Aiséirí Publishing is named in honour of my grandmother, Anastasia.
Anastasia was born and raised in Ireland, moving over to England in the second half of the 20th century with my grandfather and where they raised their young family.
The meaning of Anastasia is "resurrection", translated into Irish this is Aiséirí.
Willow is a huge lover of reading and will very rarely leave the house without a book. She will read almost any genre with fantasy and historical fiction being her favourites. But she also enjoys "chick-lit" and crime thrillers. Much of Willow's inspiration comes from her background in history where she holds an MA in Historical Research.
Willow currently lives with her husband and their cat, Nora and Hamster, Pumpkin. An animal lover she fosters with the RSPCA.
Other hobbies Willow enjoys includes gaming (where she freely admits having an addiction to Final Fantasy). She also enjoys trying more outgoing activities such as Ninjutsu, archery, pole dancing and a good old-fashioned zombie run!
Willow is a member of the British Fantasy Society and the Alliance of Independent Authors (Alli).