E H Smith is a fiction and fanfiction writer and The Shape Of The Path is her debut novel. She lives in Kent with her wife and two cats, is currently studying for a BSc in Natural Science and is working towards her second novel.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I did read A Christmas Carol when I was about six but it didn't really sink in until I read it three years later. In the interim, I read The BFG - that story was the ultimate inspiration to me. A Christmas Carol did inspire me to write but The BFG made me realise that writing was definitely my passion and nothing else will ever come close to it.
What do you read for pleasure?
Thrillers. I like going on emotional and imaginative rollercoaster rides, especially the endorphin rush! I have my favourite thriller writers and just marvel at their talent and ability.
The Shape of the Path follows Kathryn Cayliss on her coming-of-age journey through negotiating her first love, homophobic parents, and the temptations of recreational drugs as a means to escape her suffering. Through a difficult and unpredictable journey, will there be redemption as her path wends in unexpected directions.