Leela Soma

Leela Soma

Leela Soma Leela Soma was born in Madras, now Chennai, in India and  lives in Scotland where she worked as a Principal Teacher in Glasgow. She won the Margaret Thomson Davis Trophy for the first 10,000 words of her first novel ‘Twice Born’, which was adjudicated by...
Jacqueline Smith

Jacqueline Smith

Jacqueline Smith Jacqueline Smith completed the HNC Creative Project at the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies in 2008, the Steps New Writers Course at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow in 2009 and the MLitt-Creative Writing at Glasgow University in 2012. She has had...
Carol McKay

Carol McKay

Carol McKay Carol McKay’s short fiction and poetry are widely published in literary magazines and anthologies. She was a finalist in the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition in 2002 and an extract from her unpublished novel Incunabulum Notebooks was...
William R Mitchell

William R Mitchell

William R Mitchell William R. Mitchell (Mitch) has worked as an engineer and seaman who has travelled the world extensively. Most of all, he is well known as a musician-cum-songwriter. Unfortunately, he had to give up this mode of life due to illness. To save himself...
Lucy Irvine

Lucy Irvine

Lucy Irvine Best known for her iconic best-seller, Castaway, about a year married to a stranger on an uninhabited tropical island, Irvine expressed an unconventional streak early by leaving school aged twelve. She also started travelling young, and people and scenes...