We are a team of post-graduate writers who meet fortnightly enabling constructive, critical evaluation of written work in preparation for publication.
Stephen has a BA Hons degree in Art and Design from Suffolk College and currently works as Senior Web Designer at Loughborough University, he is also the co-owner of games company Salty Dog Digital. He has however been a keen writer and story teller since he was old enough to write. With an odd and sometimes surreal sense of humour, he enjoys writing stories of most genres and styles. He has three novels on the go at present and is a member of two writing groups - Bell’s Shower and of course Ruler’s Wit. www.ash28.co.uk
Karen gained her PhD in English, Creative Writing at Loughborough University, where she also gained her M.A. in English, Creative Writing. She has taught on the M.A. Creative Writing course and on the third-year undergraduate Publishing module. She has written introductions and chapters for three books, published by Igloo, (Comfort Food, Chocolate and Harold Shipman) and has written The Advent Calendar Recipe Book, and Your UCAS Application: a step-by-step guide. Published magazine articles include: Your Cat, The Racing Pigeon and the magazine of the Leicestershire and Rutland Western Front Association, The Tiger. Karen has an author page on Amazon and she is also a member of Leicester Writers’ Club. She writes two blogs: www.Battlefieldsandbeyond.com www.FancyPansCafe.com
Melinda gained her in M.A. in English – Creative Writing at Loughborough University. She has a B.A. in Education from the Open University and a Cert. Ed. from Brighton. Having taught people aged two to sixty in a variety of settings, Melinda retired from the University of Leicester. She teaches English part time at a nearby F.E. College and is also a trustee of her local Community Library. Melinda has edited and contributed chapters to books on Education for Sage and Learning Matters (under Min Wilkie) including Supporting Learning in Primary Schools and Doing Action Research. She has self-published Fictonalising Iraq in British and American Literature (Children’s and Y.A.) and is working on two stories for Y.A readers. Melinda has a profile on www.cutalongstory. Her creative writing often reflects her interest in Life Writing and Time Slip stories.
Alison Mott is a freelance writer and writing coach. She’s had a broad spread of work published including Writing for Children (e-Careers), The Makings of a Market Town (LU Arts), Rama and Sita: a Story of Diwali (Timepiece Press) and articles and posts for Loughborough History and Heritage Network, which she co-founded in 2014. Alison’s interests include life writing, writing for children and historical fiction. She earned an MA in Creative Writing from Loughborough University in 2011 and was mentored by Young Adult novelist Maxine Linnell under a Writing East Midlands scheme in 2012. www.alisonmott.com https://www.e-careers.com/hobbies-interests/writing-publishing/learn-to-write-amazing-childrens-books http://www.arts.lboro.ac.uk/radar/news/the_makings_of_a_market_town/ http://www.lboro-history-heritage.org.uk/
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Kay has worked at Loughborough University for a number of years as a qualified Graphic Designer and Technical Illustrator. She previously completed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Creative Writing which encouraged her love of writing and she is now studying for her MA in Creative Writing with Loughborough University. Kay joined Ruler’s Wit in early 2016, her short stories appear in Summer Tales, Autumn Tales and Winter Tales. She is married with twin daughters who are both studying at universities in Sweden and America as part of exchange programmes from Durham University and the University of St Andrews.
Donna Shepherd gained her B.A. in English as a mature student at Loughborough University and has recently completed her M.A. in English, also at Loughborough. Donna lives in North Warwickshire with her husband, daughter and three rescue cats. She is a puppy-walker for the guide dogs and is currently kept busy by Milo, her latest ‘student’. A frequent character of Donna’s stories is Tom the cat who in reality died two years ago, and is missed every day.