A BIT ABOUT ME
I love stories. I love listening to people tell their own, I love reading them and I love making them up.
I consume stories in every medium possible - words, photographs, live action - I'm there, I love it.
My story-telling career thus far has included stage work, life-writing projects and international feature articles. I have also helped others tell their tales by working as a book editor for debut authors from across the globe.
In 2014 I became the official biographer to multi-Grammy nominated music producer, J 'Jus Bus' Nation, helping him to tell his life-story in a booklet that was released inside his debut album ('Hard Work') as a solo artist and released internationally.
I have also been fortunate enough to hold the position of Deputy Editor of Performing Arts for Europe, Asia and Australasia at Blouin Artinfo magazine group. This was a role which allowed me to write features, interviews and reviews about film, television, theatre, dance and music, as well as to advocate for diversity and accessibility within the Arts.
Although I enjoy working within different genres, my first passion as a story-teller has always been stories that are inspired by people's lives. My personal life story had its own dramatic twist in recent years when I was hit by a severe illness in 2015. For two years I was physically unable to write. This led me to discover a new medium for my own story-telling in the form of photography. I formed Grit & Lace Photography Company to focus on creating intimate portraits - an extension of my work as a life-writer and a continuation of my passion for capturing the true essence of individuals. My portraiture photography has been published in magazines world-wide.
Now that I am in better health, I am enjoying resuming my work communicating stories to audiences through both words and visuals.
The Life-story of 2x Grammy-nominated artist
J 'Jus Bus' Nation
This project began as a ghost-written autobiography and evolved into an extended life-story, included in the cover of J Nation's debut album as a singer/songwriter.
Written from interviews that took place amidst the back-drop of the Caribbean, The Dagger Pole tells the story of grammy winner, J 'Jus Bus' Nation's rise from living life sleeping on the Antiguan rainforest floor, to becoming a well-known reggae producer mixing with the likes of the Marley brothers, John Legend and David Rodigan.
This unique, written work chronicles Jus Bus's life, as well as taking the reader on an island-hopping journey across the Caribbean.
Album and story both available for purchase now throughout the Caribbean and the United States of America.
A SELECTION OF
ARTICLES BY P. E. HOLDSWORTH
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Get in touch to discuss rates, current projects and past publications.
As a national of both the Caribbean and the UK P. E. Holdsworth is available for work internationally. However she is currently embracing her 'Scouse twang' and based back home in Liverpool.
P.S. The 'P' is for Portia.