I hold an MSc in creative writing from The University of Edinburgh and an MFA from California State University, Long Beach. My work has been featured in the International Literary Journal, Embark, (April 2023) and long listed for the Exeter Novel Prize in 2022. I was interviewed by BBC Cornwall about my novella, A Cornish Odyssey, in 2022. My short story “Life Lessons” was published in The Saturday Evening Post’s Best American Fiction of 2015 with an honourable mention. I have been mentored by Jacqui Lofthouse of The Writing Coach and Sara Sarre, director of Blue Pencil Agency. Some of my hobbies include photography, mixed media pieces, and drumming. Like David Sedaris and Tracey Chevalier, I am an American writer living and writing in the United Kingdom. I live in St Leonards on Sea, near Hastings and enjoy the creative community there. Please visit:
axelforrester.com and Instagram@acornishodyssey to see photography and my book covers.