About Me

I live in Cornwall UK, with a good supply of beaches and moorland right on my doorstep to keep me inspired. I live with my husband, two sons, a dog and a cat.

Despite my location, I neither surf nor sail, and never had any inclination to try. I prefer walking along a deserted beach and listening to the waves crashing over rocks. For this reason, I really love the beach in the winter!

I write dark contemporary, character-driven stories, dealing with the confusion, deceit, surprise and enjoyment of life; adding paranormal elements when the reader is least expecting it. I write mostly about relationships: romantic, parent-child, waitress-customer, killer-victim, teenager and the poster on her wall. I am endlessly fascinated by the way people treat each other.

I have been winning competitions and publishing short stories in small press journals for many years. I am the author of three books: Cat and The Dreamer (2012), That Sadie Thing (2013) and Our Beautiful Child (2014). I am the 3rd Place winner of the Costa Short Story Award 2015.

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or email me at annalisacrawford [dot] writer [at] gmail [dot] com

I'd love to hear from you!