M a r i l y n S m i t h
Marilyn is based in Paris and has also been writing for many years, particularly through short stories, micro fiction and poetry. She also has experience of facilitating writing retreats, has travelled widely and has a long and varied career in the tourism industry delivering high level customer service.
R u t h D r u a r t
Ruth is based in Paris but is currently combining travel with writing her second novel. She will have a major profile in the run-up to, and subsequent to, the release of her first novel in February 2021. She has been writing for 20 years and, in addition to her writing career, leads a writers group in Paris. She is a teacher, with X years of experience. She has experience of running writing retreats.
I a n H o b b s
Ian is based in the UK and is the founder of Devon Book Club, a community of book lovers that began in the South West of England but now has a world-wide reach. The community connects writers, readers, literary festivals, bookshops and publishers. He has a long career in leadership and management and is writing his first novel.
C h r i s N e l s o n
Chris is based in India and Brazil and is the Founder and CEO of SOAR: 'A Revolution in Wellbeing!' He is a published writer of both fiction and non-fiction (NB need details – plus something about Chris’s entrepreneurial credentials). He is the owner of Ashiyana where our first retreat will take place