Network Organisers

Rebecca Rouillard lives in Kingston upon Thames where she works as a school librarian. She loves to swim (particularly outdoors in the winter) and dresses up in increasingly ridiculous costumes for World Book Day, including: an inflatable football, a flamingo, and Viv the Orc from Legends and Lattes. She is also one of the organisers of the Spark! School Book Awards and her YA novel won the 2017 Mslexia Novel Competition.

Lucy Hope is a children’s author who recently moved from the Cotswolds to London. She’s the author of Fledgling and Wren, both published by Nosy Crow, and has a third middle-grade book coming out in 2025. In 2019 she was lucky enough to do the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University and now teaches creative writing at her local arts centre in Teddington. Her main passions in life are books, coffee, cake, wine, anything with whiskers, her campervan and vintage cars. She’s looking forward to getting more involved in the London SCBWI writing community.

Farrah Riaz is a London-based person who grew up listening to the soundtrack of Nightmare on Elm Street and Labyrinth and learned about the joys of storytelling through reading lots and playing with Barbies and The Sims. Creating characters in all sorts of narratives brings her a lot of joy. When she isn’t immersed in fantastical worlds, she spends time with her loved ones and works in Higher Education.

Zeena Gosrani is a dyslexic writer who loves oxymorons so much, she thought she’d become one. She writes all things fantasy, mostly YA, but she is trying out MG. She joined SCBWI in 2019, after winning a competition, and has absolutely loved the warm, welcoming community she found there. Her debut novel, This Dark Heart, will be published later this year.

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