Chris McGeorge is the author of two thrillers GUESS WHO and NOW YOU SEE ME published by Orion, one of the UK's leading publishing companies. He has an MA in Creative Writing (Crime/Thriller) from City University London where Guess Who was his thesis, as well as a BA in Film and Television Production from University of Cumbria. He lives in Spennymoor, Durham.
Rachel Lewis was a 2018 winner of the Wordsmith Pamphlet Prize and her debut poetry pamphlet, Three Degrees of Separation, was published by Wordsmith_HQ in 2019. The pamphlet explores love, loss and mental health through the lens of family relationships. Rachel is an alumna of the Poet in the City Young Producers scheme, the Roundhouse Cross Arts programme and the University of Cambridge and you can follow her on Instagram: @imperfectly_poeted.
Jenny Lewis is a fantasy novelist and founder of Write into the Woods, supporting and teaching fiction writers to find their writing path. She has published four novels and is working on numbers five and six now, all of which feature dragons, explore paranormal fantasy or steampunk. She runs monthly online workshops and The Treehouse Club — an online club for fiction writers.
Kirsty Fox is a fiction writer, business mentor and creative producer specialising in work wellbeing after her personal experiences of burnout. She is the founder of Bees Make Honey Creative Community, a social enterprise supporting writers, artists, and micro-businesses in the East Midlands. She previously worked at Nottingham Writers’ Studio supporting local writers with their creative and professional development.
Isabelle Kenyon is a northern poet and the author of This is not a Spectacle, The Trees Whispered (Origami Poetry Press) and Digging Holes To Another Continent (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, New York). She is soon to have a collection published with Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. She is the editor of Fly on the Wall Press, a socially conscious small press for chapbooks and anthologies.
Judy Leigh completed an MA in Professional Writing at Falmouth University in 2015, leaving her career of 20 years as an Advanced Skills teacher of Theatre Studies. She has had several stories published in magazines, including The Feminist Wire, The Purple Breakfast Review and You is for University, before the publication of her debut and second novel with Harper Collins.
Gail’s published work includes a collection of short fiction Paisley Shirt which was long-listed in the Saboteur Awards 2018, adversaries/comrades a poetry pamphlet published by Wordsmith_HQ and The String Games, her debut novel. Gail appears at literary festivals and fringe festivals in the South West. You can find her on Twitter @gailaldwin, on her blog, The Writer is a Lonely Hunter.