Have you met....Kiri Callaghan
Author? Actress? Vlogger? Bard? Totes a jedi? Ring any bells?
I've had the immense pleasure of knowing Ms Callaghan for lo a couple years now, so it's difficult not to be excessively effusive. And, since I'm starting my new "Have You Met..? Monday" - my weekly cross reference to someone I really think you should meet - and since Kiri is already heavily featured in projects of mine both past and future, she seemed the ideal candidate for the inaugural post.
Kiri is something of a creative dynamo - like so many artists I have been coming to know of late, she comes from a variety of disciplines, all of which roll up into a broader appreciation and understanding of the many ways in which art can communicate and express the human experience.
Plus, she's kind of awesome.
She wrote a script - "Funeral Potatoes" - a short but powerful depiction of a young woman's look at dealing with loss - and I had the opportunity to watch it performed. I'm not ashamed to tell you I cried like a baby. It was very impressive, seriously. Since then, she and collaborated on a series of short stories designed as a prelude to a dark fantasy take on the Peter Pan stories, called "Into the Dust", and since then she has also finished another full novel, titled "Alys". And during all that time, she's been a nearly full time vlogger, and was picked up last year by none other than Geek & Sundry.
And in addition to that, I'm proud to consider her a very close friend of mine. So, yeah, I might be a tad biased, but I'll forgive myself that.
She has some great projects lined up, some of which will be featured here (stay tuned!), but definitely feel free to follow her blog and her Facebook page - - you'll be glad you did!
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