If you would like other writers to know who you are and what you do, please send a short bio, include contact details and/or web links

Rebecca Alexander: Writer of mostly novels but occasional poetry, lives in Ilfracombe, has just completed an MA in writing. Running new ND Novelist group and the webmaster of this hub. I have studied A215 and A363 with the Open University. My first book, The Secrets of Life and Death will be published by Del Rey UK in October 2013. Contact: Blogs:,

Gail Aldwin: Gail enjoys all sorts of writing, from six-word-stories to novels. Her collection of flash fiction and short stories titled Four Buses is available now. Other work appears in print anthologies and with on-line publications such as Paragraph Planet, Five Stop Story and CafeLit . Gail blogs at:

Gilly Goldsworthy: Gilly picked up the pen four years ago, and is currently studying creative writing with the Open College. She writes short stories, is a lazy poet and has a passion for travel writing. She is working on her first novel, a contemporary version of an African myth. Gilly blogs at

Jennifer Bell: Lives in a ramshackle cabin in Dorset. Her stories have appeared in print and online at Kasma SF, The Pygmy Giant, Dogmatika, and others. She’s read stories at London’s Royal Festival Hall, in Dorset and Wiltshire. Jennifer is the co-organiser of Storyslingers writing group, based at Shaftesbury Arts Centre, and is involved in literature development in Dorset. Her website is at She blogs at and

Joanna Campbell: From Gloucestershire, has been published in various magazines and anthologies. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the Fish and Bristol Short Story Prizes. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 she was shortlisted for the Bridport and in 2012 for the William Trevor/ Elizabeth Bowen short story competition. Her short story collection also reached the shortlist of the Flannery O’Connor Award. She has written a novel about the Berlin Wall and is seeking an agent. She blogs at

Russell Bave: I am a songwriter and musician living in North Devon. I have played in several bands, have been recording my own songs and others and have set up several acoustic music clubs over the last 25 years. These clubs offered a friendly forum for musicians to play original and contemporary music. I have busked, and played professionally. I play guitar, bass, bowed psaltery and flute. I am setting up North Devon Songwriters, a group of people interested in creating original music. I blog at:

Ruth Downie lives in North Devon. She finished university with a plan to get married and live happily ever after – probably the result of reading too much Jane Austen – and she is still working on it. Meanwhile she is the New York Times bestselling author of a series of crime novels set in Roman Britain, and featuring Roman Army doctor Ruso and his British wife, Tilla. To find out more, visit



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