Association of Christian Writers

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Steve Holloway
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About Me

I grew up in a sleepy little beach town on the coast of Los Angeles, as a third-generation Californian. A deep fascination with the sea led to a degree in Aquatic Biology at UC Santa Barbara, where I also met my wife. Together we have travelled widely to many, rarely visited, corners of the world in our work with an international Christian mission. The last twenty years have been increasingly rooted in the UK, and so we added a British passport and citizenship (they just let anyone in nowadays…) to the litany of our life.

It is a sabbatical year, and among other things, I am exploring writing about the colonization of the open seas. Like the opening American West, this new frontier allows for a wide cast of characters there for many reasons – from the noble and opportunistic to the foolish and downright dastardly.

A similar love of science allows me to follow trajectories of today’s technology into the near future. Like Isaac Asimov, I believe stories like this are not so much science fiction, but social fiction.

Finally, I am also fascinated by faith in the world today – not religion, but faith. Though not often discussed in polite society, faith nonetheless dominates the headlines of our news and its influence is pervasive in world events. In my writing I want to explore missional communities, spiritual formation, why Muslims might decide to follow Jesus and what happens next. 

Though I have many ideas, I am a neophyte in the craft of writing fiction, and am eager to engage with others further along the path. Looking forward to getting to know you.

 



Sue Keir
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Female
72 years old

Susan Walkington
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Female
56 years old

Sheila Melot
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Female
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Trudy Smith
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Female
69 years old
About Me

"Smith allows the reader to meander with her through her life against a backdrop of the South African veld with colourful imagery and descriptive prowess. We all have so much to learn, not only from our own past, but from the lives of others. To take comfort and strength from the success and happiness of those who have struggled and won. Her debut novel is a reflective look back over her life in South Africa. It still resonates today on a personal and global level. There is something for everyone to take away from her first novel of a trilogy, Smith paints a portrait of life in South Africa in the 1970s. As readers we can picture the landscape and almost hear the wildlife as we are transported back to a different time and place, into Trudy’s childhood and early life. Now living in London, Smith is retired from a career in the cosmetic industry, and has time to reflect on a life filled with uncertainty and self-doubt. There is something for everyone to take away from this thought-provoking and evocative debut novel".

 

 

Finding love on a Farm is avail from Amazon and to order at Waterstones. Website: trudysmithauthor.com

 



Val Inchley
Member
Female
73 years old
About Me

Retired medical missionary (worked in Nepal for 43 years).  Written 11 books mostly for the Nepal market and working on others.



Teadrinker
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Female
62 years old

Si Page
Member
Male
47 years old
About Me
Simon Charles Page was born in Romford, Essex in 1970 and grew up with a love of football, film, frolicking and females (the priority of the four 'F's reversed during his teenage years). After attending three different senior schools, Simon decided that it wasn't a good idea to turn up for his GCE's and bunked off to head for the workplace as a carpet fitter, only to find the YTS scheme waiting with twenty something quid a week and a clip 'round the ear for cutting carpet 'very wonky'. Simon describes the next ten years of his working life in grim fashion: 'I've worked as a telesales 'thingy' (eww), vending machine salesman (spit), insurance clerk (snore), debt collector (ouch), recruitment consultant (I liked that one) and a mortgage broker (I worked for sharks and didn't last long).' Things were to change drastically in 1996, when Simon decided to become a 'real' student and take a B.A. Hons. Theology degree somewhere outside of Essex, called 'The North'. Simon began to ask questions about this strange new land called 'The North' and was told there was something called the North-South divide. Apparently, things were so bad 'oop North', that folk were likely to be poorer, live off a diet of mushy peas and statistically, die younger. Whether that was down to the mushy peas, Simon wasn't quite sure - that was until he started to do his research. After reading about an imaginary line called the equator, Simon mistook the North-South divide (which isn't an exact line either) for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Things seemed to match at first. After all, the Northern Hemisphere had more pollution due to population density (which Simon believed must contribute to the poor health in 'The North' and not just the mushy peas). Concerned that he might be sharing a million acres of land with a handful of infected people and the odd tiger or elephant, Simon was relieved to discover that his move to new pastures wouldn't involve a Trans-Atlantic flight, but a car journey up the M6 motorway to a grassy dwelling called Cheshire. Simon finished his degree in 1999 and until 2007, worked as a Church Minister in Merseyside and Blackpool. In more sophisticated company, Simon explained that he resided in Southport, near Royal Birkdale and when in Lancashire, he lived a few cosy miles from Royal Lytham. Simon has since been involved in a number of creative projects, patented a new invention with a good friend; launched a number of businesses and of course, written a comedy novel called 'Missing Gretyl', along with the satirical parody of David Cameron called: 'The Inside Scoop: The Secret Journal of a Prime Minister'. He has two lovely boys called Ruben and Freddie and has been married for nearly fifteen years to a beautiful lady called Solana. You can find out more about Si Page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/comedynovel and Twitter http://twitter.com/missinggretyl

Solveig Warren
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Steph Cottam
Member
Female
41 years old
About Me

My first book was published by Glory to Glory publications in August 2012!!! Such an exciting moment!! YAY!!!

