What to expect…

Welcome to Loving Life in the Rain!

With fingertips hovering over the keyboard… I promise to treat my reader with respect. I will only type words and phrases that have some semblance of cohesion and can form themselves into reasonable, if occasionally argumentative, groups. I will endeavour to offer positive comments and reviews focused on the world of the creative writer, with special love and attention to the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy. I promise to visit as often as I can and leave for your perusal and comment pieces of my creative world.

A little bit about myself… I am a science fiction novelist and short story writer. My work is both informed and inspired by the years I spent living and teaching in the UK and West Africa. I currently work as an English tutor and volunteer my time as the Reviews Editor for the British Science Fiction Association. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter @SueOke and on LinkedIn.

Academic Qualifications:

  • MA (Distinction) Creative Writing (SFF), Middlesex University, 2013
  • MSc Human Resource Management, University of Lincoln, 2003
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Learning, Teaching and Development, University of Hull, 1996
  • Qualified Coach and Mentor

Professional Qualifications:

  • Editing for Fiction, Society of Editors and Proofreaders, 2016
  • Master Class in Science Fiction Criticism, Science Fiction Foundation, 2016
  • Science for Fiction, Imperial College, London 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (annual conference)
  • Introduction to Proofreading and Copy Editing, Society of Editors and Proofreaders, 2015


  • British Science Fiction Association
  • British Fantasy Society
  • Milford Speculative Fiction Writers Group
  • One Step Beyond Writers Group

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