Through joining WiPS, Suzanne met some very special women who have assisted her on her new writing journey. She's always enjoyed organizing events. Managing a life-skills charity in New Zealand was a highlight. Suzanne has taught English, run her own Confident Communication courses and worked in sales. Now she is into Podcasts!
Gargi used to work in India's largest private bank as a forex specialist but her love for researching and writing encouraged her to pursue a doctoral degree. She was in a faculty of HR in a premium Indian institution. Having submitted her thesis, she is presently working as a research intern at HKUST. Her short stories collection has recently been published.
Shikha Bansal has worked in the publishing industry both in Hong Kong and India. She started her career editing/writing for a newspaper in India, and subsequently worked as a book editor for several years. She specializes in writing, editing and proofreading books as well as writing English Language Teaching (ELT) materials.
Henna has a bachelor's degree in economics from McGill University and an MFA from University of Hong Kong. She has lived in Asia, North America and Europe. Trained as a management consultant, she has worked at KPMG. Member of WIPS since 2006, she has served on the advertising committee for several years.
Irene writes fun and thought-provoking stories, poems, and articles for all ages. Her novel, BATTLE OF THE ARTISANS, was shortlisted for the 2022 International Proverse Prize. A published writer, experienced freelance editor, and teacher in Asia, Europe, and the USA, she now lives in Alexandria VA and works as a family minister in Washington DC.
Julia moved to HK from France almost 7 years ago with nothing but a suitcase, fell in love with it, and stayed. As a school librarian, she is passionate about inspiring children to appreciate the written word and become responsible consumers of media and information. In her free time, she is a keen writer, photographer, and hopefully soon-to-be podcaster!
An experienced editor and publications manager, Gillian Bickley has authored works on C19th HK history and five poetry collections. A professor of English literature for 30 years, Gillian is co-founder, with her husband, Verner Bickley, of two annual international prizes for unpublished writing, one for book-length work, one for single poems.
Susan Blumberg-Kason is the author of "Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair With China Gone Wrong" (Sourcebooks, 2014) and the forthcoming “Bernardine’s Shanghai Salon” (Post Hill Press, 2024), and co-editor of "Hong Kong Noir" (Akashic Books, 2018). She also writes for the Asian Review of Books. She lives with her family in the Chicago area.