- Chairperson: Liz Small
- Secretary: Ron Grosset
- Treasurer: Moira McPartlin
- Membership Secretary: J David Simons
- Webmaster: Cathie Devitt.
- Committee: Eleanor Logan, Kirstie Wilson Love, Lesley McDowell,
Liz Small has always worked in book publishing, after a degree at Glasgow University. She has worked for Macmillan, Bloomsbury and Chambers, and worked on new fiction and whisky books at NWP. She also worked for Dillons, then Waterstone’s when she moved back to Scotland.
She currently works for Waverley Books and is passionate about books, film, cycling, food and drink, and the outdoors.
As well as being one of the organizers for Weegie Wednesday, Moira also sits on the editorial board of New Voices Press, the publishing arm of the Federation of Writers’ Scotland.
She lives in Stirlingshire with her husband.
Lesley McDowell is an author and critic. She reviews for The Herald, The Scotsman, The Independent on Sunday and The Financial Times. Her first novel, The Picnic, came out in 2007 and her first work of non-fiction, Between the Sheets: The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th-Century Women Writers, in 2010. She has just completed a historical novel, The Alienist, for which she received a writer’s bursary from the Scottish Arts Council.
Born 1974 in Glasgow. Developed a passion for writing in 2002 and have published several articles in national newspapers. Began writing a trilogy in 2005. However my art career took off a few years ago (www.KWLoveART.co.uk) and the final draft of the trilogy is awaiting completion. It is based on my own true story of the darkest days of my life where the real and the surreal collide in an extraordinary adventure of good over evil.
Eleanor Logan has worked in the book industry since the early 1990s, firstly with Dillons, then as part of the newly formed and much missed Ottakar’s book chain, working her way up the ranks from assistant store manager to becoming the first Operations Manager in Scotland. Here she effectively established a wide range of contacts within the literary and arts field in Scotland, which helped Ottakar’s grow into a unique and recognisable brand.
When the company merged with Waterstone’s in 1996, Eleanor became Regional Manager for West Scotland, continuing to support and promote established and new Scottish writing. Having recently left Waterstone’s, Eleanor intends to continue working in the arts/literary field.
J. David Simons is the Glasgow-based author of two novels – The Credit Draper (Two Ravens Press, 2008) and The Liberation of Celia Kahn (Five Leaves Publishing, 2011). He has been the recipient of a Writer’s Bursary from Creative Scotland and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship. His next novel, An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful, is due to be published by Saraband in April 2013.
Cathie Devitt uses her experience as a web editor to maintain the Weegie Wednesday website.
Cathie studied Creative Writing with the Open College of the Arts and at Strathclyde University where she also completed a course in stand up comedy. Cathie has written and performed in comedy dramas which include her songs and performance poetry. Never a dull moment and never time to complete that debut novel which has been lying under the bed waiting to be edited for some years now. Cathie has been successful in winning awards at various conferences and festivals for her poetry, short stories and articles.