Inked Yarn is the passion project of Deshnee Naidoo, a 30-something-year-old who’s figured out that she wants to work with books and words for the rest of her life.

I have had quite a few jobs over the years, many of which have been in the media industry as a journalist, copy editor, freelance magazine writer, and blog writer for digital marketing agencies. I am currently working in secondary/high school education as a proofreader. I also edit/proofread paranormal romance fiction for a ghostwriting company in South Africa.

All these jobs have had one major thing in common – words! So many words to read, to write, to fix – and I’ve loved every second of it. Truly.

With Inked Yarn, I aim to showcase my own short stories, poetry, and flash fiction. I still have a huge learning curve to overcome so please join in on my fledgling journey with any tips or advice you may have – you can even write a guest post for the blog!

I also publish book reviews, film reviews, and personal essays that are relevant to the writing and arts world. I love a good story but my favourite book genres are fantasy, romance, paranormal fiction, and cozy mysteries. Even better if there’s a mash-up of them all.

That’s about it for now but I’ll be sure to update this page as soon as anything changes.

P.S. I mostly write in UK/South African English so if it looks like a spelling error, it probably isn’t.

red rose flowers bouquet on white surface beside spring book with click pen and cup of cofffee