Chloe Smith is a writer and poet from the United Kingdom. She’s currently eighteen and can usually be found in front of some kind of word-processing technology, writing anything from articles and opinion pieces for online sites to a new story or a poem. She is disabled, having a type of Cerebral Palsy called Spastic Quadriplegia, as well as anxiety. She’s incredibly proud of both of these facts and always includes disabled characters in her work, because representation is very important.
She’s always wanted to be a writer ever since she knew books existed, especially when she found out that writing those books could be an actual job. She’s still working on getting that status of “published author and poet,” with her own books and poetry collections on the shelves, but thinks that as long as there are people out there who will read her work (and occasionally even like it!) then she’s most of the way there already.
Chloe lives in England with her family, who she loves very much. She is a Foyle Young Poet 2015 and will start studying for a Bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing in September. “Plenty of Fish” was actually the first time she ever attempted to write a short story.