Laura grew up in Wales and now lives in a never-to-be chic area of Brighton. As well as mothering two ginger boys, she works as an editor for Cornerstones and in education. She has published short stories in magazines, digital media and anthologies. She has spoken at and facilitated creative writing workshops at the Spit Lit(erary) Festival, The Women’s Library at London Metropolitan University and at the Museum of London Docklands. Her current work-in-progress is a novel set against the backdrop of the 1984/85 miners’ strike. Find out more here: www.laura-wilkinson.co.uk Follow her on Twitter: @ScorpioScribble
Rachel Connor writes fiction, non-fiction and radio drama. A former lecturer in literature at the Universities of Glasgow and Salford, she is an editor for the literary consultancy Cornerstones and a creative writing teacher and facilitator. She also works for the Arvon Foundation at its Lumb Bank centre in Yorkshire. She writes regular features on past and contemporary women writers on her blog ‘Literary Sisters’, which can be found on her website at www.rachelconnorwri ter.com .