Contact us at ninevoices9@gmail.com

We are:

Anita Reid – medical editor and writer (Allergy-free Living with Professor Peter Howarth, Mitchell Beazley, 2000); plays in development (Black Paper, Gold Ink; The Riddle of the Mummified Finger; The Wishing Tree); publisher, Choral Singing and Healthy Voice Production by David Howard

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.

2021-10-23 15.01.24 Maggie Richell-Davies – writes 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  Maggie – who has lived in South America, Africa and the United States – has won the HWA/Sharpe 2020 Unpublished Novel Award, been shortlisted for Bridport Flash, Spotify’s Adventures in Fiction, Flash 500’s First Chapter Competition, the Olga Sinclair Award, the Hysteria Writing Competition and the Joan Hessayon Award. A previous novel was shortlisted by Cornerstones, one of fourteen out of over a thousand entries. The Servant, a thriller set in the squalor and brutality of 18th century London, is currently available on Kindle for an affordable £1.99 (https://www.Amazon.co.uk/dp/B087N8H9PB), or FREE on Kindle Unlimited, with the paperback at £7.99.


Follow her on Twitter: @maggiedavieswr1 on Instagram maggiedavieswriting, or on her 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 the Bedford Competition. 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: @SarahDwriter

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)

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Please could Norwich Writers’ Circle draw to your members’ attention our new Short Story Competition with a Mustard theme! Full details at norwichwriters.wordpress.com under the Competitions tab! £500 to be won… deadlines July 2015. Thanks…

    • Hi Phyllida – nice to hear from another writing group!

      I’ve posted your information under ‘Why enter a short story competition”, as there’s much more chance of it being read there than on our ‘About’ page. But that means that automatic links to your details don’t work, so you may want to comment on my comment, if that makes sense?

      Good luck with the book.


  2. TTC Studio said:

    Good evening Ninevoices!

    I am writing on behalf of Trinity Theatre Club in Tunbridge Wells. We are looking to get the word out about a new writing drama festival we are planning later this year.

    I couldn’t find any contact details on the website here, so wondered if you might be interested in getting in touch and talking more!

    Best wishes,

    Mike (TTC Studio)

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