About HJ Blenkinsop

I’ve always been fascinated with people and how our lives turn out the way they do. After traveling around the world as a flight attendant based in the Middle East, I chose to study anthropology with a focus on folklore and archeology. Some have called it the Indiana Jones degree. The wisdom of ancient people and the stories they left behind intrigued me. Their magic inspired me. More recently my interests led me to research the impact of storytelling on community and belonging, resulting in a PhD in sociology.

Cats, usually other people’s (technically) have also wandered in and out of my life. They are incredible teachers and not surprisingly, much folklore surrounds them. They also tend to wander in and out of the books I write, teaching as they come and go.

I’m the author of Kitty Tweddle and the Wishing well, book 1 of a trilogy about a rather strange girl with magic powers. For one thing, she can talk to cats and they talk back! I’ve also been compelled by forces unknown to write about a rather unusual cat called Inky. I also blog about the mysterious, folkloric and arcane. Here be monsters!

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