blackett captaining her sailing ship.
I loved Frodo as much as Sam did.
I am a writer because of those characters. I want to make whole worlds and I want to give them to people.
When I was eighteen I moved to Melbourne and studied creative writing. I discovered feminist theory and acrobatics in my first week and both have given me bigger muscles. I train hard and I’m committed to being strong. I lift people above my head, I make circus shows and I write about how that feels.
Sometimes I think I should stop playing, and do something that will make a real difference in the world. But most of the time, I can tell this is worth it.