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  • Alex Sinclair
    Alex SinclairPsychological Thriller Author

    Alex Sinclair is a thirty-two-year-old psychological thriller author from a quiet country town outside of Melbourne, Australia. He currently works full-time for a small business and writes in the early hours of the morning before his daughter and wife wake up for the day.

    Alex has a background in IT, bookkeeping, and 3D animation. He loves all things creative but especially loves writing. He is an avid reader of all genres, but loves psychological thrillers more than anything else. He also has a passion for good storytelling in all forms of media such as addictive TV shows and movies.

    www.alexsinclairwrites.com

  • Alison James
    Alison JamesCrime Thriller Author

    I was born in the Cotswolds but spent most of my formative years abroad. I studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after my two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, I worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.

  • Amy Miller
    Amy MillerSaga Author

    Amy Miller is the pseudonym of Amy Bratley, who started her writing life working on magazines and newspapers. She has previously written three women’s fiction novels published by Pan Macmillan, the first of which was a bestseller in Italy. Her day job is being a freelance managing editor of both a vintage interiors magazine and a food magazine, two subjects she’s passionate about. Amy lives in Dorset with her husband and two children.

    www.amybratley.co.uk

  • Angela Marsons
    Angela MarsonsCrime thriller author

    Angela lives in the heart of the Black Country with her partner, bouncy puppy and potty mouthed parrot.

    It has taken many novels to find that one character who just refused to go away. And so D.I. Kim Stone was born.  The D.I. Kim Stone series has now sold over 2 million copies.

    www.angelamarsons-books.com

  • Anna Mansell
    Anna MansellWomen's Fiction Author

    Anna spent almost twenty years trying to shoehorn writing in to her career as a marketing manager for dance and theatre companies. Eventually, she did what you are not remotely supposed to do and walked away from an excellent job in order to try and become a published author. Three years, lots of tears and some slightly hairy bank balances later, she met Kirsty Greenwood and the rest, as they say, is history. Anna lives in Cornwall with her husband and two kids. She feels very fortunate!

  • Anna McKerrow
    Anna McKerrowAdult Commercial Fantasy Author

    Anna McKerrow has written poetry, children’s and adult books. She lives in London and is originally from the West Country, which gave her accent a subtle (yet noticeable) pirate twang as well as a love of cream teas and all things mystical.

    She is an eclectic pagan witch and feminist who also loves crocheting blankets while watching episodes of Miss Marple. Anna loves mythology, magic, tarot, punk, grunge, rock and alternative music, fantasy and sci-fi novels, travel, luxury skincare products, chocolate, spas, candlelight and stormy beaches. She owns the requisite witchy black cat.

    www.annamckerrow.com

  • Anna-Lou Weatherley
    Anna-Lou WeatherleyContemporary Women's Fiction author

    Anna-Lou began her career as a dancer but a moped accident in Ibiza put paid to those aspirations and so she went back to her first and one true love – writing! She re-trained as a journalist, specialising mainly in women’s interest and celebrity, becoming the Editor of J-17 and Smash Hits as well as writing for a host of women’s magazines.

    Anna-Lou has written three Adult Fiction titles – Vengeful Wives and Wicked Wives, both published by Avon in the UK and Bookouture in the US and Canada and Pleasure Island published by Bookouture.

  • Arlene Hunt
    Arlene HuntPsychological Thriller Author

    Arlene spent her childhood with ‘my nose buried in a book’.  She was a fierce debate-captain in school and her love of language was bound to lead her to writing. Alongside being an author, she writes, edits and reviews briefs for radio.

    Arlene is married with one daughter and lives with a crotchety one-eyed cat named Binkley and a German Shepherd named Archer, who is not at all crotchety.

    www.arlenehunt.com

  • Barbara Copperthwaite
    Barbara CopperthwaiteCrime Thriller Author

    The people behind the crime, from the perpetrator to the victim and beyond, are what intrigue Barbara Copperthwaite.

    She was raised by the sea and in the countryside, where she became a lover of both nature and the written word – the latter leading to a successful career as a journalist. For over twenty years people have kindly and bravely shared with her their real experiences of being victims of crime. Now, through fiction, Barbara continues to explore the emotional repercussions.

    www.barbaracopperthwaite.com

  • C.J. Daugherty
    C.J. DaughertyYA fiction author

    C. J. Daugherty was 22 when she saw her first dead body. Although she’s now left the world of crime reporting she has never lost her fascination with what it is that drives some people to do awful things as well as the kind of people who will try to stop them.

