Sandra’s short stories, flash fiction and creative non-fiction have been published in a number of literary magazines, including AGNI, Word Riot, Fleetings, Sou’Wester, 100 Word Story, Per Contra, The Irish Times and others. Her work has received honourable mentions in Glimmer Train Press‘s competitions. She won Red Room‘s Scandalously Short Story Contest and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. In 2010 she was awarded a professional writer’s grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to work on her novel, a literary adventure set in war torn Sri Lanka. The novel won the 2011 J.G. Farrell Award for best novel-in-progress and in 2012 the Arts Council of Ireland awarded her a Literature Bursary to bring the work to final draft.
You will find links to some of her published work on her website www.sandrajensen.net, and a complete listing of publications and awards are on this page. She moderates Diving Deeper: A Writing Workshop and mentors writers via e-mail and skype.
Sandra juggles three passports – South African, UK and Canadian. If she had another life she’d probably come back as an animal rights activist and live in California or Australia. In the meantime she battles the elements in Ireland with her partner, David Crean, and makes sure her foundling cat, Rónán, receives more than his fare share of attention. Rónán uses the human toilet and loves to eat arugula.
Stephen is a writer and photographer. His flash fiction has been published in the Canberra Times and Headspring Press he has published photographs in Birds of Canberra Gardens and on a number of ornithological websites.
Born in Brighton England, Stephen now lives in Australia where he enjoys the climate, people and red wines. Before taking early retirement Stephen worked, lived and travelled extensively in Greece as a member of the Diplomatic Corps.
Leigh-Anne Fraser is a writer, photographer and artist living in Southern Ontario, Canada. Her work has been on display in the UK, Brazil, Hawaii, Toronto and London, Ontario. When she is not stomping around the countryside with her camera or wrangling a paintbrush, Leigh-Anne is a single mum of two and works full time for a local children’s charity