AUTHOR PROFILES 

from K - Z


MYRA KING

Australian author, Myra was awarded a 'Highly Commended' accolade in the 2015 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Nothing About Love', which was included in the anthology Last Call & other short stories. Myra's other work includes a fortnightly feature in a Florida newspaper, articles in the Boston Literary Magazine and a variety of Australian riding magazines.  She is also the author of two novels - City Paddock and The Journey of Velvet Brown.
             

 
GAIL LANDON

UK author, Gail was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2015 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Ernest's Redemption', which was included in the anthology Last Call & other short stories. Following a career as a teacher and gaining an Open University degree, Gail is now focusing on her writing projects - an experienced storyteller Gail maintains a long-term commitment working with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. 


CLAIRE LAWRENCE

Canadian author, Claire was a prize-winner in the 2015 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when she was awarded a 'Runner-up' place for her work 'God's Dog Day' - which was included in the anthology Last Call & other short stories. A member of Port Moody Writers' Group and the Royal City Literary Arts Society, Claire's winning entry to the Sampad South Asian Arts International writing competition will be published in a book entitled Inspired by Ghandi. 



 

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.


GABRIELLE MULLARKEY

UK journalist and author, Gabrielle was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2015 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'No Dogs Allowed', which was included in the anthology Last Call & other short stories.  Gabrielle gained an English degree from London University, holds an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes, and is a member of Lapidus - the writing for wellbeing organisation.  Gabrielle has also written two novels - A Tale of Two Sisters and Hush Hush.









JULIET ROBINSON

Edinburgh-born Juliet was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2015 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'The Chase', which was included in the anthology Last Call & other short stories.  Juliet has recently moved to the United Arab Emirates with her husband. New to writing, Juliet admits to bouts of writer's block - but taking care of her two rescue dogs keeps her from becoming a writing hermit.


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.

 









LINDA TYLER

Linda was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2015 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Winter Solstice' which was included in the anthology Last Call & other short stories.  After a career as a Law lecturer, Linda has settled in Kincardineshire, Scotland to run a self-catering holiday business with her husband. Linda's writing successes include a 'Highly Commended' submission to the 2015 Winchester Festival crime writing competition. 
  
ALAN WILKINSON

After a degree in American Studies, and an MA in Creative Writing from the UEA, Alan was appointed Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence in Florida.  But his great love has always been the American West, where he has explored the wilderness on foot, on horseback, by bike and canoe.  And it was a Fellowship at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico that afforded Alan the space and time needed to complete his most recent novel - Cody, the Medicine Man and Me.