    The international bestselling Night School series is the product of that fascination.

    www.cjdaugherty.com

  • Carla Kovach
    Carla KovachCrime Thriller Author

    Carla started writing more seriously ten years ago after having flirted with musical theatre and occasional writing in her youth.

    Since then she has written & produced several stage plays, has four self-published books, has acted in several independent films and is currently in the final stages of production of her feature horror film, Penny for the Guy.

    She now writes full time as well as co-owning a film, photography & video production company located in the heart of Redditch town centre.

    www.carlakovach.weebly.com

  • Carol Wyer
    Carol WyerWomen's Fiction Author

    As a child Carol Wyer was always moving, and relied on humour to fit in at new schools. A funny short story won her popularity, planting the seed of becoming a writer. Her career spans dry cleaning, running a language teaching company, and boxercise coaching. Now writing full-time, Carol has several books published by Safkhet and journalism in many magazines.

    Carol won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction (2015), and can sometimes be found performing her stand-up comedy routine Laugh While You Still Have Teeth.

    http://www.carolewyer.co.uk

  • Caroline Mitchell
    Caroline MitchellThriller author

    Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family and two dogs in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. A USA Today best seller, she now writes full time.

    www.caroline-writes.com

  • Casey Kelleher
    Casey KelleherCrime Thriller Author

    Born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Casey Kelleher grew up as an avid reader and a huge fan of author Martina Cole.

    Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her Husband, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time.

    www.caseykelleher.co.uk

  • Ceri A. Lowe
    Ceri A. LoweDystopian YA Author

    When Ceri isn’t writing, she’s a self-employed project management consultant specialising in financial services. She lives with her partner in Bristol, England and has various obsessions including all things Spanish, travelling and, of course, writing.

    In the last two years she’s won the Global Short Stories annual prize, the Flash 500 Award, the Story Star Publishing Prize and the Writers’ Forum Short Story competition.

    www.cerialowe.com

  • Chris Merritt
    Chris MerrittCrime Thriller Author

    Chris Merritt is a Clinical Psychologist and former diplomat based in London, who has been writing on psychology since 2010. In 2014 he decided to combine his passion for writing with his love of crime fiction, and eventually came up with The Murder List, his debut novel.

    He currently works on a mental health research project at King’s College London, and part-time as a psychologist in the NHS. When not working or writing, he loves climbing and basketball, and dreams of one day being able to work from home enough to own a whippet.

    www.cjmerritt.co.uk

  • Christie Barlow
    Christie BarlowWomen's Fiction Author

    Christie Barlow was born in Cheshire and had a successful career as a civil servant until she decided to trade it in for something more glamorous: ironing, mucking out chickens and horses and chasing a mad cocker spaniel while rearing four children. Christie wrote her debut novel, A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, as an example to her kids about realising their dreams.

    www.christiebarlow.com

  • Claire Seeber
    Claire SeeberPsychological Thriller Author

    Claire Seeber is a Londoner who started her professional life as a (bad) actress and went on to become a documentary maker, lucky enough to travel the world meeting amazing people.  Also writing features for newspapers such as the Guardian and Independent, when she had her first baby in 2004, Claire started writing psychological thrillers. The Observer called her first novel, Lullaby, ‘a disturbing debut’ whilst the Guardian called it ‘powerful’.  Her third thriller Never Tell became a bestseller, and her six novels have been published in more than twelve different languages.

    Claire has been CWA Dagger-nominated, also writes for stage and screen, and today studies psychotherapy, as well as (trying to) manage a home of slightly feral children and animals. Luckily her very nice partner helps too.

    www.claireseeber.com

  • Clare Boyd
    Clare BoydWomen's Fiction Author

    Clare lives with her husband and their two daughters in Surrey, where her little green shed at the bottom of the garden provides a haven for her writing life. Before becoming a writer, she enjoyed a career in television, as a researcher in documentaries and then as a script editor in drama at the BBC and Channel Four, where her love of storytelling took hold.

