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. At WiPS she served several years on the advertising committee.
Irene writes fun and thought-provoking stories, poems and articles for all ages. A published writer and experienced freelance editor, she spent a decade teaching writing, English, Bible, and educational methodology in Hong Kong, mainland China, and other Asian and European countries. She now lives in Alexandria VA and works in Washington DC, USA.
The Harbour School (soon to transfer to Harrow School as Director of Libraries)
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for 30 years, Gillian is co-founder, with her husband, Verner Bickley, of two annual international prizes for unpublished writing, one for book-length work, one for single poems.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 co-editor of "Hong Kong Noir" (Akashic Books, 2018). She also writes for the Asian Review of Books and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. She lives with her family in the Chicago area.
Samantha Bradley is a lawyer living in Hong Kong. A lover of literature since an early age her passion for writing poetry emerged only recently. Finding inspiration in daily events and those around her she writes spontaneously at home, on the ferry, in the bar, on the street to capture thoughts, emotions and moments in time