Meet the Team

Amber: Amber has always had a passion for writing since she was in primary school, where she got first ever poem ‘The funky monkey’ published in an actual poetry book. These days she loves writing short stories (mainly of the Fantasy genre) and hopes to fulfil her dream of writing her first ever novel someday.

Andrew: Andrew is a nonfiction writer with a background in the Life Sciences. He has worked as an editor for the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) and has a passion for science communication. His writing seeks to inform the reader, whilst engaging them in subjects that naturally provoke deeper discussion.

Biju: Biju is an ex-banker and a content strategist with a leading production house in India. He is also a published author. His debut book ‘Shadows Lie’ has been selected for an OTT series adaptation. His second book will be published in the fall of 2023, by India’s leading publishing house – Rupa Publications. His writings explore characters and places that collaborate to create their own flawed languages, unsure conflicts and incomplete joys.

Claire: Claire was taught the word “summarise” at age five because she liked to tell stories that went on for longer than necessary. She now tells stories through the written word, not the spoken, and is still perfecting her conciseness. An aspiring novelist, Claire draws creative inspiration from attending theatrical productions, frequenting bookstores and cafes, and imagining backstories for passersby. She is a contributing television critic for The Young Folks, an online pop culture publication.

Emily: Emily Duff is a full-time mother with a creative passion for writing stories that reflect the diverse environment of both her home and her city. She self-published ‘Azzy’s Adventures’, a children’s book series featuring a mixed heritage protagonist during Lockdown, and continues to write stories about her son and his adventures for future generations to enjoy. Aside from writing and loving her son, Emily has an obsessive collection of shoes, and can often be found in the kitchen cooking or baking away. 

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Gabriel: Born and raised in Oakland, California, Gabriel Clark-Clough attended undergraduate at Tulane University in New Orleans. Originally majoring in architecture, he switched to music, and then to English. Through his experience in a variety of artistic mediums, Gabriel developed a passion for the playful, and his writing seeks to balance important contemporary issues with an aspect of fun.

Isaac: Isaac is a fiction writer, interested in various genres but focusing primarily on fantasy and crime fiction. He has always been passionate about stories, whether that be through literature, film or television, and sees achieving an MA in Creative Writing as the next step in broadening and sharpening his writing skills. When not writing he enjoys reading (of course!), watching films and sports. Basketball and football being the two things he enjoys most, other than the creative process!

Kanika: Kanika is a user experience designer who loves to doodle and paint around the city. Writing has been a coping mechanism and her interest in spoken poetry has ended her up in few open mics. Being a designer she cant just help herself to stay away from her sketchbook which really helps her enhance her write ups with illustrations at times. She runs a blog on instagram under “profoundword” (little plugin). Science fiction interests her alot and music is her escape.

Karun: Karun is an aspiring writer who is obsessed with horror tales and absurd stories. He has been a connoisseur of horror stories ever since his first exposure to Courage the Cowardly Dog show at the age of 10. Having completed his undergraduate degree in literature, He has been writing short stories, flash fictions and poems. Some of his stories are dreamlike, disturbing and creepy, taking a lot of inspiration from Lovecraft, Junji Ito, Poe and Ligotti. He wishes to publish his own story collection in the near future.

Katie: Katie is a history graduate who has dabbled in a variety of book related jobs before deciding to pursue her lifelong love of writing. She writes mostly historical fiction because she believes that the past is full of stories waiting to be told. When she’s not writing illegible ideas in old notebooks, she can be found re-reading her favourite books, watching women’s football and hanging out with her tiny Yorkshire Terrier Finlay.

Lani: Lani likes to take chances and decided to try her luck at creative writing for her MA. Eclectic to the core, she enjoys learning new people, places, and personalities and hopes her writing will bring a little warmth, a splash of justice, and a whole lot of fun.

Lee: Since graduating with a degree in Film in 1997, Lee has been working in finance. Excel spreadsheets have failed to satisfy his creative needs therefore he has undertaken a part time MA in Creative Writing at Westminster. He hopes to finally write that novel. 

Mamta: She is someone who wants to bring out each emotion that a person can feel. When they are reading her work they connect to the characters, the words, the story and the melody of each line. Fictional writing interests her the most. Currently she is doing her Masters in Creative Writing to bring more professionalism in her writing style. She wants to be remembered as a legend in the writing industry even after she is gone.

MehakMehak loved making up scenarios or (and don’t tell anyone) 80 chapter novels in her head right before she would fall asleep. She is hoping that a Master’s degree would discipline her enough to write at least one of those novels. It would help if she was not spending most of her time on Zombie movies and South Korean dramas. When she is not doing either, she looks for table-tennis venues with the racket tucked in her backpack.

Nasnin: Nasnin is an aspiring poet, who very much enjoy the blossoming of her everyday impressions and thoughts into verses. As she gets deeply inspired by great characters, lines and plot structures, she can’t resist herself from retelling/twisting famous tales and literary personas with her own imaginative coloring. After seven years of teaching life, her passion for writing drifted her finally to pursue a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Westminster, in search of “fresh woods, and pastures new”.

Ruth: Ruth considers herself a Jill of all trade, mistress of none! With a journalism background, she is working at charting a career path in Copywriting and with some luck, publishing a bestselling non-fiction book in the near future. For the time being, she is fully committed to building a creative muscle; one word at a time.

If she isn’t on Google trying to find the meaning of very random words, she is probably engrossed in a Michael Robotham novel.

Sara: Sara is an aspiring fiction writer and poet. She completed her BA in English and is hoping her MA in creative writing will help her achieve those next steps in publishing her own work. All of her poetry work is heavily influenced by her life experiences but her fiction writing explores various themes, specialising in drama and screenwriting. 

 Sarah: Sarah likes cats and writing (and possibly writing about cats). She wants to write things that make people laugh and distract them from the worrying mess that is the world around them, and her dream is to write the next Crazy Rich Asians. She also has a crippling addiction to books and Netflix.

 Simeon: Simeon is a writer, illustrator and daydreamer. Since he loved drawing doodles & telling stories, he did his undergrad in Visual communication; which helped him to do those a little better.  He loves stories from any medium but is a little partial to ones in comics & animation. He hopes to continue drawing doodles and telling stories for the rest of his life. 

Vlad: Not sure what to read in the evening? How about some crazy Franz Kafka-inspired stories written in the best traditions of minimalism writing? If you’re hooked, congratulations, you’ve found the right person. Meet Vlad. Every Vlad’s story is an uncontrollable crazy journey with as unpredictable an ending as possible. Add here multiple inspirations which Vlad finds not only in literature and film, but also in painting, drawing, music and stand up comedy not even mentioning everything which surrounds him. He believes that the writing process and life have one thing in common – they both are an adventure, thanks to Jack Kerouac and Hunter Thompson. If you’re intrigued, please, look forward to his first published novel.

Yesha: Yesha is quirky, unpredictable, moody, but most of all, has her heart in the right place. Having had her experience in engineering, she decided to do something that would change the world’s dynamic, and so here she is…pursuing writing! She has always had too many “whys” in her head, through writing she yearns to question social milieus, and make life livable, not just survivable!