Author Profile – Helena Sheridan

Helena Sheridan I was born in Biggleswade, England, but at a very early age my family emigrated to Australia. It wasn’t until 1976, in my twenties, that I finally decided to return and settle in Scotland. I now live in … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Glenn A Bruce

Why are you a writer? It is the one thing I have done consistently throughout my life, since I first realized I could paraphrase The World Book Encyclopedia in order to write a paper for a grade in 3rd grade. … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Edward Ahern

Edward Ahern My pitfalls in writing a longer biography are resumeitis “able to leap tall buildings in a single bound,” and chronological fixation- “Then I shaved for the first time, then Mary Sue dumped me, etc.” My life ( some … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Nicole Simms

Why are you a writer? I used to enjoy writing plays, and poems when I was younger, however, with studying and aiming for a career as a Web Designer I stopped writing. Once University finished and while looking for a … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Jan Baynham

Jan Baynham Originally from rural mid-Wales, Jan now lives in Cardiff with her husband. They have three grown-up children and two grandsons. For as long as she can remember, she has loved anything literary, especially poetry. She taught English in … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Gill McKinlay

Why are you a writer? I am a writer because I have no choice but to write. Sometimes, I think it’d be nice to give it up and lead a ‘normal’ life instead of shutting myself away to write. But I can’t as my … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Angela Pickering

Angela Pickering Angela is your actual Essex Girl, although she never sported white stilettos and used to leave her handbag safely unattended on the seat whilst dancing at the disco; simpler times, maybe, or just luck. Her first remembered reading … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Patsy Collins

Why are you a writer? I tried it once to see if it would help me through a difficult period in my life and it kind of became a habit. No big deal though. I’m in control and could give … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Lynda Nash

Lynda Nash Lynda was born and raised in the South Wales Valleys, she moved eighteen times in as many years and ended up back where she started. At the age of six she wrote her first story: The Green Bone … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Merran Jones

What did you like reading as a child? Enid Blyton, Charlotte’s Web … and anything by the Babysitter’s Club. I may have loved reading, but had questionable taste in my youth. Who is your favourite author and why? I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Anne Goodwin

Anne Goodwin Anne Goodwin writes fiction for the freedom to contradict and continually reinvent herself. She has been scribbling stories ever since she could hold a pencil but, for many years, real life had to take priority over sending her … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Lorraine Coverley

Why are you a writer? I can’t not be a writer. I’ve tried! What was your first writing success? A play (a comedy, of course) set in Edwardian England, with a moustachioed villain called Jasper (he spent years after living … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Alan C. Williams

Alan C. Williams I’m an exiled Australian, now retired and living in France. I’ve travelled extensively with my wife, Anne and worked as a Science teacher in New South Wales and Tasmania. I’ve also been a Financial Services manager during … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Michael Seese

Why are you a writer? I am a writer because the ideas, scenes, and dialog just pop into my head. And I’m too stupid to ignore them. What was your first writing success? My first writing success came when I … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Annette Siketa

Annette Siketa 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 … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Suzie Hindmarsh-Knights

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Why are you a writer? I love to read and have always had an active imagination and from that came the urge to write my own stories. It’s the most thrilling thing to create a fantasy world and bring your … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Teresa Howard

Teresa Howard Teresa Howard is a life-long fan of science fiction and fantasy. She was born in 1956 in Bangor Maine but grew up in Alabama. From an early age she loved to invent stories and wanted to be a … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Caroline Scott Collins

What did you like reading as a child? I remember learning to read with Janet and John (that ages me!!!) I had a Brothers Grimm fairy story book I read often and I had the complete collection of Enid Blyton’s, … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Christine Findlay

Christine Findlay Christine Findlay is a retired English teacher and former Educational Consultant who has been writing full time for the past eight years. In addition to an academic textbook ‘Higher Results in Textual Analysis’, published by Oxford University Press, … Continue reading

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Writers on Reading – Dr. Robert Clifford

What did you like reading as a child? Sadly only comics. Who is your favourite author and why? JP Marquand, the American Pulitzer prize winner who has great insight and writes about levels of society in the Boston area and … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Susan Jones

Susan Jones Susan lives in Warwickshire, and is married, with three grown up children. Her interest in writing began from a young age when she loved to hear nursery rhymes, told by her grandparents and parents. This sparked an interest … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Chris Cooke

Why are you a writer? I write because I love to create and it is so much FUN! Where once there was nothing, now there is something on a page as evidence of my creativity and imagination forging a concrete entity … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Gayle Beveridge

Gayle Beveridge Gayle lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Roger. She has two step children and four grandchildren. She loves her family, dogs, sunsets, chocolate, and bird watching and is passionate about writing fiction. She has a Bachelors Degree … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing – Sharon Hammad

Why are you a writer? I like the quote from E.M Forster: ‘How do I know what I think until I see what I say?’ The main reason I write is to find out what I think.  For me writing … Continue reading

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Author Profile – Kate Blackadder

Kate Blackadder Kate Blackadder was born in Inverness and, with various stops along the way, now lives in Edinburgh with a view of the Castle. She has had over thirty short stories published in women’s magazines, in New Writing Scotland, … Continue reading

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