Yasmin Selena Butt
I'm a writer and artist from north London, my parents came to the UK in the '60s from Pakistan. My dad has twelve siblings, my mother five; when I was growing up I wanted my mum to adopt children as I have a love of variety. She said four children were more then enough thank you. I still think it's a shame she stopped there!
I am a total variety freak, I don't understand women who have a 'signature' perfume. I have about seventy bottles in my boudoir alone, as my mood and vibe changes so much, and I need scent to evolve with that. Same goes for bubblebath ... and breakfast cereal. In 2011 I was featured talking about Dior's Fahrenheit on BBC4′s documentary 'Perfume', later in 2012 I will be featuring on a new website for a brilliant brand you all know and love.
My own favourite writers are Poppy Z.Brite, Michael Faber and Lisa Jewell. I would say my personal style of writing may fall somewhere between the three.
I chose to publish 'GUNSHOT GLITTER' myself as I wanted complete creative control over my novel. Something which is hard to achieve in traditonal publishing. As a writer - originality and telling an unforgettable story mean everything to me. I want to tell you a story that you haven't heard before, that you enjoy so much, you won't worry which genre you found it in. But you'll find my work matches the quality of any tradtional novel, download the sample and see.
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VideosYasmin Selena Butt reads from Gunshot Glitter
If you want a sneaky peek of the boudoir of a writer, watch this video. Excuse the hiccup towards the end, blame the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics on running out of recording time. Enjoy Chapter One. Sit back and listen.
by Yasmin Selena Butt
The story of an incinerated boy who never quite goes away. 'Gunshot Glitter' is a contemporary, darkly-romantic, edgy debut novel set in England, that turns the crime genre upside down on its head. 'A gritty, compelling, darkly-gleaming diamond of a read' - Sunday Times Best-seller Lisa Jewell
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