Writing from Life Symbolism and Motif in Your Writing



Mid-Autumn 2015

has worked for John Hunt Publishing since

2009 in editorial and marketing. She is the author of five MBS

books, and a children’s novel The Changeling Quest (and has

contributed to several others), with many articles published in

popular MBS magazines. Over several years she enjoyed guest

lecturing at a UK university, and still enjoys teaching creative

writing. She has a degree in Imaginative Writing and Literature,

and has studied both Writing and Research at postgraduate

level. Maria lives in County Cork, Ireland.

is a reader and copy editor for John

Hunt Publishing. Krystina has a First Class degree in Imaginative

Writing and Literature and an MA in Creative Writing. She

is the author of Mistflower the Loneliest Mouse, a children’s

novel, and has had several short stories published as well as

online articles on dream interpretation and other subjects.

Krystina travels internationally to tutor in writing workshops as

well as privately mentoring new writers of adult and children’s

fiction. She is currently working on an adult supernatural fiction

novel. She lives in the UK.

has been a freelance writer for over

20 years writing for magazines and websites, on a wide range

of topics. She has written over 300 articles for the web. Sarah-

Beth also tutors creative writing and journalism courses for

various colleges and community centres as well as working as

a copyeditor and proofreader for JHP and Xchyler Publishing.

She is the author of Telling Life's Tales, The Writer's Internet,

The Lifestyle Writer and Life Coaching for Writers available

through Compass Books. Her history books are Ireland's Suffragettes

and Lady Katherine Knollys: The Unacknowledged

Daughter of King Henry VIII. She lives in County Wexford, Ireland.

ebook publisher, for four years. Autumn writes light romance

and cozy mysteries under a penname and works as a freelance

editor for JHP, and for independent authors.

is the author of over a dozen writing books,

including three for writers: The Positively Productive Writer,

Photography for Writers, and The Complete Article Writer. He’s

also written over 600 articles for publications as diverse as BBC

Countryfile, The People’s Friend, Outdoor Photography, and

The Simple Things. His short stories have appeared in Take a

Break, The People’s Friend, Ireland’s Own and Woman’s Weekly

Fiction Special.


is a published poet, short-story writer and novelist.

Her poems have been published in a variety of small

press magazines, both in the UK and overseas and her short

stories have been published in a variety of women's magazines

in the UK and in Australia. She is the author of Surfing the

Rainbow and co-author with Val Andrews of Unlock Your Creativity.

Sue enjoys running workshops and encouraging other

writers along the path to publication. She is a Home Study Tutor

for Writers' News Magazine and lives in Worcestershire,



is the author of hundreds of articles and

fifteen published books and plays. He writes mainly on the

topics of historical crime and on writing skills, but also light

stage comedies. He has worked in a variety of community

settings and as a university lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan

University and the Open University. His novel The Bone

Mill is set in the murky world of body snatching in 1820s Stoke.

He is the author of Creating Convincing Characters. He also

writes songs for The Pie Men, a light-hearted musical duo. He

lives in Shropshire, UK.


has authored over 30 titles in the country

lore, MB&S and creative writing genres, as well as ghostwriting

a further ten books for other people, including a field

sports autobiography that was nominated for the William Hill

Sports Book of the Year. She has also tutored at writers’ workshops

including The Annual Writers’ Conference (Winchester

College), The Summer School (University of Wales), Horncastle

College (Lincolnshire), the Cheltenham Literature Festival and

the Welsh Academy - following which she was invited to become

a full member of the Academi in recognition of her contribution

to literature in Wales. She lives in South Tipperary,



is a writer and editor based in North West

England. She developed the Top Hat Books imprint, which

publishes historical fiction that inspires, challenges and entertains.

She writes regularly for Cycling Active Magazine and

other fitness publications and has written fiction for Take A

Break, People's Friend, Women's Own and Woman. She was a

Managing Editor for loveyoudivine Alterotica, a US-based

is the author of three full collections of

poetry and four pamphlets including Ice (Smith/Doorstop),

Unsafe Monuments (Arrowhead), Beans in Snow (Smokestack),

Living Daylights (Happenstance) and Mr Trickfeather (Like This

Press). Her work has appeared in The Rialto, The North, PN

Review, the Independent on Sunday, the Forward Prize Anthology

and GCSE Poetry Unseen revision papers. Her latest

collection, Sisters (Smokestack), was published last year. It

burst into life after seeing a Victorian post-mortem photograph

of two sisters.

is a director of a legal practice. She is also a

psychology graduate, experienced in working with people

challenging circumstances. Privileged to have witnessed the

resilience of the human spirit, Helen believes that it is only by

being true to our nature and honouring our integrity that we

can follow our dreams. Acknowledging our roots allows us to

spread our branches in new directions. She is the author of

Tears of a Phoenix, The 49th Day and Scorpio Moons. She lives

in Pembrokeshire, UK.



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