Rachel Knightley is a freelance writer with a background in directing and performing. Her short story, ‘Before I Walked Away’, appears in Uncertainties vol. III (Swan River Press). Another short story, ‘Duty of Care’, is the December Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special. Her stories have previously won the ‘Promis’ Prize for Children’s Fiction and first place in Writers’ Forum’s fiction competition. Her plays have been commissioned and performed by the National Trust, Endpaper and HENs Theatre Company. She is completing her PhD novel in 2019. Rachel is founder and principal of Green Ink Writers’ Gym – now resident at Hatchards Piccadilly – for writers of all genres and levels of experience. A former copywriter and subeditor for Telegraph Media Group, Transworld Publishers and HarveyNichols.com, she made the break to full-time freelance work in 2007. 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.