Association of Christian Writers

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simonjrob
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Male
56 years old

Kimm
Member
Female
About Me

A storybook romance swept me from my American childhood to marriage, life and a teaching career in Yorkshire. Becoming an author seemed as likely as being a princess or an astronaut but after twenty years at the chalk-face, I left schools behind and set my mind to the dream. I’ve had several poems, short stories and articles published, won a handful of local prizes, as well as being invited to speak at events in the UK and US.

My two grown up sons have left home now but in 1996, fifteen-year-old James was diagnosed with cancer and survived against the odds. A Life Less Lost, my memoir of that experience, was published in 2009. My novel, Once Removed was published in 2012.

I’ve recently discovered the joys of grow-your-own, love ‘doing up’ old houses, lead a house group, enjoy reading, badminton, skiing and various crafts. Still captivated by the British countryside, I'm also very fond of bracing walks with my dog.



Lewanika
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Male

Lois Bennett
Member
Female
33 years old
About Me

With Welsh and Irish heritage, it’s no surprise that Lois was born with a passion for words. Writing has always been the natural form through which she expresses, explores and encourages, often prompting new ways of thinking about seemingly commonplace circumstances.

Her publishing history includes articles, book reviews, prize-winning poetry and a mixed media (photography and creative non-fiction) book. She is currently working on a historical novel.

She has just launched a Christian writing blog [www.livenourished.net] which will feature encouragements and devotionals to help people not just live, but live nourished in their faith. Key verses: Matthew 4:4 & 1 Timothy 4:6.

She is also a qualified photographer, and her work has been featured in exhibitions in Wales and Northern Ireland, and her concert photography has been featured in Top of the Pops magazine and other media outlets.

When she’s not writing, she loves to read - especially classic & historical fiction, and she is a regular book reviewer for What the Dickens? magazine.

She is also the UK Membership Secretary of the Historical Novel Society.


Websites:

www.livenourished.net

www.loisbennett.co.uk


Twitter:

@lois_bennett

@LiveNourished


Facebook:

Live Nourished



Louise Hird
Limited Member
Female
51 years old
About Me

I am a Christian and love to write, especially short stories. I would like to write a novel and complete the Writers' Bureau course I started recently. My favourite Christian author is Francine Rivers, and Redeeming Love was one of the best books I've ever read. I love reading books of all kinds, and am known to have a few on the go at once - strange I know! I have a husband, Chris and three teenage girls and life is hectic. I am interested in health issues, especially conditions such as mental health and epilepsy, as my eldest daughter has uncontrolled epilepsy.

I love my church, Hopecity, Leeds, and though we live in Selby North Yorkshire, I was born in Leeds and have lived there most of my life - i'm a Leeds girl at heart. I love people and animals too, and passionately feel that it's important to live a life of compassion in the world.



M A Lucas
Member
Male
About Me

I have been a story writer for about 20 years, since coming to faith at the late age of 36.

As a short story writer, I had one used by Winchester City Council went on to self-publish a collection, entitled The Eye of the Beholder. Currently available as an ebook and in paperback.

I have now completed my first novel, Corinthian Spirit, which is now available on Amazon.

http:/www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Lucas/e/B008E6RZJG

With an interest in walking and old churches, I am currently publishing a series of walks through my blog. I also wish to write a film script and try my hand at comedy writing for TV or radio.



Margaret
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Female

Margaret Bowdler
Member
Female
78 years old
About Me

I have been writing since my teens, mainly poetry. Retirement 15 years ago has allowed me to give more time to my interest. To date I have had several poems published in magazines and self published two collections of my work. I have tried article writing and have had two published so far. Having my words set to music was my first love and with Rev. Norman Warren (the musician) had several anthems published by Kevin Mayhew, and some Christian songs in the 70s/80s.

I am a member of The West Midlands Local writers Group, based in Leamington Spa.

John, my husband, and I have four grown-up children and five grandchildren.

 



Margaret Bowdler
Member
Female
78 years old

Marian Bythell
Member
Female
71 years old
About Me

I was born and bred in Lancashire and from the age of 13 I always wanted to be a roving reporter.  Circumstances altered my eventual career but writing (and taking photographs) was always in my blood and my writing includes letters, articles, short stories, poems, opinions etc.   I have been lucky to have had some of these published in various newspapers and magazines and have had eight books published which can be purchased through Amazon - two children's books are also digitally produced.   My "reporting" nature sees me chatting to one and all and my hobbies include walking, gardening, baking.  I attend a C of E Church and help with Sunday School.  Being married with three grandchildren keeps me happily employed and I live peacefully in a lovely village within an hour's travel from my roots.



Marion Osgood
Member
Female
68 years old

Mary Edusei Mensah
Member
Female
67 years old

Mary King
Member
Female
83 years old

Michele Morrison
Member
Female
66 years old
About Me

My husband Don and I continue to live in a rambling old farmhouse outside Aberdeen, where we raised our four children. I moved to Scotland from California in 1975 when Don and I were married - the transition was the catalyst for a life-changing encounter with God. I've written for and edited a few different publications during my working life, and freelance articles to Woman Alive and Bible study notes for BRF's Day by Day with God. I've written three books - a children's book, The Comet's Tale, which one of my sons got published with lulu.com, a devotional book called Footprints of Faith and an historical novel called Chains of Love, about Onesimus. Still waiting for publishers. I've got a couple of ideas for new novels which I've started work on, in between church commitments and frequent rendezvous with our beautiful granddaughter Felicity, and travel to LA twice a year to see my 90 year old mom and our daughter Mhairi.



Paul Trembling
Member
Male
60 years old
About Me

“I began making up stories before I could write. I used to lay in bed at night telling them to myself. I became a bit self conscious and started to worry that people might overhear me, so I stopped telling them out loud – then, later on, I learned to write and began to put them on paper.

 

Nothing else has changed much. I’m now 55. I’ve been a seaman, a stores man, a petrol pump attendant, a janitor, a missionary, and an Admin. Assistant. Now I’m a CSI, a husband, a father, a Methodist 'Local Preacher' and a dog owner - but I am still, and always have been, a story teller!

 

Doesn’t look like I’ll ever get over it."



Penny Valentine
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Female

Peppy
Member
Female
53 years old

Rachel Smith
Member
Female
55 years old

Roy W Taylor
Member
Male
80 years old
About Me

I am a retired clergyman and missionary now living in Northern Ireland, but originally from Blackpool.  I have been a keen writer since the age of 9.  I have self published several books, first on Kindle and then on both Kindle and in softback form mainly through Amazon.  This includes three novels, a book about walking the SW coast path, one on facing bereavement, one on visits to China, light works about National Service, university life and  theological college, a short book about CIM missionaries from Ireland and  an expoisition of James with stories from the Church in China.



Ruth Clemence
Member
Female
26 years old
About Me

Writer, Christian blogger and magazine journalist in training. Currently residing in South West England working within an Oncology Department part time.