Meet the ACW Committee

Meet the ACW Committee

Jane Walters

Jane Walters

Chair

Jane Walters is the author of Too Soon, a mother’s journey through miscarriage (Jane Clamp, SPCK).  She has been Creative Writer in Residence on the Sunday Breakfast Show of BBC Radio Norfolk and currently broadcasts God Spots on UCB and is on the Thought of the Day team at Premier Radio. She loves to preach and teach God’s word, especially on themes of restoration. She leads two ACW groups in Norfolk as well as facilitating residential writing retreats further afield. As yet unpublished as a novelist, she is signed to Intersaga Literary Agency as Jane Wyatt Walters.

Her interests include interior design and teaching and performing on piano and woodwind, especially saxophone.

 

chair@christianwriters.co.uk

 

Annmarie Miles

Annmarie Miles

Vice-Chair, Trustee, and Publicity and Social Media Officer

Raised on songs and stories in Dublin, Ireland, Annmarie lives in South Wales with her husband Richard who is a Baptist minister. She loves to write fiction and non-fiction alike, often with a twist in the tale. She has self-published two collections of short stories and one novel. She blogs at www.auntyamo.com and her author website is www.annmariemiles.co.uk If you’re looking for her, you’ll usually find her on social media @amowriting.

publicity@christianwriters.co.uk

 Fiona Lloyd

Fiona Lloyd

Trustee

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 Fiona here

Fiona@christianwriters.co.uk

 Nicky Wilkinson

Nicky Wilkinson

Administrator

Nicky Wilkinson has recently returned from 25 years of living in East Europe and Africa. She has three married children and a grandson, for whom she and her husband were called to return to the UK. She has an interest in memoir-writing and advocacy for Zimbabwe, a beloved but broken nation. She has recently joined ACW and is excited about particpating as Administrator.

admin@christianwriters.co.uk

Katherine Blessan

Katherine Blessan

International Support

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 a social entrepreneur and teacher.
Katherine is a novelist, screenwriter, short story writer and ghostwriter.

International Support

For many years, the role Katherine fills on the committee has been known as Overseas Support. Due to the changing nature of missions, where much cross-cultural dialogue no longer happens overseas but across the street and in the playground, the committee has agreed to change the name of the role to International Support. Katherine’s email address will also change to reflect that.

international@christianwriters.co.uk

Rosemary Johnson

Rosemary Johnson

Webmaster

Rosemary is author of Wodka, or Tea with Milk, a historical novel set during the Solidarnosc years in Poland and a contributor to The Best of CafeLit 12.  She has also had many short stories and flash pieces published online’ with CafeLit and Friday Flash Fiction, in print with Radgepacket and Scribble… and other markets.  In real life, she is a retired computing lecturer, an Authorised Local Preacher at her local church and lives with her husband in Essex. Contact Rosemary here:

webmaster@christianwriters.co.uk

Christina Bywater

Christina will be giving us some information about herself and her writing shortly.

Rosalie Weller

Rosalie Weller

Groups

Twin careers in teaching and ordained church ministry, including three years as a missionary with the Council for World Mission, have aided Rosalie’s varied writing projects. She has written 5 Bible Study Guides and a Rhyming Nativity Play, details of which can be found on her website https://rosalieweller.com and on Amazon.

Her obsession with 17th Century history has led to her first historical novel “Cromwell and Elizabeth”. The sequel is a current WIP. Rosalie can also be found on YouTube sharing a monthly bible reflection and poem.

As well as being a member of the West Midlands writers’ group, Rosalie leads the Spiderplant Christian Writing Circle in the East Midlands.

Rosalie has vast experience in leading and coordinating groups in the church setting through bible study groups and 17 Alpha courses, as well as her writing group.

A self-publishing enthusiast, Rosalie also enjoys gardening and photography.

groups@christianwriters.co.uk

Joanne Gilchrist

Joanne Gilchrist

Events Manager

Joanne Gilchrist is a writer, charity founder and mother of three. Her first book, Looking for Love, is her testimony of God’s grace as a young, single Christian. All her other writing is for children including God for Kids app, Animals of Eden Valley books, Next Steps to Following Jesus and a collection of short stories for SunScool app. She founded the UK charity Ruach Resources and most of her books and other resources for children and families can be found here: www.Godforkidsapp.com.

events@christianwriters.co.uk

Katharine Swartz

Katharine Swartz

Competitions

Katharine is the author of both historical and contemporary fiction under the name Kate Hewitt, most recently for Bookouture/Hachette. She enjoys writing about ethical dilemmas from a Christian worldview, but for a secular market, as well as exploring the complex moral landscape of modern life. She also teaches writing courses with Wye Valley Writing Retreats, and is a core editor with Cornerstones Editorial Agency. An American ex-pat, she lives in South Wales with her husband, a school chaplain, and their five children, although three have now flown the nest, something she is still getting used to!

Email her at competitions@christianwriters.co.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.co.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 Dan here 
Amy Scott Robinson

Amy Scott Robinson

Magazine Editor

Amy is the author of several books, including Image of the Invisible (BRF) and the Gladstone Trilogy (Kevin Mayhew).  A performance storyteller and ventriloquist, she also writes scripts and resources for church and school use, is a regular contributor to The Church Times, and works as a commissioning editor for children’s and youth at Kevin Mayhew.

editor@christianwriters.co.uk