Hayley Swinson was born in Columbia, SC. She attended the University of Richmond, VA where she received a bachelor’s degree in French and Creative Writing. In 2013, she was accepted into the University of Edinburgh to study for a MSc in Creative Writing/Prose and completed her degree in August 2014. She is currently working towards a MFA in Creative Writing/Fiction in a low-residency program with Queens University of Charlotte, expected completion 2019.
She has many hobbies, including jujutsu and rock climbing, loves to travel, and currently calls coastal North Carolina home.
From 2014-2016 Hayley ran a blog/online magazine called Savvy Girl Travel. The domain name now belongs to someone else, but all her interviews, collabs, and personal posts can be found throughout this site.
Her work has been published in various outlets online and in print, including VALVE Journal, The Messenger, Focus on the Coast, Cape Fear Living Magazine, Edinburgh Uni’s Innovative Learning Week Blog, and Edinburgh City of Literature’s Story Shop.