Hello World! Welcome to my website.
I’m Kristy-Lee Swift: verse novelist, writer, freelance editor, occasional ninja, and poet.
My family of four are fortunate to live on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Consequently, so does my debut release : It’s Your World. However, having all but sold out, I’m patiently awaiting a 2nd print run and working (pedantically) on further publications…there’ll likely be 90s flashbacks, unusual chess games, mermaids &, as always, plenty of poetry.
When I’m not deep down the writing rabbit hole, I’m available for freelance editing, writing & tutoring/mentoring where suitable. Check out my Freelance services for more information.
For a little bit more of me and my literary missions, mental meanderings, word wars and whimsical whatevers, feel free to connect on Instagram, Facebook or you can follow my Blog that doesn’t exist yet. So, you might need a time machine. Or some patience.
To cap things off, why not just take all of me and sign up to my newsletter and get a bit more love for you in-box. Again, time machine. But I’m doing it, so, relax. I’m fashionably late.
Upcoming news and events
5th of March - Join the Peninsula Writers' Club at Bistro Elba in Sorrento (6:30-9pm) to hear Children's Author, Pat Guest share some writing wisdom.
8th of March - I'll be at Seawinds Community Hub, in lock down with my laptop, and the company of the Peninsula Writers' Club. The monthly Write-In commences at 10am.
31st of March - Poets’ Corner will be holding their first official open mic Gathering of 2019 at the Blue Bay Café. Doors open @ 5:30. Bookings essential.
16th of April - YA author, Mark Smith will be speaking at Café Elba in Sorrento (6:30-9pm). Join the Peninsula Writers' Club for what's sure to be another wonderful literary evening.
While residing with my husband and two daughters on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, I released my debut verse novel It’s Your World (May, 2017).
So, I am now an author. I am also a wife and mother, a content writer/editor, a property developer and ninja in training and a bunch of other things. I’m even a poet sometimes. You can usually catch me down at the Blue Bay Café on open mic night.
I was educated at Chisholm TAFE and La Trobe University. I loved being a student and miss it terribly. So, I’m pleased to have found the Peninsula Writers Group and Poet’s Corner to help fill the void. Continue reading.
Swift of Pen Writing Services
As an author and poet, I feel strongly about the power of language. Ensuring that words best reflect intended meaning, idea or ideology is my passion. Whether in the artistic, academic or business sphere, as Ludwig Wittgenstein said, ‘The limits of my language means the limits of my world’.
Swift of Pen offers quality professional writing and editing services on the Mornington Peninsula. All enquiries welcome… See all writing services
It’s Your World
With my debut novel, It’s Your World, set free into the wild, I’m scribbling up a fenzy to get my next and next and next books on their merry way to availability.
And, as for the so-called adults, I’ve been concocting a gorgeous little collection of poems and idylls as well as a book about a very unusual game of chess (staring Old Pokey the Bishop).
My second YA novel (this one’s a blend of verse and prose) is all about a girl called Polly Esther Rose.It’s a bit deeper and darker with a side order of confusion and chaos.
I’m also excited to be exploring the world of middle grade fiction with a couple of series in the pipes.
My debut release, It’s Your World, can be purchased securely through this site. If you’d like your copy signed, please contact me with the name and age of the recipient.