About

I am a Perth-born writer and editor living in Melbourne. I am studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University, specialising in fiction writing and copy-editing. I have previously worked in English and Japanese education, construction, customer service and editing. My goals are to work in the Australian publishing industry and publish novels.

My social media (Twitter @CJ_Cleghorn and Instagram @cjcleghorn) is full of my two lovely cats, my writing progress, any and all cute things, and advice for fellow writers.

I largely write long-form fiction with elements of romance, horror and fantasy. Many of my projects are targeted for Young Adult (YA) audiences.

My favourite authors are Cassandra Clare, Jane Austen, Ernest Cline, Lynette Noni, Holly Black, Peter V Brett, Lian Hearn, Stephen King and Bernard Cornwell. My favourite poet is T S Eliot, in particular his work ‘The Hollow Man’.