  • Clare Chase
    Clare ChaseCrime Thriller Author

    Clare Chase writes mysteries set in her home city of Cambridge and is fascinated by the location’s contrasts and contradictions. She’s worked in diverse settings – from the 800-year-old University to one of the local prisons – and lived everywhere from the house of a Lord to a slug-infested flat. The terrace she now occupies presents a good happy medium.

    As well as writing, Clare loves family time, art and architecture, cooking, and of course, reading other people’s books. She lives with her husband and teenage children, and currently works at the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    www.clarechase.com

  • Colleen Coleman
    Colleen ColemanWomen's Fiction Author

    Colleen Coleman is an Irish-Canadian novelist. She is the winner of the much-coveted Novelicious Undiscovered People’s Choice Award launched to find the next ‘chick-lit star’. She spent over ten years working as a teacher of English and Philosophy before finally taking a deep breath, scrunching her eyes shut, putting her pen to paper and vowing not to lift it again until she wrote the words The End. As a result, her first novel was born. Colleen lives between London, Ireland and Cyprus with her very patient husband and very, very chatty twin daughters. Don’t Stop Me Now is her first book and will be released in March. 

    www.colleencolemanbooks.com

  • D.K. Hood
    D.K. HoodCrime Thriller Author

    Born in London, D.K. traveled extensively before settling in sunny Australia. Her interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. She is an avid reader of crime, mystery and thrillers. Writing in this genre has been an exciting adventure for her but nothing could top the thrill of receiving a proposal for her first submission,  ‘Don’t Tell a Soul’ from commissioning editor Helen Jenner at Bookouture. D.K. looks forward to sharing her spine tingling stories with you.

    www.dkhood.com

  • Debbie Rix
    Debbie RixHistorical fiction author

    Debbie Rix has had a long career in journalism, including working as a presenter for the BBC.  Her first novel, The Girl with Emerald Eyes was set around the building of the tower of Pisa and she has since released Daughters of the Silk Road and The Silk Weaver’s Wife. Debbie writes heartbreaking historical novels about love, tragedy and secrets.

    www.debbierix.com

  • Debbie Viggiano
    Debbie ViggianoWomen's Fiction Author

    Prior to turning her attention to writing, Debbie Viggiano was, for more years than she cares to remember, a legal secretary.

    She lives with her Italian husband, a rescued pooch from Crete, and a very disgruntled cat. Occasionally her children return home from uni bringing her much joy… apart from their gifts of dirty laundry.

    www.debbieviggiano.co.uk

  • Donna Ashcroft
    Donna AshcroftWomen's Fiction Author

    Donna spent a couple of decades writing bad horror stories and worse poetry until she gave up and accidently fell into publishing. After many years of working on other people’s books, she began to write her own romantic comedies and hasn’t looked back.

    When Donna isn’t lost in her latest love affair, she works for a website where she indulges her other passion – buying moisturiser.

    Donna lives in Hertfordshire with her own romantic hero, two gorgeous teenagers and a couple of cantankerous cats.

  • Dylan Young
    Dylan YoungCrime Thriller Author

    Dylan Young grew up in a mining village in South Wales before boarding a train for London. A 35-year career in the NHS followed, the last 27 as a consultant ophthalmologist. Three dark psychological thrillers for Random House emerged in the late nineties and over the last decade, under different pseudonyms, he’s written children’s books and an adult contemporary fantasy series. Retiring from the NHS has allowed Dylan to spend (even) more time in his writing office — a shed in the garden. The first of a new three book crime series will be published by Bookouture in 2018 and he still can’t quite believe it.

    www.dylanyoungauthor.com

  • Emma Davies
    Emma DaviesWomen's Fiction Author

    Emma once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun, humorous, and not necessarily true anecdote about herself for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and happy to report the rest of her dream came true.

    She now lives in rural Shropshire with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs where she writes full time from a shed in the garden.

  • Emma Garcia
    Emma GarciaChick Lit Author

    Emma Garcia has completed an MA in Creative Writing at Roehampton University. Never Google Heartbreak (Published by Hodder in the UK and Bookouture in the US and Canada) is her first adult novel loosely based around her own experiences of being in her thirties and single in London, of being dumped, getting over it, falling in love and getting married.

    www.emmagarcia.co.uk

  • Emma Robinson
    Emma RobinsonWomen's Fiction Author

    Emma Robinson thinks of herself as one of the ‘Bridget Jones generation’ – who are now grown up and having children – and writes novels for women who feel the same.

