A reading of recent work by Faversham writers Griselda Mussett, Frances Rowley Beaumont, Nelson P Jefferson and Miles Allen, members of The Inklings writing group. The group has been meeting fortnightly in Faversham for over two years, working with Kent author and writing mentor Miles Allen, and welcomes new members who are keen to see their own books or projects completed and published.
Griselda Mussett has published a volume of poetry and a book of ghost stories from Faversham, as well as various magazine and broadcast features. 'I find the discipline of The Inklings writing group immensely helpful in planning out new works.'
Frances Rowley Beaumont is currently working on a book about the inspirational life of her friend John Oliver, an artist, farm worker, chef and sailor who ran a tug called HOBBIT. He was born without hands and was differently skilled with his left foot.
Nelson P Jefferson has published several short stories in Faversham and Whitstable local magazines and has gained invaluable experience with The Inklings, which is currently feeding into his ongoing 'Vessels' dodecology.
After a 28-year career developing hi-tech fighter-jet software, Miles followed his dream of becoming a fantasy author. Without so much as an English O-level he embarked on a gruelling everything-to-lose two-year training programme. In 2010, he self-published his first book, The Walkers of Legend, achieving No1 ranking for Epic Fantasy on Amazon and heading the charts in Waterstones. He is a professional writing and self-publishing coach and editor of fiction and business books.