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About Rebecca Burns

Rebecca Burns - writer of short stories.

Debut collection, "Catching the Barramundi", published by Odyssey Books in 2012 and longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Award in 2013. Rebecca was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2011 and profiled as part of the University of Leicester's "Grassroutes" project, which is funded by the Arts Council and showcases the 50 best transcultural writers in Leicestershire.

Read a sample and download "Catching the Barramundi" at Amazon.

To read more of Rebecca's work, visit her web site found on the link below.

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About Janet Scrivens

Grandma Janet has written mainly for her Grandchildren, but is now on the last leg of her first novel.

The story is based on her own Grandmother, so the ambience of the tale is already established. Researching the book has been an adventure in itself, scouring three different addresses throughout Janet's native Leicestershire and Rutland in the UK. A great opportunity to unearth hidden secrets of history.

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About Linda Abrahams

An avid reader since early childhood, it was natural for Linda to study English at university. Since retiring from work she has been able to return to her first love, literature, and is involved in the early stages of judging the short stories submitted to the Grace Dieu Writers’ Circle Short Story Competition.

One day, she may even be brave enough to write something of her own!

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Words From The Word….


About Mark At The Word...

Once upon a time, when Mark was 8, he was asked to read a story he'd written about robots destroying the world to the whole school. He read that story, everyone laughed in the right places and a writer was born.

When not writing Mark reads to escape the many frustrations that life has created for him.

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About Tony At The Word...

In addition to my own reading and writing activities, I am passionate about promoting both.

I hope that through “The Word Runs Through It” we can encourage reading and writing and a connection between people.

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About Gina At The Word...

Gina – a wanderer who loves to explore the various aspects of life through reading - travelling - new and old ways of doing things and the benefits of both.

Perpetually curious about the art of storytelling, she hopes that readers and writers can come together through “The Word Runs Through It” to enhance their experience of “the book” and all its facets.

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