    She also has a blog, Motherhood for Slackers, which takes a humorous look at parenthood, and includes poems such as ‘Dear Teacher’ about her son starting school which has been shared around the world. Emma is an English teacher and lives in Essex with a patient husband and two children who are an endless source of material.

    www.motherhoodforslackers.com

  • Emma Tallon
    Emma TallonCrime Thriller Author

    Emma Tallon is a British writer and mother to a young son. She started her writing career several years ago, as a freelance ghostwriter. Behind the scenes she has crafted some of the most adventurous, edgy and heart-wrenching stories you will find in bookshops today. More recently, Emma decided to step out of the literary shadows and launch the first novel under her own name, Life Game.

    Emma is deeply passionate about her writing and often finds herself typing away into the early hours, as new ideas come to her. With a number of story lines and characters in the pipeline, Emma has plans for several more books in the London Underworld series.

    www.emmatallon.com

  • Fiona Valpy
    Fiona ValpyWomen's Fiction Author

    Fiona Valpy lives in France, having moved there from the UK in 2007. She left behind a career in Marketing and Public Relations to explore new avenues and now teaches yoga and writes. Having renovated an old rambling farmhouse with her husband, she has developed new-found skills in cement-mixing and interior decorating, although her preferred pastime by far is wine-tasting.

    www.fionavalpy.com

  • Frances Vick
    Frances VickPsychological Thriller Author

    The only child of parents who worked at a top security psychiatric hospital, Frances grew up receiving disquieting notes and presents from the patients. Expelled from school, she spent the next few years on the dole, augmenting her income by providing security and crewing for gigs, and being a guinea pig for medical trials. Later jobs included working in a theatre in Manhattan, teaching English in Japanese Junior High Schools, and being a life model in Italy, before coming back to London and working with homeless teenagers and refugees.

    www.francesvick.com

  • Helen Phifer
    Helen PhiferPsychological Thriller Author

    Helen Phifer’s love of reading began with Enid Blyton, before progressing on to Laura Ingals Wilder and scaring herself with Steven King. If she can’t write for any particular reason she finds herself getting itchy fingers and really irritable. She loves reading as much as writing and is also very fond of chocolate, Prosecco, The Lake District, New York, white Zinfandel wine, my children and grandchildren, my friends, porn star martini cocktails, Stephen King, watching scary films, Marilyn Monroe, Melissa McCarthy, Idris Elba, Simon Baker, Spandau Ballet, The Munsters and coffee. In no particular order.

    www.helenphifer.com

  • Helen Pollard
    Helen PollardWomen's Fiction Author

    As a child, Helen had a vivid imagination fuelled by her love of reading (long past her bedtime!) so she started to create her own stories in a notebook.

    She still prefers fictional worlds to real life and loves infusing her writing with humour and heart.

    Helen lives in Yorkshire with her husband, two grown-up (in theory) kids and a Jekyll and Hyde cat. She enjoys reading, coffee with friends and indulging her nostalgia by watching old seventies and eighties TV shows.

    www.helenpollardwrites.wordpress.com

     

  • Holly Martin
    Holly MartinChick Lit author

    Holly emerged onto the Chick Lit scene by winning the Belinda Jones Travel Club short story competition – and has not looked back since.  Her adult fiction debut, The Guestbook, hit number 5 in the Amazon chart and she has now signed a 2 book deal with Bookouture.

    www.hollymartinwriter.wordpress.com

  • Iain King
    Iain KingThriller author

    Iain has worked in more than fifty countries around the world, many of them warzones, including Iraq, Libya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and South Sudan. He is one of the youngest people ever to be made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), an honour usually reserved for top generals and Oscar-winning actors.

    www.iainbking.com

  • Jake Cross
    Jake CrossCrime Thriller Author

    As a kid, Jake chose to write fantasy because there was no research needed for an invented world. Early short stories covered probably every genre except dieselpunk-romcom. Although he now writes thrillers, Jake’s reading love is true crime. He thinks he’d make a good detective, but his partner points out that he can’t even decide if it was the three kids or the two cats who broke something in the house. His excuse: kids won’t sit still for a polygraph, and cats know their right to remain silent.

