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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

About Me

I'm editor of the Coronation Street Blog, a fan website which attracts almost half a million (yes, that's half a million!) Corrie fans per month. Find out what makes the website so special with celebrity bloggers, exclusive interviews and competitions - read all about it here.

The Coronation Street Blog has been praised by The Guardian as Marvellous and twice by the Manchester Evening News as Excellent and Essential reading for Street fans. 

I also own the original, first ever Coronation Street fan website

I am the author of A Perfect Duet - the diary of Roy and Hayley Cropper, an unofficial Coronation Street companion book. The book was released in May 2014 by FBS Publishing and has a foreword by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street.

I am also the author of Norman Bates with a Briefcase - the Richard Hillman Story, an unofficial Coronation Street companion book. The book has a foreword by actor Brian Capron, who played Richard Hillman in Coronation Street, and was released in December 2014 for Kindle.  Find out more here.

July 2013: I interviewed the woman who dressed the Coronation Street icons. Read it here.

In 2010 I was commissioned to write a number of articles for Coronation Street's official 50th anniversary magazine.  I also used to write freelance for the now defunct Coronation Street magazine. And I also wrote freelance for the official Coronation Street website at

I also write a Coronation Street monthly update for The Union Jack, the only national USA newspaper for British ex-pats.

In 2008 I was commissioned to update Coronation Street: The Complete Saga, a novel by Katherine Hardy, with major events from the cobbles from 2003 to 2008, a five year update.

The book is available via Amazon here. My name appears on an imprint page inside the book.

In 2010 I was commissioned to update the Coronation Street Saga novel once again for Corrie's 50th anniversary.

The book is available via Amazon here.

I graduated as a (very) mature student in 2001 with First Class (Hons) and a prize for excellence in communication after studying Journalism at the University of Sunderland. During my degree, my personal website, a spoof tabloid paper, was shortlisted for The Guardian Student Media Awards.

While I was studying my journalism degree, I was invited to work in the Coronation Street press office where I worked on the ITV book: Access All Areas: Behind the Scenes at Coronation Street.

After graduation I carried on my studies at postgrad level, and in one essay discussing representation of femininity in Coronation Street. If you're looking for academic sources of info, then a good place to start is the list I've compiled for Corrie net

My Corrie (unofficial) weekly updates from 1995 - 20 years in 20 e-books
All the wit and warmth of Weatherfield, none of the waffle
Available from and

I've also e-published a book of rather wonderfully daft poems too.
Find out more here.

And my novel Triple Whammy has now moved from the back of my knicker drawer to Amazon.
Find out more here.

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Steve said...

Very nice to (virtually) meet you!

Anonymous said...

How lovely to see the face behind the wit!
I think you are so funny.
And that's what I love about Coronation Street, too... it makes me laugh out loud.

From What I Don't Say Out Loud, over here in big Coronation Street country: Canada.

Anonymous said...

And i've heard you described by someone that we both know irl as a "lovely lass, a real lady" :) Hope to catch up with you and "him indoors" next time I'm over.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading you since 1995, and I must say, it's nice to see the face behind the words for the first time :) You are much younger than I imagined, your knowledge screams of an intelligence that, normally speaking, someone gets with age.

Heather - Hamilton, ON Canada

Glenda Young said...

Heather - thank you so much!

2Mums said...

I am so grateful you sent me your blog. How did you find my blog?

2Mums said...


Glenda Young said...

Coleen - I have ways and means of finding Coronation Street-related things on the web! ;-)

Wrex said...

I am a huge Corry fan and live in Michigan. When you wrote "The company could be onto a winner with an exclusive contract from All American Booty (don’t ask me, I just write the update)", I laughed out loud. It's probably an All American Boutique,a small store that caters to specific things or people. Right now we're up to Sept 15, 08. I'm trying to find out what's going to happen with that rotten Tony! Anyway, just wanted to clear up the Booty thing:)


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