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JOHN WALTON  FWC member John Walton's is a steampunk writer. His short story, "The Justin Thyme Escape Capsule," was included in an anthology titled "Of Airships and Automatons: Tales of Steam and Science" published by Witty Bard Publishing (http://www.wittybardpublishing.com )

John is also a radio broadcaster.

BRENDA BANNISTER  FWC member and Frome Festival Short Story Competition organiser Brenda Bannister is a founder member of the Frome Writers' Collective. She started writing regularly when she retired to Frome and began attending classes by Alison Clink, Jill Harris and Jane Elmor. She won second prize in the Wells Literary Festival short story contest in 2012 and has had a number of stories published.

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TIM LUTHER has written London, Luck and Love as a Kindle e-book under the name of Tim Addams. You can find Tim's book HERE  Tim is a presenter on Frome FM

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FWC member Jean Lowe has published her very useful ‘A Survivor’s Practical Travel Guide to Parish Councils’ as both a paperback and an e-book.

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Alison Clink's is a writing tutor and has had several short stories published. Her memoir,

The Man Who Didn't Go To Newcastle, is available from Troubador publishers.  


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FWC writer Colin Coles has published two books, ' Atlantic Hijack' adn 'Dancing on the Beach'.

Colin is also a poet and has published a number of his poems.

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David has published a self-help writing book and two detective novels based in Bath.


Joffre writes and publishes children's books. Look out for his Frog series.


Rosie is a poet and writing tutor who has just published her second poetry book, 'The Light Box'.

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NIKKI COPLESTON  Nikki is a trustee of Frome Writers' Collective, a member of the Frome Small Publishers' Fair group and a member of West of England Authors group. She is due to bring out her crime detective novel The Shame of Innocence' as the first book under the banner of Silver Crow Books this November.

Read her blog at at nikkicopleston.com.  

Crysse has published two novels (with Hodder & Stoughton) and a large number of short stories, some also broadcast on BBC R4. She has an interest in stage drama, currently reviewing for Plays International and having had several shorts and two full-length plays produced in Bristol and elsewhere. Crysse’s collection of poetry ‘Crumbs in a Spinning World’ was published by Burning Eye Books in Nov 2016 and she runs the  Poetry Cafe in Frome. She has also published 6 education books (with MacDonald Education) and 2 computer games, contributed a column on writing style to Writing Magazine for many years, and still leads writing workshops and courses in the UK and abroad.

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Wendy Worley has been an enthusiastic reviewer of children’s books for the School Librarian journal since 2005. It was meeting many award winning authors through literary events she organised for the schools where she worked as the librarian that inspired her to begin writing.

Always keen to improve and learn new skills, as a school librarian, studying a new language – Russian, composition and technical tips for photography or learning how to craft a novel, Wendy has been an advocate for network groups such as the Frome Writers Collective.

Her first novel is based on family letters and photos from the First World War when her grandfather befriended a German soldier. The true story is shrouded in mystery which has allowed her to fictionalise his experience and weave this with a story of a teenager’s struggle against bullying on a school battlefield’s trip. Both heroes find courage through friendship and family stories of bravery.

Facebook link: https:// https://www.facebook.com/wendyworleyauthor/

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