    There are no dieselpunk-romcom novels planned.

  • Jenny Hale
    Jenny HaleContemporary Romance Author

    When she graduated college, one of Jenny’s friends said “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day”. Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to her.

    Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t. Whilst she didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children and hundreds of thousands of words later, Jenny finished her first novel, Coming Home for Christmas, which became an instant bestseller.

    www.itsjennyhale.com

  • Jess Ryder
    Jess RyderPsychological thriller author

    Jess Ryder is the pseudonym of Jan Page, author, screenwriter, playwright and award-winning television producer.  After many years working in children’s media, she has recently embarked on a life of crime.  Writing, that is. So she’s very excited about the publication of her debut thriller Lie to Me. Her other big love is making pots.

    www.jessryder.co.uk

    • JS Carol
      JS CarolThriller Author

      James Carol is the #1 bestselling author of Broken Dolls, the first in a series of thrillers featuring former FBI profiler Jefferson Winter. The novel was released in the UK in January 2014 to rave reviews. To date the Winter books have been translated into eleven languages and sold more than a third of a million copies.

      He also writes standalone thrillers under the pseudonym JS Carol. The first of these, The Killing Game, was published by Bookouture in October 2016.

      James lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children.

      www.james-carol.com

    • K.T. Finch
      K.T. FinchPsychological Thriller Author

      KT Finch writes psychological thrillers filled with murder, mystery and shocking twists.

      She was raised in Pennsylvania and she spent her adult life in Southern California. KT Finch graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s in mathematics and also holds a Masters in English and Writing and a PhD in Education. Writing has always been her passion and in addition to writing thrillers, she is also a bestselling indie author of romance novels under a different name.

    • Karen Clarke
      Karen ClarkeWomen's Fiction Author

      After giving up her job as a library assistant, Karen now writes full-time. She’s had over 300 stories published in women’s magazines in the UK and abroad, and has written three paranormal romantic comedies, published by Little, Brown/Corsair. When she’s not writing she reads avidly, walks dogs at her local rescue centre, and is eagerly awaiting the next season of The Walking Dead. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and three grown-up children.

      www.writewritingwritten.blogspot.co.uk

    • Kate Hewitt
      Kate HewittWomen's Fiction Author

      Kate Hewitt is the author of many romance and women’s fiction novels. A former New Yorker and now an American ex-pat, she lives in a small town on the Welsh border with her husband, five children, and their overly affectionate Golden Retriever. Whatever the genre, she enjoys telling stories that tackle real issues and touch people’s lives.

      www.kate-hewitt.com

    • Kathryn Croft
      Kathryn CroftPsychological Thriller author

      Kathryn worked in HR and management training before her passion for literature led her to train as an English teacher. She spent six years teaching secondary school English; a job she believes was invaluable to her writing career. Kathryn now devotes all her time to writing.

      www.kathryncroft.com

    • Katie Fforde
      Katie FfordeContemporary Romance Author

      Katie Fforde started writing when her mother gave her a writing kit for Christmas. She thinks she was fed up with her saying she wanted to write but not doing it. As Katie had three small children at the time, she thought this was a tiny bit unfair! But it seemed to do the trick and she started writing and loved it. It was eight years before she had a publisher and ten before a book appeared on a shelf.

      Katie has now been a published writer for over 20 years and has written over 20 bestselling novels and has sold over 3 million books.

      She has lived in the same house in Gloucestershire for over thirty five years and loves that her grandchildren are close by.

      www.katiefforde.com

    • Kelly Rimmer
      Kelly RimmerWomen's Fiction Author

      When Kelly’s childhood friends grew out of make-believe games, she realised she’d have to become a writer (or join the real world with them, but that seemed far too dull). Several decades later, she lives in rural Australia with her husband Daniel and their two young children.

      www.kellyrimmer.com

    • Keris Stainton
      Keris StaintonRomanic Comedy Author

      Keris lives in Lancashire with her husband and two sons. She’s written a bunch of books for young adults and children, and is obsessed with Twitter, tea, and 1D.

      www.keris-stainton.com

    • Kerry Fisher
      Kerry FisherWomen's Fiction Writer

      Born in Peterborough, Kerry Fisher studied French and Italian, and taught English in Corsica and Spain before climbing to holiday rep and grape picker in Tuscany. She eventually returned to England to ‘get a proper job’, and spent two years in features at Essentials magazine. She now lives in Surrey with her husband, two teenagers and a very naughty lab/schnauzer called Poppy.

