Fran Brady

Fran lives in West Lothian, although like many in the Fellowship she has ties to Dundee (born and brought up there). She worked in the voluntary sector for much of her career. Now she concentrates on writing novels with a strong sense of time and place: The Ball Game, set in St Andrews University in the 1960s, A Good Time for Miracles set in 1950s Fife and The Ghost of Erraid set in the 1920s on the Isle of Mull.  She also writes short stories, memoir pieces and spiritual poetry.

She started a Christian writing group in 2015 and it is flourishing, having had over 30 meetings and published two anthologies. It meets in Linlithgow on a Monday afternoon, once a month. It is called The Loch Lights and interested visitors / new members are always made very welcome.

Email Fran for details at - franbbrady@aol.co.uk

Her web-site is at - http://www.franbrady.com 

 

Rosemary Gemmell

 

My home is in a village on the west coast of Scotland, twenty minutes from beautiful Loch Lomond and thirty minutes from the centre of Glasgow. My surroundings often inspire my writing; both the countryside around my house, and the River Clyde which meanders alongside the M8.

Whenever the Waverley paddle steamer sails 'doon the watter' as of old, the backdrop of hills frames the view and paints a stunning scene.

 

Find out more at www.rosemarygemmell.com 

Heart Of The Matter

 

"Heart of the Matter", the Christian radio programme broadcasting to Midlothian and South Edinburgh on Black Diamond FM 107.8 FM on Sundays from 8.00 to 9.00 each week.  Also available worldwide on the Internet.

 

Find out more at www.heartofthematter.biz

Member Websites

 

We are delighted to list here websites for our members.  We can take no resposibility for the content of external sites but recommend that you take a look at these.

Andrew G Hill

 

Hello, I am a writer and I also do supply work in schools. I have worked with children for over 30 years. I was a children/schools worker for the London City Mission and created many short stories as part of RE lessons and for holiday clubs. I'd describe myself as a kid in a adult body with a head full of stories. I love stories, reading them and making them up. I was happy to write stories as a hobby and as part of my work. With The Song of the Seraphim, my first novel, I decided to publish it and the response has encouraged me to continue the story, so I am currently writing the sequel. I am also writing a young children's picture book. The process of creating a story can be long and hard but extremely rewarding. The Song of the Seraphim was aimed at 9-14s but younger children and many adults have enjoyed it. I think that books should appeal to all ages and it's okay to read kid's books if you're an adult, so I don't like sticking an age tag on my book - if you can read it - then do so!

 

Find out more at www.andrewgeorgehill.blogspot.co.uk

Caroline Johnston

 

I can remember the exact day when my love of writing started, not the date, but the day. I was in primary 3 at school (age 7), and our teacher was checking over our Monday morning diary updates.  She expressed deep frustration at how little we were all writing, and encouraged us all to write more.  And so my school writing went from sentences to pages. I'm not sure how frustrated my teachers got with the length of my fiction assessments, but I know it annoyed several classmates!

 

Fast forward a good many years and finally my debut novel has been self published. What If? is aimed at 11-14 year olds.  I'm currently working on a short children's book, and my first adventure into adult fiction.

 

Find out more at www.carolinejohnston.co.uk

Wendy H Jones

 

Wendy H. Jones grew up in the beautiful Scottish City of Dundee, Scotland. In a home full of books and with family who read extensively she developed a passion for reading early in life. Having read all the books in the local library by the age of ten, she entered into a spirited discussion with a librarian as to why she should be provided with an adult library card. Showing steely will, and determination, she won her battle and moved on to reading adult crime novels.

True to her adventurous side she joined the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training after leaving School. After six years in the Navy she joined the Army where she served for a further 17 years. This took her all over the world and fuelled her love for travel and visiting exotic lands. Postings to Hong Kong and Israel allowed her to travel extensively in the Far and Middle East.

 

Find out more at www.wendyhjones.com

Carol Purves

 

It is said that everyone has a book in them.  To date Carol Purves has discharged four of her internal books.  Her main genre is Christian biographies.  What could be better;  most people are interested in people.  We like to know how they tick (or in these cases how they ‘ticked’), their successes are ours and their failings show our perceived superior wisdom.

Carol is a freelance writer, former teacher, secretary and member and former committee member of the Association of Christian Writers, (an orginazation which did most to set her on the path of being a writer.)  Living only 9 miles from the Scottish Border it was inevitable that she should join the Fellowship of Scottish Christian Writers, (though being a Sassenach she is in the minority in her membership).

 

Find out more at www.carolpurves.co.uk

 

Renita Boyle

 

Renita Boyle has been described as ‘a remarkable storyteller – a powerball of imagination and inventiveness, who can keep young audiences spellbound and older listeners thinking.’ ~Norman Stone 1A Productions

Her repertoire includes stories that are rowdy and reflective, traditional and tall. She is particularly fond of moral tales and faith stories – personal and spiritual development. She is accredited in Godly Play and loves Messy Church. Her published titles include Parable Fun for Little Ones, Parachute Fun for Everyone and My Storytime Bible.

 

Find out more at www.renitaboyle.com

 

Harry Hunter

 

Harry Hunter is the pen name of a retired academic who lives on the Ayrshire coast.

Harry and his wife are members of West Kilbride Parish Church where, among other things, they play guitar in the praise band.

Apart from being a keen classical guitarist, Harry enjoys hill walking and all things Spanish.

His first book, Taking The High Road, is a series of linked short stories about a lay reader who finds himself regularly embroiled in situations which combine his ministry with his ‘day job’. Harry’s second book is a short collection of acrostics on spiritual themes. He is currently working on his first novel.

Find out more at https://harryhunteronline.com/

 

LESLEY CRAWFORD

 

I live in Scotland and work as a youth worker.  In my spare time I love music. I originally trained as a musician and still enjoy playing with various bands and orchestras.  

I also enjoy reading, writing, going to the theatre (especially musicals), walking in the country or by the sea and spending time with friends.

I’ve been blogging here since August 2015 and I’m enjoying the journey so far.

Life in the Spacious Place refers to a verse in the Bible- Psalm 18:19: He led me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delights in me-  and this blog is about exploring this spacious place and sharing what God is teaching me.

I write on various topics connected with God and faith.  I love to explore questions of faith, dig deeper into the Bible, share book reviews and, above all, encourage people that, whatever their circumstances, there is always hope to be found in God.

Thanks for joining me and I look forward to exploring the spacious place together!

Click Lesley's picture for a link to the blog.

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