Hazel lives in Oxfordshire in an old bakery dating back to the 1700’s with her partner and a cat called Orwell (Ori for short after ‘Ori and the Blind Forest’). Her work has been published in many places and awarded her various scholarships, mentorships and competitions.
With an MA in English Literature, Hazel has also worked with the National Centre for Writing, promoting reading and writing in schools, as well as at Latitude. She’s even managed to use her writing skills to get a day job in marketing, and freelance work as a creative writing teacher and editor. She has also had previous roles in publishing, literary agencies and magazine editorial, and in education.
Hazel tweets from @HJCompton