AUTHOR PROFILES 

from A - G


RANDALL G. ARNOLD
Texas-based writer, Randall was a prize-winner in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when he was awarded a 'Runner-up' place for his work 'Taste of the Broken Sea' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories. Randall writes speculative fiction mingling genres and twisting tropes.
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GRAHAM BUCKENHAM
Graham was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his  work 'All about Dorothy' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories. Having penned song lyrics, plays and screenplays – he is now working on a novel.xxxx
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GREG CHRISTIE
Fascinated to learn that Eric Knight penned the ‘Lassie’ stories he had seen on TV, Greg Christie was determined to write his life story. He set about it methodically, taking a degree in English, followed by an M.A. His researches led him to the Knight archive at Yale, where he spent three months as a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellow, then further west to New Mexico and California, where he met Eric’s grand-daughter Betsy. As he progressed with the book he wrote a number of articles and a BBC Radio documentary based on his findings. By 2014, Greg had lost his sight completely, was reliant on his guide-dog and ready to accept defeat. However, with the collaboration of a friend and fellow writer, and after a break of eight years, he finally managed to complete what amounted to a twenty-year project - Knight: Yorkshireman, Storyteller, Spy published June 2018
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PETER COLLINS 
Peter was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his  work 'A Taste for Thrills ' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories. He has recently turned to writing fiction - currently working on an mystery novel set at the end of WWI.
















JANE CONNOLLY
UK journalist, Jane was a prize-winner in the 2015 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when she was awarded a 'Runner-up' place for her work 'Old Tricks' - which was included in the anthology Last Call & other short stories.  An avid ghost-hunter, Jane says her ambition is to write the perfect ghost-story.







MICHAEL CONNOR
Writer and author, Michael has crafted a true crime biography - The Soho Don, a psychological thriller - The Cleansing, and a pacy crime fiction - May All Your Names Be Forgotten.  Hotel-school trained, Michael had a regular feature in the Caterer & Hotelkeeper for six years, and his crime and travel pieces have been included in national newspapers, glossy supplements and monthly magazines. Michael is a member of English PEN which promotes free speech, human rights and a greater understanding through literature. 


KRISHAN COUPLAND
UK editor and UEA Creative Writing MA Alumni, Krishan was a prize-winner in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when he was awarded a 'Runner-up' place for his  work 'The Life of Dogbreath ' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories. He runs and edits Neon Literary Magazine, and he says is unduly pre-occupied with theme parks. His short-fiction can also be found in Ambit, Aesthetica and Litro magazines, and he has won the Manchester Fiction and Bare Fiction Prizes for his work.


AVIVA DALE MARTIN
Canadian writer, Aviva was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2016 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Manuela' which was included in the recently published anthology Journey through Uncertainty & other short stories
Aviva studied Creative Writing with Hugh MacLennan at McGill University, and later at the University of British Columbia.  In retirement now, Aviva has returned to extended and vigorous writing, with the aim to tell stories that are unique, provocative and authentic.


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CAROL FENLON
UK writer, Carol was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2015 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for her work 'Ghosts of Former Days' which was included in the anthology Last Call & other short stories. Carol sits on the editorial board of the Short Fiction in Theory and Practice journal and is an active member of Edge Hill University Narrative Research Group and Skelmersdale Writers' Group. She also won the 2007 Impress Novel Prize for her story of a feral child, Consider the Lilies.


JOHN FREW
John was a prize-winner in the 2016 Ouen Press Short Story Competition when he was award a 'Runner-up' place for his work 'Danny on the Beach' which was included in the recently published anthology Journey through Uncertainty & other short stories. Former UK government advisor and diplomat, John is currently working on his first book based on a walking pilgrimage in Myanmar.



STEPHEN GAGE 
Stephen was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2017 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his  work 'Impeccable Taste' - which was included in the anthology Tasting Notes & other short stories. Following a career in Business Consultancy and Professional Football, Stephen is now retired.  He enjoys the cinema, theatre, reading and writing – his influences are LeCarre, Len Deighton and Phillip Kerr.



ROBBIE GILMORE
Belfast based, sportsman and writer Robbie  was awarded a 'Commended' accolade in the 2016 Ouen Press Short Story Competition for his work 'Canoeing the Hudson' which was included in the recently published anthology Journey through Uncertainty & other short stories
Since graduating from Cambridge University, Robbie competes in the Olympic 49er sailing class, aiming to represent Ireland in the 2020 Olympic Games.