Artemis is a high school student pursuing writing. Their favourite types of writing are short stories and poetry, and their favourite elements of writing are clever word plays and irony. When they’re not writing, they spend their days creating resin dolls and sewing clothes.

Artemis started writing their first novel Twin Blades in seventh grade, but has been passionate about reading and writing for much longer than that. They have been published in The Thread 2020, The Thread 2021, The Sky’s the Limit and Fahmidan Review. Their writing is forthcoming in The Bezine, Open Door Magazine and Book of Matches.


Q: If you could travel back in time, which of the great writers would you like to meet and why?

A: Not ‘one of the greats,’ but I would like to go back and talk to Stieg Larsson, the author of the Millenium series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). He tragically passed prior to completing the series, leaving behind questions that only he could have answered.


Q: Do you have a lucky writing talisman? If so, what is it?

A: Need inspiration? Go find a rock. Just, a rock. Has to be a good rock though − shiny, smooth, usually by a body of water. I like holding rocks in my hand and thinking about where they’ve been. For me, it’s less about the rock being the source of the inspiration, and more about being reminded to take a step back and look beyond myself.


Q: What superpower would you like to have and why?

A: I would like to be able to eat as much ice cream as I want and never workout, yet be ripped.


Q: Who is your personal inspiration?

A: 2D visual artists (painters, digital artists…). I have never been successful with putting the images in my head on paper, and I greatly admire those who can. One day, I hope to collaborate with a visual artist to create an immersive work. I hope that all of us artists can continue to inspire one another.