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Rising Writers

December 2023

Solange Burrell

Solange Burrell grew up in Bristol and then moved to London to study her BA Honours in journalism at university, having always enjoyed writing. She has worked in HR, as a building surveyor and a local journalist, as well as various bar jobs, in call centres and customer service roles. She currently lives in Canada, Niagara, with her husband and enjoys running, drawing, and learning to play the acoustic guitar. Whilst writing her debut novel, Yeseni and the Daughter of Peace, Solange said she felt like the most authentic version of herself that she’s been since Secondary School English Literature class.

Helen Hawkins

Helen Hawkins is a writer, editor and English teacher. Her first novel was shortlisted for Penguin’s Christmas Love Story Competition and highly commended in last year’s I Am In Print Romance Competition. When she is not writing, Helen can be found editing, singing and dancing with her local operatic society in Oxfordshire.



Sun of Blood and Ruin

Mariely Lares