Meet the Team
Owner and publisher of B C Ing You, East Sussex, UK. Travel Writer, and Author of 8 books.
Wendy turned to writing, in 1989, when ill-health and poor vision forced her into medical retirement at the age of 38. Since then she has published 26 nonfiction books ,and one children’s activity book. She has had over 2000 articles published, on a variety of subjects, including: health, travel, history of medicine and the quirky side of life. Her work has appeared in magazines as diverse as The Lady, Funeral Service Journal, On the Road, 3rd Stone, Celtic Connections, Best of British, and Guiding.
Wendy has spent many years campaigning and writing on behalf of people affected by Stickler Syndrome, a progressive genetic connective tissue disorder from which she herself suffers. She founded the Stickler Syndrome Support Group and raises awareness of the condition amongst the medical profession, and produces the group’s literature. In conjunction with support groups in America and Canada, she also produced a DVD entitled Stickler Syndrome: Learning the Facts.
Wendy also talks and instructs on the craft of writing, and her latest book The A-Z of Curious is due to be launched in November 2017. Presently she is working on a biography about her mother’s who went blind in 1958. It won Wendy the Sir Harry Brittain Scholarship in 2006, and was judged by Victoria Glendinning, who is known for her biographies. Victoria said. ‘It is a miracle of memory, observation and tenderness, and manages at the same time to be extremely funny as well as touching and this is quite a difficult note to strike. It reminded me of Alan Bennett.
Trevor Weeks founded East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) in 1997 as a voluntary group, but has been undertaking wildlife rescue and conservation work since 1985 when he was just 13 years old. What started as a one-man-band has grown over the years to become an award winning community charity with over 130 volunteers, a veterinary hospital capable of taking up to 250 casualties at a time, and a fleet of 5 veterinary ambulances which responded to over 2800 incidents in 2016.
Motoring and travel journalist Gareth Butterfield has a passion for writing reviews. Whether it be a biscuit or a Bugatti, 34-year-old Gareth will happily test it out and write about it. His job as a reporter for a large regional newspaper group has brought him plenty of opportunities to hone his skills and to produce articles for many titles and websites, mainly covering the Midlands. Over the years, Gareth has driven some of the most advanced and impressive cars in the world. As well as a few of the really rubbish ones.
In addition to being a multi published feature writer, Ann Evans is an award winning author, currently with 30 books to her name. She writes for children, young adults, reluctant teen readers as well as writing romance and crime. Her latest book is a crime thriller entitled Kill or Die – and there are another two in the pipeline. Ann belongs to a number of writing societies, including The Society of Women Writers & Journalist (SWWJ), The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), The Romantic Novelists Association (RNA) and The Crime Writers Association (CWA).
Her website is: http://www.annevansbooks.co.uk Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/Ann-Evans-Books-146957850210/
Photographer Rob Tysall, teams up with writer Ann Evans when working on articles, together they are Words & Images UK. Rob followed in his father’s footsteps to become a photographer, and covers all aspects of photography from family portraits, corporate photography, weddings and of course magazine photography. His other passion is music, and alongside his photography work since being a teenager he has enjoyed a busy career in the music industry as a singer and percussionist. Visit his website at: http://www.tysallsphotography.org.uk Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/robert.tysall
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Describing my work through just one job title is difficult; because my professional life sees me wear a few hats: Food Historian, period cook, broadcaster, writer and consultant. I have a great passion for social and food history and in addition to researching food history and trends I have also acted as a consultant on domestic life and changes throughout history for a number of International Companies. In addition to being regularly aired on radio stations; I have made a number of television appearances on everything from Sky News through to ITV’s Country House Sunday, Holiday of a Lifetime with Len Goodman , BBC4’s Castle’s Under Siege, BBC South Ration Book Britain; Pubs that Built Britain with Hairy Bikers and BBC 2’s Inside the Factory. Amongst other publications my work has been featured in Period Living Magazine, Telegraph, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and Great British Food Magazine and I write regularly for a variety of print and online publications. I am very fortunate to be able to undertake work that is also my passion and never tire of researching; recreating historical recipes and researching changing domestic patterns. Feel free to visit my blog, www.serenitykitchen.com
Former airline pilot and now enjoying a new career as a writer. I have worked and travelled extensively in Europe and especially France. I love the continent, the people and my new life writing about them.
Born in 1946, Albert Fenech’s family took up UK residence in 1954 where he spent his boyhood and youth before temporarily returning to Malta between 1957 and 1959 and then coming back to Malta permanently in 1965. He spent eight years as a full-time journalist with “The Times of Malta” before taking up a career in HR Management in which he is still involved today, but still retained his roots by actively pursuing freelance journalism and broadcasting for various media outlets covering social issues, current affairs, sports and travel. He was Publications Editor for the Malta Football Association for 25 years and has written for a number of publications both in Malta and overseas.
Shraddha. C. Sankulkar
Creative Writing has always been a passion for Shraddha. Born and brought up in the ‘Maximum City’ of Mumbai, India, she writes in English, Hindi (National language of India) and Marathi (Shraddha’s mother tongue and State language of Maharashtra, in which she resides). She writes poems, lyrics, fiction, non-fiction & film scripts. A consulting Psychologist and a State/National level certified lecturer of Psychology by profession, since more than a decade, Shraddha has been presenting her literary skills to the world by blending language with emotions. She writes content for her own website www.mindmatterz.net which is the web portal of her Psychological consultancy- Mind Matterz (A Psychological Guidance Unit). Her blogwww.mindlessons.wordpress.com guides the masses on topics that deal with Mind Management. Besides possessing a Masters in Psychology, she has earned yet another Masters degree in History from University of Mumbai. Since 2013 she has been a Full Time Overseas member of the Society of Women Writers and Journalist (SWWJ), which is one of the oldest writing societies of the United Kingdom. Travelling & photography are two hobbies that Shraddha is fond of and wishes to use language as a tool to heal, educate and entertain the world with the power of her linguistic skills.
Sue started her own business working from home in 1995, alongside raising her family. Her business has evolved over the years, and she has built up an enviable variety of skills. For example she writes and edits copy for businesses, including WordPress websites and newsletters. Others include social media, Linkedin, solving common technical computer problems and one to one training.
Sue also runs a Business Support drop-in in Uckfield, alongside her Facebook group ww.facebook.com/groups/businesssupportuckfield , which has grown rapidly in the last few months. She also has a High Street office at Uckfield Volunteer Centre on Tuesdays.
Sue can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sjemarketing.co.uk