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Maryetta Ackenbom - lives and writes in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, a site which attracted her some years ago, with its warm climate and warmer inhabitants. Although she has spent time during the past years working on a recently-accepted novel, her first love is the short story and has had several accepted for online publication. She mentors an online fiction writers’ course and teaches basic English part-time.
Bob Aldridge - has had short stories and articles published in My Weekly, The Weekly News, Saturday Herald, Best of British, The Oldie and Writers’ News. His short stories, comedy sketches and short plays have been performed on-stage at Plymouth’s Theatre Royal, Athanaeum Theatre and Ivybridge Community Theatre. His short stories and comedy sketches have been broadcast on BBC Radio Devon, Plymouth Sound Radio and Plymouth Hospital Radio. He has a short weekly on-going comedy/drama, “Wittering Heights”, written, produced and acted in on Plymouth Sound Radio.
Doug Allwright - has been writing short stories since the nineties and has been published by My Weekly and The Weekly News. His children’s works include a novel titled ‘The Ice Dragon,’ and an anthology ‘Tales from Red Barn Farm’, both published by Lulu.com for the Iphone, NOOK and Amazon. He has one completed thriller (unpublished) and a second novel in the pipeline, but continues to enjoy his short story creations.
Rebecca Andem – graduated with an MFA from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine in 2007. She has written two novels, Marathon and If the Ocean Were Empty. She has also published short stories in literary magazines such as Word Riot, Relief Journal, Prick of the Spindle, and The Meadow. Currently, she lives in Thailand.
Max Andrew - has spent the entirety of his adult life in the service of Uncle Sam, living in far off northern lands and sunny tropic scenes, with a whole lot of desert wasteland in between. When early retirement arrives in less than two years, Max has no earthly idea where he will go or what he will do. One thing he does know is that his MacBook Air will have to be pried out of his cold, dead hands…
Katriona Angel - has been writing for most of her life, but is just starting out in the world of professional writing. She is currently occupied as a student in the Leeds area and has dreams of working in publishing and seeing her work in print. She has completed one fantasy novel to date, but also writes short stories and recently achieved 3rd place in Swanezine’s 2011 Short Story Competition
Gail Aldwin - enjoys all kinds of writing, from six-word-stories to novels. Her collection of flash fiction and short stories titled Four Buses is going to print shortly. Other work appears in print anthologies, such as Dorset Voices and on-line. She has a regular column in What the Dickens? magazine that answers writers’ problems. You can follow Gail at http://gailaldwin.wordpress.com and @gailaldwin
Cynthia Allen – has been writing for a number of years, as well as teaching Creative Writing to both children of secondary school age and adults in the local Adult Education Inst. She ran a writing group ( the Wellrites) in Welling library for 8 years. She has been published in Readers Digest, Chat, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan and has been a regular writer for The People’s Friend.
Benjamin Allmon - is a writer and musician, rounding out his ineligibility for respectable income prospects by harbouring a deep interest in philosophy. By day he is a pool cleaner of some note, being awarded Most Capacious Scoop 1998 (not that he likes to gloat). By night he is the author of such stories as ‘The Karma Tree’ in Aurealis.
Violet Apted - has been writing for most of her life and has a novel and two children’s books published in USA. She was a Creative writing Tutor for eight years and a forum monitor on the internet. She has travelled extensively and had short stories published in magazines globally. A second novel is in process and a book of her childhood during WW11 is almost completed. Born in UK Violet now lives in Queensland Australia.
Beverley Argent - only ever wanted to write, scrawling daydreams since her junior school days. Now studying a Creative Writing degree, she’s a freelance copy writer and working on her first novel. She’s kept company in her personal mad house by her long suffering husband, a goblin and a princess. (Both her daughters, just don’t ask which is which!) Virtually Everything is her first short story.
Hettie Ashwin - has been widely published in magazines and on line. Her writing includes humorous column style articles, short stories, novels and non fiction boating pieces, which is handy as she lives on a boat in Queensland Australia. She also has had several short stories included in anthologies in UK, USA and Australia. She has won several writing competitions and her Speculative fiction and Thriller novels (a competition winner) are published by Morris Publishing. Hettie also self published a humorous novel and a collection of short stories in 2010.
Jaclin Azoulay - had her first poems published in a local newspaper aged nine then waited a few decades to try again, resulting in the publication of a picture book, ‘HIC!’ (starring Snuffletrump the piglet) and an article on geology in 2011. She juggles her role as Supermum to five, with running a very unruly weekly writing group in the local library and a monthly book club.
Samantha Bacchus -was writing short stories for pleasure prior to beginning the exciting process of submitting for publication. She has been published in Candis. She is now keen to expand her writing and experiment with different genres, and hopefully achieve further publication. This is of course when she finds spare time between a full-time job and a demanding family. Or is that a demanding job and a full-time family?
Lindsay Bamfield - is a founding member of Greenacre Writers based in North London. One of her flash fiction pieces was published in Woman’s Weekly, a short monologue in Mslexia, a short story in Voices From the Web Anthology 2012, and a second-prize winning story was published on-line by Writers News. One of her flash fiction pieces was read out at Manchester’s recent Flash Fiction Day event. She has also had several non-fiction humorous pieces published on line by InThePowderroom, formerly Powderroom Grafitti, under her pseudonym Annia Lindsay. She is currently working on a novel.
Michael Barry - has spent several decades as director, producer and writer, mainly in theatre, but with a lot of experience in television, short film and corporate audio-visual work, Michael has turned more to writing and internet publishing with age – now with 7 plays published, more unpublished, several full-length screen scripts seeking commission, some 100 corporate credits, 200 TV credits (writer/ researcher for daytime and arts programmes), short stories and a new direction into novella-length fiction and factual ebooks.
Stewart Bartlam - lives in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. He wrote three novels, whilst working as a teacher and as a civil servant, but failed to find a publisher, and now thinks he might have done better to have concentrated more on his poems and short stories. Having recently retired, he now has more time to focus on his writing, and being published by Alfie Dog is a sign that he is heading in the right direction. His poetry blog is http://stewartstanzas.wordpress.com
Cath Barton - has been writing short stories for a little over two years. She has had her stories published in both print and on-line magazines, including Fractured West, Sparkbright Magazine, The Pygmy Giant and Short, Fast, and Deadly. Also in the anthologies 100 Stories for Queensland, Eighty Nine and Sunday Snaps: the Stories.
Glen Batchelor - lives in Leamington Spa in the English Midlands. So far he has had over 60 short stories published (Dark Tales, Scribble, La Fenetre, Twisted Tongue) and self-published one novel (Waking Lloegr). His stories are usually Horror or Humour and often a mixture of both.
Claire Baxter - writes fiction in both novel length and short story form. She has had five romantic novels published, and her short stories have appeared in publications in the UK, Australia and South Africa. She lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
Jan Baynham - is an enthusiastic member of two writing groups where she has been writing for her own enjoyment. She has also self published a children’s novel to share with friends and family but it wasn’t until she joined a university writing class taught by a published author that she began to submit short stories for publication for a wider audience. Eventually, she would like to publish a themed anthology of short stories.
Mickey Bell - has had a writing textbook published in South Korea, where he spent four years teaching English. He has an advice book on the way for Koreans teaching their children English. Since returning to the US, Mickey lives in Philadelphia with his Korean wife, tutors at local schools and on Skype, and writes short stories and novels of various genres including young adult, sports, fantasy, and more. Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gayle Beveridge - lives in Melbourne with her husband, Roger and has stories in anthologies, including Award Winning Australian Writing 2009, Mosaic, The Umbrella’s Shade and Vegemite Whiskers and has been placed in a number of Australian and international competitions. Gayle tweets a very short story on twitter almost every day. She works as an accountant, loves her family, dogs, sunsets and chocolate. More about Gayle and links to award winning stories at www.ficklefiction.com or visit her on twitter @GayleBeveridge
Kate Blackadder - has had almost 30 stories published in women’s magazines and anthologies including New Writing Scotland. She was shortlisted for the Scotsman/Orange Short Story Award in 2006. In September 2011 sheI had a 7-part serial published in The People’s Friend called The Family at Farrshore; Ulverscroft are bringing out a large-print edition soon.
Angela K Blackburn - enrolled on a writers course in March 2012 which sparked her new career and from that she has been long listed in several short story competitions. She loves writing fiction, anything from 100 words to novel length in fantasy, SF, horror and romance genres. She lives in South Norfolk with her husband and a large menagerie of animals. See http://thewritingriderblog.blogspot.co.uk
Maria Boling - teaches creative writing at local senior centers, art studios and cultural centers. Her work has been published in magazines including the Silver Eagle.
Pat Boulton - began writing for children on retirement. After completing a course with THE ACADEMY OF CHILDREN’S WRITERS. She has had children’s stories published in ‘The People’s Friend’ and ‘Ireland’s Own’. She has had one children’s book published in 2010.
Juliet Boyd - lives in Somerset in the south west of England. She writes short and very short stories and has been published online at such places as Every Day Fiction, Micro Horror and The Pygmy Giant, in print in women’s magazines and a number of short story anthologies, and she has also had a story published on audio CD in the Doctor Who Short Trips series by Big Finish Productions. Full details of her writing career can be found on her website at www.julietboyd.com.
Terence Brand - The son of a career airman, Terence Brand joined the Royal Air Force from school. After five years, serving in Cyprus, Malta, Singapore and Malaya, he decided to try his luck in civvie street. Retraining in electronics, he worked in Radio and TV servicing until assuming the management/directorship of a Hi-Fi retail outlet. After twenty-five years in retail, early retirement beckoned. Writing, walking, a little snooker and a deal of music now fill his days.
