Meet the judges of the 2012 Competition

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Jan de Vries

Jan de Vries has been synonymous with expert complementary healthcare for over 40 years worldwide. He was the sole pupil of the famous Swiss naturopath, Alfred Vogel, whose profound influence encouraged Jan to study homœopathy, naturopathy and acupuncture.

Jan has written 50 books on a host of health problems and regularly contributes to many magazines and newspapers. He also broadcasts regularly and is in constant demand as a popular and insightful lecturer.


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Della Galton

Della Galton is a freelance writer and tutor. She is best known for her short stories, and sells in the region of 80 short stories a year to magazines both in the UK and abroad.

Della is a popular speaker at writing conventions around the UK and is also the agony aunt for Writers’ Forum. She is the author of the very popular How to Write and Sell Short Stories, and also, Short Story to Novel - Moving On - A Step by Step guide, both published by Accent Press.

Her new book, How to Eat Loads and Stay Slim by Della Galton and Peter Jones is a diet book with a difference, and will be available in audio, ebook and print from 1 August 2012.


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Ann Burnett

Ann Burnett has published short stories, articles and children’s stories, and a novel, Loving Mother, which is available on Amazon. With a Masters in Creative Writing, Ann is an experienced Creative Writing tutor and is joint President of Ayr Writers’ Club.

For five years, Ann wrote a Postman Pat story every week for a comic and wrote the Postman Pat annuals and Holiday Specials, a total of about 250 tales.She has also been a scriptwriter for BBC Children’s Radio and TV, producing over 100 radio scripts, including four series of Radio Ulster’s popular Hurley Burley programme and scripts for BBC Radio Scotland’s schools programmes.


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Tracy McLoughlin

Tracy McLoughlin is Managing Editor of Your Healthy Living, the UK’s widest read natural health publication, which is available through health food shops.

Tracy is a health journalist and editor of some 20 years’ experience on a number of consumer and business titles.

In her spare time she reads a variety of fiction and has developed a passion for short stories since becoming an A.Vogel competition judge.

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