Where to begin? Well, as I’m sure you’ve already gathered, my name is M. A. Phipps and I’m a newly published author. From the time I was a small child I remember having a passion for literature but it went so much further than normal day-to-day dreams we tend to have as kids. Sure, there were moments when I wanted to be an astronaut or a ballerina or a wizard (at one point, I desperately wanted to be best friends with Peter Pan and fly away to Neverland) but the one thing that never left my mind was how much I loved books and how amazing it would feel to see my name on the cover of something I’ve written. One day, I told myself.
That dream grew as I got older. Unfortunately, extra-curricular activities in my youth didn’t leave much time to pursue it and it was only once I graduated from university that I was finally able to find the time to write. It’s been a handful of years now since I began seriously writing fiction and now I can say the effort has finally paid off.
I. Am. A. Published. Author. Never gets old saying that! Anyways, my debut novel (but not the first one I’ve written) is entitled Ultraxenopia, a new adult dystopian which…well…I don’t want to give too much away because that would be spoiling the fun! I’d rather let some pictures which I’ve included below speak for me.
On the more personal side of things, I’m the wife of a hunky Brit and also mother to one craaaaazy little girl. My mini-me. I also have an equally crazy Jack Russell Terrier named Milo. I’m American but I’ve lived in the UK for the better part of a decade now. I’m a big time movie buff and I love comparing books to their film counterparts. You will never hear me say, “BUT THAT WASN’T IN THE BOOK!” probably because film studies was a huge part of my major at college. Oh, and I feel it needs to be said that I am quite possibly the biggest Lord of the Rings nerd alive.
The images above are not intended for promotional purposes but rather to show how I envision the characters seen in Ultraxenopia.