Janet Cameron MA, Cert.Ed, recently retired from lecturing in Creative Writing for the University of Kent to pursue other writing interests. Two books, a business book The Competitive Woman, and her novel Surrogate Lover were both published by W.H. Allen and translated, the former into Polish, Czech and Mandarin Chinese, the latter into German. She’s also published a book of ghost stories, three history books and two walking books. Shorter work, fiction and non-fiction, has appeared in Today, Daily Express, Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Post, The Observer, The Examiner, Writing in Education, Writing Magazine, Writers Forum, Mslexia, People’s Friend, My Weekly, Woman and Bella as well as small-press literary and writing magazines. She lives in Hove, East Sussex and is a Council Member for the Society of Women Writers and Journalists, taking care of novice writers. She was first prize winner of the Clemence Dane Cup for a monologue, 2007. Read more about Janet here.
Paul Curd studied creative writing at the University of Kent at Canterbury, graduating in 2005. Since then, he has had around thirty short stories published in the UK and abroad (apparently, he is popular in Scandinavia!). Several of his poems have been published in the small press. His novel The Belfast Boy was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association 2006 Debut Dagger Award and is currently with a publisher. His subsequent novel, An Honourable Man, was one of the 100 winners of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2007 novel writing competition. Paul is Chair of Deal Writers, a flourishing group based in the East Kent seaside town. He runs workshops and seminars on the art of fiction and is a founder member of Word Fountain. He also reviews books for The Bookbag.
Read more about Paul here.