Judith Bruton - artist/writer, arrived Summerland Coast, NSW from Adelaide, SA in 2012. Her stories/poems are published in anthologies and online ~ alfiedog.com, ABC Open, narrator AUSTRALIA 2013; Short and Twisted 2011, 2012, 2013; Relay, Marion Writers Inc 2011; Avant New Writing 2009. Shortlisted, Alan Marshall Short Story Award 2010. Visit: judithbruton.com
Ann Burnett - has published short stories, articles and children’s stories, as well as writing a novel, which she self-published, as part of her Masters in Creative Writing. She is an experienced Creative Writing tutor and is joint President of Ayr Writers’ Club. For five years, Ann wrote a Postman Pat story every week for a comic and wrote the Postman Pat annuals and Holiday Specials as well, a total of about 250 tales. She has also been a scriptwriter for BBC Children’s Radio and TV, producing over 100 radio scripts, including four series of Radio Ulster’s popular Hurley Burley programme for the under 5’s and the two Hurley Burley TV series. She also wrote scripts for BBC Radio Scotland’s schools programmes. She loves travelling and picks up lots of ideas and settings for stories and articles from visits to distant climes. You can find out more about her on www.annburnett.co.uk. Her novel, Loving Mother, is available on Amazon.
Rebecca Burns - is a writer of short stories, around twenty of which have been published in online and in print journals. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature, focusing on the writing of non-Maori settler women in New Zealand. Many of her stories are set in isolated landscapes, and explore the interconnectedness of the human and surrounding topography. She also features as one of the 50 writers profiled on the Grassroutes Writer’s Gallery. Grassoutes is an Arts Council funded project managed by the University of Leicester, which profiles the best 50 transcultural writers in the county. ”Catching the Barramundi” is the title story of my debut collection of short stories, which was published by Odyssey Books in November 2012 and has been longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.
Tina K Burton - has been writing short stories and articles for seven years. She has had work in publications including The Weekly News, Modern Marriages, The Lady, Real People, Twisted Tongue, and Australia’s That’s Life magazine. Her first novel has been signed to Crooked Cat Publishing. She is currently writing another two novels, ‘Pieces of Cake’, and ‘Born to Love Me’, a cloning based thriller. When she’s not writing, she enjoys going for long walks on Dartmoor where she lives with her family.
Valerie Byron -was born in England and emigrated to California at the age of twelve. Five years later she returned to England, landing her dream job at Granada Television in the swinging ’60′s. Valerie started life anew as a writer in 2010. Her anthology of short stories, ‘The Man Who Lost His Genius & Other Stories’ were written in 2010, as well as her recently published autobiography, NO ORDINARY WOMAN. Valerie lives in Southern California and has just completed a children’s book, ‘Surprisingly Short Stories.’ www.wix.com/valeriebyron/valeriebyron
Alan Cadman - has been writing short stories for four years. Before that, he was the editor of a civic society newsletter for seven years. When he first started writing fiction his published work was rewarded with complimentary issues from magazines. His first cheque arrived on Christmas Eve 2009. Almost two years later he made the short list for one story and became a prize winner for flash fiction; they were both awarded by the same best-selling UK magazine for writers.
Carol Caffrey - is a graduate of University College Dublin and a former teacher and professional actress. She now writes full time. She has been published in “Ireland’s Own”, online and in anthologies, and is currently writing a novel as part of Aberystwyth University’s Creative Writing course. Her poetry and short stories have won online competitions and she was long-listed in the 2012 Irish Times/Power’s Whiskey Flash Fiction Competition.
D. A. Cairns - is married with two teenagers and lives on the south coast of New South Wales where he works part time as an English language teacher and writes stories in his very limited spare time. He has had 17 short stories published (but who’s counting right?) Devolution was his first novel and novel no.2 is currently seeking an agent or a publisher. Anyone interested?
Darlene P. Campos - is an undergraduate at the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. Her work has been selected for publication by A Celebration of Young Poets, The Four Cornered Universe, The Collegiate Scholar, The Aletheia, Linguistic Erosion, Prism Review, Houston & Nomadic Voices, The Writing Disorder, Red Fez, and Cleaver. She is a writer for The Daily Cougar newspaper and Kesta Happening DC magazine and a fiction judge for Yeah Write Review.
Carla Caruso - lives in Australia and loves fun, frothy reads. She has worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist and is also the author of the books, Cityglitter (Destiny Romance) and Mommy Blogger (Eternal Press). She’d love a pooch like Timmy in Famous Five, but actually has a feisty tabby called Luca.
Barry Carver - is an actor, artist, and author – which is just the beginning of his resume. He’s lived in such divergent places as Heidelberg – Germany, Lawrence – Kansas, Los Angeles – California – and now near Washington DC. Stints in the military, television news, making films and serving on professional boards have given him strange insights into the world – fostering his writing both fiction and non (sometimes interchangeably) – which he’s learned to run with… you know, like scissors.
Linda Casper - hails from Yorkshire and, after a long career as a high school teacher, she has recently begun to write and have published many short stories, poems and travel articles. Linda has a keen interest in gardening and is a judge for Yorkshire in Bloom.
Jim Celer – has, in the past, written for Omaha Magazine, and written a great many mini-plays for radio (when he was a disc jockey 1980-1997). In the way distant past (1972) he won a grant from the University of Minnesota, and the Omaha Magic Theater performed his play “Stranger Than Spending A Night In A Ford Dodge Truck Stop”. A new story, “I Caught The President’s Toupee”, will be published in an upcoming issue of “Stupefying Stories.
Travis Michael Chapman - has had poetry published in the online magazine, Pens on Fire, and his short story, “A Tune for the Zodiac,” was published in the literary journal, The Rio Review. While working towards an English degree, he has written articles for the newspaper, The Accent.
Olaf Chedzoy - started his working life as a hard-edged scientist working with the first computer, but in retirement turned to writing non-fiction and short stories mainly for personal enjoyment. He encourages others to write and express themselves through writers groups, forming the email-only Alpha Writers in 2004.
Dr. Robert Clifford - is a retired General Practitioner who has been writing and broadcasting since the early 1960s. He has had 22 books published with several translations, possibly up to 1000 broadcasts and he plays a part in writing organizations such as PEN and the Westcountry Writers Association.
M. Cole – is an emerging young writer originally from upstate New York. She has always had a passion for writing, but has just begun to try to share her stories with the world. Her short story, “Forgotten on Hilltop Road,” is her first experience with being published, although she hopes that many more stories will follow suit. She travels frequently, but currently resides and writes in the serenity of Yellowstone National Park year round.
Patsy Collins - lives on the south coast of England. Her short stories regularly appear in magazines such as Ireland’s Own, Woman’s Weekly, That’s Life! and Take a Break’s Fiction Feast. Patsy’s debut novel ‘Escape to the Country’ was published in 2012. When she’s not writing, Patsy enjoys gardening, photography and travelling with her husband in their campervan. To learn more about Patsy and her writing please visit www.patsy-collins.blogspot.com .
Caroline Scott Collins - had several different careers before attending university as a mature student. Writing for her BA and MA (Education and Training) fanned the embers of her long-held dream of becoming a writer. Caroline lives on the edge of Dartmoor and loves to travel and experience different cultures. She has completed two manuscripts (one nonfiction, one fiction) and is honing them for potential publishing. She works for an established writer/broadcaster who, as her mentor, strongly recommends that she takes the final leap of faith to launch her writing career and get her work ‘out there’.
Chris Cooke - has been writing as an Author, Poet and Lyricist for twenty-seven years. He has two self published books, The Ride and Stories For Those Of Us With A Short Attention Span. Chris also has three CD’s of original music available. The newest CD, Blue Marble Symphony features a duet with the legendary Delaney Bramlett. When not writing or touring the world with various bands, Chris enjoys surfing, stunt kite flying and online gaming. www.chriscooke.net
Carolyn Cordon - is a poet and writer, wife and mother, and dog lover. She is also writing her first memoir, in verse, telling her story about how Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has changed things. Life is still moving forward, but more slowly, and in a more deeply considered way. Creative writing is therapy to keep mental control over her badly behaved body. Poetry and short fiction help with this.
Bruce Costello - After studying foreign languages and literature at the University of Canterbury, Bruce Costello spent a few years selling used cars. Then he worked as a Radio New Zealand creative writer for seventeen years, before training in psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy and spending 24 years in private practice as a counsellor. Nearing retirement age, he recently closed his practice, retreated to the North Otago seaside village of Hampden in his native New Zealand, and started to write short stories. So far, he’s had three stories accepted for publication in New Zealand and four overseas. He was shortlisted in the 2012 Victoria Cancer Council Art Awards.
Lorraine Coverley – is published as a playwright with www.comedyplays.co.uk and a short piece from each play will be available for people to view. Her comedy novel ‘Worlds Apart’ is available from Amazon. She has also had work published in the local paper and national magazines. She writes a monthly column for her local Talking Newspaper and pieces for local hospital radio.
Annalisa Crawford - lives and writes in Cornwall, with a good supply of beaches and moorland to keep her inspired. After winning several competitions with her short stories, she’s made a move into longer length work. She finds endless possibilities in the relationships between people. Annalisa blogs at Wake up, eat, write, sleep – annalisacrawford.blogspot.com
J A Cumming - won the Australian Radio National Breakfast Program prize for a haiku in 2009 and had stories published in Positive Words magazine and the Marion Writers Inc. Anthology Relay in 2011 and in Short and Twisted in 2012 She works as a volunteer at the SA Writers’ Centre where she compiles the fortnightly e-bulletins and assists the editor/communications officer with production of workshop material and Southern Write, the SAWCs quarterly magazine.
Dorothy Davies - is a medium writer and editor who has contributed to many Static Movement anthologies as well as editing some of them. Her work often involves historical figures. She is a full member of the Fictioneers. She likes to walk on the dark side of writing – with the help of horror and ghost writers in spirit. This adds a variety to her writing. She hopes you will visit again for more of her historic and dark tales.
