Association of Christian Writers

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Joy C
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Female
36 years old

Judi
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Female

June Rhodes
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Female
68 years old

KAWyllie
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Female
30 years old
About Me
Ever since I was young I wanted to be a writer and now that my dream is becoming a reality, I am realizing that there is more to writing than just holding a pen and scribbling notes on paper. There is inspiration and commitment required of you if you wish to be an author. I have to say that I struggle with this a lot of the time. My ideas are always very good but honestly I'm impatient and want things done yesterday rather than taking my time and allowing the idea of a piece of writing to mull over in my mind. I've sat and thought about how I could fix this flaw of mine and it dawned on me that you can't write anything when you're not open meaning you've got to be happy or at the very least content before you pick up a pen. This got me thinking about my faith and how main source of inspiration comes from God and that my commitment is to serve him through the words I am writing. In the wee small hours of the morning I always find myself filled with ideas to write about and more often than not I have nothing to write with or on. This got me thinking - why does it always happen at this time? I guess I can't help when the inspiration strikes but I believe that its because that's when God decides to speak to me about what I should write. Either that or its just wishful thinking! I have often wondered whether or not we physically here the voice of God or is it our wishful thinking because we really want it to happen? I chose to believe in the latter. I was led to write for my local church magazine and have become a regular contributor. I have also written lyrics for hymns which have been sung by local choirs. If I can't write something for God I will not write it and with that in mind, I can think of nothing more fitting than gathering my spiritual thoughts all together in one collection to be enjoyed by everyone. Every journey has to start somewhere and my Christian life began when I was thirteen. I was in hospital in Edinburgh having spinal surgery when I finally understood what it meant to believe in God and what the power of prayer can achieve. It was not until three years later, however that I got the call to serve. On the weekend of my induction to the church I performed in a musical entitled, The Lion of Judah written by a fellow Christian that both powerfully and beautifully depicts the last days of Jesus on Earth. I felt full of inspiration and confidence in my decision to join the church community the following day. I have never forget that special weekend and how it changed me.

Kathleen McAnear Smith
Member
Female
About Me

Perhaps I'll change/edit what I say here in the future, but today? Give me a great cup of Italian coffee (fav coffe shop is Casa Tua in Camden, right around the corner from my very young grandsons), a yellow legal pad from America and a good pen and loads of being alone (even in a cafe), and that makes for a happy day. Then, I NEED my little turquoise laptop to rewrite the day. The best days are topped off with husband and I going out on our 2015 Honda 650 on a summer's evening along the Surrey Hills. I meet my Lord, Jesus in the quiet and celebrate with friends!



Kathleen Watson
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Female
About Me

I write Christian allegorical story books for girls aged 8-12. I have self-published "The Little House in Heaven",  and "Treasure in the "Alcove" has been accepted and published by a small Christian publisher. I am currently working on a third book "The Secret Blue Door."



Keith Freeman
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Male

Kelly-Zed
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Female

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.



Laura57
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Female
60 years old

Liz Carter
Member
Female
About Me

I live in Shropshire with my husband who is a Vicar in the Church of England, and our two children.

I write on the subjects of disability, chronic illness, injustice, and faith. I have a rare lung disease which is incurable and progressive. It shapes a lot of how I am and what I believe about life.

I'm working on a book about contentment in Christ as well as a couple of fiction projects.

I'm passionate about Jesus and the hope that he brings, and love to share stories about transformed lives.

I blog at http://greatadventure-liz.blogspot.co.uk/




Liz Wells
Member
Female
73 years old
About Me

I am an actively retired Ordained Pentecostal Minister, in good standing with International Gospel Outreach.  My home church is St Martin's Church of England, in Cambridge, where I am involved fully in the life of the church.  I have the privilege of running Cambridge Christian Writers, which is a local group ACW.  Our Website is cambridgechristianwriters.co.uk/   If ever you are in Cambridge you are very welcome to our monthly meetings which are held on a Monday, at St Martins, Suez Road, Cambridge.



Lorraine
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Female

Lucy Robinson
Member
Female
About Me

I write about life in general at www.jamandgiraffes.com as Lucy Robinson. Here you will find details of my daughter's Giraffe Bread episode.

