Joel Rochester is a Black Welsh bisexual creative, known for his bookish presence of Fictional Fates. Joel advocates for more diversity in media. Particularly, more QPOC representation. Born and raised in Wales, he currently studies BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English Literature at the University of Winchester. When he isn’t under the pressure of a degree, Joel writes stories about emotional soft boys, daring fantasy worlds, and intriguing tales. As a result, he is currently working on The Dream Prince.
In addition to reading and writing, Joel plays video games like Dragon Age and Skyrim. He loves to listen to K-Pop and watch K-Dramas; as well as plan fashionable outfits and updating his skincare routine.
f a v o u r i t e
b o o k s
- The Black Veins – Ashia Monet
- Tyler Johnson Was Here – Jay Coles
- Strange the Dreamer – Laini Taylor
- An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir
- Grishaverse – Leigh Bardugo
- The Silence of Bones – June Hur
- The Daevabad Trilogy – S. A. Chakraborty
Q u i c k
f a c t s
- I’m half-welsh, half-jamaican
- Most importantly, I use he/him pronouns
- Also, I’m a chaotic bisexual
- My beverage of choice is Matcha Tea Latte
- Of course, I’m obsessed with swords
- Baking is a hobby, especially cheesecakes
- I was in the very first Usborne Academy
f i c t i o n a l f a t e s
FictionalFates started as a book blog and bookstagram account back in 2016. And now, after a two-year hiatus from 2018-2020, this blog has finally been revived from the dead. Throughout my bookish journey, this book blog is something that I am immensely proud of. Above all, it’s something that I’ve always wanted to have to share my love of reading with everyone.
This book blog is my personal space for me to share my thoughts and feelings about all things bookish. In the same vein, it is an opportunity for me to highlight and showcase books by marginalized authors. Therefore, that will mainly be the focus of this blog. However, should anything pique my interest, I definitely won’t hesitate on sharing it here!