Craig Davis – has spent 20 years as columnist, designer, artist and cartoonist at various newspapers, and began working in fiction in 2004. He has written three novels and will soon release a collection of short stories based on the writings of Ecclesiastes.
Daniel Davis - was born and raised in Central Illinois. Currently, he is the Nonfiction Editor for The Prompt Literary Magazine. You can follow him at www.dumpsterchickenmusic.blogspot.com, or on Facebook.
Valerie Dawson-Miles -lives just outside Edinburgh in Scotland having grown up in sunny Africa! On her daily commute, before retiring, all sorts of stories were going around her head, and now, retired, she is writing them down. Until now they were all about cats, as she has always shared her home with very memorable feline personalities. She is currently working on a story about an elephant and trying to find time for painting.
Julie Day - lives in SE London and is a full-time writer. She has been writing for 19 years and has had published reader letters in green, health and writing magazines, short stories in small press magazines Creature Features and Crystal, and on the website ‘Box of Words.’. She has self-published two YA ebooks in a series called ‘The Guardian Angels,’ and her first magical romance story called ‘One Good Turn’ in a series called ‘Geraldine’s Gem’s’.
Dan Delehant - spent four physically demanding decades working in artificially lit cement caves. He has been retired now over ten years. Dan and his wife Dora live just outside Los Angeles. He writes short stories, several of which have appeared in American magazines and online. He has composed a novella entitled The Eden Seeker and a failed novel, The Sacred Apes of Benares. “I like to think,” he says, “that I’m going to get that novel ‘right’ someday, but at my age I keep hearing that damn ‘winged chariot’ thing.”
Linda Louisa Dell - has written several self-help books and two novels, a collection of jokes, poetry and short stories. Her book: Yes and pigs might fly came third in the Wishing shelf best fiction awards in April 2012. Her second novel called: African Nights is an adventure and love story set in London and in South Africa. Her web page is: www.lindalouisadell.com
Liz Dolan - writes poetry , prose and short stories. Her second poetry manuscript, A Secret of Long Life, which is seeking a publisher, was nominated for the Robert McGovern Prize. Her first collection, They Abide, was published by March Street Press.A five-time Pushcart nominee and winner of The Best of the Web, she has also won an established artist fellowship in poetry and two honorable mentions in prose from the Delaware Division of the Arts. She recently won The Nassau Prize for prose.
Dee Drin - is a young aspiring writer. She lives and works in Croatia. Her hobbies range from knitting to Neuro Linguistic Programming to learning languages, but writing has always been her passion that just keeps growing more and more. ‘Dear Amy’ is her first published story, and she is currently in the middle of editing her NaNoWriMo story called ‘Courageous Hearts’.
Sydney Drinkwater - graduated with a BS in Psychology from Portland State University. She has lived in Oregon most of her life and enjoys watching the rain and writing stories for all ages.
Mary Driver-Thiel - lives on the North Shore of Chicago. Her short stories have appeared in both print and online publications, and she has won awards for short fiction and poetry. She is founder and facilitator of The Forest Writers’ Group in Lake Forest, and a member of The Writers. Driver-Thiel’s first novel, The World Undone, will be published later this year. For more information, please visit: www.liminalesque.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Ducie - has been writing creative fiction for six years. She has won or been placed in a number of competitions; was published in the Totnes Bookshop Fourteen Stories anthology; and in 2011 co-wrote and published her own anthology of short stories Life is Not a Trifling Affair (www.chudleighphoenix.co.uk). She is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Exeter University and is writing a novel based on her twenty years working in Russia.
Alana Duffy - has been a writer for the past seven years. She has had articles published within magazines, ranging from Best of British to Vintage Roadscene. She has also had short stories published within The Peoples Friend and The Weekly News.
Daniel Emlyn-Jones - has a special affinity with Singapore, and has written several short stories with a Singapore connection, some of which have been published in the South East Asian journal Anak Sastra. Nudging forty, Daniel has recently been reflecting on what is important in life. Love and creativity, and writing for the sake of writing, come at the top of the list!
Sarah England - has been a fiction writer for many years, with short stories published in women’s magazines, newspapers and anthologies. Her sole purpose is to entertain the reader – be it with shocks or giggles. Specialising in comedy and horror, her first comedy novel, ‘Expected’, is awaiting publication. Check out her website on http://www.sarahengland.yolasite.com for further information.
Joseph Estevez - was raised in New York City. He’s been writing fiction ever since he knew how to write. When he was very young, he would enjoy writing stories based on his pets. He graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School, where he joined the swim team and the drama club. He is currently attending his first semester of college at the University at Albany, SUNY. Further contact may be sent to: email@example.com His website is josephestevez.webs.com
Mel Fawcett - has had dozens of stories published in various print magazines, ezines and anthologies (including Stand, Staple, 34th Parallel, Pure Gold, The Delinquent, and Skive).
Patricia Fawcett -has been writing for 25 years and has had one children’s book published and 3 novellas before she began writing romantic fiction. Her stories are based around family life and are set both in the North of England and latterly the South West. She has had 14 novels published and her new novel ‘A Small Fortune’ is due out in July. www.patriciafawcett.co.uk
Tracy Fells - lives with her family close to the South Downs in West Sussex. She writes short and long fiction for both adults and children. Her short stories have been sold to Fiction Feast, The People’s Friend and published in Writing Magazine, The New Writer, Five Stop Story and The Yellow Room. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Fish International Flash Fiction Prize and won both the Choc-lit and Steyning Festival Short Story Competitions. Tracy shares a writing blog (www.tracyfells.blogspot.com) with The Literary Pig. She is an active member of West Sussex Writers, based in Worthing.
Christine Findlay - is a retired English teacher and former Educational Consultant who has been writing for the past seven years. In addition to an academic textbook ‘Higher Results in Textual Analysis’, published by Oxford University Press, she has self published the children’s series, ‘The Colonel’s Collection’ under the name of Ardblair Publishing. With the help of www.youwriteon.com she has published her first children’s novel, ‘Ae Sma Voice’, written in Doric.
June Rogers Flahie - has been writing fiction full time for the past year. Previously, she was an editor and writer for many Canadian news, travel and women’s magazines. She is madly churning out more short stories and finishing off a young adult fantasy novel. To keep her writing muses happy, she travels to far-flung countries (Tahiti this year), reads voraciously, tries new ethnic recipes, dances the samba and sings soprano in local choirs. She lives in Toronto.
Joanne Fox - has had short stories published in magazines such as Woman’s Weekly, My Weekly, The People’s Friend, and The Weekly News. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, and in small press magazines including Scribble. She enjoys the challenges of flash fiction and poetry, and still hopes to produce a full-length novel if she can ever figure out how to concentrate on one thing (instead of six!) She blogs about her writing, travels, and Golden Retriever, Harvey, at http://www.jfoxwriter.blogspot.co.uk
Jenny Francis – is published for poems, stories and non-fiction. Her children’s stories have been published in People’s Friend. She has written articles for Yours, People’s Friend and Real People. Her stories have also received competition placings.
Brian Gailey - lives in South Gloucestershire. He was the Director of Library and Learning Resources for a former Gloucestershire FE/HE College. Having spent almost a lifetime writing academic papers, teaching students research techniques and information gathering, he has in retirement turned his hand to freelance writing. His first attempted “The Ubiquitous Deckchair” was publish in This England, whilst his first short story “A Career Change” is now published by Alfiedog.com
Alan Garth - has spent the last 30 years as an academic researcher in the biosciences and has published over 100 papers and articles. However, he has been interested in writing fiction since he was in short trousers and has recently published short stories in Writing Magazine and AE.
Christine Genovese - has had a number of articles and stories published in national magazines and small press magazines. She has also won some competitions and been shortlisted in others.
Laura Gilmour - lives in Glasgow with her daughter, a handful of cats and a couple of guinea pigs. She has been writing secretly for years but has only recently written anything for public consumption. She is currently studying for a BA in English Language and Literature at The Open University.
Tracey Glasspool - lives in Devon with her family, several cats, llamas and sheep. She has been writing seriously for the past two years and has had stories and articles published online and in magazines. She has been shortlisted in a number of competitions and is planning on winning one soon. She writes mainly for children and is working on her first novel while avoiding the Devon rain.
Willie Glenn - has been writing for almost sixty years and has always loved the process of creating imaginary realities with words. But she found hawking my work to traditional publishers was a demeaning task. So she didn’t. With e-publishing it was love at first sight. Now she’s resuscitating piles of old manuscripts from dusty cabinets and getting them ready to be published.
Shirley Golden - writes short fiction and novels. Her stories have been published in various places, such as 1000WORDS, The Glass Woman Prize and Ether Books. Writing is her obsession. Getting published and occasionally paid is the icing on top! To find out more, please visit www.shirleygolden.net or Tweet to her @shirl1001
Martin Gosling - is an English writer of articles and short stories. He worked briefly for the Daily Telegraph before serving in the Royal Artillery and then with London’s Metropolitan Mounted Police. He later became a probation officer. Over the last twenty years his articles have appeared in a range of criminal justice and police publications, including The Times (law supplement) and Criminal Lawyer. He contributes regularly to G4S International magazine and to county journals in East Anglia. He lives in Suffolk, keeps geese and is a member of the Dinghy Cruising Association. For a full list of publications to which he has contributed, go to:- www.martingosling-writer.co.uk
Clive Graham - wrote his first story, “Understanding”, as an entry for a West Country Writers’ Association competition. When it won, he was encouraged to keep writing; what he particularly enjoys is imagining an incident or situation and then exploring how it arose, or what it leads to. He’s often surprised by the result…
Judith A. Green - has been writing for many years. Her poetry, short stories and non-fiction articles have been placed in a number of competitions. She has an interest in children’s stories and has won two competitions, but none published. She has had short stories and poetry published in various anthologies and literary magazines.
