Authors Near Lowdham
The local area is packed full of authors, it seems!
Elizabeth Baguley was born in Nottinghamshire and has worked here as a teacher at both primary and secondary levels for many years. She began writing when her children were small and her picture books have been published by OUP, Little Tiger Press and others. Elizabeth’s books for Little Tiger Press include Meggie Moon, which won the Swiss Labelle Prize 2008 and A Long Way From Home, which was shortlisted for the UKLA Children’s Book Award in the Picture Book category.
Cathy Bramley is now a full-time writer of light-hearted romantic fiction, but spent eighteen years running her own marketing agency. Her first book, Conditional Love, was self published, but in 2014, Cathy caught the attention of Transworld Publishers and she has just published her ninth novel, A Vintage Summer.
Alison Chippindale from Burton Joyce started writing again after the death of her husband, 28 years after her last poem! In the late 80s she had a prolific if brief outpouring, and was published by Yer Own Stuff Press as part of the Scarlet Women series, One Woman’s Voice. During 2018, Alison created her second collection, Mug without a Handle, Life after Loss of a Long-term Partner, One Woman’s Experience, made a website and gave a reading as part of Nottinghamshire’s Inspire Poetry Festival.
Wilf Morgan is a Nottingham lad who is proving to be one of the top new writing talents on Nottingham’s literary scene. He is the founder of the publishing label 88Tales Press and author of The Cotton Keeper, Lost Angels and The Assassin’s Wedding. He also writes The Arilon Chronicles, a fantasy series for younger readers, the opening novel being Arthur Ness and the Secret of Waterwhistle.
Michael R.D. Smith was once a schoolteacher, but is now a lawyer and novelist, living in Southwell. His first novel, The Deed Room, is both a legal thriller and a love story.
Colin lives in Bleasby and has travelled extensively in the Himalaya. His book Wisdom of the Mountains is a comprehensive guide to the evolution, practise and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Other Nottinghamshire Authors
We are very lucky in Nottinghamshire to have a thriving contemporary literary scene, as well as a fine heritage that includes authors such as DH Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe.
These are just some of our local authors – click on the blue names to link to their websites.