'I write because I can't stop!' - over recent years, stories and poems in Doric and English mainly set in and about life in NE Scotland, where she has always lived; some published in Leopard magazine.
And over recent years Gráinne has also had published several non-fiction books, and presents workshops for family carers and professionals, where she champions effective communication by emphasising the importance of teamwork and effective all-round cooperation to build consistent all-round care for any vulnerable individual with a longterm physical or mental health condition, sometimes both.  The most recent was published in 2015 by Routledge, 'Surviving Family Care Giving: Co-ordinating effective care through collaborative communication'.  For more information, check out Gráinne's website

Marka Rifat 

At school, Norman McCaig presented me with a fiver as a poetry prize; at university, had poem performed to music on BBC Radio 3;

2010 – selected by the Scotsman to co-review John Simpson’s “Unreliable Sources”;

2012 – shortlisted for the National Library of Scotland and Scottish Ballet ‘Hansel and Gretel’ writing competition; 

2013 – University of Aberdeen Flash Fiction competition Special commendation from one of two submissions Entry one. Entry two, also entered in 2014;

2014 – selected for participation in North East playwriting course and had short plays performed in 2015 at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.

Olga Moroni

August 2014 Poem The Orchard was short listed for the Books and Beans Summer Poetry 

2012 Anthology An Excitement of Possibilities. Stonehaven Creative Writing Group

2009 Anthology Pens and Palettes, Stonehaven Creative Writing Group.

2008 Participated in event launch of I Took That Chance, publication by A.L.P

2007 Poem Widow published in Pushing Out The Boat. Read at event launch at Woodend Barn, 


1st July 2006 Readers' Choice (Times Readers' summer picks), The Times