Clive Gresswell - is 54 and lives in Luton Bedfordshire. He is a second year Creative Writing student at the University of Bedfordshire. He writes short stories and poetry. Clive was a journalist for 30 years and decided to take up the creative writing course after being made redundant. He has had some poetry published on-line.
Karenne Griffin - has written numerous short stories and some of her work has been included in anthologies. She has published a novel entitled Beyond the Island and is due to publish a second by the end of 2013. She was born in Australia but now lives in Wales. For more information see her website: karennegriffin.yolasite.com
Raelke Grimmer - writes short stories, YA fiction and children’s books, and writes book reviews and a Literature & Technology column for Lip Magazine. She is the author of picture book What in the World? and a YA eSeries entitled Sleepwalking at Big World Network. Find out more at her online home, www.raelkegrimmer.com .
Jerry Guarino - writes short stories. His stories have been published by dozens of literary magazines in the United States, Canada, Australia and Great Britain. His new book, 40 Slices of Pizza, was released in April, 2012. It is available as a paperback on Amazon.com and as an e-book through Kindle. Visit his website at http://cafestories.net
Fox R. R. Haddock - published mainly for poetry (since 1997) and a few short stories/essays. She has written short stories, poems, plays, essays, novels and novellas for the past 23 years.
Eleni Hale - has completed a BA in Professional Writing and is an ex journalist with Newslimited. After four years on the news desk she left to write the story that wanted to be written. In 2012 she won a manuscript development award with Harper Collins and is currently working on her first novel.
Maurice Hardy - started writing verse at an early age and progressed to recording many of his own songs. The singer songwriter has entertained throughout Australia for many years, and won numerous awards for song writing and vocal performances. Maurice has written theme songs for sporting and other events. In 2007 he completed his first novel ‘Shadows Of Perfection’ then a sequel ‘ Beyond The Comfort Zone’. A prolific writer, he has now completed five novels, numerous short stories and poems – many published in a variety of Anthologies.
Prue Harrison - is a regular contributor to the Friends of the Museum bi-monthly magazine. She has had a competition Honorary Mention chosen for an ebook Anthology of short stories. She continues to write short stories which beg to be read by a wider audience. Her debut novel awaits publication.
Talia Haven - was born in Michigan, raised in Michigan and still lives in Michigan. Her most recent work has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s I Can’t Believe My Dog Did That! The Scareald and Loco-Thology: Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
Deborah Hawksley – was a professional opera singer for over twenty years, during which she travelled widely and had a great deal of fun. Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrAlmZ3N0MM Now she has turned her creative energies to writing, discovering it offers just as much fun, and you don’t have to wear any make-up! Follow her on twitter #@hawkdebs.
Hawthorne - divides her time between her beloved husband, who currently works in the UK, with work in visual impairment in Dublin. She likes to write in her spare time, being most successful at children’s short stories, and has had many published by “Irelands’s Own”.
Derek Haycock - is a novelist, “The Brilliance of Matt White” is available as an eBook through Amazon. He is close to finishing a second novel and has the opening and the plot devised for a third. The only common element is that his novels are inhabited by unusual characters, upon whom life’s problems fall a little harder – and a lot weirder – than for most of us, fortunately.
Declan Hayes - is a new writer, just starting out on the path to greatness (he hopes!). He enjoys writing children’s stories, and speculative fiction. Originally from Galway, Declan now lives in Dublin. He is currently working on his first novel.
Michelle Heatley - is a writer, pure and simple. She has sold short stories to Australian magazines, had stories broadcast on radio and her debut novel is due out in 2013. Her awards include a Highly Commended by Stratford Literary Festival and she has a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing with the Open University. She lives by the sea in Devon, which is a constant inspiration. She blogs at http://fishsoupnovel.blogspot.co.uk and tweets @fishoupwriting
G. Lloyd Helm - writes fantasy but fantasy of a different type. In his work people have to power to stop war by simply saying “stop” and to change the universe by belief in a system called “the design.” Helm has been writing for more than forty years, short stories and three novels. He is currently working on a sequel to his first novel OTHER DOORS. His work harks back to the classic fantasy of the golden age but is as modern as the internet. www.mouseprintspublishing.com
Gary Hewitt - is a writer who lives in a small village in Kent in the UK. He has had several stories published including editions of M-Brane and Morpheus Tales. His style does tend to be dark and is rather unique. He is a member of the Hazlitt Arts Writers’ Group.
Suzie Hindmarsh-Knights -In her formative years Suzie Hindmarsh-Knights worked on a racehorse property in rural Victoria, gaining an in depth knowledge of the Australian racing industry. She lived in Hong Kong for five years, travelled through North and South America, Europe and Asia as well as remote trips through the Australian Outback. These experiences bring a distinctive perspective to her writing. www.suziehindmarshknights.com
Teresa Howard - is a life-long fan of science fiction and fantasy. Her published stories cover a wide range of the speculative fiction genre and children’s stories. She enjoys attending conventions and meeting others who share her love for writing. Teresa has participated in beginning and advanced writers workshops by Ann Crispin at Dragon*con in Atlanta. For many years she was employed as a technology coordinator and computer lab instructor at a local elementary school in Birmingham Alabama.
Susan Howe - has been writing fiction for eight years. She started submitting to competitions and publications about two years ago and has been placed, shortlisted and published many times since. Several of her short stories are available on the Ether App, and she is one of three writers of ‘Triclops,’ an anthology of forty short stories. She won Flash500 with her flash fiction ‘Mother’s Pride’, and the Story of the Month on Circalit with ‘The Beast Next Door’, which led to an independent film maker/director requesting rights to make a short feature film, now in the early stages of production. She lives in rural Herefordshire. Susan blogs, or bribes other writers to blog, at http://howesue.wordpress.com
Carola Hughes-Hartmann - has always loved writing. Over the years she has had various successes with non-fiction, educational articles, fiction, and poetry. She enjoys writing short stories, and is also working on her family biography. She writes from life experience. If her words intrigue you, make you laugh, cry or both, then she has achieved her aim – which is to entertain. She is proud to be one of “Alfie Dog’s” first authors.
Ivaylo G. Ivanov - lives in Varna, Bulgaria. His short stories have appeared in various Bulgarian anthologies, magazines and newspapers and have earned him a number of literary awards, including a Second Place Award at the 2009 edition of the Zlaten (Golden) Khan international SF story contest. His short story collection Heirs was published in 2002. Translations of his work have appeared in the United States, Spain, Russia, France, etc.
Mikey Jackson - is a novelist, scriptwriter and coffee addict from the seaside town of Worthing, near Brighton, on the South Coast of England where the sun sometimes shines, but it mostly rains. Aside from novels, he writes both comedy and drama material for TV, radio, film, theatre, print and web. He has also had short stories published in print, ebooks and on phone apps. More info about Mikey can be found at his website www.mikeyjackson.com
Tate Jackson - lives in sunny Australia with her husband and dog. Growing up on a farm she was blessed with a wonderful array of strange and interesting pets as playmates. Now Tate writes and produces theatre and enjoys boating and being outdoors. However, her childhood is still a source of inspiration, the possibilities of mischief and boundless fantasies help to create worlds in which children love to play.
Bernadette James - was brought up in Cornwall and now lives in Surrey with her husband. She has had numerous short stories published in women’s magazines in the UK and overseas, including Woman’s Weekly, Take a Break, The People’s Friend and Best. Her work has been placed or shortlisted in competitions for both poetry and short stories and has also appeared in a number of short story anthologies.
Alan W. Jankowski - is the author of over one hundred short stories, plays and poems. His work has been published online on various sites, in e-Zines and print since 2009. When he is not writing, which is not often, his hobbies include music and camera collecting. He currently resides in New Jersey. He always appreciates feedback of any kind on his work, and can be reached by e-mail at: Exakta66@gmail.com
Iyana Jenna - has had two of her short stories published by online publishers Prizm Books and Silver Publishing. She has been a teacher of English since 1996 and a writer of English course books in her home country, Indonesia, since 1998. She got her Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia, in 2011. You can find her at https://www.facebook.com/iyanajenna and http://iyana-jenna.livejournal.com/, or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlene Johnson - has been messing up perfectly good white paper with black keystrokes for over ten years. Her articles and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and websites, much to her pleasant surprise. Currently, she resides in Alberta Canada, where the sub-Arctic temperatures allow more time for writing indoors.
Duncan Jones - is found nearer a pint than a cocktail, is nearer 40 than 20 and according to his wife is nearer to being a geek than being cool. He has had few short pieces published in Structo, the Delinquent and on ether. He also dabbles in poetry.
Maggie Jones - Maggie Jones lives on the beautiful Isle of Wight, where she finds the inspiration to write. Her genres are romance, comedy and drama. Bessie’s Rescue is her first experience of being published with Alfie Dog, and hopes that more stories will follow suit. Maggie is chairperson of a local writing group, The Wight Fair Writers. They hold two competitions every year, encouraging people of all ages to write. All revenue from the competitions goes to support local Charities.
Susan Jones - lives in Warwickshire, where she enjoys walking in the nearby woodlands, or along the canal. Here she finds inspiration for poetry, articles and fiction. She has had articles published in Bella, Words with Jam, Take a Break, and poetry in My Weekly, Quanatum Leap and Rubies in the Darkness. Her fiction has been published in Cafe Lit 2011 Anthology, shortlisted on Emerald Writers’ workshop and also won a four sentence story. You can find Susan blogging here. www.susanjanejones.wordpress.com She has a website here. www.susanjanejones.com
Bob Kalkreuter - has published 28 different stories with magazines such as Potpourri, Underground Voices, Edgepiece, Writes For All, The Stone Hobo, and eFiction. Two of his stories were nominated for Pushcart Prizes. One story was awarded the Herman Swafford Prize from Potpourri Magazine.
