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Ruth Clemence
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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. 



Ruth Johnson
Member
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.



SC Skillman
Member
Female
About Me

I was born and brought up in south east London. As a child I was inspired by Enid Blyton. I started writing adventure stories at the age of seven; the love of writing that her stories first instilled into me has strengthened over the years.

I studied English Literature at Lancaster University, and my first permanent job was as a production secretary with the BBC. Later I lived for nearly five years in Australia. Upon my return to England, I met my future husband David.Subsequently we married and then moved to Warwickshire, where we now live with our two teenage children.

I completed two comic novels before turning to romantic suspense with "Mystical Circles". I’ve always been fascinated by the interaction of different personalities, and by human relationships. I am now nearing completion on another romantic suspense novel "A Passionate Spirit".

And my advice to anyone who wants to be a writer? Read a lot, listen to people’s conversations, closely observe every aspect of their personalities, be fascinated by human behaviour and interaction in groups, and be persistent,stubborn, single-minded to the point of obsession…never give up, always believe in yourself despite all evidence to the contrary, and hold out for what you first dreamed of.

 



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

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!



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!  




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



Tony Wale Dosumu
Member
Male
About Me

I am the minister in charge of Fountain of Grace Ministries [prayer ministry based in Thamesmead, London]. I am a conference speaker and teacher of the Bible and a columnist and former managing editor or Christline Magazine. I have authored two books titled "One to One with God" and "Commanding Blessings Every Day." I have almost completed work on another one based on achieivng glorious marriages. I live in London with my family.



Trevor Thorn
Member
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



Trudy Smith
Member
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.



Veronica Bright
Member
Female
About Me
Veronica Bright has won over forty prizes for her short stories, some of which are self-published in two collections. She is currently working on a novel set in the west country, and is also learning how to write poetry. She gives talks to small groups, on memoir, writing short stories, flash fiction, and fifty things to do before I rest! She enjoys running the Plymouth Christian Writers group.

Viktor Steiner
Member
Male
67 years old
About Me

Born and brought up in Jersey C.I. but half Swiss and now living in Switzerland, married to a Finn, 4 grown-up kids. I studied physics in London, worked in IT, now as a technical editor.

Recently, I got the crazy idea of writing a historical novel set on Elba in the sixth century. I want to build a subtle Christian message into the book but not promote it a a Christian novel.



Wendy Reakes
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Female
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afiaowusua
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Female
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dreamachiever2000
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Female

eleanor stoneham
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Female
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maureen chapman
Member
Female
78 years old
About Me

I have been an ACW member for many years and am co-ordinator for a Children's postal workshop group(acw) under Hazel Bradshaw's leadership.

I am particularly interested in writing children's historical fiction, exploring our Christian heritage which is considerable. A newly completed book - proposal - is with an agent now for consideration. It is set in 614 AD

I am married, no children, attend Swansea Valley Bible Church, love walking, gardening and exploring new places.

Recent publications include a short story in PURE INSPIRATION WHITBY ABBEY, an anthology published by English Heritage and Whitby Abbey.A long story written for Compass Braille to be transcribed into Braille for use by the Mission to Blind in India.

 



olva a lloyd
Member
Male
78 years old
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