Ink Pantry would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the volunteers who dedicate their time and expertise to the project free of charge. There have been many elves who have passed through the pantry over the years, but people kept giving them socks making them free elves and they have moved on. However, our current crop of elves looks a little something like this…
Deborah is our new editor-in-chief here at Ink Pantry, having moved into the role from her previous position as the author liaison in charge of book reviews and interviews. She is now the official boss lady around these parts!
Deborah has been part of Ink Pantry’s editorial team from the early days. She was born in Cheshire. After ten years of performing in amateur theatre, she decided to study with The Open University. Five years on she graduated with a First Class Honours in English Literature. Her poem ‘Gaia on High’ was published in Ink Pantry’s Sea of Ink. Obsessions include an abundance of snow, every adaptation of A Christmas Carol and speaking randomly in different accents. Deborah enjoys writing poetry and poetical prose, and is currently working on her first novel.
Alyson take more of a back seat role in the pantry these days as the webmaster and technical consultant although you will see the odd contribution from her on the blog now and then. For legal purposes she is also the registered distributor for Ink Pantry. In her other life, Alyson is the director of a digital media consultancy and runs two personal blogs about her weight loss journey ( A Little Less of Tyger ) and her daily life (A Life Lived in Words). When she is not writing Alyson enjoys all manner of paper crafting and is a keen paranormal investigator who loves nothing more than spending a Saturday night in a dark abandoned building armed with her Spirit Box and EMF meter!
Berenice is a postgraduate qualified designer with an interest in social design. She was the designer for both anthologies and handled the ePub and print on demand process for the team.
Kev is in the very early stages of his 5th decade, but looks at least ten years younger…possibly even fifteen on a good day, under beneficial lighting conditions. Currently training in holistic therapies, such as hypnotherapy, metaphysics and counselling, he is also trying to expand his creative writing knowledge and experience. As a devout ‘struggling artist’ he is working towards the completion of that elusive first novel, whilst fuelling a profound talent for procrastination by making notes on a possible second novel (alongside intermittent research for a third).He is proud to have achieved his goal of being independently published at least once a year since 2012, but is also currently exploring other aspects of writing such as journalism. His favourite colour is anything bright.
Kate Foster is a freelance editor and proof reader with a growing list of successful clients. She is the editorial director at Lakewater Press and regularly spends any free time she has judging writing contests and mentoring new authors. Her debut children’s novel, Winell Road: Beneath the Surface, was published in 2015, the sequel due out in 2016. Originally from England, she now lives on the Gold Coast in Australia with her three sons and husband.
Natalie Denny is a 30 year old Education and Training Manager from Liverpool. Her interests include reading, writing, dancing, exercising and socialising. She graduated with an Open degree at the Open University in July 2013, which included an advanced creative writing module which turned out to be the catalyst for her first novel Our Enemy. She has been a youth worker for over ten years and draws on this experience to create interesting characters and add authenticity to her stories and poems. She also enjoys writing articles about important current issues and book reviews.
Marie lives with her husband in Staffordshire She has one married daughter and two young grandchildren. Marie has a B.A. Hons in Humanities which included a creative writing module that lead to her involvement with Ink Pantry. She was part of the sifting team for both the published works Sea of Ink and Fields of Words, the latter in which she had her piece of writing ‘Life in a Goldfish Bowl’ included. Her reading and writing tastes are eclectic but lean towards the science fiction genre. Among her wide range of interests is genealogy and Marie is currently busy adding facts and ancestors to her extensive and very interesting family tree.
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Michelle Dunbar – Sales
Michelle deals with the accounts for Ink Pantry along with sales of our books completed here on the website.