Camilla Kelly - has had more than seventy short stories published online and in various magazines in the UK and abroad, including Take a Break, Woman’s Weekly, My Weekly and The People’s Friend. She lives in Devon and is currently working on a novel for young adults.
Rosemary J. Kind - turned to writing after a 20 year business career, although she has written as a hobby for many years. Initially she focussed on non-fiction. Her main passion, however, is fiction. She also writes her dog’s daily diary as an internet blog www.alfiedog.me.uk She has won a number of prizes and short listings for her poetry and short stories. Her main hobby is developing the Entlebucher Mountain Dog breed within the UK. She has published 5 books including both fiction and non-fiction. You can find her own writing blog at www.rjkind.co.uk
Dick Kirby - was a Flying Squad detective and was commended on 40 occasions for catching criminals. Now an author, he has written nine true crime books, details of which may be found on his website www.dickkirby.com. Living near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, he provides copy for magazines and newspapers and gives talks about ‘old-fashioned policing’. David and the Colonel is his first excursion into non-fiction.
Svetlana Kortchik - was born in a small Siberian town of Tomsk and, when she was 16, moved to Australia with her mum. She lives in Sydney, working as a computer programmer. Her passions are writing, travelling, history and martial arts.
Pauline Lachman - has published and won one short children’s story competition. Her poems and writing journal can be found at Google.com under Pauline Lachman. She has always written stories. Now retired she writes and reads at two writers clubs in Ontario, Canada.
Lisamarie Lamb - has self-published two books (Mother’s Helper and Some Body’s At The Door), and has short stories included in numerous anthologies (including the Satan’s Toybox series, Skeletal Remains, 100 Horrors, and Variations on a Theme) with more to be published throughout 2012.
Kristina Lautenbacher - is a senior Journalism major at Southeast Missouri State University. She gathers inspiration from family, her husband, and her dog Rusty. She hopes, one day, to anchor on Good Morning America.
Fiona Law - has had three novels published with Eternal Press and has various short stories published too, the most recent being The Traveller which was awarded third place in 2011′s Asham Anthology, Something Was There.
Linda Lewis – has been writing and selling short stories for ten years. She works part time as a tutor for The Writers Bureau and also gives talks, runs workshops and judges competitions. Her fiction has appeared in magazines including Woman’s Weekly, My Weekly, Yours, Best, Take a break/Fiction Feast and The People’s Friend, as well as titles in Australia and Scandinavia. Her book, THE WRITER’S TREASURY OF IDEAS was published in 2012 (Filament Publishing). At present she is working on a series of guides for writers which are being published on Kindle by Byker Books. She is also working on a novel aimed at teenage readers.
Mark Lewis - During his 40 years he has written for Arts and Entertainment magazines, interviewing Eddie Izzard and many others, performed stand-up comedy in London, Bristol and Cardiff, marked essays, written courses and lectured in Philosophy and Psychology. He has published 2 novels, a volume of poetry and the first in a series of non-fiction books. He also makes music and has a comedy show on Youtube. He drinks far too much tea.
Peter Lingard - born a Briton sold ice-creams on railway stations, worked as a bank clerk, delivered milk, laboured in a large dairy, served in the Royal Marines and ‘bounced’ leery customers in a London clip-joint. He was an accountant, a barman and a farm worker. Peter lived in the US for a while, where he owned a freight forwarding business. He went to Australia because the sun frequently shines and the natives communicate in English. His stories and poems have appeared in 60+ magazines and e-zines. His first novel seeks publication. Contact him at email@example.com
Marilyn Linn - has been writing short stories and various forms of poetry for some years and has had several published in anthologies in Australia. She is an active member of Marion Writers Inc , Seaside Writers Inc, and Bindii Japanese poetry forms group, all in Adelaide South Australia.
Ceri Lowe-Petraske - has been writing seriously for ten months and has won prizes in Cazart Flash, Global Short Stories and Story Star Publishing Competitions. She has also been short and long listed in a number of competitions including Writer’s Forum, Flash 500, Lightship Publishing and the 2012 Rubery Short Story Award. She is currently working on her first novel, a dystopian epic set in a post-apocalyptic version of Bristol where she lives with her partner Kristina and three cats. She can found blogging about her writing at http://cerilowepetraske.wordpress.com/
Rosanna Luke - has been writing for around three years and has recently completed two Creative Writing modules with the Open University. She has recently had two short stories (The Trunk Murderer, Shooting Apples) published by “Debut” magazine.
Kyle Lynn - is a student at North Carolina State University, studying Biology. He works as a cashier part-time and spends his shift daydreaming about the stories he writes late into the night. His passion for writing was first discovered in grade school, and rekindled only recently. Stories of anything mystical, magical, or high-tech fascinate him.
Curtis James McConnell - has been everything from secret shopper to croupier to standup comic. Technically, he’s BB King’s half blood-brother. He has been to all fifty United States and ventured into Canada and Mexico.He has gathered a lifetime of these rich experiences into short stories, novels, plays and screenplays. He welcomes intelligent correspondence at ymail.com, where his address is cjmfanbase5.
B.F. McCune - has been writing since age ten, when she submitted a poem to the Saturday Evening Post (it was immediately rejected). This interest facilitated her career in public relations and also in freelance news and features. But her true passion is fiction, and her pieces have won several awards. For reasons unknown (an unacknowledged optimism?), she believes one person can make a difference in this world. McCune lives in Colorado. Visit her at www.BonnieMcCune.com
Perry Mc Daid - Born and bred in Derry, Northern Ireland, with short work-oriented exiles to Belfast, Perry Mc Daid is a poet and writer who has had some success on the international scene. Some of his work is on display in The Irish Exhibition. He resides with his family in Creggan, nestled beneath the Donegal hills, scratching his head and beavering away at his next novel. His current novel, Paladin of Tarrathála is available soon.
Eric McFarlane - has written for as long as he can remember. He has completed two novels with others in progress. Genre fiction whether novel or short story length is his first love and he has written humour, SF, crime and horror. Comic fiction with quirky characters is a speciality but he has had a long and difficult relationship with the infuriating Seline Allbright, a woman who refuses to do what he asks of her.
Dr J. E. McGee - lives in Worcester with husband Roger and cat James. She works full-time as Head of Psychology at a school in the West Midlands and has had nine articles published in the A Level publication, ‘Psychology Review’. The idea for her story for children, ‘The spider that came in from the cold’ developed from her Psychology teaching. She plans to write a series of stories to encourage children to look favourably upon these fascinating creatures.
Sharon McGregor - has had stories and articles appear in Fifty Something Magazine, Crime and Suspense Magazine, Great Mystery and Suspense Magazine, Lake Country Journal, Horizon, Reader’s Digest Canada, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. When not writing, she is busy selling ice cream and candy in her soda shop.
Gill McKinlay - writes (mainly) humorous short stories and articles and has had 75 published in various magazines including Cat World, Your Cat, Woman’s Weekly, My Weekly, The Weekly News, Take a Break, Fiction Feast and That’s Life! (Australia).
Barry McKinley - is an Irish writer. He was nominated in 2010 for Best New Play, Irish Theatre Awards (for Elysium Nevada). He has written plays for BBC Radio 4 and RTE. He was shortlisted twice for the Hennessy Literary Award. His forthcoming plays, THE LAST CRUSADER and A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO MADNESS will be staged in Dublin this year.
George McLoone - grew up in Arizona but has lived mainly in Northern Virginia and worked there as an academic, editor and writer. He is married and has three daughters. His publications include fiction in The Fringe (Australia), Fiction 365, The Northern Virginia Review, Derailed (Inwood Indiana #3), Northwind, and Pulse Literary Journal.
Peter McMillan - is a freelance writer and ESL instructor who lives on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario with his wife and two flat-coated retrievers. In 2012, he published his first book, Flash! Fiction.
Annabel Mackenzie - lives in Hampshire, in the south of England, with her fiancé. She is a new writer, currently studying an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester, where she is working on a collection of short stories. Prior to starting this course she had poetry published in the anthology Sweet Nothings (2011). ’He’s Weird’ is her first story in publication and she hopes many more will follow.
Regan W H Macaulay - is an art-fart and an animal-enthusiast who loves New Zealand, Winnie-the-Pooh, horror movies, and a few select individuals. Writing is her passion, but she’s also into producing and directing theatre, film, and television. When she’s not writing or spending time with her husband, writer Kevin Risk, she spends quality time with her pets (a Chihuahua, two Siamese cats and a few frogs and toads). Regan is also a Certified Canine Massage Therapist. Her website is reganwhmacaulay.weebly.com
Tom Mahony - is a biological consultant in California with an MS from Humboldt State University. He is the author of the novels Imperfect Solitude and Flooding Granite. His third novel, Pacific Offering, is forthcoming on November 1, 2012. Visit his website at tommahony.net.
John Malone - lives in Adelaide, South Australia not far from the beach. He loves swimming – in summer – and walking. Since his early retirement ten years ago, John has discovered the joy of writing, having had two volumes of adult poetry published and over 160 children’s poems in the UK, the US. Australia and NZ. This year he has discovered the joy of short story writing. This is his third adult short story to be published.
Paul Malone - is an Australian writer based in Austria. His writing often wends its way through the strangest of places. With as much honesty and courage as he can muster, Paul follows.
Rebecca Mansell – has had stories and articles published in magazines such as People’s Friend, Ireland’s Own and Prediction magazine. She writes educational resources for colleges all over the country and is a qualified teacher of law and psychology.