      Kerry’s first novel, The School Gate Survival Guide, was published by Avon, HarperCollins in 2014. Her second book, The Island Escape, came out in May 2015. It won first prize at the York Festival of Writing for the opening line: ‘I was wearing the wrong bra for sitting in a police cell’.

      www.kerryfisherauthor.com

    • Kerry Wilkinson
      Kerry WilkinsonCrime Thriller Author

      Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.

      He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.

      www.kerrywilkinson.com

    • Kierney Scott
      Kierney ScottCrime thriller author

      American born Kierney Scott, lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband and their daughter. She likes to begin every writing session with a treadmill concert where she sings very loudly and tries her best not to fall or annoy her neighbours.  In her spare time she loves to bake. Her buttercream icing is legendary, if only in her own mind. If you would like the recipe or just want to chat, drop her a line on Facebook or Twitter.

    • Kitty French
      Kitty FrenchParanormal Romantic Comedy Author

      Kitty French lives in the Black Country with her husband, two young sons and two crazy cats. She’s a lover of all things romantic – songs, music, and most of all, books. Her USA Today best-selling Lucien Knight series topped the erotic chart on both sides of the pond, and she also writes romantic comedy as Kat French for Avon, HarperCollins. She’s over the moon to join Bookouture with her brand new paranormal romantic comedy series, Melody Bittersweet and the Girls Ghostbusting Agency.

      www.kittyfrench.com

    • KL Slater
      KL SlaterPsychological Thriller Author

      For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents but never made it off the slush pile. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.

      Before graduating, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’

      Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.

      www.KLSlaterAuthor.com

    • Kristen Zimmer
      Kristen ZimmerNew Adult Contemporary Romance Author

      Kristen Zimmer is a New Jersey-based freelance writer and editor. A member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, she holds a B.A. in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing from Montclair State University. When not busy writing or burying her nose in books of the YA/New Adult fiction persuasion, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family, which includes two adorable Black Lab mixes and a very patient Better Half.

      www.authorkristenzimmer.com

    • Laura Briggs
      Laura BriggsWomen's Fiction Author

      Laura Briggs is the author of several lighthearted romance novels and novellas, including the bestselling Amazon UK series A Wedding in Cornwall.

      She has a fondness for vintage-style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern-day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family, caring for her pets, going to movies and plays, and trying new restaurants.

      www.paperdollwrites.blogspot.com

    • Laura Elliot
      Laura Elliot

      Laura Elliot is the author of over twelve novels, which have been translated in many languages, including German, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian and Lithuanian. She has written for television, radio and stage – and gives regular workshops on creative writing.

      www.lauraelliotauthor.com

    • Lesley Welsh
      Lesley WelshCrime Thriller Author

      Lesley Welsh was born in Strawberry Field children’s home and raised on a notorious council estate in Liverpool. Later she moved to London where she studied English and Drama and worked as a freelance writer specialising in alternative lifestyles. Her articles appeared in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Red, Bite, Time Out and many others before she established Moondance Media, a magazine publishing company. Her dark and compelling short story Mrs Webster’s Obsession was  turned into a film.

      www.lesleywelsh.com

    • Lily Graham
      Lily GrahamWomen's Fiction Author

      Lily has been telling stories since she was a child, starting with her imaginary rabbit, Stephanus, and their adventures in the enchanted peach tree in her garden, which she envisioned as a magical portal to Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree. She’s never really got out of the habit of making things up, and still thinks of Stephanus rather fondly.

      She lives with her husband and her English bulldog, Fudge, and brings her love for the sea and country-living to her fiction.

      www.lilygraham.net

    • Lindsay J Pryor
      Lindsay J PryorParanormal Romance author

      Lindsay has been creating stories since she was nine years old, when she quickly decided that fantasy was more interesting than reality. She thought she’d grow out of it but hasn’t yet.

