About Me

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Here’s a bit about me: I am a Geordie lass, a lapsed litigation lawyer, psychology lecturer and research professor. These days I mainly write fiction. I tend to move around a lot and in 2019 it will be Paris, Scotland, and Norwich. Owing to my international tendencies, I am absolutely dreading Brexit and still hoping that, by some miracle, it won’t happen. If I could turn any clock back, it would be the Brexit one. It seems to me it’s doing nothing but damage in so many ways. Don’t get me started …

I studied Creative Writing at the NCLA in Newcastle, and at Edinburgh University and I’m the fiction judge for the Young Writers’ Awards at the Lit&Phil in Newcastle.


My debut novel The Confession of Stella Moon was published in 2016 by Saraband. The novel won the Andrea Badenoch Award, was long-listed for the Bath Novel Award and the Guardian’s #NotTheBooker prize, and shortlisted for the Charles Pick Fellowship and the Dundee International Book Prize. It was picked as one of the READ REGIONAL titles for 2017 by NewWritingNorth

My short stories have appeared in magazines, newspapers, anthologies and online. I have read at numerous book festival including the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and on the Edinburgh Fringe (for charity). I run workshops and do readings to raise money for charities including RNLI, Rape CrisisWomen’s Aid and Crisis.

In 2013 I was named as one of Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature‘s emerging writers.

In 2015 I won a Northern Writers’ Award for my short stories soon to be published by Red Squirrel Press. I’ve been mentored for my stories by the awesome and amazing Carys Davies

My MOTTO: I’ve had this card since about 1979 …


My son, graphic artist Nico Sclater made this teeshirt for Stella (he’s also done the art work for the cover of my new book -what are you like- which I’ll soon be sharing with you on here, so watch this space …


My Literary Agent Jenny Brown

Find me on Twitter: @PascaleBientot

This is my Author Page on Facebook

BOOK GROUPS might want to use this Reading Guide to The Confession of Stella Moon

You can see all my books, including the academic ones, on my Amazon page

You can see the reviews I’ve done on Amazon for other people’s books here

And on Goodreads here

Do check out my events link and come and join us at one of the launches or readings if you can! There will be wine …