The ACW Committee is comprised of volunteers who are committed to supporting, nurturing and encouraging Christian writers. Each member of the committee takes on a particular responsibility for a three year term.
Several new members have joined the committee recently and you can find out more about them below. They would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Books fascinate Jane, the process of creating paper, vellum, or parchment, and ink. She owns a papyrus plant. Home Freed: the Theology of Decluttering is the first full length book she has (nearly) finished, after a decade working as a professional domestic declutterer. Before that she taught Biblical Studies and wrote letters, essays, sermons, and magazines articles about education and parenting.
Amy is a writer, performance storyteller and ventriloquist, and the children’s worker in her benefice. She has written three books about puppetry and storytelling, published by Kevin Mayhew, and provides scripts and materials for GenR8, a Cambridgeshire charity running Christian assemblies and events in schools. In her spare time, she writes poetry and makes attempts at novels.
Jane runs an interior design business, and is a jobbing saxophonist, to pay the bills. To satisfy the heart she writes and broadcasts for radio (BBC Radio Norfolk and Premier Radio) and is currently editing her first novel so that she can get on with the other three she has started. A day without writing is not a good day.
James Prescott is a writer, author, blogger & podcaster from London in the UK, and editor of 'Christian Writer' the official magazine of the Association of Christian Writers. He blogs regularly on faith, spirituality & creativity and hosts a weekly podcast
His first book, ‘Mosaic Of Grace: God’s Beautiful Reshaping Of Our Broken World’ releases soon.
Allison Symes writes fairytales with bite as novels and short stories, especially flash fiction. She has been published by Alfie Dog Fiction, Bridge House Publishing, Cafelit, Scriggler (US based) and Shortbread Short Stories amongst others. She occasionally makes it into the Members' News pages of Writing Magazine. Her debut flash fiction collection, From Light to Dark and Back Again, has been published by Chapeltown Books. Allison blogs weekly for Chandler’s Ford Today and monthly for More than Writers, ACW's blog.
Rosemary retired from full-time IT teaching in 2015, but is amazed to find herself still doing it, albeit part-time now, and to adults. She enjoys entering short story competitions and sounding off regularly on her blog. Like everyone else, she is writing a novel. She lives in Essex with her husband, and cat, who edits her work by sitting on the keyboard.
Dan is in Pharmacy training within the NHS, and when it comes to writing is a full-time procrastinator. His tactic tends to be one of "get an idea, start it, get a new idea, start that instead. rinse and repeat." as such very few of his works ever get completed. He gains inspiration from his healthy relationship with God as well as his unhealthy obsession with Toothless.