Jim Shields

Jim Shields

About Jim Shields Jim Shields, formerly Emeritus Professor of Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Ulster, retired from his academic career in 2004. A passionate supporter of the arts he was a relative latecomer to creative writing, but once started he has...
James Francis

James Francis

About James Francis James Francis was born in the Midwest, U.S.A in the early 1950’s. Raised among 8 brothers and sisters, with a Catholic upbringing. In the early 1970’s he felt blessed with several very personal spiritual experiences that briefly took him beyond...
Wanda Penalver Bevan

Wanda Penalver Bevan

About Wanda Penalver Bevan Wanda Penalver Bevan was born in Ithaca, New York. As early as elementary school, she was always involved in activities that had a focus on writing; from winning the “Very Best Writing” award for penmanship in the first grade, to editor of...
Tricia Trevaskis

Tricia Trevaskis

About Tricia Trevaskis Tricia Trevaskis was born into a family of six girls in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. After gaining her teaching qualifications at Geelong Teacher’s College, she worked as a primary school teacher while continuing to study for her Bachelor of...
David Jefford Ward

David Jefford Ward

About David Jefford Ward Due to his father’s military career, Dave Ward attended eight different schools, including one in Addis Ababa, and two in Egypt. All this rather confused him, although he did learn a few words of Amharic and Arabic. It took him until he was...
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