~About Me~


Hi there and welcome to my blog, OldVictorianQuill.

My name is Sorcha O’Dowd, and I’m a 25 year old writer, bookseller and book-blogger.  I’m currently hard at work on a historical romance novel entitled In That Field of Poppies which was conjured up in the recesses of my mind during NaNoWriMo 2012. All my efforts are presently focused on this project, although there are three uncompleted novels that I will be returning to once In That Field of Poppies is completed.

In my down-time I am an avid reader and book reviewer. I adore delving into the nitty gritty of a book, a habit that developed from my time as a Psychology Undergraduate at the University of Sussex, and I aim to write constructive and in-depth reviews that really get to the heart of a story.

I also have a fondness for writing a little bit of character driven fanfiction, mostly focusing on introspective and reflective pieces that are inspired from less well-known characters from my favourite fiction series, Harry Potter.

My plan to read, write and sleep as much as possible in between my days of Waterstones bookselling has become slightly more difficult than first thought after the arrival of my cat Captain Jack, who demands affection, tickles and needs constant supervision due to his mischevious nature.


A new development as of May 2016 is that I have received my MA in Creative Writing. I do still take Review Requests, but due to a hectic work and study schedule, I cannot promise a quick read and review, but will do my best to have your book read and reviewed as soon as I am able.

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6 thoughts on “~About Me~

  1. love your blog , gave you a follow can’t wait to see more from you.

  2. thestilling says:

    I’ve looked at literally dozens (65 and counting) of book blogs over the last few days to send Review Requests to. And this blog is far and away the most aesthetically powerful sites. The background, foreground, sidebar, the lack of clutter, the way everything stands out so crisp and appealing — it’s the best I’ve seen, period.

  3. katierand91 says:

    Woo, fab blog my friend 😉 its looking great, healthy, clean and well loved!
    I hope that Loncon3 has inspired you beyond belief to venture forth and continue your writing.
    p.s. loving the photograph at the top. I wonder who took that…? :p

  4. agonykhan says:

    I must confess that I was more focused on seeing your picture than your writings. Surprizingly, you look a classical Victorian era lady. Is it just a coincidence or what that your id also features “oldvictorian”. Nice to see thine blog. Thou shalt riseth above a lot!

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