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Abigail Tarttelin

Abigail Tarttelin is a writer, an actress, and the book editor for Phoenix magazine in the UK. Her novel, Golden Boy, received a 2014 Alex Award and was a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award. She lives in London. Find out more at
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My Life in 8 Words

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Abigail Tarttelin
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Life is too short to not be happy.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Cold, Cold Ground by Tom Waits, Lost Not Alone By Michael Reeve, Bad Religion by Frank Ocean, Ten-Twenty-Ten by The Generationals, Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. ‘Nice’, ‘cool’, ‘mental’, ‘awesome’, ‘high five!’

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

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A soft, but blinding, white light in my heart.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I’d be an expert in martial arts. Or maybe really proficient at a string instrument.



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