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Meet the ACW Committee

Meet the ACW Committee

Angela Hobday

Angela Hobday

Chair of ACW

Angela Hobday lives in rural Norfolk with husband, Ken, an Old English Sheepdog and a rescue cat. Their rambling house is often full of children and laughter. After a career in Clinical Psychology, her love of writing fiction became serious enough for her to work for an MA in Creative Writing. For fiction she uses the name Annie Try. Losing Face, her debut novel, was published by Roundfire Books and a further 2 novels in the Mike Lewis Series by Instant Apostle. Angela’s other interests include playing the cello and dancing – although not usually both at the same time. Contact me here

chair@christianwriters.org.uk

 Fiona Lloyd

Fiona Lloyd

Vice-Chair

Fiona Lloyd’s first novel, The Diary of a (trying to be holy) Mum, was published by Instant Apostle in January 2018. She has also written for Woman Alive, Christian Writer and Together Magazine. Fiona works part-time as a music teacher and is a member of the worship-leading team at her local church. Contact me here 

vice-chair@christianwriters.org.uk

Katherine Blessan

Katherine Blessan

Overseas and Vice-Chair

Katherine lives in Sheffield and is married to Blessan, from Kerala, India, and they have two children. As well as writing stories that touch on social issues and explore the space where cultures cross, Katherine is an English and Creative Writing tutor.

Katherine’s debut novel, Lydia’s Song, was published by Instant Apostle (2014). As well as writing her second novel, she is also an emerging screenwriter, short story writer and ghostwriter.

overseas@christianwriters.org.uk

Rosemary Johnson

Rosemary Johnson

Webmaster

Rosemary Johnson has had many short stories published online and in print, in The Copperfield Review, Fiction on the Web, Scribble, Circa, Radgepacket, Mslexia, CafeLit and Every Day Fiction (amongst other places). Rosemary has a special interest in historical fiction and has written a novel set during the Cold War. In real life, she is a retired computing lecturer, an Authorised Local Preacher at her church and lives in Essex with her husband and cat. Contact me here 

webmaster@christianwriters.org.uk

Jane Brocklehurst

Jane Brocklehurst

Admin

All Jane Brocklehurst’s published writing to date has been non-fiction. Home Freed: the Theology of Decluttering was launched as an e-book in January 2018. She enjoys exploring new types of writing, where she feels she doesn’t necessarily excel, and takes advantage of writers’ days and writing competitions to try out different styles and genres. Contact me here 

admin@christianwriters.org.uk

Allison Symes

Allison Symes

Membership

Allison Symes writes flash fiction, short stories and blogs for online community magazine, Chandler’s Ford Today. Her first flash collection, From Light to Dark and Back Again, was published by Chapeltown Books in 2017 and she has also been published online and in print by Bridge House Publishing and Cafelit amongst others. Her CFT posts cover a wide range of issues pertinent to writers such as reviews, discussing how to spot a “real” writing competition, creativity etc. Contact me here 

membership@christianwriters.org.uk

Richard Palmer

Richard Palmer

Groups

A career in HR and coaching gave Richard his passion for helping  people find their talents, hence his enthusiasm for encouraging others  on their writing journeys.   Following his own advice, he is taking an  MA in Creative Writing and learning much. He has published books in  management training and writes creative non-fiction for various  magazines including BRF. He and his wife lead Café Writers in Derby.  In his spare time, he plays drums and cherishes family time.Contact me here

groups@christianwriters.org.uk

Jane Brocklehurst

Jane Brocklehurst

Events

All Jane Brocklehurst’s published writing to date has been non-fiction. Home Freed: the Theology of Decluttering was launched as an e-book in January 2018. She enjoys exploring new types of writing, where she feels she doesn’t necessarily excel, and takes advantage of writers’ days and writing competitions to try out different styles and genres. Contact me here 

events@christianwriters.org.uk

Rosemary Johnson

Rosemary Johnson

Competitions

Rosemary Johnson has had many short stories published online and in print, in The Copperfield Review, Fiction on the Web, Scribble, Circa, Radgepacket, Mslexia, CafeLit and Every Day Fiction (amongst other places). Rosemary has a special interest in historical fiction and has written a novel set during the Cold War. In real life, she is a retired computing lecturer, an Authorised Local Preacher at her church and lives in Essex with her husband and cat.
Rosemary is currently doing two ACW roles (Webmaster as well).  If you think you might be interested in the Competition Manager role, please email me.   Contact me here.  

competitions@christianwriters.org.uk

Lorraine Smith

Lorraine Smith

Treasurer

Lorraine Smith writes historical fiction set in Dundee during WW1 and after. The first of a trilogy almost complete.  She is a keen crafter and writes and publishes weekly knitting newsletter and a monthly newsletter for general craft.   Contact her here

 treasurer@christianwriters.org.uk

Dan Cooke

Dan Cooke

Technical Support

Dan is a creator of characters, premises, and worlds, but less so plots, having multitudes of them to his name, but so far no completed works. Master of starting projects but never completing them, he hopes to soon crack down on this. In the meantime, pharmacy employment within the NHS keeps him pretty occupied. Contact me here 
James Prescott

James Prescott

Magazine Editor

James Prescott is a blogger, podcaster, writing coach and author of  several books, including ‘Dance Of The Writer: A Beginners Guide To Authentic Writing’, & ‘Mosaic Of Grace’. He hosts the ‘PoemaPodcast’ on spirituality and creativity, and co-hosts the ‘Creating Normal’ podcast, which covers creativity and mental health issues. Connect with James on Twitter at@JamesPrescott77 or contact me here 

editor@christianwriters.org.uk

Vacant

Vacant

Publicity

Sadly, this Committee post is now vacant.  If you think you might be interested in this role, please contact Angela at chair.christianwriters.org.uk or Fiona at vice-chair@christianwriters.org.uk.

Charity

The Association of Christian Writers is a charity registered in England and Wales, no.1069839