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All Authors

  • Anthony Ferner

    Anthony Ferner is the author of the brand new novella, Inside the Bone Box, published by Fairlight Books on 11 July 2018. Anthony started writing fiction back in the 1990s. His first novella, Winegarden, was published in 2015 by Holland Park Press. Anthony’s been a member of the Tindal Street Fiction Group in Birmingham since 2010. With a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford, and a doctorate in Sociology from the University Read more [...]

  • B A McHallam

    B A McHallam has had a varied career path during her working life. She worked in a bank for thirty-one years before taking early retirement from her role as a Bank Manager. From there she became a mature student. Barbara gained a BA and Masters degrees in history at the University of Central Lancashire before going on to work at a local Further Education college. After being made redundant from the position, she worked on Read more [...]

  • Barbara Mercer

    Barbara Mercer was born and grew up in Manchester. She read English at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has worked as a designer and editor in various publishing companies, with a specialism in art, photography, film and graphics. She is an exhibited artist, with works shown at the Southbank Centre, History of Science Museum, University of Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, and with a touring show in London, Bath and Dublin with the William Blake Read more [...]

  • Biycekizi

    Biycekizi is a short story writer based in America and the author of Ghazi.   Q: If you could travel in the past, which of the great writers would you like to meet and why? A: Tolstoy, because of his patience.   Q: What id the first book you remember reading, or being read to as a child? A: War and Peace   Q: Do you have a lucky writing talisman? If so, what is it? Read more [...]

  • Brindley Hallam Dennis

    Brindley Hallam Dennis lives on the edge of England and writes short stories, many of which have been broadcast, published and performed. Some have won prizes. He writes to be read aloud, but is uncomfortable with the ‘p’ word. He began writing at school in the 1960s. Took a fifteen-year break (writer’s block), and circa 1998 resumed, writing his first short stories as Brindley Hallam Dennis. He writes in other genres (poetry, plays and essays… Read more [...]

  • Cathryn Haynes

    Cathryn Haynes was born in Camberley. At the age of seven, her family moved to a house by the seaside in Sussex. She has always felt the sea beautiful, even on the greyest, coldest days. When she was fourteen, her Father bought a holiday home in the depths of the countryside in St Weonard’s, Herefordshire. (Anybody heard of St Weonard? He was an Anglo-Saxon holy man who was buried in a golden coffin, beneath a Read more [...]

  • D A Adamson

    D A Adamson is an advertising copywriter who has written for press, radio and TV. He is a native Yorkshire man with a keen sense of irony and a love of the absurd. During his life, he has worked in the US and Scandinavia. He is a keen countryman and is married with three grown-up children. He first started writing short stories at junior school which were read to his class. The only subjects he Read more [...]

  • D W Evans

    D W Evans was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and grew up in county Durham and Northumberland. First study and then work, principally public-sector posts, took him south to live in London, Brighton and eventually Jersey. D W Evans has always been writing something: in school it was plays and comic musicals, in college it was more plays and monologues, which probably explains why most of his stories are heavily dependent on dialogue. In the Read more [...]