Who’s who?

What’s Your Story is brought to you by Scottish Book trust and our StoryBoard of teen writers and illustrators. See who’s taking part this year below.

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Squad StoryBoard 2019

Meet the seven passionate and creative young people who'll be working with us on the What's Your Story? programme in 2019.

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Ailbhe Murphy

Age: 15
Location: Glasgow

Speciality: Gaelic Short stories

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Andrew Pettigrew

Age: 17
Location: Hamilton, South Lanarkshire

Speciality: Novels

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Beccie White

Age: 14
Location: Edinburgh

Speciality: Performance Poetry

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Devin McRoberts

Age: 15
Location: Paisley, Renfrewshire

Speciality: Performance Poetry

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Nicole Foreman

Age: 17
Location: Dornoch, Highlands

Speciality: Short Stories

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Sara Oussaiden

Age: 15
Location: Isle of Skye

Speciality: Illustration

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Skye Ailun Peng

Age: 15
Location: Glasgow

Speciality: Novels

Mentors StoryBoard 2019

The young writers and illustrators who're taking part in our What's Your Story? 2019 programme are paired up with professionals. These are the fabulous mentors who'll be working with our teens this year.

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Alex Nye

Alex Nye is an award-winning author. She has two new titles out this year with Fledgling, Arguing With the Dead, a historical novel about Mary Shelley, and When We Get to the Island… a middle-grade novel about friendship and being lost.

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Helen McClory

Helen McClory’s debut story collection On the Edges of Vision won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award.

Other works include a novel-in-flash, Flesh of the Peach,  Mayhem & Death, and a collection of microfiction about Jeff Goldblum called The Goldblum Variations. She lives in Edinburgh.

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Jenny Lindsay

Jenny Lindsay is one of Scotland’s best known spoken word poets and performers. She has performed at festivals and events including Latitude, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali. She is the author of one full collection and two pamphlet collections of poetry, was the BBC Slam Champion in 2012 and was longlisted for the inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship in 2017. 

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Jules Scheele

Jules Scheele is a non-binary freelance illustrator, comics artist and graphic facilitator based in Glasgow. They specialise in graphic storytelling and illustrations that bring a human touch to difficult concepts. Their recent work includes illustrations for the BBC, The Guardian, VICE, Open University, and Icon’s Graphic History book series, including Queer: A Graphic History and the forthcoming Gender: A Graphic Guide

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Maureen MacLeod

Lewis-born Maureen Macleod writes fiction and non-fiction and is the author of the first ever Gaelic travelogue, A’ toirt mo chasan leam, as well as the novella, Banais na Bliadhna.   An avid traveller, she is working on a book about meeting up with seventy-one cousins as she travelled across Canada.

Maureen is a Scottish BAFTA-winning television director who spent many years working on the BBC current-affairs programme, Eorpa.

Editorial Board StoryBoard 2019

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