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 31 books to her name. She writes crime, romance and books for children and reluctant readers. Her latest book is a crime thriller entitled The Bitter End. For this book, she collaborated with B-C-ing-U’s regular photographer, Rob Tysall. 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: http://www.annevansbooks.co.uk
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. 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. He has also just had his first novel published. The Bitter End is a supernatural thriller, co-authored with B-C-ing-U’s Ann Evans
Visit his website at: http://www.tysallsphotography.org.uk
Words & Images UK Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/wordsandimages
Facebook for The Bitter End: https://www.facebook.com/thebitterendbook/
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
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.
Hello everyone! My name is Kateřina Doubravová and I’m a 19 years old student from Pardubice, Czech republic (Bohemia).
What makes me the most? I am an athlete with body and soul. Since my 2 years of age I have been doing a lot of sports like gymnastics, dance of all kinds, cheerleading, tennis, athletics and figure skating. Last named I’ve been doing the last fifteen years and I have a lot of successes of all kinds. For example, several Czech Champion titles in synchronized skating. Other one in ice dancing. Last season I was part of the synchonised skating team named Olympia, where we represented the Czech Republic at the World Championships in Colorado Springs, USA.
Apart from sport, I love music, theater, history, books, traveling, art, finding new places and meeting interesting people
And, of course, writing and journalism in general. Both parents worked in this field – Dad was a journalist and photographer, Mum worked on radio and television. I, in addition to writing for this website, have an internship in regional television and I enjoy doing both because they have their own magic.
I’m also setting up my personal blog now. When ready to be published, I will upload link here.
Besides website, you can follow me on my personal instagram account or Twitter, where you can find out more about me.
I hope you will enjoy my articles and one day you will visit the beautiful Czech Republic.
Website: will be upload soon.
Personal instagram account: @k.doubravova
Personal Twitter account: @DoubravovaK
As a PR expert and travel writer, Jane has travelled extensively throughout her career. She has represented the tourism boards of several American states, the US rail provider, Amtrak, Zimbabwe Tourism in its heyday and international hotel groups, all of which have added a wealth of colour and culture to her articles. Her features have ranged from the revival of long-distance rail journeys to the futuristic developments which define Dubai in the Middle East.
More recently she has focussed on the transformation of the early “health farm” concept to today’s medical spas around the world. Having identified the growing trend in wellness tourism combined with a personal interest in unique therapies and indigenous treatments in fascinating locations around the globe, she founded the specialist wellness and health tourism site, The Healthcare Holiday.
Tel: +44 7778 875647
Nat is a part-time backpacker, trying to make backpacking a full-time lifestyle. The travel bug first bit on a round-the-world trip in 2010-2011. The trip did not reduce the bucket list, but instead made it bigger! Since then Nat has been trying to see more attractions closer to home in the UK and Europe. She also manage to tick a big one off the list in 2015 when she succeeded in climbing Kilimanjaro.
In 2016, she launched Natpacker to help other travellers, focusing on backpacking and budget travel, which is her preferred travel style. The blog contains her own adventures, destinations, reviews and travel advice.
Nat also has a passion for food, animals and the environment, all of which tend to drive where she visits and what tours she does.
Hatem Dhwibi ak.a Cool Burn
A black guy from Kébili-south Tunisia, born in december 1988, he is the youngest between his 2 brothers and 2 sisters, he lives with his mother as his father passed away when he was 13 years old. His mother is his queen, she worked hard to get him through university, he graduated from the higher institute of languages as an english teacher. He was first known as “a working class hero” since he lives a life of struggle, he loves to travel, he also loves to write, pen has always been his best friend, music is his release and remedy so he writes and sing songs in english, his first record was a dedication to the soul of his father entitled “R.i.P dad”, he also writes articles for the online magazine “be seeing you”, his articles are published weekly every tuesday on the magazine website, his travel book is coming out in 2018, he recently became a member of the “International Travel Writers Alliance”. Besides arabic his mother language, he fluently speaks and writes english and french. He is ambitious, his dreams know no limits, he says :”my dreams keep me alive”, he always smiles and behind his smile are hidden alot of secrets, he says :”i smile because i can”, loyal to the people he knows, he is a sociable and an easy-going person.
I am an artist writer, born in Sussex, Shoreham-on-Sea and educated at Ealing Modern School in London. I studied amongst other subjects English Literature and Art which sowed the seeds for what would become a lifelong passion. It was not until 1970, after moving to Australia, that I began to satisfy my artistic desire when I first started Porcelain on-glaze painting using mineral oxides paint, a style which would become my forte. Within six months I had bought a kiln, and I embarked on an extensive series of courses over the following years in Grounding, Gold and Silver Gilding, Lustres, Raised Paste and Pen work. In 1980 I began to offer my art through a number of major Sydney outlets. Initially the Fine Art Department of the Myers City Store, followed by David Jones, Grace Brothers, The International Airport, Micawbers Antiques, Bourke’s Hilton Hotel, Roseville Gallery and Toowoon Bay Gallery. Over the years my painting styles have expanded to include Oil, Pastel, and Watercolours. I am a member of the Society of Authors and also a member of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists UK. My writing includes articles and poems published in This England, Evergreen, and The Radio ABC Pot Pourri of Poems, as well as short stories. “The Complete Guide to Painting and Decorating Porcelain,” “Wallis the Woman I Love,” a narrative poem, “Letters of a Travelling Lady,” and six romantic novels.
Frequently being told to ‘go forth and multiply’, Iain P W Robertson’s automotive wisdom is based on almost forty years in the business, across all aspects from sport to production, at the highest levels. He likes dogs and drives a Suzuki (not related).