Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Our anthology writers - part 2

Layn Feldman lives in Suffolk, having emigrated from Golders Green over eleven years ago. Now retired, she appears to spend her time seeking out cafes that serve the best cappuccinos, thinking about gardening, complaining about stuff, complying with the mum contract by worrying about her three grown up kids, caring for her two cats Tigger and Roo (the daughter chose the names), taking her dog Dylan (after Bob) for walks, knitting, shouting at the radio and the telly, chatting to friends, sleeping and writing short stories. Layn’s story Taken For Granted will feature in Words And Women’s inaugural anthology.

Wendy Gill lives in Hertfordshire with her partner, children and two dachshunds. Several years ago, she gave up a successful career in business and commerce to pursue her love of writing. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Middlesex University. Her first short story Moving Mike was published in the anthology Stations in 2012 by Arachne Press. She has also written a libretto for a contemporary London-based musical and is currently working on a collection of short stories for women, entitled The Female Condition. Wendy’s story The Deal will be published in the anthology.

Caroline Jackson is a freelance writer who lives in Cambridge with her husband and two teenage children.   She studied English at university before a brief, and not long lamented, career as a lawyer.  Currently writing a novel set in Ireland, she is easily distracted by blogging as an Oxonian in Cambridge, reviewing books for various magazines and the urge to write short stories. One of her stories The Call will feature in the anthology.

Alice Kent
was born in Oxford. She studied Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, followed by an MA in European Journalism at Cardiff. She is currently working on a collection of essays inspired by ten years of working in marketing - Kind Regards - is a personal ode to the literary heroes of office life including Pessoa, Gogol and Kafka. She is also working on an essay about collective memory, comparing Ishiguro and Sebald, and a novel based around mass hysteria. She works at Norwich University of the Arts and lives in Norwich. Her story Len’s Whole Life  will be published in the anthology.

Four more writers tomorrow!

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