Gordon Adams is a marketing consultant living in Buckinghamshire. He is the author of two non-fiction books on career change, both originally published by Infinite Ideas: Overcoming Redundancy (first published 2009) and The Great Mid-Life Career Switch (2010). The second edition of Overcoming Redundancy was published in 2015 by New Generation Publishing.
Northants Writers’ Ink’s anthology While Glancing out of a Window, published by New Generation Publishing in 2016, contains four short stories by Gordon and represent his first published works of fiction.
Pat Aitcheson has always been in love with words. Her writing life was greatly enlivened by joining Northants Writers’ Ink in 2015. She finds group meetings encouraging and supportive, and motivate her to write regularly. Her reading and writing tastes are similar: science fiction, fantasy and contemporary. Her sci-fi novel Looking for Heaven was long-listed for the 2016 Bath Novel Award. She now seeks an agent to represent her while she works on the sequel. She has also completed a fantasy novella Heart of Fire as well as numerous short stories and poems.
At her blog 2squarewriting.com, she posts weekly thoughts on writing, as well as occasional shorter pieces. She fits her writing around her family, garden and a busy full-time job.
Tess Beaumont is a solicitor and mediator and an avid scuba diver living in Northamptonshire (although diving in warmer climes). She has escaped the London rat race for a quieter, more relaxed lifestyle. These days, when she is not busy being a legal eagle, she is kept on her toes by her three boys – her husband, teenage stepson and excitable Labrador – and her step-daughter, and keeps herself out of trouble with regular yoga, meditation, mindfulness, tennis and sewing.
She is new to the creative writing world, although she has always been passionate about reading and writing, and the budding writer in her has been dying to come out since she was a child. She is never without a journal and can regularly be seen jotting down thoughts and ideas for her next story. She joined the group keen to meet with, and to seek inspiration and tips from, other fellow writers and to learn more about the various styles of writing. Her first ever story was recently shortlisted for a Fiction Factory short story competition and she hopes to become a published author.
Deborah Bromley writes fiction with a paranormal twist. As a past life and life-between-lives therapist she has a working relationship with the world of spirit. She wants to bring more readers to this genre by making it accessible and interesting.
She is never without a stack of books by her bedside. Her tastes range from police procedurals to romance via thrillers and post-vampire apocalypse dystopian sagas. Her two books, The Channelling Group and The Walk-In are available in paperback and Kindle format from Amazon. She contributed a story to Memories of the Afterlife, edited by Dr Michael Newton, pioneering author of Journey of Souls.
Beth has lived in the South Pacific for 35 years where she taught creative writing. She has now retired to Wellingborough in the UK with her husband and a house full of books. She publishes poetry, short stories, and novels. When Beth is not writing she enjoys walking, reading, gardening, and sailing the seas on merchant ships.
Nick is a Welshman, living in exile in Northamptonshire. As a boy he ran away to sea but, naturally, embarking from South Wales, ended up in Newcastle. From there he tried to join the circus as a medium, but was forced to leave when he got too large. His brief career as an international dope dealer foundered when idiots became freely available on social media. His favourite quality is curiosity, which prevents him from owning cats.
He has a number of short stories published in books and anthologies (available through Amazon and Lulu) and in online publications.
Jason McClean is married with two fantastic children that fill up his days with more happiness than he ever thought possible. Name checks for Gaelen and Ariane, not to mention his much loved wife, Lyn. Jason enjoys mountain biking in his spare time and the older he gets the bigger the jumps he is completing. He enjoys riding on the roads as well. With a background in motorcycle journalism (Chief Reporter at Motorcycle News and Editor of Inside Line, the Motorcycle Trade Magazine), Jason wrote the biography of his friend and triple British Superbike Champion John Reynolds, published by Haynes in 2008.
Jason is currently writing short stories and building up his voice and writing style for fiction novels. He reads a lot and enjoys thrillers, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and young adult genres. He likes cinema (a brief spell as a cinema critic when training as a journalist was one of the best jobs in the world), travelling, theatre, eating out, property investing and meeting interesting new people.
Michael J Richards
Michael is founder Chair of Northants Writers’ Ink. In 2015, he edited Northants Writers’ Ink first anthology Tales of the Scorpion and in 2016, its second, While Glancing out of a Window. Both are available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle versions) and other good bookselling websites.
He is also Chair of Northampton Literature Group and leads its Writing Circle. He is a Deputy Chair of Northampton Writing Group, a member of Northants Authors and a judge for the H E Bates Short Story Competition.
In 2014, he published Afterwards Our Buildings Shape Us, a comic horror novella, also available. In 2015, he wrote and directed The Isolated Essence of a Subject, a twenty-minute film. In 2017, he published Bodies for Sale!, a collection of twenty weird tales, and Frank Spencer: His Life, Times and Crimes, the true life story of a career criminal. Both are available from all good online booksellers.
Allan Shipham is a founder member and former Treasurer of Northants' Writers Ink. New to writing as a hobby, he uses the support from the group to develop his skills, exploring new ideas and undertake challenges set by the other members of the group. When Tales of the Scorpion was published, Allan developed a single short story he had already written. In the second anthology he shares a wide scope of his work for your enjoyment.
Chris is an IT analyst and programmer, based in Wellingborough. He is married to the long - suffering Karen and has three grown children and two growing grand-children.
With an educational background in maths and computing, he has always had a keen interest in both reading and watching science fiction. Writing was a later development and science fiction the natural destination. Northants Writers' Ink has been a great help both in developing his skills and broadening the genres that he's willing to tackle.