Rebecca Marsh - is South African and widowed. She has been an avid reader all her life with an eclectic taste in books. Her love of writing was pursued upon discovering that she was ‘rubbish at Maths et cetera’, ‘Essays’ being the only subject she excelled in at school. Her various short stories have been published in local magazines and a full-length novel “There’s a Man in My Merlot” is now on Amazon and Smashwords. She hopes readers will enjoy her scribbles.
Patricia Maw - has been writing and selling short stories for the woman’s magazine market for several years. She has also sold to Scandinavia, South Africa and Australia. She did a WEA course in Creative Writing in Leicester before moving to Devon 20 years ago. Now she is retired, she writes in her spare bedroom which is now her office and where she is struggling with a novel!
Marietta Miles - had her first short story published on dark fiction site Thrillers Killers and Chillers. Soon after she was a featured author for Lily Child’s Femme Fatales 2012. Marietta has twelve short stories contracted for publishing with Static Movement, including the heavily anticipated Urban Nightmares Volume II edited by Dorothy Davies. Currently she is torturing herself and attempting to write her first novel.
Steph Minns - has been writing stories since childhood but only recently attempted to find a publisher. Her first novel, a historical adventure called ‘One Man Drowning,’ is set partly in Bristol, UK (where she lives) and is published by New Generation. She is really keen on short stories, particularly horror and paranormal thrillers with a twist. She has been an illustrator in her past life and currently makes jewellery when she’s not writing.
Henry Mitchell - worked as a sculptor and painter for fifty years, began writing fiction in his seventies. His family has lived in the mountains and foothills of the Blue Ridge in North and South Carolna for eight generations.
Lori Windsor Mohr - has been writing professionally for sixteen years. Her short stories have been published in Family Dog, The Stafford, and Pug Talk, where she was a staff writer for six years. Lori holds a master’s degree in Nursing from UCLA and taught at Cal State University before devoting herself full time to writing. Her son Michael Mohr has been a bestselling author at Alfiedog.com. Lori lives a life of quiet chaos with her husband and dogs in Ojai, California.
Michael Mohr - is a thirty-year-old writer living in Oakland, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. A lover of poetry, non-fiction, short stories and novels, Michael’s work is published in Milvia Street Literary Journal; Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine; and The MacGuffin. He is a regular attendee of Clive Matson’s (renowned U.C. Berkeley Writing Professor and Lifetime Writing Achievement Award Recipient) Oakland Writing Workshop. Check out Michael’s website/blog at www.michaelmohrwriter.com.
Maggie Mundy - is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and its affiliated sub branch, South Australian Romance Authors. Don’t be fooled by all the romance though. She believes love can be a very scary thing. She lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband, two daughters, two cats, two dogs and a snake. She has a Bachelor of Art in English and Drama from Flinders University, Adelaide. Her short story, Sea and Vines was published in the Romance Writers of Australia Anthology, Little Gems, in 2010. She has also performed for many years in corporate entertainment for which she wrote her own sketches. That probably explains why her head is so full of characters.
Lynda Nash - teaches English and Creative Writing. Her poetry and prose has been published in various magazines and as collections in their own right. She runs Little Writers Inc – a Newport-based writing group for budding authors. Danny Down the Drainpipe - her first book for children – will be released this year.
Roger Noons - began writing in 2006 with scripts for an amateur film-making friend. Since then he has completed over 350 short stories, poems, memoirs and non-fiction pieces. He has had work published in The Telegraph, local newspapers, CafeLit, 5 Minute Fiction, Running Out of Ink as well as anthologies of poetry and prose. Last year he self published a book of 26 of his stories. He belongs to two Writers Groups.
Lucy Oliver - has had short stories published in Take a Break, Fiction Feast, Cast of Wonders and Stories for Children magazines. She also has work in numerous anthologies and won the Stylist magazine Microfiction competition. Currently working on an historical novel, she lives with her husband and young children who provide inspiration for her work.
Kyle Owens - lives in the Appalachian Mountains of the United States. His work has appeared at Books to Go Now, Bent Masses, Zouch Magazine, Burnt Bridge and his screenplay “Eden Heights” is scheduled to go into production in 2012 and will be starring Julienne Davis (Eyes Wide Shut) and be directed by Graham Theakston (The Politician’s Wife).
Jacqui Pack - lives in Hampshire, England. She graduated from the Open University in 2012, gaining a First Class BA (Hons) in Humanities with Creative Writing and passing their two Creative Writing modules with Distinction. Jacqui’s story ‘The Lure of the Sea’ was Long Story Short’s Story of the Year 2009 and her short stories and poetry have featured both online and in print. She is currently undertaking a Creative Writing MA at The University of Chichester. To find out more about Jacqui and her writing visit, http://writerscoven.jimdo.com/jacqui-pack/.
Alice Parrant - has had short stories published in both Woman’s Weekly Magazine and in the small press. She has also had work placed and shortlisted in a few competitions including the Yorkshire Ridings True Romance Contest. Alice tends to work best in cafes, so has developed a rather unfortunate taste for multiple cups of coffee and plates of cake! She blogs at http://aliceinwritingland.wordpress.com/
Margaret Pearce - started off her writing life as a copywriter in an advertising agency and took to writing fiction more seriously when raising children. She completed an Arts Degree at Monash University and lurks in an underground flat in the Dandenongs still writing.
A. D. Penson - lives in Southampton, Hamphire, where he works in the travel business. He has been writing short stories and poetry as a hobby for years now, but has only recently started submitting his work for publication.
Paul Peppers - is a 53 year old diesel mechanic living in Cartersville, GA. He has an associate degree from Coosa Valley Tech. His short stories have appeared on the Western online and drunkmonkeysonimpression.com / another of his stories is to appear in an anthology put together by Loconeal publishing. And another small article on One Book Shelf.
Damian Perry - was first paid for his writing when he was seven. Thirty years, numerous submissions and one-and-two-half novels later, he’s ready to be paid again. He is a teacher, playwright, cartoonist and blogger. He would be a lot more prolific if it weren’t for Plants Vs. Zombies. You can read his weekly rant at http://findingdamo.com/
Angela Pickering - has had over 100 stories published, mostly in magazines including Yours, Take A Break’s Fiction Feast, Woman’s Weekly, My Weekly and The People’s Friend. She has had stories published in the small press and has won, or been placed, in several competitions.
Thomas Pickering - is a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University, where he studied Film Studies with Screenwriting. He writes over numerous platforms and has had short stories published in print and online, and is currently working on his debut novel. His second short film is in pre-production, which he wrote and will direct, and he is also working on his second feature length screenplay. He regularly performs as a stand-up comedian – a nice contrast to the thriller stories he tends to write.
Pat St. Pierre - has been writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction since her college days. She tries to capture small vignettes of life and turn them into poems. Her published chapbook “Theatre of Life” by Finishing Line Press contains such poems. Her children’s writings have been published widely: The Kids Ark, US Kids, Our Little Friend, My Light, Knowonder, Smories, Stories that Lift, etc. She also has a love of photography and can be seen carrying her camera wherever she goes. She takes photos and then tries to write her titles which also describe “snapshots” of everyday occurrences. Some of her photos can be viewed at: Ken*Again, Ramshackle Review, Pond Ripples, The Shine, The Camel Saloon, Foliate Oak, etc. She considers herself a literary “jack of all trades” and thoroughly enjoys what she does. Her blog is www.pstpierre.wordpress.com.
Charles Pinch - is a Canadian writer with a Master’s degree in Art History and a professional background in the diamond and antique trade. When not ‘touching up’ a Picasso before a sale or advising the blind on ‘smart’ purchases, he fancies himself a writer and furiously goads his modest talent in the name of ‘winning prose’. His cheerful fiction explores themes of despair, disengagement, loss, sorrow, betrayal and death. As an aspiring writer, he has learned to vigilantly combat rejection with depression. His stories have been published both in print and online in The Puritan, CommuterLit, pressboardpress, Chapter & Verse, Haunted Waters Press and Alfie Dog. He jockeys for living space with his overweight Maine Coone cat Viveca and has never fallen out of love with his late wife Francesca.
Peter Pitt – is retired; he was born in Hendon, Middlesex and lived most of his life in the London area. He was a film editor, working on many TV series such as, The Saint, The Champions and The Persuaders. He is now living in Scotland, where he has had two of his one-act plays published.
James Pontet - lives in Berkshire with his two young children and a spectacularly understanding wife. Having dabbled in many and various careers over the years whilst dreaming of being a writer, the time finally came for him to put up or shut up. He now writes full-time and drinks more coffee than can possibly be good for him.
Khristo Poshtakov - lives and writes in Sofia, Bulgaria. Currently, he is the most widely published Bulgarian SF writer around the world: translations of his short stories and novels have appeared in the US, UK, Spain, Russia, France, etc. You can find more about him on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khristo_Poshtakov
Prospero Pulma - Prospero’s works have appeared online on Every Day Fiction, Every Day Poets, Flashes in the Dark, Pure Slush, Short-Story.me, and Short-Story.net. Major magazines, newspapers, a flash fiction anthology, and an essay collection in the Philippines have also published his works. One of his flash fiction stories has been selected for The Best of Every Day Fiction Four anthology.
Mary Raebel - has had fiction stories published in My Friend, On the Line and Wee Ones magazines. She has also taken courses through the Institute of Children’s Literature. Before becoming a full-time writer and mother she worked in radio news for 15 years. She is also experienced in commercial acting.
Pam Ramage - Pam began writing for children after joining Ayr Writers Club. She has had stories published in various children’s magazines, including Twinkle, Bimbo & Pippin – 2 stories in Story Teller and stories broadcast on Radio Scotland. She wrote scripts for Postman Pat magazine and scripts for Radio Ulster’s Schools Programmes. She wrote commissioned stories for the children’s page in My Weekly and has stories in 3 anthologies. ‘Christmas Short Story Anthology’(Kindle Edition) is available from Amazon. The Magic Sponge appeared on television as a cartoon.
