Surrounded by the arts from a young age, Persephone Abbott was always drawn towards Europe. So she moved to Paris as fast as she could mutter “au pair” and while in France she studied voice and opera, eventually relocating to the Netherlands to continue her studies. She’s worked professionally as a classical singer and teacher since graduating, teaching privately in Amsterdam, Haarlem and Utrecht.
In truth, writing is her first love, however she only began to write continuously starting in 2007 with a blog which snowballed into her simply “letting go” and allowing words come as they may in the forms of poems, blogs, articles and books (The Bee’s Tour of Gouda, Buzzing Through Vinita’s Lens in 2012 and A Sample of Gouda in 2016). Aside from visual arts and architecture, music still provides the main creative inspiration to write. She’s delighted to spend her free time reading a wide selection of subjects and authors and adores the engaging world of both complex literary and poetic writing styles.