Storyopathy Writers

Read more about our Storyopathy writers, listed below in story order.


Christine Roberts


Christine has written extensively for theatre since 1996. Her work has been performed internationally and nationally.  An anthology of her plays, Tormented Minds was published by Intellect and Mangled by Minerva Press.

A Government Warning was selected for the Jean McConnell New Writing Award in London in March 2016 London. Most recently her play A Bumper Harvest was selected by Off the Cliff Theatre and performed in London 2018.

She has had thirteen 15-20 minute short story/monologues produced by Kilter Theatre and A Word in Your Ear, Bath (July 2012-March 2020). Christine also contributed to our Festive Doorstep Stories project.


Clare Reddaway

King Arthur Fights The Corona Dragon. And Lancelot Comes Too, Dammit.

Clare Reddaway writes short stories and plays. Her stories have been widely published, regularly broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol and elsewhere, and have won and been shortlisted for national competitions, including being shortlisted for the Bridport prize this year. She loves performing her stories, and to this end, set up Story Fridays with collaborators Kilter Theatre in 2012. They have been going from strength to strength ever since. As for her plays, they have been performed across the UK, including a run at the Edinburgh Festival followed by a short tour, and productions in London as well in the south-west. Read more at

Derek Williams

Message In A Bottle

Derek Williams lives in Sherborne.  He has been a writer on health and world development; journalist and magazine editor for the NHS; and freelance copywriter. His stories have been broadcast and published in magazines and anthologies, with several winning prizes in national competitions. He offered visitors ‘One minute love stories’ at the 1992 Ebbw Vale Garden Festival. His plays have been performed at the Arundel Fringe Festival Theatre Trail; in London (King’s Head Theatre, Islington; Etcetera Theatre); and Fishguard (Pint-Sized Plays 2018). See more of Derek’s work at


Piers Pennington

Bateman Overboard

Piers Pennington studied Comparative Literature at the University of East Anglia. He is an occasional contributor to the football magazine When Saturday Comes and his articles have been included in the anthologies Power, Corruption and Pies andAlways Next Year.  For the past ten years he has pursued an interest in short story writing and is a founder member of the writers’ collective D-Fen, who aspire to write a new story every two weeks. He now lives in blissful retirement with his wife, daughter and cat.

Piers wrote one of the stories we recorded for Story Friday A Breath of Fresh Air earlier this year. If you’d like to get a flavour of his writing, you can watch his story Flouting read by Bryn Holding here.  Piers also contributed to our Festive Doorstep Stories project.


Crysse Morrison

The Invisible Granny

Crysse Morrison has been a writer since half way through the last century, and only the advance of technology has saved several forests from devastation through this obsession.  Advancing through articles and short stories she reached novels (pub. Hodder) then drama (2 full-length & several short plays produced) and performance poetry (pub. Burning Eye) followed for a change by a history of Frome (pub. Hobnob). Since the first lockdown Crysse has written another novel, The Price of Bread, set in N Ireland at the start of the 1970s troubles (now available from Hobnob) and controls her scribing passion with a weekly blog:  Read more here:


Robert Garnham

A Man Trying To Smuggle A Parrot Under His Hat On A Long Haul Flight

Robert Garnham is a comedy performance poet, writer and humorist based in Paignton, Devon. He has taken several shows around the UK and to the Edinburgh Fringe, and in 2017 he was acclaimed as having one of the funniest one-liners of the festival. He has appeared in a couple of short TV adverts for a certain bank. For more information about Robert Garnham go to 

Robert wrote one of the stories we recorded for Story Friday Dark Clouds, Silver Linings earlier this year, as well as contributing to our Festive Doorstep Stories project. If you’d like to get a flavour of his writing you can watch his story The Moths They Sing To Me read by Fergus Woods Dunlop here.


Pauline Masurel

The True Garden

Pauline Masurel is an allotment gardener who lives in South Gloucestershire. Her short and tiny fictions have been published in anthologies, broadcast on radio and are available online.  She has performed her work in Bath, Bristol and beyond, including at Story Friday events.  Her website is at


Sherry Morris


Originally from America’s Heartland, Sherry Morris writes prize-winning flash fiction and short stories from a farm in the Scottish Highlands where she watches clouds, pets cows and scribbles words. She is a board member for the acclaimed Highland publication Northwords Now and reads for the wonderfully wacky Taco Bell Quarterly. Her first published short story was about her Peace Corps experience in Ukraine. Currently, she’s developing a script for the BBC Scottish Voices writer development programme that is set in Kansas and the Highlands, and involves donuts, dogs and drag queens. She tweets @Uksherka.

If you’d like know more about Sherry’s writing do have a look at her website.