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APRIL WA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Alyson Hilbourne

 

This is my fourth year in Yokohama where my husband and I work at an international school. I love Japan. It is easy to get out and explore and the Japanese have maintained their own culture, so many things are unique to the country. I have to confess that although I’ve made valiant attempts the language is still beyond me. We survive with lots of bowing, smiles, and Google translate.

I write a mixture of styles including travel pieces and fiction. I would like to set more of my fiction in the countries I lived in, but I tend to feel more comfortable with settings in the UK. I’ve written for The Oldie magazine, People’s Friend, Prima magazine, and several anthologies of short stories. One of my most satisfying achievements was winning the 2014 Sophie King prize. My story, with the other short listed entries can be found in the collection called “Love Is All You Need” from Corazon Books.

I am a self-confessed travel junkie. I like nothing better than holidays — skiing and diving are my favourite, but a beach or a café if I have a good book will do!

 

 

 

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Welcome to Writers Abroad, here you will find a writing community for expat writers living in countries around the globe. It provides a 'virtual' meeting place where you can meet over cappuccino, or a glass of wine and share the ups and downs of a writer's life.
 
Writers Abroad is a place where writers can share their work safe in the knowledge that their words, their characters and their aspirations are treated with consideration and a critical but constructive eye. It is the place for writers to share a passion for writing and the inspiration and motivation to keep creating.
 
Writers Abroad is a place where the sun is setting or rising somewhere, where the development of the craft is the driving force and where success is something to be celebratedWelcome to Writers Abroad, here you will find a writing community for expat writers living in countries around the globe. It provides a 'virtual' meeting place where you can meet over cappuccino, or a glass of wine and share the ups and downs of a writer's life.Writers Abroad is a place where writers can share their work safe in the knowledge that their words, their characters and their aspirations are treated with consideration and a critical but constructive eye. It is the place for writers to share a passion for writing and the inspiration and motivation to keep creating.
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