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Brian Dodd
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Male
66 years old
About Me

I've retired from Primary School teaching since 2012. I decided to try to turn my hand to Creative Writing for the first time in my life. I attended  a 10 week adult education class. I've since joined local informal groups such as U3A Cardiff. This has been both a challenge and inspiration. I still feel I'm experimenting with  what particular genre or style suits me best. 

 I have enjoyed writing poetry , rhyme or free verse, if a theme or topic grabs me. I have tried some short stories and also write anecdotally, I would love to write poems and short stories for children. If only I had the time.

 I also hope that there is a good sense of humour in a lot of my work. I am a committed Christian and try to write about life issues from that standpoint . I appreciate any feedback of any sort . I have put some poetry, short stories etc. on my WORDPRESS site doddmanbloghead.wordpress.com  much of it written for the U3A group I attend who tend to toss out pretty obscure themes !!

see     http://doddblogthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/ ;          recently started (Jan 2017) for personal reflections, meditations, poems and Christian thoughts

 

 


 

  



Cara grant
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Female

Carol Purves
Member
Female
80 years old
About Me

I have written four Christian biographies - the life of Gladys Aylward, the missionary who went to China in the 1930's, George Muller, who founded childrens homes in Bristol for thousands of children, whose work was funded completely by faith, Frances Ridley Havergal, the English hymn-writer who wrote many hymns, some of which we still sing today and Mary Slessor, the Dundee born missionary who went to the Calabar, Nigeria.

www.carolpurves.co.uk



Carol Writes
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Female

Catherine Campbell
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Female

Clive Dale
Member
Male
About Me

Clive was born on the 20th March 1943 in Shrewsbury and was named after Lord Robert Clive (Clive of India) who has a statue in the town square. Clive’s schooling began at Meole Brace School then following moves: two schools in Tredegar; and finally Canton High School, Cardiff.

Clive had a career in computing for over 40 years attaining MBCS CITP AMBCS status. This resulted in him working for many companies and living in different parts of the United Kingdom.

Clive was fourteen when he heard the ‘Magic Camel’, nonsense story and has been telling the story ever since. This encouraged him to develop his own stories for his work with children, young people, and also adults.

Clive spent a major part of his spare time involved with children and youths in various organisations the main one being Boys’ Brigade. Clive had the occasional visits to schools to promote the youth activities by taking school assemblies. 

At a Christian conference a number of years ago Clive shared a couple of his stories with others over dinner, and a minster said he should write them down and publish them. Clive finally decided to start this in 2013 when he published, ‘Clive the Magic Camel at the Zoo’.

Clive stories are enjoyed by all ages and had to make a decision on the age group for his books. He finally decided to write each story as a reader for those in the earlier stages of reading, thinking that the appeal of the short stories would encourage them to finish the book and read it often. Each story has a moral and the story can also be read to younger children by displaying the illustrations to keep them interested, or to older groups to aid discussions on the moral.

Clive has been visiting schools reading his published books, and running Story Building classes and workshops. These have currently been mainly with Key Stages 1 and 2. Clive uses A4 illustrations for small groups and PowerPoint for larger groups and assemblies.

Clive has also been involved with: Key Stage 3 classes in secondary schools covering the whole process of story development, through writing and publication; toddler groups; adult meetings e.g. W.I.; Church services, and Christian outreach events.

Clive is available for: Book Readings; Story Writing classes; Book Signings; Literary events; Public Speaking.

 



Colin B Leonard
Member
Male
59 years old
About Me

Born in 1958 in Liverpool, England. I was taught by the same English teacher as John Lennon, albeit years later, at Dovedale Road School. I am married and have three grown up boys. My wife Julie is a nurse.

I wrote my first indie novel, The Kestrel Strategy in 2011. The Metasis Strategy followed a year later. The Wrendian - Absolution, was completed in August 2014. My latest novel, The Wrendian - Red Corn, was completed May 2015.

Part of the proceeds from sales go to my fathers church, St Agnes. A church that taught me right from wrong. How to respect religion but question the various beliefs. It also taught me there's only good and evil on this earth regardless of which religious doctrine people follow.

 

I am honoured you have taken the time to read this and I thank you for your interest.

Colin B Leonard.

