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Rising Writers

Caroline Hulse

C aroline spends most of her days writing, having fulfilled her dream of having a job she could do in pyjamas. She also works in Human Resources sometimes. She is openly competitive and loves playing board and card games. She can often be found in casino poker rooms, and wishes other people would want to play C luedo for money. She lives with her husband in Manchester where the two are captive to the whims of a small, controlling dog.

Charlotte Duckworth

Charlotte Duckworth is a graduate of the Faber Academy's acclaimed six-month 'Writing a Novel' course. She studied Classics at Leeds University and then completed a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism. For the past 15 years she has worked as an interiors and lifestyle journalist, writing for a wide range of consumer magazines and websites. In 2011, she completed a postgraduate diploma in Screenwriting from London College of Communication. She lives in Surrey with her partner and two-year-old daughter.

The Rival

Charlotte Duckworth



Eva Meijer

Eva Meijer (Hoorn, 1980) is a Dutch author, artist, singersongwriter and philosopher. Her novels Het schuwste dier (2011, The Shyest Creature) and Dagpauwoog (2013, Adventures in Animal Activism) received great critical acclaim, as did Dierentalen (2016, Animal Languages), her non-fiction study on animal communication.

Bird Cottage

Eva Meijer



Marianne Power

Marianne Power is a writer and freelance journalist who lives in London. She writes regularly for the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, Red, Grazia and You magazine. Career highs include reporting from the largest Mexican wave made up of ginger people in the world and getting lessons in seduction from Dita Von Teese in her suite at Claridges. Marianne's book has been bought by publishers in twenty-six countries and is currently being optioned for television.