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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)
Christine Mackinnon – columnist and perfume fanatic. http://www.christinemackinnon.com, www.christinemackinnonblog.wordpress.com, crystallisedginger.wordpress.com
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 Maggie – who has lived in South America, Africa and the United States – has won the HWA/Sharpe 2020 Unpublished Novel Award, been shortlisted for Bridport Flash, Spotify’s Adventures in Fiction, Flash 500’s First Chapter Competition, the Olga Sinclair Award and the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. The Servant, a thriller set in the squalor and brutality of 18th century London, is currently available on Kindle and for an affordable £2.99 (https://www.Amazon.co.uk/dp/B087N8H9PB), with the paperback at £7.99.
Follow her on Twitter: @maggiedavieswr1 or on her shiny new website: https://www.maggiedaviesiswriting.com
Sarah Dawson won the 2019 Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award with Dinosaurs Rule, and in 2018 was shortlisted for it. Several of her other short stories have also been shortlisted in competitions, including in Writing Magazine, the Exeter Story Prize and, most recently, the Bedford Competition (2020). Mostly, though, Sarah writes for children and young adults. Two of her YA novels – The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly and The Violet Hour – were both shortlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize (2016 and 2018), The Violet Hour also being longlisted for Mslexia‘s Novel Competition (2020). Sarah has a passion for greyhounds – which often feature in her stories.
She would love you to follow her on Twitter: @SarahDa37058419
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)