I was born in Bangor, North Wales and spent the first two years of my life living on Anglesey. I have no memories of these years but I wish that I did. I was brought up in the tiny village of Belthorn, near Blackburn in Lancashire. I attended Belthorn County Primary along with fifty-one other children, and that's where I discovered a love of writing that was nurtured and encouraged. When I was twelve years old we moved to Rugby, Warwickshire. I was educated at Rugby High School for Girls during which time I was in the choir, the steel drums band and the panto lighting crew. Leaving school, I first went to Surrey University in gorgeous, snowy Guildford and then a year later transferred to Loughborough University. During my year off I became a roadie for a local band, accomplishing one of my life goals! After graduating with a degree in Computing I started work in Northampton. That's where I met my husband, the love of my life. One more move to Bristol and that's where we're now based, surrounded by great friends and many seagulls.
I started writing fiction when I was five years old. I won a Young Fiction prize for a story about an alligator when I was eight. One of my short stories was published in a money-raising book for charity, The Pillow Book, in the nineties, and SFX columnist Paul Cornell once printed a line from one of my online fics. And that's the sum total of my brief encounters with publication thus far.
I've been writing fan fiction for various websites in over forty-five fandoms for just under twenty years, The House at the End of the World is my debut in the world of original published fiction. It was written for the NaNoWriMo Challenge in November 2010, a skeleton manuscript written in thirty days. Now it's a polished 70,000 word novella available on Kindle from Amazon after six months of re-writes, edits, beta reads, more re-writes and further edits. Inspired by various television shows and a life-long love of the horror genre, The House at the End of the World touches on my various interests, passions and obsessions, all of which should become clear when you read the book.
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The House at the End of the World
by Madeleine Marsh
Published: March 8, 2013.
They've survived the battles, fought with the resistance, seen Satan driving a sports car. They owe their lives to two guys who live to hunt things Hell spits out, two guys devoted to each other. Now they’re in a house that grants wishes and after fighting creatures hell-bent on eating them, it feels very much like paradise. But paradise has its downsides and only death is forever.
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