|Short Description of Yourself||
Agnes is a graphic and web designer by day and the author of the Q-16 series by night. As her Twitter and Instagram state in both cases she drinks coffee and makes things.
|Writing Focus or Interests||
Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Speculative Fiction
Graphic Design, Front End Web Design, Branding, Adobe Suite Programs, Video Editing
|Published Works and Recognitions||
Agnieszka Ann Jankiewicz (known to most as Agnes) was born in the midst of one of the biggest blizzards of the year on February 12th, 1988. Even in her earliest years, she loved telling stories in any medium she could get her hands on. As a young girl, she was heavily influenced by her father’s love of medieval history, Greek mythology and science fiction. Spending many summers in Poland visiting her grandmother, she was further enamoured with legends of castles, dragons and the Polish countryside filled with vast forests and limestone mountains.
Her childhood was spent in Scarborough, and it was there that the first iterations of ‘Q-16 and the Eye to All Worlds’ can be traced, as stories she began telling friends. It was a time filled with pipe cleaner knights and clay soldiers, a preferred method of playing for Agnes, who was constantly at work creating and imagining.
In high school, Agnes became interested in filmmaking, digital graphics and theatre, but never lost sight of what all of those forms were meant to do, tell a story. She graduated from York University in 2011 with an honours major in Film Theory, Historiography and Criticism. It was there that she made an award-winning short film, Silent, but more importantly, began penning what would become the final version of Q-16 and the Eye to All Worlds, her first novel. Work on it continued as she enrolled at Durham College for the Contemporary Media Production program, which she graduated from in the spring of 2015, with the multimedia launch of her novel serving as her thesis project. She currently works as a website administrator for a home automation company while expanding her graphic and website design business.