 




Dave Rowden
Member
Male
58 years old

David Rhodes
Member
Male

Diana Margaret Gallop
Member
Female
68 years old

Diane
Member
Female
54 years old

Dr Greg Hibbins
Member
Male
About Me

Greg has worked with adults, children and young people for most of his life. Greg is an experienced educationalist, and has the ability to take almost any concept and make it age related. For more than three decades Greg has held students enthralled with his fast moving stories. For years, past students have been pestering him to put the stories into print, so finally he has.

When complete his 'Solly & Harry Adventure series will have thirty books.Two other series are in production 'Tuggers Travels' and 'Rocky Rhino- Eco Warrior'. Both of these series will have 20 books each.

After living in Africa for many years, Greg now lives in the UK. Greg has been married for thirty three years to the most amazing woman and has two adult children and four grand children.

 

Greg's latest release for adults is the action fiction "Recalled" and is the first in the Angel Force Series.

 

Greg has been a soldier, educationalist, pastor and honourary ranger. Greg is a gifted speaker who can deliver a range of seminars encompassing a broad spectrum of subjects. Greg is an ordained Baptist minister with a real Kingdom Vision.

I have started a small private publishing company to assist Christian Authors to bring their books to print. It is Caracal Books, the website is

http://www.caracalbooks.uk/

I currently have four books in print, in nine different formats. The links are on my wesite

http://www.greghibbinsbooks.uk. They are available through Caracal, Ingram Sparks and Amazon.

I am currently busy on my follow-up novel to 'Recalled' and a number of childrens books. I also have two Christian Lifeskill books; that I am working on.




Dwight Racke
Member
Male
56 years old
About Me
I have known the Lord as my Savior since I was 5. Now I am 56. In all these years I have found HIM all suffient to meet my needs. My wife, Ruth and I have raise 2 wonderful children. They are now both out on their own. I have always been fascinated by good conversations. I believe that good story-telling is part of that. I have not published anything yet. I hope to refine my craft through the assistance I can receive here at ACW. I also look forward to assisting anyone else by reviewing their works. So let me know if you have anything you would like me to look over.

Edwin Jones
Member
Male
69 years old
About Me

I am a retired doctor and missionary writing children's novels and short stories.



Elaine Langford
Member
Female
About Me

Between 2002 and 2007, I spent five years as a  part-time Freelance Wiriter exploring different writing formats, firstly in Orkney and then in Devon. During that time, I was a member of ACW and covered jouralism (press and radio), crossword compiling, publicity planning, hymn witing, study notes, stand-up comedy, poetry and blogging.

Returning to a full-time IT role, I supported my local church editing the weekly newsletters, designing and building their website, and organising their publicity team. I also preached regularly and lead adult and children's Bible studies.

After 2013, I developed psoriatic arthriris in my ankles, knees, wrists and one elbow, which also caused severe fatigue, so I stopped writing formally while I concentrated on having enough energy to get to work every day. However, I continued to write a personal blog and communicate with friends and family via Facebook (where I rediscovered ACW), and more recently created a blog to write about faith topics.

After medication and controlled exercise has helped to reduce the joint stiffness and general fatigue, I'm looking at returning to writing more formally, starting with crossword compiling and poetry. More ideas welcome.

Faith blog - faithbites.wordpress.com

Persomal blog - madlambblog.wordpress.com

Orkney blogging - www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/islandblogging/blogs/005150/

Word Live entry (23-26 Feb 2009) www.wordlive.org/Session/Classic/2009-02-23/John-5-1%E2%80%9315



Eleanor Davies
Member
Female
67 years old

Elizabeth Flynn
Member
Female
About Me

I'm the author of the D.I. Costello series of murder mysteries published by Lion Fiction.

Also, for several years until recently, I wrote for the pilgrimage handbook of the (Westminster) diocese to Lourdes.

I'm currently beginning work on an exciting new project, a new series of novels, which I hope will run concurrently with the Costello books.




Eluned
Member
Female
About Me

Eluned (pronounced elíned, sometimes known as Elli/e) loves trees, green, getting out into "nature", cooking up feasts,  Shakespeare, imagining life as a princess/knight in the Medieval period and fantastical picture books.



Emelda Denenga
Member
Female

Eric Normington
Member
Male
About Me

I am working as a PC technician for an international pharmaceutical company, and serve as Technical Support on the ACW committee.


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