Meet The Mates


"Do You Know Any Other Writers?"


Well, a few...


I'm often asked, in schools, if I know any other writers.

       Since joining The Scattered Authors' Society, I've met many other writers, and count them as good friends.  Follow the links to meet some of them.
       And now you can see them - and me - on YouTube! SAS members read the shaggiest dog story ever, made up from bits of their books. Click on the link to see it - SAS on YouTube


 

           Ian Billlings - writer, panto-star, children's stand-up comic.  

                      Buzz over to his site and rummage in his chuckle-bag.


 

David Calcutt - playwrite and story teller, author of Crowboy and Shadowbringer.


 

Anne Cassidy -

         revered founder of the SAS, and award winning writer of thrillers.  I suspect her of having been a gangster's moll.


Linda Chapman

        author of hugely popular series, such as My Secret Unicorn, Sky Horses and Skating School.


 

Penny Dolan - the self-confessed world's slowest swimmer, and owner of two untidy desks and one bad cat.

                    And author of the wonderful 'A Boy Called Mouse'.


Jane Eagland, author of Wildthorn - 

           who couldn't decide whether to be a percussionist, an English teacher,

a lorry-driver or a nun.                      


 

                           Ann Evans - lover of boa-constrictors!



 Adele Geras, author of the acclaimed Ithaka and Dido.


 

Nick Green, author of Cat Kin, is naturally reclusive.  He is rarely seen in public, even when he is in fact there.

                                The photo may or may not be of him.



Dennis Hamley, had a long career as a writer, and began blogging and self-publishing in his 70s.



Meg Harper, 

Radio star who runs a Youth Theatre, fuelled on tea and biscuits.



    Alan Hess - linguist, computer expert, musician and now, teacher.  My cousin, too.



Mary Hoffman, lover of Italy and cats, and author of the best-selling Stravaganza novels.

          Her blog is the excellent 'book maven'.



Sandra Horn is the creator of Tatty Bogle, and lives in Southampton.



Cindy Jefferies - has sold books and antiques and, I'm sure I've heard, kept sheep who wore wellies and overcoats!


 

Elizabeth Kay, writer of the 'Divide' series, animal lover and traveller.

       She once appeared on 'Pets Win Prizes' with her pet stick insects!


 

 

Karen King - was born and bred in good old Brum, but spent many years living in Cornwall.  She started her career on the 'Jackie' magazine, and has been an agony aunt!  So, a good person to go to with problems...



Katherine Langrish, knows a lot about trolls, and has sailed in a Viking ship.

         Her wonderful blog 'Seven Miles of Steel Thistles' is a must for any lover of folklore and fairytales.


Blood-sucking kelpies, time travel, gargoyles, Vikings - Joan Lennon has written about them all!

     I once spent a day in Edinburgh Museum with her, viewing the Lewis Chessmen.



Paeony Lewis has the hardest name to spell in the SAS.

 

          As a child, she thought writing was so hard, it would make her brain explode, yet she's written loads.


Michelle Lovric is a wonderful writer, and loves cats and Italy, especially Venice.

           When my cat died, Michelle lit a candle for him to Doge Morosini, who loved cats!



    Linda Newbery is a highly acclaimed author of books for teenagers and younger children.



Helena Pielichaty - Captain of Girls' FC, writer of the After-Schools Club, and a very funny lady.



          Sue Purkiss was born in God's own country, with six fingers on each hand, which possibly makes her a witch.



Leila Rasheed 

It's hard to pin Leila down, as she's always in some other country. But it's worth trying, as she's always funny and full of good ideas.



Celia Rees, writer of exciting Girls' Own Adventure stories - Witch Child, Sorceress, Pirates!, Sovay and The Fool's Girl.



Enid Richemont, a writer for children who once ran a business selling toys.


Katherine Roberts, horsewoman, mathematician, ex-computer programmer, and ebook-buddy.  (And Druid, judging from this photo).

         The only person I know who has a close friendship with a unicorn.

         Also, the only unicorn I know of who has his own blog - The Reclusive Muse.



Malcolm Rose, another revered founder of the SAS, Sci-Fi writer and terrific public speaker.


Linda Strachan - half-Scottish, half Italian and an excellent writer.

             She met up with Joan and me for the day out in Edinburgh and the chessmen viewing



Ann Turnbull - owner of Harley the cat, but has written some books too.



Leslie Wilson - author of the wonderful 'Saving Rafael' as well as many other terrific books