AUTHOR PROFILES

Let us introduce you to our newest authors.


RANDALL G. ARNOLD
Texas-based writer, Randall was a prize-winner in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when he was awarded a 'Runner-up' place for his work 'Taste of the Broken Sea' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories. Randall writes speculative fiction mingling genres and twisting tropes.

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GRAHAM BUCKENHAM
Graham was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his  work 'All about Dorothy' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories. Having penned song lyrics, plays and screenplays – he is now working on a novel.


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SIMON BULLIVANT
Well known for his input to the creation of successful panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Simon Bullivant began writing comedy after graduating from University College, London – building a career in radio, and then television.  Other credits include writer and producer for They Think its all over and Mock the Week. Download info here for his first crime fiction - a pacy murder-mystery - The Uncommon Prison of Henry V Henry.


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GREG CHRISTIE
Fascinated to learn that Eric Knight penned the ‘Lassie’ stories he had seen on TV, Greg Christie was determined to write his life story. His researches led him to the Knight archive at Yale, where he spent 3 months as a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellow, then further west to New Mexico and California.  By 2014, Greg had lost his sight, was reliant on his guide-dog and ready to accept defeat. However, with the collaboration of a friend & fellow writer he finally managed to complete what amounted to a 20 year project - Knight: Yorkshireman, Storyteller, Spy.

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PETER COLLINS 
Peter was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his  work 'A Taste for Thrills ' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories. He has recently turned to writing fiction - currently working on an mystery novel set at the end of WWI.




KRISHAN COUPLAND
UK editor and UEA Creative Writing MA Alumni, Krishan was a prize-winner in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when he was awarded a 'Runner-up' place for his  work 'The Life of Dogbreath ' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories.  His short-fiction can also be found in Ambit, Aesthetica and Litro magazines, and he has won the Manchester Fiction and Bare Fiction Prizes for his work.


STEPHEN GAGE 
Stephen was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his  work 'Impeccable Taste' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories. Following a career in Business Consultancy and Professional Football, Stephen is now retired.  He enjoys the cinema, theatre, reading and writing – his influences are LeCarre, Len Deighton and Phillip Kerr.

MAIJA HAAVISTO
Helsinki born Maija is a journalist and writer, with 6 novels, 5 non-fiction titles and a children's book in Finnish to her name. She was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'The Banana Eclair' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories Maija was a finalist in the 2016 medical science-fiction contest held by the University of Glasgow. 






K.M. LOCKWOOD
Chichester writer, Philippa Francis writing as K M Lockwood was the overall winner of the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Tasting Notes' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short storiesWhen not writing Tales from the Garret and #WritersReviews, which can be found on her website - Philippa can be found picking up sea-glass and daydreaming.

ETHAN NORTH
UK writer H C Johnston writing as Ethan North author was awarded a 'Highly Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Signature Dish' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short storiesHC read English at Oxford University and holds qualifications in Statistics and Economics. 


MATTHEW REARDON
French/Canadian lawyer and writer, Matthew was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his  work 'The Terroir from Beyond' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short storiesHaving had short fiction published in Retro Future magazine and Story Seed Vault, Mattew is currently working on a novel.


JILL SIEBERS                                       New York City based writer, Jill was awarded a 'Highly Commended' accolade in the2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Lion's Tooth' - which was included in the anthology  Tasting Notes & other short storiesJill earned a BA in Philosophy & French Literature, and studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.  Her poems have appeared in Poetica, the Examined Life Journal, & Switched-on Gutenberg.



REKHA VALLIAPPAN
Former college lecturer and writer/editor, Rekha was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her  work 'Written in the Stars' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short storiesShe has seen her work published in numerous anthologies and named in Best of Fiction lists. With an MA in English from the University of Madras, and an LLB from the University of London, Rekha writes speculative fiction, with Asia being her inspiration.  


SHAHZODA VAREBERG
LA based Shahzoda, writer and aspiring filmmaker was awarded a 'Highly Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her  work 'Synaesthesia: A Taste for Art' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short storiesShe has received numerous awards including the MidWest Student Emmy Award and an emerging writers award from MSUM.





KATY WIMHURST

UK based writer Katy was awarded a 'Highly Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her  work 'The Colour of Dulton' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short storiesKaty read social anthropology at Cambridge University, before studying for a PhD in Mexican Surrealism.  Her work has been published widely and she is the winner of the Earlyworks Short Story Prize 2017, and the Tate Modern short story competition. Katy says she has a soft spot for myth, magic, mongrels and mudflats. 



We are delighted to showcase talented writers 
regardless of geography.