A Bit about Us


Chris Berry

C.R. Berry writes conspiracy thrillers with lashings of sci-fi. His forthcoming novel, Million Eyes, could be described as Doctor Who meets The Da Vinci Code meets 24. He’s currently combing the globe for an agent.

His short stories have been published by Storgy, Phantaxis, Metamorphose, Scribble and Suspense Magazine. He’s been shortlisted by the Aeon Award and Dark Tales, highly commended by Writers’ Forum, and won second prize in the To Hull and Back Humorous Short Story Competition.

You can follow C.R. Berry at crberryauthor.wordpress.com and get his take on government conspiracies, unsolved murders, UFOs, monsters, ghosts and curses. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook (@CRBerry1).



Helen Matthews

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Helen Matthews is the author of debut novel `After Leaving the Village’, winner of the Winchester Writers’ Festival prize for opening pages of a novel. Born in Cardiff, she read English at the University of Liverpool. After travelling, she worked in international development, consultancy, human resources and pensions management but fled corporate life to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University. Helen has won prizes for short stories and has been published in literary journal Artificium. As a freelancer, she writes content for websites and business magazines and has, in the past, been published in The Guardian and had columns broadcast on BBC radio. She is married with two grown-up children and lives in Hampshire.


Louise Page 


A former news journalist on a daily newspaper, I’m now (mostly) using my powers for good as opposed to evil working in local government corporate communications/media relations.  In my spare time (need more of it) I’m learning the art of flash fiction, and building up the courage to write my first novel currently banging about in the back of my head.


Mary  Prior


I began writing seriously about ten years ago. It felt very self-indulgent and had to be fitted into a number of other commitments but I love it. Belonging to a writing group has encouraged me to keep on writing and I love listening and discussing the wide range of work the group produces. I’ve had some poetry and short stories published and won a number of prizes, including first prize for the opening chapters of a children’s novel at the Winchester Writer’s Festival Conference, Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Millennium Poetry Competition and the Stockport National Writing Competition. It gives me great pleasure to know that others have read my work and enjoyed it. I’m currently doing a final edit of an historical novel.


Jennifer Riddalls


I answer to Jen/Jenni/Jennifer and live in rural Hampshire. I’m currently raising three small boys and writing creatively whenever and wherever possible. I’ve been passionate about story telling since I was a small child and began writing for fun when I was 7.
I started submitting my writing in 2017 and shortly after won a flash fiction competition and had short non-fiction published. I’m working on several short stories and my first novel. I’m so glad I found RWG – an interesting, diverse and encouraging bunch. Without their support I wouldn’t have had the courage to start submitting.


 Jane Sleight


I am an IT consultant by day and a writer by night. I’ve self-published nine books on Kindle and in paperback, mainly in the romance genre. In 2017, I’m writing my tenth book about falling in love with the wrong person. My favourite authors are Val McDermid, Jane Austen and Maeve Binchy.  I love RWG because there’s a diversity and warmth that makes the feedback and support invaluable.