AUTHOR PROFILES

Let us introduce you to our newest authors.



AVIVA DALE MARTIN

Canadian writer, Aviva was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2016 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Manuela', which was included in the recently published anthology Journey through Uncertainty & other short stories. Aviva studied Creative Writing with Hugh MacLennan at McGill University, and later at the University of British Columbia.  In retirement now, Aviva has returned to extended and vigorous writing, with the aim to tell stories that are unique, provocative and authentic.

             
   

JOHN FREW

John was a prize-winner in the 2016 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when he was award a 'Runner-up' place for his work 'Danny on the Beach', which was included in the recently published anthology Journey through Uncertainty & other short stories. Former UK government advisor and diplomat, John is currently working on his first book based on a walking pilgrimage in Myanmar.  Originally from the North-West of England, John is now based in London.



ROBBIE GILMORE

Belfast based, sportsman and writer Robbie was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2016 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his work 'Canoeing the Hudson', which was included in the recently published anthology Journey through Uncertainty & other short stories. Since graduating from Cambridge University, Robbie competes in the Olympic 49er sailing class, aiming to represent Ireland in the 2020 Olympic Games.


 
 
VALERIE HORTON

Leeds based writer, Valerie was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2016 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Into the Blue', which was included in the recently published anthology Journey through Uncertainty & other short stories. After a 20 year career in IT, Valerie has decided to devote more time to the creative side of life.  With a degree in English and a Diploma in Creative Writing, she has continued to develop her craft, completing a number of short stories, specialising in tales with a twist.

SOPHIA JACKSON-GILL

Sophia was a prize-winner in the 2016 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when she was awarded a 'Runner-up' place for her work 'The Land of the Free', which was included in the recently published anthology Journey through Uncertainty & other short stories. London based Sophia is an actor, writer & adventurer. Following graduation from Birmingham School of Acting, Sophia continues to explore the different platforms through which storytelling can be delivered.

 

S.L. MASUNDA

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Shingirirai Lincoln Masunda trained as an auditor & fraud analyst for one of the big 4 accountancy practices.  However his true passions are in creative writing - with a primary focus on modern African society, particularly issues affecting youth culture. Shingirirai likes to adopt an unorthodox approach to social customs, always questioning ethos and tradition.

Details of upcoming work can be found on the attached media sheet.  



S.R. McGLYNN

Scottish based writer, Rosie was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2016 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Journey to Everywhere: Seventy Soviet Years in a Day', which was included in the recently published anthology Journey through Uncertainty & other short stories. Rosie gained a degree in Russian from Leeds University, and has spent time living and travelling abroad.  Currently, a full time carer for an elderly relative - Rosie uses the time this affords her to write fiction, poetry and enter writing competitions.


 
  
EMMA SMITH

Eire based business writer and housewife, Emma was the overall winner int the 2016 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Journey through Uncertainty' which is the title story in the recently published anthology Journey through Uncertainty & other short stories. Emma has gathered two Master of Arts degrees, helped along by her ability to write and write.  After many years of business writing and online editing, Emma is now focusing on her own creative work.



 

We are delighted to showcase talented writers 
regardless of geography.