L M Payne


I've been an aromatherapist, a roller-girl, a DJ, a singer in a band, a designer, a craft tutor, and an organic farmer. But I've always been a writer.

I wrote my first short story when I was twelve featuring "Martian Kemp". No, not an early attempt at cross-genre Spandau Ballet alien fan fiction, just bad spelling. Since then I've written numerous short stories, articles and essays, as well as keeping a journal for over 20 years; and my spelling has greatly improved.

I write fiction and non-fiction and am a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. My fiction blends my love of counter culture and the subversive in a contemporary style and features strong female characters.

For my non-fiction, I regularly write book reviews and articles on various topics about the crafting community, sustainable living and eating seasonably. I'm a regular contributor to UK Handmade magazine, an online design magazine.

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STASH and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Urban
STASH is a collection of four short stories each portraying a woman’s experience at a pivotal stage in her life. We meet a girl on the cusp of womanhood, who sneaks nips of her alcoholic mother’s vodka, a woman who looses her body at the end of a Pilates class, another who turns an absence into a presence, and we find out that Love is in fact a dangerous virus, but thankfully there’s a vaccine.

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