GeneralI am a great one for starting projects (but not necessarily finishing them) and getting enthusiastic about new ventures (even if only short lived). At the moment this includes running, which I've recently discovered I can do and love it. Food us up there on my list of passions - I like cooking, though it's not always appreciated by the family. Walking the dog keeps me sane, I paint the house every summer when I always have lots of energy. Oh, yes, and books - I love them - and reading! Just as well, really, given my job is to read manuscripts and publish books.Oops, nearly forgot, I used to be Swingball Champ, undefeated. But then I got badly beaten on holiday. Oh well, there's always next year.
MoviesI love films and go to the cinema every Saturday morning with my daughter so am well up on children's movies. Rent lots of DVDs and have wide-ranging taste. Can watch the same ones time and time again as I have a terrible memory and forget plots and endings very quickly. I do remember likeing 21 Grams (fab), Calamity Jane, Fight Club, The Matrix (first one only - a classic). Grease, Kill Bill 1 & 2 - I want to come back as Uma Thurman in that film in the next life.
BooksI love all of Salt Publishing's authors - we publish the most exciting poets and short story writers in the world (seriously, we do).More generally, I love short stories & poetry. Loved Cloud Atlas (lots of interconnected short stories) and was with Pi every nautical mile of his journey with the tiger. Loved Brass by Helen Walsh - a bare-knuckle read. JG Ballard's Vermilion Sands is a masterpiece. Like to read books recommended by interesting people - as long as they're short [received this comment in response to that statement: Now, really, how many short people do you know who are really interesting deep down, once you get over the "Hi" and "Gosh, you're short... was your Dad short too?"]Paul Auster - just about everything by him. Anna Kavan.
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Welcome to my MySpace page! My name is Jen Hamilton-Emery and here's a bit about me: I was brought up in Glasgow and have lived South of the Border since 1988, firstly in Manchester and then in and around Cambridge. Spent 20 years working in hospitals and community settings doing my bit to improve health services and then gave it all up to join Salt Publishing to work with Chris and the wider Salt team to help turn it into something fantastic. I am married to poet Chris Emery and have 3 children who I hope will make their mark on the world.
I've got a blog on this site, and also one here, and a Flickr site for my photographs here I've signed up for a 10k run in October 2008 to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Please sponsor me as I need all the encouragement and support I can get! Make a Free Flash Slideshow ..
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|You Are 50% Normal|
While some of your behavior is quite normal...
Other things you do are downright strange
You've got a little of your freak going on
But you mostly keep your weirdness to yourself
Take the following with a pinch of salt (I just couldn't resist that, sorry) - just a bit of fun - have a go yourself.
|You Are An ENTP|
You are charming, outgoing, friendly. You make a good first impression.
You possess good negotiating skills and can convince anyone of anything.
Happy to be the center of attention, you love to tell stories and show off.
You're very clever, but not disciplined enough to do well in structured environments.
In love, you see everything as a grand adventure. You enjoy taking risks for love.
And if things don't work out, you're usually not too much worse for the wear!
You would make a great entrepreneur, marketing executive, or actor.
At work, you need a lot of freedom to pursue your own path and vision.
How you see yourself: Analytical, creative, and peaceful
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Detached, wishy-washy, and superficial
|Your Personality is Very Rare (INFP)|
Your personality type is dreamy, romantic, elegant, and expressive.
Only about 5% of all people have your personality, including 6% of all women and 4% of all men
You are Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving.
Who I'd like to meet:People who read, write, publish, draw, think, are funny, are interesting. People who run. People passionate about food. Paul Auster and JG Ballard, John Travolta 20 years ago. Everyone who lives in Arkansas or who knows anything about Arkansas, or indeed, who wants to go to Arkansas. And Stephen Fry too <3. ..
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Orientation: Straight
- Height: 5' 0"
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: Grad / professional school
- Occupation: Publisher
Cathkin High School
1979 to 1985
- CAMBUSLANG, United Kingdom
- Graduated: 1990
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Associate's Degree
- Major: Health Services Management
Greater Glasgow Health Board
1985 - 1988
- Glasgow, Scotland UK
- Management Trainee
1988 - 2005
- Manchester &, Suffolk UK
- various management posts
Salt Publishing Ltd
2002 - present
- Cambridge, UK
No employment, sadly
1967 - 1984
- Arkansas US
- no job, no title