NA Randall - is the author of the unpublished novels, The Butterfly and the Wheel, Trust No One, and The Holy Drinker, the short story collection, Tales of Ordinary Sadness, and a volume of poetry, The Careless Loves of a Casual Nazi. Samples of his work can be viewed at www.narandall.blogspot.com
Michele Ranger - is a poet and writer of dark fiction with multiple short stories published under the name of Lily Childs. She is author of the Magenta Shaman urban fantasy novella series and is Horror Editor at e-zine Thrillers Killers ‘n’ Chillers. Occasionally Cupid aims his arrow at Michele’s heart and she finds herself penning tales of love - which are published in her own name.
Tia Reed - loves nothing better than burying her nose in a story of her own making and cuddling her bossy cat. She takes every opportunity to do both when she is not working. Her other hobbies include reading, gardening (with a thumb that is most definitely not green), and whenever possible travel. Many of her stories feature her overseas experiences, albeit in a speculative form. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.
Tom Rhoyd - following the publication of some stories in local and British magazines in his student years, he moved into the corporate world where he wrote innumerable technical reports. After too many years of that tedium, he returned to writing fiction of contemporary South Africa—people, places, and events that are often shaped by the past. His recent work has appeared in New Contrast (literary journal) and DRUM (iconic Black magazine).
Kinza Rizvi - is 18, and has recently started to try her hand at fiction writing. She has written four short stories in the last five months. She sat the Cambridge International A Level exams this year. She likes traveling, Captain Jack Sparrow and loves Jane Austen.
Jenny Roman - had her first children’s story published at the age of 16, and has been writing ever since, both for children and adults. Most recently her fiction has been published in The Weekly News, The People’s Friend, and Debut magazine. Her stories have been short listed in both The Yellow Room and Countryside Tales competitions, and she won the Circalit Short Story Challenge in Nov 2011. She has had stories published online, and as e-downloads, including Snowball, a story for Young Adults published by Ether Books. She is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University.
Lilliana Rose - grew up on a farm in Australia, played with DNA, taught high school students science, contemplated Jung’s theories, and travelled, which has fed her imagination and spurred her to write. Her poetry and short stories are spreading wings, extending out to various magazines and journals around the world. She has a Masters in creative writing at Adelaide University. Check out more of her work at: www.lillianarose.com
Fiona Faith Ross - lives in the South West of England. She has a lifelong interest in technology and recently gained a BSC in Information Technology (Reading). She writes novel length science fiction, ghost and horror stories. She won a prize from Seattle-based editor, Anne Mini, for the first page of her novel entitled IN TWO MINDS. She won an honourable mention from Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine in their competition #83, ‘Tweeted‘. She is seeking agency representation for IN TWO MINDS, a techno-thriller of 63,000 words. She can be contacted at ffross[at]ymail[dot]com.
Stephen Rowson -has diverse interests. When not writing fiction he works as an engineering consultant in the aerospace industry, flys an elderly single-engine airplane around the midwestern U.S., plays Chopin nocturnes on the piano, and reads fiction and all kinds of nonfiction. For something completely different, he occasionally reads a Simenon novel in French (with dictionary at hand).
Geraldine Ryan - is a regular contributor to Fiction Feast and Woman’s Weekly with her serials and short stories and has also sold to magazines abroad. One of these days she is determined to write a radio play. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and part-time children. She has no hobbies, now that writing has become her source of income.
Sue Searles - has been writing for about 8 years, mainly in the genre of Christian fiction. Her novel Finding Freedom, which centers around the horrors of human trafficking, is available on Amazon and has already proved popular. She has also written several children’s books.
A E Shaw - is an emerging writer from London. She’s most at home in creaky ancient buildings or tiny gardens run wild, and is currently seeking representation for a dystopian YA novel. The rest of her time is spent learning Swedish, penning short stories, and wrangling with her next novel (a mash of wartime romance, sea-based adventure and unexpected time-travel).
Deborah Sheldon - lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her fiction has appeared in many well-regarded literary journals such as Quadrant, Island, [untitled], dotdotdash, Crime Factory, and Page Seventeen. In April 2013, Dark Prints Press will publish her crime-noir novella, Ronnie & Rita. Other writing credits include commercial television scripts (such as Neighbours), stage and radio plays, award-winning medical writing, magazine articles, and non-fiction books for Reed Books and Random House. Visit Deb at http://deborahsheldon.wordpress.com
Steve Shilstone - The first 5 of 9 in his fantasy ebook series, The Bekka Chronicles, have been brought out by Wild Child Publishing. His literary child of hippies novel, CHILDREN OF VINEYARD, will be published in 2014 by Livingston Press (www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu).His literary baseball novel, CHANCE, was published by Breakaway Books in 1996 as a hardback and in 2000 as a paperback.
Annette Siketa- born in England, Annette’s writing history was unremarkable until March 2008, when a routine eye operation rendered her totally blind. Her life changed completely, and it was her penchant for crafting stories that ‘saved’ her, although at the time, she knew nothing about professional writing. From a technical standpoint, her first novel, The Dolls House, was an unmitigated disaster. However, she persevered, and has now written numerous multi-award winning novels and short stories, covering a range of topics from children’s fantasy to historical fiction.
Nicole J. Simms - has rediscovered her passion for creative writing. When she was younger, she used to enjoy writing plays and poems, and was never far away from a book. Nicole has written many short stories including her self-published story titled ‘Cake for a Neighbour’. Like her favourite authors Stephen King and J.K. Rowling, she plans to become a horror and fantasy writer. You can find her work and latest news at www.nicoles-designs.co.uk/NicoleJSimms.
Elizabeth Simpson - has enjoyed writing creative fiction for as long as she can remember. Before moving to Northampton, where she currently lives, Liz was an active member of Watford Writers’ Group and won several of their short story competitions. During this time Liz particularly enjoyed honing her flash fiction skills. As well as creating short stories, Liz is working on a novel and blogs about things that intrigue her at www.webofliz.wordpress.com
Aaron Smith - was born in the Channel Islands in 1979. He attended Keele and York universities and loves to read, write and travel. He spent three years in his early twenties living and working in South-East Asia and has had a variety of different jobs over the years, including: scuba diving instructor, barman, patent clerk, garage door fitter and staff writer for a lifestyle magazine. He has two children, Elwood and Tiffany.
D. M. Smith - is now on her third career move. She has been freelancing for the corporate world for several years since obtaining an MA in journalism. She was previously a management consultant and in her early days, a biomedical scientist. Her head is completely full of all things fantastic and she loves taking the occasional break to commit her stories to paper.
Ian D Smith - is a new writer, initially concentrating on non-fiction but recently developing an interest in short stories. He has had non-fiction features published in a national magazine, a professional association journal and in regional and local newspapers. He has ghost-written a number of press releases. He has had four erotic short stories published in the monthly subscription pdf magazine “Jade”.
S.A. Smith - is an avid reader of many different types of literature: fiction, non-fiction (especially travel writing), plays, scripts and poetry. He also likes to play football, cycle and watch films. He is currently training to be a secondary school teacher in English and plans to be fully qualified in time for the start of the new school year in 2013.
J. Douglas Sparer – has been married for thirty-seven years, has two grown sons, and an elegant Bassett hound, Sadie. For the last thirteen years, he has worked for a Detroit casino, primarily as a table games supervisor. Forced into retirement in January, 2013, he has returned to writing as a way to avoid insanity. He holds degrees in English Literature, taught English Literature many years ago, and visits Stratford, Ontario yearly for the Shakespearean plays. He is maniacal about word choice, character development, and thematic consistency. He also strives to castrate verbosity.
J. J. Steinfeld - is a fiction writer, poet, and playwright who lives on Prince Edward Island, Canada, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published fourteen books — ten short story collections, two novels, two poetry collections — the most recent ones being Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2009)and A Glass Shard and Memory (Stories, Recliner Books, 2010). His short stories and poems have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies internationally, and over forty of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in North America. http://www.ditchpoetry.com/jjsteinfeld.htm
Holly Stevens - was born in Barnstaple, Devon but now lives in Wales with her husband, children and managerie of animals. As well as writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her family and horse riding. Holly is also a professional animal communicator and believes that the animals are our greatest healers and teachers. Her dream is to buy a smallholding, rescue unwanted animals, work with horses in Equine Assisted Therapy and breed Newfoundland dogs.
Michael J. Sullivan - originally published five of his six books fantasy series, The Riyria Revelations and sold more than 70,000 books from April 2010 – August 2011. The series was later sold for six-figures to Orbit (fantasy imprint of Hachette Book Group). They re-released the books as a trilogy: Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire, Heir of Novron. The series now has sold approximately 150,000 copies in the English language and has been translated to eleven languages including: French, German, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch.
Jane Swan - was born in the UK and emigrated to New Zealand with her family as a teenager. She lives in rural North Otago in the South Island. Jane has a husband, two children and a swarm of grandchildren. Her lifestyle block has a messy house and garden due to neglect from too much time spent writing.
Virginia Taylor - had three short stories published some years ago, one in a women’s magazine and two in a collection by Allen and Unwin. Her usual genre is romance and, having taken up writing again, last year, she was a finalist in Romance Through The Ages, Man for All Reasons, Put Your Heart in a Book, the Indiana Golden Opportunity, The Sheila, and a triple finalist in the Heart of the West.
Jeanne E. Tepper - is a freelance writer living in West Bloomfield, MI, USA. She currently writes a monthly essay for the website www.greenspotblue.com entitled “On The Cusp” about parenting a teenager. She belongs to two writers groups and has been writing short stories for three years.
