Anita Jane Sinden – science writer (Allergy-free Living, co-author, 2000); creative writing in development: ghost story trilogy in 19th-century China and modern-day London and Hong Kong, dramatic writing (Black Paper, Gold Ink; Poodles of War)
Ed Peacock – whodunit in production, short stories, organises writing competition – http://www.bcsa.co.uk/specials.html
Elizabeth Saccente – crime fiction set in Japan – http://elizabethsaccente.com
Jane Dobson – poetry and women’s fiction. Jane’s poem, Fragments of Love, was first published in The Times on February 11th 2010 as Love’s Fragments.
Maggie Richell-Davies – fiction focused on the dark side of human nature . Maggie – who has lived in South America, Africa and the United States – has won the HWA/Sharpe Novel Award 2020, been shortlisted for Bridport Flash, Spotify’s Adventures in Fiction, Flash 500’s First Chapter Competition, the Olga Sinclair Award and the Hysteria Writing Competition. A previous novel was shortlisted by Cornerstones, one of fourteen out of over a thousand entries and she is currently longlisted for the Exeter Novel Award. Her fingers are crossed that The Servant, set in the squalor and brutality of 18th century London, will be published next year.
Follow her on Twitter: @maggiedavieswr1
Sarah Dawson – won the 2019 Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award with Dinosaurs Rule, and in 2018 was shortlisted for the same prize. Her main focus, however, is writing for children and young adults. Both her YA novels – The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly and The Violent Hour – were shortlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize (2016 and 2018). Sarah has a passion for greyhounds – which often feature in her stories.
Tanya van Hasselt writes contemporary novels All Desires Known (2014) and Of Human Telling (2017). As Tanya Aydon she has won prizes for short stories in Writing Magazine, Writers Forum, and the Barbara Pym centenary competition.
Valerie Stirling – plays with drama groups in mind (wide range of casts)