Saturday, 11 February 2017
Our anthology writers – part 5
Victoria Shropshire moved from North Carolina to Glasgow to pursue a PhD in 2015. Her critical research and creative writing focus on the impact of inherited narratives on identity (re)construction. While the odd poem and short story emerge, she is currently focused on completing her debut novel, a fictionalized memoir in which a derelict debutante is rescued by Dobermans and drag queens. A cancer survivor with a wicked sense of humor, Victoria is a lover of all dogs, cigars, books, fine dining, beach houses, art, music, jigsaw puzzles, and Netflix. Her pet peeves are seahorse birdbaths, cypress clocks, and velvet paintings of Elvis. Victoria’s story Beauregard’s Last Walk will feature in Words And Women: Four.
Penny Simpson is a fiction writer and deviser of creative research projects exploring culture and human rights. She is currently recipient of an AHRC/CHASE postgraduate research scholarship at the University of Essex. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies published by Bloomsbury, Dalkey Archive Press and Virago. She has also published two novels. Her short story Winter’s Map will appear in Words And Women: Four.
Story competition. Mary’s story Some Adjustment Required will appear in Words And Women: Four.