Vicki Thornton - lives in the Dandenong Ranges, just outside Melbourne, Australia.I have been published in a variety of magazines, and my first collection of short stories Last Days of Summer was recently published with Ginninderra Press. I also have four junior readers, Whistler’s Mine, published by Thomson Nelson, and Cinnamon and Spot, Who is Cinnamon Smith? and Cinnamon Finds a Sport published by Oxford University Press.
Nathaniel Tower - has written short fiction which has appeared in over 100 online and print magazines and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and received notable honors by the Million Writers Award. His first novel was published by MuseItUp in July 2011. More information can be found at www.bartlebysnopes.com/ntower.htm.
Jane Townsley - founded and runs her local writers’ group, which has been going successfully for 22 years. She has won awards and prizes in various competitions, including the Scottish Association of Writers awards. She has also achieved 2nd place for the Scottish Community Drama Association Playwriting Competition for a one-act play. Magazines which have published her work include “People’s Friend”, “The Scots Magazine”, “Best”. She has had articles published in “The Sunday Post” and “Daily Record” newspapers and in Highland Games Brochures.
Fran Tracey - has been writing for 9 years, motivated by the strong desire not to return to a ‘proper 9 – 5 job’ after having her two children. Although writing hasn’t, to date, made her rich, she has had fiction published widely. Take a Break, Woman’s Weekly, The Weekly News, Woman, That’s Life and You magazine have all published her short stories. She has also had stories published in two short story collections ‘Sexy Shorts for the Beach’ and ‘Diamonds and Pearls’, both available on Amazon. She has also won, and been runner up in, a number of writing competitions. Fran also writes saucier stories for print end e-book collections under a pseudonym.
Jackie Tritt - migrated to Australia from England many years ago. Since retiring from teaching, Jackie has been published in several of the major Australian newspapers. She has won many short story competitions, in Australia and overseas, and has a short story collection published by Ginninderra Press. She has had a crime novel published, first with Australian Pocket Press and then with Virtual Tales (both now defunct). She has been a regular writer over many years with Pearson’s children’s magazines and has also had children’s stories published on-line.
Lois Tuffield – has had articles published in Country Smallholding Magazine, Yours magazine, The Lady and Your Cat. Her fiction has found success in competitions and appeared in anthologies and Countryside Tales. She has written four books including a bilingual cookbook, two novels and her memoir ‘Not Another Bloody Goat’.
David Turnbull - was born in Edinburgh and now lives and works in London. His short fiction has been published in numerous magazines and short story anthologies – both in print and online. A member of the Clockhouse London Writer’s group his first novel, a children’s fantasy adventure entitled The Tale of Euan Redcap, was released on the Pixiefoot Press imprint of Essex based Wyvern Publications in March 2012.
Danielle de Valera - is an award-winning Australian writer whose stories have appeared in such national magazines as the Women’s Weekly and Australasian Penthouse. She is currently represented in around six Australian anthologies. She has been a freelance manuscript assessor since 1992, see her Tips for Writers blog at: danielledevalera.wordpress.com
Sylvia Van Peebles - is the San Diego Sports Bar and Carlsbad Fine Dining examiner with Examiner.com. She has had reviews, articles and stories published with Yahoo Voices, CBS Los Angeles, Helium.com, HubPages and several others. Having a broad range of experience allows her to write on many different topics. http://thewriterinmeblog.wordpress.com
Terry Voyle - is an ex-bricklayer retired now due to ill health. Writing short stories to fill in long days. Delving into the fictional world eases the pain.
Gerard Taylor Wallace - writes poetry, short stories, and is currently working on his first children’s novel. He has an upcoming publication in Congruent Spaces online magazine, issue 4. Studied Photography at The School of Visual Arts in N.Y.C. His stories span much, from fantasy to very real lives, and bring days and years gone by into the pages he writes. He’s an Ex Marine from Brooklyn and lives there still, near a river and an amazing bridge.
Paul Warnes - is a literacy and numeracy tutor working in primary schools. He has had short stories published in magazines in the UK and abroad. He also writes for an educational publishing company. He used to work as an adult education creative writing tutor.
Michael Wayne - is a former astronaut(false), NBA All-Star(also false), Ab model(also, also false) and lead guitarist in the fictional rock band B0NCH!(unfortunately true)… turned author. He has three published works to his credit and is working tirelessly to complete the editing process of the second novel in “The Idealist” trilogy. He can write marginally palatable poetry about anything… give him a topic, he loves the challenge. He can also juggle.
Fay Wentworth - has recently had a collection of short stories, Destiny’s Footprints, published by Butford Publishing Ltd. Over 100 of her stories for children and adults have been published in magazines, anthologies and online, and have won awards in national competitions. Sweet Destiny, a trilogy of novellas where romance and mystery intertwine, is due for release in May 2012. Please visit her website: www.faywentworth.wordpress.com
Susannah White - has been writing short stories since the nineties and has been published in a number of magazines. Her children’s short story ‘The Moss Garden’ was published in the Orion Dolphin collection ‘Stranger than Ever’ edited by Wendy Cooling. She has an M.A in Writing for Children and she is a qualified teacher. Some of her educational resources have been published by the Catholic Truth Society in their ‘Way, Truth and Light’ series. She has also been a runner up in The Ian St James Fiction awards and a winner of the Jerusalem Trust bursary for writers in Religious Education.
Pauline Wiles - her articles on organising and time management have been published in magazines including Open Exchange, The Savvy Life, and House of Fifty. Her short story, Thrift Store, was featured by House of Fifty in the December 2012 edition. Pauline’s debut novel, Saving Saffron Sweeting, is light-hearted women’s fiction and will be published in spring 2013. http://www.paulinewiles.com
Jeff Williams – teaches mathematics at Brandon University on the Canadian Prairies. He has written a wartime spy thriller, with another on the back burner, and he blogs about the period and setting: http://secondbysecondworldwar.com. He co-wrote a TV screenplay based loosely on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, but relocated to an orbiting space station, a thousand years from now—which is a far cry from the early-twentieth-century house where he lives with his wife and would-be-dog of a Maine Coon cat. http://www.jeffwilliamswriter.com
Tyler Wills - Creativity is his key.He cannot leave a week go by without producing something. Whether it is art, photography or writing. He tries to touch the soul. Any vehicle will do, if it promotes another’s thought, to wonder, evaluate, improve. It all started a long while ago, red-ochre animals in caves and now it’s just a click away.
Rosalind Winter - After a varied career (academic, soldier, theatre administrator, medical manager), she took early retirement in 2006. Since then she has published a comic novel, “Ready, Steady, Dig!” about an archaeological dig which awakens the little household gods of a Roman villa, and a sequel, “Gnome or Mr Nice Guy.” A third book in the series, and a prequel set in Roman Britain, are in preparation. She has also published a book of children’s stories, “The Mice of St Goran.”
Iris Woodbury - has been writing for the joy of it ever since she could hold a pen. She loves writing for both children and adults alike. Her preferred genres are fantasy and mystery and Iris has a special place in her heart for short stories. You can find her busy scribbling work at http://iriswoodbury.wordpress.com/ - on her blog Typos & Toffees.
Roger Woodcock - has had over a dozen short stories published in small press magazines. He has had an article published in the CAT magazine and a play performed at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Sandra Woolfendon - started writing and selling short stories for the teenage magazines and went from there to stories for a more mature readership. She has sold somewhere between 250 to 300 short stories over the years to popular women’s magazines in the UK and abroad and has had one pocket novel published which went on to sell to large print (Linford Romances), available shortly in the libraries, LOVE IN DISGUISE by Sandra Woolfenden. She is interested in people and the way they react to each other emotionally.
Susan Wright - has had over a hundred stories published in women’s magazines over the years including Take A Break’s Fiction Feast, My Weekly, Chat, Yours and The Weekly News. She has also sold to magazines in Norway and Australia.
Margaret A. Young – after living in England for three years, Margaret A. Young, wife, mother of three, was never the same again. She became an author: Novelist (The River Knows My Name by Margaret Young Alexander), playwright (Hats, one-act play winner Streisand Festival, Los Angeles, San Diego) and short story writer. Two of her stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prizes. She lives in Southern California.
Saarah Yousaf - has been writing short stories and poetry from an early age. Her writing has been placed in a number of short story and poetry contests including Leeds Peace Poetry, Pollyana Pickering Wildlife story competition and most recently the Miracle e-zine online publication. Please visit www.saarahyousaf.wordpress.com to see more of Saarah’s writing.
Greta Yorke - a retired infant teacher, lives in Prestwick, Ayrshire and has been writing for 6 years. She writes poetry some of which has been published and children’s stories. Stories are usually interactive and fun with educational value, always keeping the reader in mind.
Peter Youell - has written short stories as recreation for many years, and only in the last three years submitted work for publication. The stories are around incidents that have occurred in his life. He lives in a cottage with his wife on an Olive Farm in the Northwest Province of South Africa. They have living with them, Misty a cross Siamese cat, and a stray cross, whatever dog, called Patches. His contact address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Zambelli - began writing in 1996 by doing a ’Writing for Children’ postal course and attending a local Writing Group. Almost 300 of her children’s stories and poems have been published in magazines, i.e. Twinkle, The People’s Friend (also in their Annuals), My Weekly, Stories for Children, Brownie, and Ireland’s Own. She hopes children enjoy reading her stories, as much as she enjoys writing them. She has had other poetry published in Yours, The Best of British, The Cat, The People’s Friend, small press magazines, and in various anthologies.
Sephone Zorro - is an author of fairy tales, myths, children’s stories, plays and poems. Along with her twin, the comic and social satirist, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Art Bupkis, she is a widely published literary ward of L. R. Baxter, a professor at the University of Florida in the USA. Her illustrator is Rhea Baxter a Fine Arts major at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM USA.