About Me

Hi, I’m Jacq Russell. And like my fiesty, persistent terrier namesake, I’m adorable and a little bit likely to bite.

I’ve maintained and written for a few websites in my time. I used to moderate Politics.ie, where I learned what a straw man is. For a while, I ran BigGayCloset, because it was a dream of mine to hang out with people and have them tell me their stories and share them with the world. The site is still there, because it still gets hits and the stories are wonderful. I’m the nerd behind Deconstructing Glee, too.

My wife and I breed British Shorthair kittens, and LabrysCats has all the information about that!

But this is me, and this is my new blog devoted to the stories I love. You’re going to find reviews of my favourite books, television shows and movies here.

I, like so many other thirty-somethings in dead-end jobs, fancy myself a writer. I’m currently working on two projects. One is Darling Jack, a trans* coming-of-age story I wrote as part of NaNoWriMo in 2010 and I’m convinced needs to be adapted into a screenplay for it to make better sense, and the other, currently untitled, has started life as a fantasy screenplay and will probably end up this year’s NaNoWriMo. I should book some time off in November right now. That might be cheating though. I do have several other ideas, including one that involves time travel and angst, and man do I love time travel. And angst.

Yes, this is a website that contains affiliate links. I don’t know anyone who makes real money off the internet, but if I can scrape together a few quid off my regular book orders, that’d be something truly sweet for me. So click the links. I swear, I’m not up to anything sneaky — I just want more books :) So if you’re feeling bookish, why not click on my links?

And that’s it for now.