Association of Christian Writers

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Revd Tim Buckley
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Male
About Me

Born half way between the end of the Second World War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. After stdying modern and medieval languages at Cambridge, trained and practised as a chartered accountant. Then trained for ordination in Oxford, and after a curacy in Essex, have been working as an inner-city vicar in Plymouth for the past 14 years.



Richard Palmer
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Male
64 years old
About Me

I have recently taken up my pen again in earnest, having taken semi-retirement. For the last 5 years, I have written a monthly humorous column for our Parish magazine and am currently researching two subject areas for potential Christian publications.I have previously published books in business improvement and training. 



Richard Spencer
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Male
67 years old

Richie Brown
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Male
70 years old

Robert Atkin
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Male
About Me
I am a writer, website designer, theology student, father and husband. At present I run a website design business and am researching for a couple of books in between writing essays for a theology degree. I am particularly interested in speculative fiction - science fiction, fantasy, dystopian and alternate history.

Ros (Bunney) Bayes
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Female
About Me

I have been writing professionally for over 25 years. I have written numerous magazine articles for the Christian press and have had 4 A level textbooks published, on Philiosophy and Ethics. I have also had poetry published in a number of anthologies, and recently e-published a volume of poetry on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback, and a book of devotional readings. I ghost-write books for others, and last year I published my first novel, The Well is Deep.   I am currently working on my second novel and some more A level textbooks. I am passionate about Jesus and His Word, and I write to glorify Him and share Him with others. Find my books at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ros-Bayes/e/B00JLRTNVA



Rosalind Davies
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Female
About Me
I'm a writer and editor, so I work right across the editorial spectrum, from proofreading and copy-editing through to developmental editing and original writing. My aim is to help individuals and organisations produce top quality, creative communications that are right for their audience. I love working with Christian-led organisations and the voluntary sector and hope to make this a specialism. I'm currently writing a book about the Street Pastors movement for Hodder Faith. I tweet about my work and my creative challenges at [email protected]

Rose Macgregor
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Female
59 years old
About Me

My name is Rose and my husband is Malcolm  we both enjoy reading and writing .

Malcolm was in a bad accident in 2009 so we are just getting back to do the things we enjoy but slower now.



Rosemary
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Female

Roy W Taylor
Member
Male
80 years old
About Me

I am a retired clergyman and missionary now living in Northern Ireland, but originally from Blackpool.  I have been a keen writer since the age of 9.  I have self published several books, first on Kindle and then on both Kindle and in softback form mainly through Amazon.  This includes three novels, a book about walking the SW coast path, one on facing bereavement, one on visits to China, light works about National Service, university life and  theological college, a short book about CIM missionaries from Ireland and  an expoisition of James with stories from the Church in China.



Russell
Member
Male
72 years old

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 Houston
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Female
63 years old
About Me


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. 



SC Skillman
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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.

 



SallyT
Member
Female
About Me

Writer of Children's Fiction



Sarah
Member
Female
48 years old
About Me

I'm delighted to have been appointed the Groups' Coordinator for ACW. My role is to link you lovely people together; to encourage the groups that already exist, to stimulate interest for new groups and to offer support and advice.

Although a member of ACW you may not yet be part of a local group; enjoying all the benefits that come from meeting with other writers on a regular basis. My passion for the network of local groups stems from my own experience. Writing can be an isolating pursuit by its very nature. Being plugged into your local group can bring encouragement, friendship, valuable contacts, support and advice - whether you simply meet for coffee in town or for a whole day of writing together.

Do contact me if I can help in any way.



Sarah Macfarlane
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Female
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Sharman Jeffries
Member
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.

 



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