Author, journalist and mermaid, Lorelei Mathias was born in ‘Metroland’ to English and Romanian parents. After scraping a First in English & Philosophy at Birmingham University, she spent the last fifteen years working in London as a Copywriter in both Publishing and Advertising – (taking ‘writing holidays’ at every opportunity.)
Her first novel Step on it, Cupid, was published when she was 25, followed by Lost for Words. She is currently writing the TV pilot for her latest novel, as well as a comedy sketch show. As a member of the writers collective ’26’, she has had a poem exhibited at the V&A/Museum of Childhood, and a non-fiction chapter published in ‘Common Ground: Around Britain in 30 Writers.’ Credited as having one of the ‘best youtube trailers for a book, ever’ (admittedly this was back in 2006 and they didn’t really exist back then), she has also contributed to a number of books and articles about online marketing for authors.
Her latest book was inspired by her experiences in an accidental break-up club of her own… which taught her that a break up shared, is a break up halved. One day she’d like to set up an official refuge for the broken-hearted, so that no one should ever have to go through one alone.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys making comedy sketches and short films, running a fictional bakery called NicheQuiche.com, and asking people where the nearest lido is.
She is also named after a mythical German mermaid, which might explain the obsession with outdoor swimming.