Richard Butchins is a well known and long established television presenter, director and producer of programmes highlighting disability for Channel Four (Dispatches) and the BBC (Panorama) amongst other television networks. Alongside his television work, Richard is a highly respected artist/painter. Richard’s neurodiversity lends his stream of consciousness a unique quality.
Set in the not too distant future, when the 17 year old protagonist loses both her physical perfection and documentation proving her elite provenance, she is incarcerated in The Kennels, where she has six weeks to either be adopted or face euthanasia.
My Name is Ten tells of a world where distribution of resources is largely determined by a healthy pedigree and reproductive potential.
Born and raised in Bath, Colleen trained at a vocational boarding school in Hertfordshire studying Drama and the Arts. Alongside her acting career – on stage and as an audiobook narrator/voiceover artist – she has been an award-winning short story writer, an adjudicator, teacher and mentor; she is also an accomplished watercolour artist.
A vivid imagination, coupled with her fascination for ‘what if…’ scenarios, has taken her novel writing into the realm of Speculative Fiction where it has found a natural home and afforded her endless possibilities to explore. My Name Is Ten and its sequel will be her debuts into YA fiction.
Four teenagers with different mental health problems embark on a road trip in search of their missing therapist. Unexpected humour, twists and turns ensue.
Published July 2018.
Ruchita is an award winning author in India, making her debut in the UK. Ruchita's wonderful sense of humour and warmth make her writing an intoxicating blend.