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As A… Writer: Mary L. Walsh

This week, Write On! page editor Eithne Cullen chats with short story author, Mary L. Walsh. Mary was born in Hammersmith, London, to Irish parents, but grew up and went to school in Dagenham, Essex. She has always written poetry, starting at about age nine, winning a poetry competition at school.  She ...

As A… Writer: Alison Booth

This week, Write On! chats with historical fiction author, Alison Booth. Alison has worked in the UK and in Australia as a professor and a novelist. Her most recent novel, The Philosopher’s Daughters, is set in the 1890s in London and Australia. Her previous novels include A Perfect Marriage, a work of contemporary fiction, ...

In Conversation With Kia Abdullah

by Claire Buss The coronavirus and the country-wide lockdown have resulted in many changes and adaptations to our daily lives; not least the temporary closure of libraries and the delay in producing the print version of Write On! magazine. In response to this, the team here shifted our focus to a ...

As A… Writer: Alex Kane

This week, Write On! chats with crime author Alex Kane. Alex is from a small village just outside Glasgow. She grew up around books, her mother always reading the latest crime thriller. She began writing in 2010 and was published by Hera Books in 2019 with an extensive and interesting journey ...

As An… Editor: Jay Arscott

This week Write On! interviews editor Jay Arscott. A professional freelance editor since February 2018, Jay credits his background, and aphantasia for his eagle-eyed talent; spotting errors others simply don’t see. His work, and his affiliation with The Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading are incredibly important to him but ...

As A… Writer: Elaine Spires

This week Write On! interviews novelist, playwright and actor Elaine Spires. Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine's keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine's latest book The Single Best ...

As A… Writer: Tony Ballantyne

This week, Write On! interviews author Tony Ballantyne. Tony is the author of the Penrose, Recursion and Dream series of novels as well as many acclaimed short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies around the world. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. WO: How ...

As A… Writer: Bill Swiggs

In this week’s ‘As a…’ interview, Dan Cross spoke with Bill Swiggs about his debut novel, his whirlwind experience of being selected as the winner of the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, and the road to publication.  Bill is a former firefighter for the Royal Australian Air Force and police ...

As A… Writer: Linda Parkinson-Hardman

This week, Eithne Cullen interviews Linda Parkinson-Hardman, who is an author and digital change management consultant. She’s spent over 20 years providing help, support and information to women having a hysterectomy and also runs the Hysteria Writing Competition.  EC: How would you describe your work to someone new to it? AN: I’m ...