I write short pieces about my writing and a Friday 500 post each week at www.lucymarfleet.com, using my maiden name Lucy Marfleet as my pen name.

My children Lily and Joe are both primary age and are full of ideas, energy and evenings of grumpiness. I have evenings of grumpiness too, but far less energy because of a number of voluntary commitments. The ideas tend to wait their turn until lights out. 

Before parenthood I taught in schools and worked with young offenders. I have a couple of theological degrees and a keen interest in OT narrative. In 2013 I went through a period of burnout; writing has been not only therapeutic but a means to bless others. I have much to learn still but am keen to keep going and keep getting better.



Lynda
Member
Female
61 years old
About Me

I love to write childrens stories with my illustrations to complete the package.  A lot of my stories are based around a Church Mouse called Ronald.

I also am into all crafts along with art and poetry



MARGARET REECE
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Female

Malti
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Female
About Me


Mandy Muckett
Member
Female
52 years old
About Me
I was born and grew up in England, but have lived in Switzerland since 2001 with my husband Keith and our two daughters. With Keith, I am part of the leadership team at Oikos International Church in Basel. Keith and I have ministered together as a couple for many years leading Alpha courses, and recently developed and taught the course, ?Enriching sexual intimacy in Christian marriage?. My other roles include: ? Speaker ambassador for Compassion Switzerland, a Christian child sponsorship charity; we sponsor four children ? Volunteer with Rahab, a Salvation Army outreach to sex workers in Basel?s red-light district. ? Leader at the Saphira women?s ministry in Basel, speaking at regular events for this and at other churches in Switzerland. My debut book was Gorgeous: Seeing yourself through God's eyes (Evangelista Media, 2014). It was published in German as Du bist wŁnderschon: Mit den Augen Gottes sehen (Cap Books 2014) I love to encourage others and demonstrate how a relationship with Jesus Christ changes our lives, here and now. I am passionate about sharing the treasurers and freedoms of following Jesus, and delights in helping people on their journey to become all that God intended them to be, by sharing my own life story with honesty and down-to-earth humour. My motivation is simply this: ?Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me? (Psalm 66:16).

Margaret Kazmierczak
Member
Female
59 years old
About Me

I was born Margaret Christine Mary Doust in 1958 in my grandparent's home in Redhill, Surrey, England. If my father had had his way I would have been called Margaret Angela Doust. Now some of you might think those initials apt for my personality, but no doubt there would have been some stick at school. Fortunately my parents realized their error just in time.

 

My mother was a Radiographer and I used to love thumbing through her professional manual. Those broken bones enthralled me! My father worked as an X-Ray Engineer. My parents had four children and I was the only girl.

 

 

 

A definite tomboy as a child, I grew up in South West England where I played football endlessly with my brothers. This skill eventually bore fruit and I won a medal doing what my feet did best - kicking a ball.

 

School was not my favourite place as it meant hours sitting in a room. Most of the time I looked out of the window day dreaming. Being cooped up meant I was not outside where I felt naturally comfortable.

 

My favourite subject was PE and I excelled at hockey as girls were not allowed to play football at school back then.

 

 

 

 

Teachers made the comment back then that if I could have learnt on the playing field I would be a genius.

 

My other joy was writing. I find this interesting now, as most of it was illegible due to poor reading skills, creative spelling and a total misunderstanding of the English language.

 

They call it dyslexia now! But my imagination refused to be curbed by such a minor detail. Accordingly, I have written many books in my head, but only one has been published!

 

 

Since leaving school I have had a full life and in my thirties succumbed to marrying. I have three wonderful children, and my love of stories now meant I could encourage my own children to help with the plots, as we made them up at bedtime.

 

This love of story telling finally became a reality when my first novel was published in September 2014. So instead of kicking a ball, I took up writing and found a desire to kick words around instead, passing, dribbling and eventually scoring the winner - I hope.

 

 

 

I also have a very strong faith which is tested in the day to day commotion of life. This has lent itself to a 'slightly' different perspective on the world.

 




Margaret Taylor
Member
Female
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