My name is Michelle Smith. My official, professional status is this: I hold a PhD in English Literature, and I’ve lived and worked in Canada, England, and Scotland. I now call Glasgow my home, and I love it. I love it enough to say I love it even at this moment, with sleet pelting my windows and train services down because of high winds–they are even warning people to stay indoors because of flying roof tiles. But I digress. I am also a writer–I am currently obsessed with writing fiction bent, but I am also a published poet and academic. I also maintain a diary, and have done for as long as I can remember. And now, I am the author of this blog.