Our Team

We have a dedicated team with different areas of expertise to make Zest For Life a reality.

bwmeEDITOR/FOUNDER – Emma-Jane Barlow

Emma-Jane Barlow is twenty-three-year-old writer from Manchester with a BA honours degree in Creative Writing. She is currently starting a new career as a Teaching Assistant and hopes to be a qualified Primary School Teacher in a few years. In her spare time when she isn’t creating Zest For Life, she is working on her first poetry collection called ‘Human’ and her first adult novel titled ‘Coral Drive.’ She loves to inspire and be inspired. Follow her on twitter here.


me bwContributing Writer  – Rebecca Hayes

Becky Hayes is a twenty-three-year-old writer with a BA honours degree in Creative Writing. She lives in Southport with her crazy border collie and three very spoilt guinea pigs! She has published work to sites such as The Purple Revolver and Women Make Waves, which have ranged from fashion and beauty tips to the latest film and TV reviews. She is currently pursuing her writing career whilst volunteering at a local dog shelter in her spare time. As well as writing, she has always had a huge love for design. Be it photography, drawing, editing or Photoshop; Becky is at her happiest when she’s creating something.

tashapictureContributing Writer – Tasha Williams

Tasha Williams is a Creative Writing Graduate who spends the majority of her spare time reviewing books on her YouTube channel, The Book Kitten. She is a reviewer for various publishing houses including Bloomsbury, Hodder & Stoughton and Headline, and has three short stories published on Amazon Kindle. Her first children’s title, The Snow Kitten, was a bestseller in December 2013 and has been sold in over 7 countries worldwide. She is currently working on editing her first novel, and making a master plan for her upcoming Young Adult Fantasy series. You can follow her on twitter here.


Contributing Writer – Travel & Lifestyle – Ally McLaren 

Ally is an aspiring writer, a huge daydreamer and a Contributor photo bwhopeless romantic who wants to travel the world and own many cats. She is 21 years old and has just graduated from The University of Nottingham with a degree in Psychology. Interests include reading, writing, watching numerous American sitcoms and eating food with friends. She is now just travelling and seeing where life takes her, and if you want to find out what this pizza lover is up to you can check out her blog here and follow her on Twitter here.


emmabwContributing Writer – Lifestyle – Emma Corr

Emma is currently in her third year at Oxford Brookes University studying History and History of Art. She has a great appreciation for the arts and enjoys visiting exhibitions, particularly in London. Emma is a student writer for The Telegraph and is also a frequent contributing writer for her student newspaper, The Underdog, and for her local community newspaper, The Narborough Journal. In her spare time Emma enjoys keeping fit, exploring historical places of interest with her dog Tilly and updating her blog. Follow her on Twitter here.


Contributing Writer – Lifestyle & Nutrition – Erin Voysey

Erin Voysey is a recent graduate from Aberystwyth University where she studied English Literature and Creative Writing. She has a particular interest in writing short stories, but has often tried (and failed) to write her own novel. In her spare time she enjoys playing Nintendo games and she is currently overly obsessed with an animé and manga called Attack on Titan. Along with her indoor activities, she also likes going for long country walks providing there’s no rain involved. Her wardrobe probably contains far too much maroon. You can follow her on twitter here.

savannahbwContributing Writer – Lifestyle – Savannah Lloyd-Smith

Savannah Lloyd-Smith is a 26-year-old freelance journalist and lifestyle blogger from Manchester. She likes to write uplifting stories and reads a lot of positive quotes and self-help books. Her blog Journo Savvy focuses on lifestyle, fashion, beauty and travel. Savannah currently writes for several online magazines and is a mother of one. You can find her on Twitter here.

jackiebwContributing Writer – Health & Wellbeing – Jacqueline Coleman 

Jacqueline Coleman is passionate about all things yoga. She teaches classes in yoga rhythm, vinyasa flow and hatha yoga. She also has a background in science and psychology and has worked in academic and healthcare research for the past thirteen years. She is interested in how the body works on a physical, mental and spiritual level. You can follow her on twitter here.


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