Some writers remain members for many years. Others join for a while and then leave because they’ve moved away, finished their book or are no longer free on Thursday evenings. Here are some of our current and former members. You can find out about their books and other writing on their websites.
Lucy writes women’s fiction and young adult fiction. She has published her contorversial novel Swaying and is currently working on her young adult trilogy.
Phyllis wrote historical fiction. Her first self-published novel, Cry for me Argentina, was inspired by a true story. She also wrote a collection of short stories and two dog books about, a rare breed, the Field Spaniel. Sadly Phyllis died in 2012, but her writing lives on.
Mary writes woman’s fiction, usually stories about a woman at a significant point in her life. To date she has self published two novels and two books of short stories.
Fran Heath is the author of coming-of-age novel, Pencil Lead, and author/illustrator of her picture book, How We Choose to Play.
Eve is a published poet and a member of the Poetry Society. She is happy to engage with anyone wanting to write poetry and willing to offer advice and support.
Diana is the author of more than 40 books for children as well as several for adults and some scripts. She specialises in pony books and has also written a book about plotting.
A lifelong professional mariner, Graham writes mainly about sailing, together with some political comment. He has had articles published in the international yachting press and has an e-book on Amazon, All I ask is a tall ship. This covers the design, self build, and circumnavigation of his yacht, Global Surveyor. His website has videos about this and other nautical miscellany.
Anne is a novelist and an artist.
Glenys is the Club Secretary, so sends out all the newsletters. She prefers to write short stories on a wide variety of topics and was lucky enough to win a competition recently. She is currently getting to grips with a children’s picture book and hopes to complete a medieval play at some point.
Mari is a former short story writer turned travel writer for national magazines and newspapers. She now writes mainly for web magazines and blogs about travel and related subjects, posting both text and photographs.
Felicity Fair Thompson
Felicity is a novelist, screenwriter and film maker, writing and producing fourteen documentary films, and an EU funded community play. She teaches Creative Writing and her published writing includes two children’s stories, scenic travel features, theatre reviews, award winning poetry, personality profiles, and three novels.
Yvonne is the author of a number of articles about the current state of education published online by the Times Educational Supplement and in The English Association’s journal. She has written several novels in genres from gothic family saga to comedy and is now writing radio plays.
Jude is a musician/recording artist with 20 critically acclaimed albums; songs licensed to TV shows (Baywatch); and his music has featured in films and on radio around the world. Recently turning his creative attention to prose, he is the author of 4 books.
Julie joined Wight Writers in 2016 after retiring from academia, where she published extensively in her field. In 2021, Beachy Books published her first book of creative nonfiction, Travel Mementos. She is now working on a second collection of travel stories and a humorous tale about living with a cat.