Hi, my name is Scarlett Harris and I am the creator and administrator of The Early Bird Catches the Worm.
I have been wanting to start a blog for over 12 months, so what better time to start it now that I don’t have to commute to and from work every day?
I live in Melbourne, Victoria, and in 2008 I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Professional & Creative Writing from Deakin University, with a double major in Media & Communications. I have also done work experience with Cosmopolitan magazine and the RSPCA.
My passions are reading books, magazines and other blogs, writing, pop culture and social commentary, which this here blog will primarily focus on. I’m also partial to good food, shopping and feminist issues, which may crop up from time to time.
My favourite authors are the late Dominick Dunne, Mia Freedman and Mick Foley (yes, the professional wrestler! Check out any number of his memoirs, children’s books and novels; he’s actually a brilliant writer.). Book wise, I love To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (come on, who doesn’t?), A Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (likewise), The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann (guilty pleasure) and A Lion’s Tale by Chris Jericho (another wrestler autobio!).
In addition to book reviews, I will also be profiling magazines (both local and international), blogs and various internet happenings, movies and television, events and authors/people in the media.
Keep in mind this is a small blog, starting out with basically no readership and not many media contacts, so any suggestions or constructive criticism is welcome. Please, if you like what you see, recommend The Early Bird Catches the Worm to friends or drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!