Walden Writers One is the first issue of Walden Writers' magazine
Saumya Balsari is the author of The Cambridge Curry Club, a novel based on her play ‘The Curry Club’ that had a rehearsed reading at the Soho Theatre London. A lifestyle and humour columnist for several years for leading Indian newspapers: The Times of India and the Hindustan Times UK Edition she is currently working on a second novel and a book of short stories.
Amy Corzine’s published works include The Secret Life of the Universe: The Quest for the Soul of Science; a graphic novel adaptation of Jane Eyre; a family travel guide with fairytales called Take the Kids: Ireland, and poems. She also writes fiction, scripts, poetry and non-fiction, and has reviewed and edited books and magazines, as she has Walden Writers One. www.amycorzine.350.com
Martyn Everett was formerly Local Studies Librarian in Saffron Walden, and has been the Secretary of the Saffron Walden Town Library Society for many years. His publications include The Buildings of Saffron Walden (with drawings by architect, Donald Stewart), Saffron Walden: A Pictorial History (with Howard Newman), and Saffron Walden and the English Civil War.
Carol Ann Frazer has been writing professionally for 20 years. She has had many short stories broadcast on both Radio 4 and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, and has been published in various national magazines including Yours magazine, Women’s Own, Women’s Weekly, The Daily Telegraph and Essex Homes and Gardens. Her novel Birds Flying Home was published two years ago and she has written a teenage novel. Carol Ann teaches creative writing.
Rik Gammack writes fantasy and science-fiction. He has had several short stories published and (under a pseudonym) one novel. He is currently working on a novel involving circuses, hot-air balloons and licentious burlesque. ‘Cheddar Gorging’ won the Cambridge Writers’ Short Story Competition 2008. www.gammack.co.uk
Barry Kaufmann-Wright developed an early interest in wildlife and nature, and on leaving school was lucky to work for five years with the late TV naturalist and author Gerald Durrell. He subsequently spent 32 years in the Essex Police, including 18 years as a Wildlife Crime Officer. In 2003 he won the prestigious WWF Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year award. Barry’s books include The Wildlife Man, Running Wild, Cassie and the newly published Jack of All Trades, a light-hearted look at policing. www.thewildlifeman.com
Clare Mulley is the author of The Woman Who Saved the Children: a biography of Eglantyne Jebb, which won the 2007 Daily Mail Biographer’s Club prize and is published in April 2009. Clare worked at Save the Children in the 1990s, and is now an author and the mother of three young daughters.
Lizzie Sanders has been closely involved with three books about Littlebury, notably Littlebury, a Parish History which she co-edited and to which she also contributed, and has had articles published the Saffron Walden Historical Journal. In her professional life she is an artist and illustrator. Recently her clients have included the BBC’s Countryside magazine and Mitchell Beazley.
Penny Speller writes children’s books and has published books for young children, stories in anthologies and a picture book. She has an MA in Writing for Children, is interested in the academic study of children’s literature and teaches creative writing workshops. Penny has written short stories, and about Lewis Carrol, Robert Louis Stevenson and war in children’s fiction.
Jane Wilson-Howarth’s writing all has a travel theme. Her first big trip was at the age of 22; her mother hoped that a trip to the Himalayan region might cure the itchy feet. It proved a taster not a cure and over a succession of further expeditions, Jane’s letters home evolved into published prose. She has contributed to Wanderlust magazine since issue one, and on occasion writes for The Independent. Her travel memoirs are Lemurs of the Lost World and A Glimpse of Eternal Snows and her travel health advice books are Bugs Bites & Bowels, How to Shit Around the World and Your Child Abroad. www.wilson-howarth.com
'Walden Writers' also includes:
Betty Morgan Bowen, Andrew Brown, Jeremy Collingwood, Jaqueline Cooper, David Corke, Ben Cowell, Jean Gumbrell, David Heathcote, Nina Jones, David Moloney, JoJo Moyes, Gordon Ridgewell, and Megan Ridgewell.