Rachel Knightley is a freelance writer  and tutor with a background in directing and performing. Her short stories include ‘Before I Walked Away’ (Uncertainties vol. III Swan River Press), ‘Duty of Care’ (December Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special) and ‘Green Lady’ (forthcoming: York Publishing/Hull University). Her stories have also won the ‘Promis’ Prize for Children’s Fiction and first place in Writers’ Forum’s fiction competition. Rachel’s next play premieres in the Questors Theatre’s new writing platform in July 2019; others have been commissioned and performed by the National Trust, Endpaper and HENs Theatre. She completes her PhD novel in 2019. A former copywriter and subeditor for Telegraph Media Group, Transworld Publishers and HarveyNichols.com, she now edits in a freelance capacity and runs Green Ink Writers’ Gym for writers of all genres and levels of experience.  Rachel is a featured blogger for Bloomsbury Publishing’s Writers & Artists website, reviews film and theatre and teaches Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Acting and Speech and Drama.