Mollie Baxter is a lady with many feathers to her cap; a creative writing tutor at the University of Cumbria, she also manages to find time to be a musician, writer, performer and presenter! Phew! And we here at PWN sometimes have trouble eating breakfast while reading the paper!
She graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University in 2003 and since then has seen her work published in The Quiet Feather, Scribe, Pitch, Litfest Flax, and on www.the-phone-book.com. She recorded the album Hating Baby in 2000.
In a recent interview with PWN's own Norman Hadley, Mollie discusses what motivates her to write:
"Most people don't like to be preached at. I do think, though, a lot of writers, myself included, write to work something out – and in both senses – 'work out' as in get out of the system, but also as in to come to a new understanding. I think good writers are generally very good worriers".
As a woman who personifies what the Americans call a 'triple threat', we don't think Mollie has anything to worry about.
Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOxufB_Blmg
Read this: http://www.litfest.org/mollie-baxter.html
& Listen to this: http://www.myspace.com/mollbaxter
Oh, and be sure to come along to this Tuesday's Word Soup to see Mollie in action!