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Janelle McCurdy is an author and fully-fledged gamer. Having started writing and querying at only sixteen years old, she joined Jo Unwin Literary Agency (JULA) in her early twenties. After graduating from Royal Holloway University with a Criminology and Sociology degree, Janelle moved back home to London and began writing middle grade fantasy. In her free time, you can find her holed up in her room, gaming and watching anime (some of her favorites being Inuyasha, Dragon Ball Z, and Death Note), or attending numerous comic cons and gaming events.

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Where do you get your inspirations from?

Video games have definitely had an impact on many of my stories, but I also take time to go on walks to just clear my mind and think.

What are some of your favourite books?

Legendborn by Tracey Deonn

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Are you really a gamer?

Yep! I’m mainly a PlayStation girl, but I also like playing Xbox, Switch, VR. I also like card games and I’ll challenge you to a game of monopoly too haha!

What program do you use to write?

Scrivener to plot and plan. Microsoft word for the manuscript itself.

How did you get your agent?

It took eight years to get there, but here’s the story of how I got my agent!

What other things do you like to do outside of writing?

Gaming, watching anime, going to comic cons and horse riding. Although I haven’t done the latter in years, wish I could do it more often!

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