Clare Dwyer ‘Murmurations’
Clare Dwyer lives with her husband in South-East Cornwall and is an active member of Liskeard Poets. Her debut collection If Wishes Were Horses (2019) is published by Scryfa. She was also a runner-up in an environmental poetry competition run by The Literary Platform. Clare recently graduated from Plymouth University with an M.A in Creative Writing. She has three children and a gaggle of grandchildren whom she considers her greatest achievement.
Scott Jones – ‘Jack and the Time Machine’
Scott Jones grew up in Camborne, Cornwall and joined the Royal Navy in 1991. After serving for twenty-two years, he opened his own gym, which he still runs today. He’s only recently begun a writing career, often using Cornwall as his inspiration, including his next novel, The Lost Pirates of Prussia Cove, about a group of children sent back to 1708 to battle Captain Blackbeard.
Robin Falvey – ‘Fulmar’
Originally from Brixham in Devon, Robin Falvey joined Dawlish Warren Lifesaving Club, qualifying as a beach lifeguard, and later becoming a lifeguard instructor and club captain. In 2007, he left for New Zealand, where he worked as a deckhand aboard the tall ship Soren Larsen. Returning to the UK, Robin studied for a Master’s degree at Falmouth University and is now a freelance writer. Fulmar is his first novel and was runner-up in the 2015 Bath Novel Award.
Polly Roberts – ‘Together We Evolve’
Polly was awarded Arts Council funding to release her first title, a travel memoir called Social or Solitary (2014) and her debut poetry collection, Grieving with the Animals (2019) was published by Dempsey and Windle. She runs workshops for organisations and charities across Cornwall, specialising in nature writing and writing for wellbeing.
Kath Morgan – ‘The Bycatch Principle’
Following a teaching career at home and abroad, Kath settled in Cornwall and studied for an M.A in Professional Writing at Falmouth University. She then turned her hand to teaching creative writing to adults, and in 2014, co-founded The Writing Retreat. She lives near Falmouth with her dog, Becks, and offers writing courses and editing services both in person and online. The Bycatch Principle is her debut novel and uses Cornwall as a backdrop for many of its scenes.