Jane Gordon-Cumming has published numerous short stories, including four in OxPens anthologies and a collection of ghost stories set on the Oxford Canal. Her romantic comedy, A Proper Family Christmas, has recently been republished by Headline Accent, and An Easter Conspiracy is currently with her agent. She is also writing the biography of her grandmother, the American heiress Florence Garner, who married Sir William Gordon Cumming of the notorious 1890 Baccarat Scandal, her proposal for which won the Biographers’ Club’s Tony Lothian Prize. After many years in Oxford, she and her husband now live in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire.
Rosie Orr lives in Chipping Norton. Since winning the South Bank Show poetry competition she has had work published in several magazines and anthologies, including The Virago Book of Love Poetry, a PEN anthology and WOW! 366! She has a short story in each of OWG’s four anthologies, and has recently written and directed a short film, Let Nothing You Dismay (with Film Oxford). In July 2015 she signed a contract with Accent Press for two novels, Something Blue and Romantic Variations (on an Italian Theme), both Contemporary Women’s Fiction.
Ben McSeoin (Mc-Shown) has been writing – in one way or another – for as long as he can remember. In 2011 he gained a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing with The Open University. The Beast of Summertown – found in the OxPens anthology The Midnight Press and Other Oxford Stories – is his first short story. His interests include travelling, music, languages and foreign and art-house cinema.
Mary Cavanagh was born in Oxford and lives in Kennington. Her published work includes The Crowded Bed (Transita 2007), The Priest, His Lady and The Drowned Child (Thames River Press 2013) and Who Was Angela Zendalic (Thames River Press 2014). Calling All Authors, a comprehensive marketing and publicity guide for authors, was published by New Generation Publishing in autumn 2015. She describes her writing as strong contemporary fiction, born out of her observations and experiences of humankind, and man’s battle with close relationships.