Association of Christian Writers

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Rachael Newham
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Female
27 years old

Rebecca58
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Female
59 years old

Richie Brown
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Male
71 years old

Russell
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Male
73 years old

Ruth Johnson
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Female
About Me

I've been a member of ACW for about 15 years, and used to be more involved when we met in central London.  As a child I enjoyed writing, and at different intervals of life written a variety of novels.  However, when the desire to combine my faith with fiction came together and 'Jane' was born I saw this could be a brilliant evangelist tool and believe God's promise that 'His Word never returns void".  I have only been published since 2007 after taking the step of 'going it alone' after Kingsway Publishing and a literary agent sent my books to 3 US publishers and they were rejected.  And so the 'Hearts Desire Series' was birthed based on Ps.37:3-4  with the strap line "Novels to romance your soul and spirit."  There are six projected books, the first three, 'Jane', 'Jill' and 'David' are all available from our website www.heartsdesireseries.com and in Kindle format from Amazon. You can read a sample chapter, but suggest if you want to read 'Jane' don't spoil the adventure because although each book stands alone, they do follow on, each in a two year interval starting in London in 1966.



Ruth Russell
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Female
About Me

Member of ACW fo ovr 30 years. Minister's wife for 51 years, still serving part-time in a small re-launched church, where I provide / organise the music, plan and publicise special events and design our posters, handbills, also a quarterly bulletin. Retired French / German / Music teacher. Run a U3A recorder Ensemble and a French Conversation group, attend German Conversation and Keep Fit classes.

Writing summary: Much material for church and school events; letters and short articles to various papers and magazines; a series of Advent booklets (tongue-in-cheek verse with a serious message); a series of A5 Advent Calendars and two perpetual themed year calendars, the second of these being the most recent item for sale; dabbling in short stories, but none submitted for consideration so far. 



SallyT
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Female
About Me

Writer of Children's Fiction



Sarah Macfarlane
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Female
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Sharman Jeffries
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Female
65 years old
About Me

 I am now retired as a psychologist but still maintain a consultancy and support role.  I desire to write a blog sending out encouragement and insight to bring others up into a lighter life. My own writing came out of a need to pour out the deep emotions that had been festering inside me for years.  I see the benefit of journalling and keeping close to the Lord by writing to Him. He is gracious enough to write back - loving, kind, encourageing and always steadfast no matter how fickle I may be!  

I have written for Woman Alive in the past and contributed to other writing and counselling outlets.   We opened our house as a retreat facility for three years but now only welcome family and friends.

Previously my psychology work was as follows:

Many of the clients I support/train/mentor are people who sense that they are 'square pegs' trying to fit into our society andculture's 'round holes'. They are often highly gifted in an area that is not highly valued by those around them. Because of areas in life they struggle with, they may suspect they are dyslexic, dyspraxic, have attentional controlissues (ADD/ADHD), or be an 'Aspie' (Aspergers syndrome). They may have been assessed and given one such label or even a combination or all of them! To me an individual has their own unique profile, background, abilities andchallenges: being neurodiverse is about being different rather than dysfunctional.

 I first aim to assist the person accept themselves as they are - background,cognitive make up, particular strengths, weaknesses, differences to others,cross cultural issues - ... find out what their dreams, visions and goals are then design ways of heading towards their goals.  We can work together on self management and emotional control using cognitive behavioural coaching/therapy, compassion focussed therapy and mindfulness and attend to supporting their abilities and neurodiversity.  I can assist them to understand their type of personality and communication and relational styles (e.g. NEO-PI-R). I can be there during times of transition and challenge (by email, phone, Skype) as well as regular face to face meetings.

 




Sharon
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Female
56 years old

Shirley Moore
Member
Female
82 years old
About Me

I am an unpublished writer, but I have been writing stories and poems all my life - ever since I discovered that the stories my mother read to me were written by PEOPLE! and didn't just appear on the page.

I belongto a local Writers' Group but don't know any other Christian writers, apart from the people I have met at Scargill House on two of Adrian and Bridget Plass's weekends so I decided it was time I joined A.C.W. and maybe ventured into social media, which has always scared me.

No photograph I'm afraid - I hate seeing myself and avoid anything other than group photographs.



Steve Bishop
Member
Male
About Me

Writing, other than for work-purposes within a civil service department, hadn't been on my agenda ... until recently.  But through a series of God-driven circumstances it's now a significant feature of my time/energies.  

Having to use the self-publishing route  for spiritual-growth material to emerge in book form has also been a steep learning-curve.   However the result, in physical terms so far, has been three books:   Dialogue with a Donkey (looking at the incident involving Balaam),  Fleeces Fears and Flames (exploring the life of Gideon), and  Focusing beyond the Horizon (learning from Samuel about God's perspective).   All are listed on Amazon.

In all of this experience being sensitive to God has, and continues, to be a vital element.  Hope that this presents a 'flavour' of where things are 'at' with me at the moment ... a work in progress!  




Steve Townsend
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Male
52 years old
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Sue Flint
Member
Female
About Me

Co-ordinator of Writer's Block Group, Tamworth, Staffs.

Published : Children's Stories - In His House;  Articles in ACCORD - Christian Counsellor's Professional Magazine; Letters to Healthy, Psychology and Women's magazines.

Blog : www.sueflintsfs.blogspot.co.uk 



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

 



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!



Yannick Ford
Member
Male
48 years old
About Me

I am half Swiss and half English, and I live and work in the UK as a scientist. I enjoy writing when I get some spare time! I have two books published so far, both of them about the Bible. It was through reading the Bible that I came to understand the truth about who God is, what He has done and what He is like. As a result, my desire is to make God's Word better known.

My latest book is on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fruit-Christs-Labour-Understanding-Christianity-ebook/dp/B012BLRHXS/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1




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mary Rosambeau
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Female
77 years old
About Me

I am a retired teacher of primary and special needs children. I was brought up in the Free Church of Scotland,mellowed slightly by membership of the Scripture union in adolescence, and now married to a catholic, I come with a broad outlook I hope!

I have had a little success with short stories and am have written a historical novel for children 9-14 about afictional apprentice to Nicholas Hilliard the miniaturist to Queen Eliz abeth 1 which is out therre looking for a publisher.

As the thread of that story is the twelve year old trying to work out where Chistianity fits in with all the disruption between the Catholic and protestants( while learning his trade as an artist and protecting his patron from accusation of conspiracy with the Babbington plotters) I wondered (being quite truthful! )whether I might learn of any publisher who interested in this sort of thing, through Christian writers.

I am now half way through the next story of the same character when he meets an african boy apprenticed to a conversso muslim doctor from Granada This gives me a chance to let my ,now 14 yr old boy, ask about the concepts of God in Islam. Some questions that children of today might also find interesting. Hope this is the info you want about me!


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