So - as a member of ACW, I obviously love to write... I also love to organise. So that's what I do, in a nutshell.

Until my debut book, I have been writing a Christian Teenage Girl's Magazine called SHINE which is published and distributed free of charge to girls accorss the world. It's such an honour to be able to use my hands to encourage others.

I also work for a Christian organisation - CMJ - and have the pleasure of writing for the website - as the website manager, and organising the annual Conference. My two favourite activities combined into the perfect job role!!! :-)

I am blessed with a wonderful husband and a gorgeous stepson (part time, as he lives with his mum). We love to take advantage of being so close to Sherwood Forest and the Derbyshire Peaks!



Sue
Member
Female
29 years old
About Me

Hello all,

I have a trilogy of Christian fiction out there, self-published with Authors Online, 'Leviathan with a Fish-hook (2009), 'The Monster Behemoth' (2010), and 'The Land of Nimrod' (2011.) It looks as if I was hard at work for three years but as you may have guessed it took a lot longer than that! I call it 'realistic contemporary British Christian fiction for adults', and I'm trying to write about people living the Christian life in our times -  warts, doubts, fears and all. There are reviews and excerpts on Amazon and on my website www.slrussell.co.uk


A fourth novel, a stand-alone this time, in a similar genre was published in November 2014. It's called 'A Shed in a Cucumber Field' and can be found in all the usual places, both as a paperback and an e book. Following the sad demise of Authors Online all my books are now under the umbrella of New Generation Publishing. I have recently finished the first draft of no. 5, so some of next year will be spent editing.

I worship at St Margaret's High Halstow in North Kent where I am the organist.



Tania Vaughan
Member
Female
42 years old
About Me

What started with course work, quickly moved to a blog, a passion, a desire and a book, Now here I am with all that passion for God and for writing, bringing the two together and using his gifts to me and as a gift to others.

Well that's the idea anywhere, I feel excited, inadequate, enthused and doubtful as I am really just starting on this new journey, but with support, good friends and a lot of prayer, I believe God can take me anywhere if I let him



TheChaplain
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Female
53 years old

Theresa Grant
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Female

Tim Waller-Davies
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Male
57 years old

Tracey-Jane Anderson
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Female
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Trevor Stubbs
Member
Male
69 years old
About Me

Currently working on young adult fiction with the White Gates Adventures.

Born in Northampton in 1948, I have lived, studied and worked in London, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Yorkshire, Dorset and South Sudan. I was ordained in the C of E in 1975. Now retired in Keynsham (between Bristol and Bath), I spend my time writing, promoting the books, working with young people, acting as an International Consultant for Bishop Gwynne College in Juba (not a light task) and generally filling in with leading worship, weddings, baptisms and funerals when clergy are on holiday.

www.trevorstubbs.co.uk



Trevor Thorn
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Male
About Me

Licensed Lay Minister Emeritus serving in parishes to the north of Cambridge. Armchair Scientist with a passion for weaving together the themes of Science and Faith - mainly in poetry which forms the principal material of my blog, 'The Cross and The Cosmos' . Find it at http://crossandcosmos.blogspot.com



Veronica Heley
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Female
About Me

Veronica Heley is currently writing two gentle crime series for Severn House and Ostara Books. The 13th of the Ellie Quicke Mysteries was published May 2012 and the 7th Bea Abbot will be out in November 2012. She also writes the occasional short story for the Methodist Recorder and Woman Alive. Her books are available in hardback, paperback, large print and audiobook and are gradually also being made available on E. She has been published for over 30 years during which time she has written crime, historicals, resource books, many books for children -and has now returned to crime. She writes a monthly newsletter for subscribers and a lively website with blog on www.veronicaheley.com 




Veronica Zundel
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Female
About Me

I'm a writer for the Christian market, about to branch out and try something for a more general market. Latest book is 'Everything I know about God, I've learned from being a parent', which is not a parenting book but a reflection on the experience of parenting, especially of parenting a child with special needs, and what it might tell us about God's 'parenting' of us.

Married with a more or less grown up son with Asperger Syndrome, and a very large cat. Member of the only non-conservative, English-speaking Mennonite church in the UK!