I’m Lacey Dearie, founder of Rock Paper Spirit. I try to condense my bio to, “Just a girl with a laptop and a dream,” which is essentially what I am. Although given that I’m now in my late 30s I might be pushing my luck by referring to myself as a girl!
I’m a writer, mother, wife, dog owner, student and blogger. I love red lipstick, polkadots, thigh boots (you’re never too old), breakfast at any time of the day, Mondays and using too many interrobangs. I can usually be found playing Pokemon Go and pretending it’s for my son’s benefit and making obscure pop culture references that nobody else gets. My Mastermind Specialist subject is cheesy Scandinavian Pop and I’m not even sorry.
There are two words I hate: author and influencer. Let’s keep it real: I can’t even influence my dog to sit but people keep coming back to my blog and I do have a ridiculous amount of followers on Twitter. Probably more than I deserve. I prefer to be called a writer because it’s straightforward and describes what I do. I write, whether it’s e-books, freelance articles, blogs or social media posts. I started my writing career as a freelancer. My work was published in The Lady, Woman and Best to name a few and more recently I have contributed to Canadian website The Silo and to a tech website called OxGadgets. I also once wrote a Chaka Demus and Pliers tribute musical, just for the hell of it.
My passion is for novellas. I’ve written quite a few, although the most popular are a series about a Glaswegian cat detective named Leger. I’m a member of the Cat Writers Association. It took me a few years to join since I suffer from a severe case of imposter syndrome. I’ve also written a chick-lit novel about an online detective agency, a series of fairy tales about magical lipstick, and I invented a new genre called gastro-erotica where foods are exploring their emotions and thoughts – which, by the way, was done back in 2009 way before Sausage Party was a thing.
In another life I was a paralegal and gave it up to care for my eight-year-old whirlwind. He really is awesome although he is my chaos and my calm in equal measure. During my time as a work-from-home mother I started a small kitchen table perfumery. I gave it up a couple of years ago, deciding that I would rather write about perfume than make it. In February 2019 I started working in retail – I’ll keep you posted on how that goes! I’m also currently studying for my BA in Arts & Humanities, specialising (this month, I change my major often) in Creative Writing / Philosophy.
Rock Paper Spirit is my hobby but I always approach my work here with the same professionalism that I give to my other writing endeavours. Want to feature on the site or be interviewed? I’d love to hear from you! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can head to my Contact Me page.