      When not writing or teaching, Lindsay indulges her fascination with mythology and is a supporter of animal welfare. She’s Welsh but lives in the South West of England with her husband and their rescue bunny.

      www.lindsayjpryor.com

    • Lisa Regan
      Lisa ReganCrime Thriller Author

      Lisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime novelist. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

      www.lisaregan.com

    • Liz Eeles
      Liz EelesWomen's Fiction Author

      Liz began her writing career as a journalist for newspapers and magazines before moving into the health sector as a communications manager and press officer. The low point of her career was abandoning an interview with Cliff Richard after two questions because she was about to faint – her excuse is that she was newly pregnant at the time.

      Liz is from Gloucestershire but now lives by the sea in West Sussex with her husband and grown-up daughter. She spends a lot of time meaning to meditate, avoiding exercise, and missing her son who lives in London.

    • Lizzie Page
      Lizzie PageHistorical Fiction Author

      Lizzie Page is the pseudonym of Sam Lierens, a mum of three, who (for some reason) got a puppy this year. Sam has lived and worked in Paris, Tokyo and London and loves combining her love of history with fiction.

    • Louise Douglas
      Louise DouglasWomen's Fiction author

      Louise Douglas is a bestselling author who is also the winner of the RNA’s ‘People’s Choice’ award and has been featured on the UK’s Richard and Judy Book Club.

      www.louisedouglas.co.uk

    • Louise Jensen
      Louise JensenPsychological Thriller Author

      Louise Jensen always wanted to be Enid Blyton when she grew up, and when that didn’t happen she got a ‘proper’ job instead.

      Several years ago an accident left Louise with a disability and she began writing once again, to distract her from her pain and compromised mobility. But writing turned out to be more than just a good distraction. Louise loves creating exciting worlds, dark characters, and twisted plots.

      Louise lives in Northamptonshire with her husband, sons, a dog and a rather naughty cat, and also teaches mindfulness.

      www.louisejensen.co.uk

    • Lucy Dawson
      Lucy DawsonPsychological Thriller Author

      Lucy has been writing psychological suspense novels since 2008, when her first bestseller – His Other Lover – was published. She writes full time from her home in Devon, where she lives with her husband and children.

      Before that, she used to interview the likes of Steps and SClub7 for a living, making absolutely no use whatsoever of her psychology degree from Warwick University, but having a lot of fun. Lucy is published worldwide and her works has been translated into numerous languages.

      www.lucydawsonbooks.com

    • Mandy Baggot
      Mandy BaggotRomantic fiction

      Mandy Baggot is an award-winning author of romantic women’s fiction and a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. In Feb 2016, her Bookouture novel, One Wish in Manhattan was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award. A contributor to writing blogs and short story anthologies, she is also a regular speaker at literary festivals, events and women’s networking groups.

      Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, Corfu and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor and lives in Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two children and cats Kravitz and Springsteen.

      www.mandybaggot.com

    • Marcie Steele
      Marcie SteeleRomantic Comedy Author

      Marcie Steele is a romantic at heart and has always wanted to write about characters who were not necessarily involved in the darker side of life, like her alter ego Mel Sherratt. Coffee, cakes and friends are three of her favourite things, hence when she isn’t writing you can always find her in a coffee shop eating a chocolate muffing and sipping a cappuccino, staring into space as she dreams up scenes for her next novel.  

      www.marciesteele.wordpress.com

      • Mary de Laszlo
        Mary de LaszloWomen's Fiction author

        Mary de Laszlo had four novels published by Headline and has since had many others published by Hale. She was a fashion journalist with Vogue and now works as an occasional film extra when not writing.

      • Mel Sherratt
        Mel SherrattCrime Thriller Author

        Mel Sherratt writes gritty crime dramas, psychological suspense and fiction with a punch – or grit-lit, as she calls it. Named as one of her home town’s top 100 influential people 2016, she’s sold nearly three quarters of a million books. Shortlisted for the prestigious CWA (Crime Writer’s Association) Dagger in the Library Award 2014, her inspiration comes from authors such as Martina Cole, Lynda la Plante, Mandasue Heller and Elizabeth Haynes. Mel lives in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with my husband and terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer) and make liberal use of her hometown as a backdrop for some of her books.

        www.melsherratt.co.uk

      • Monica James
        Monica JamesContemporary Romance Author

        Monica James is a bestselling author in the US, Australia, Canada, and the UK. She resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, Chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

        http://monicajamesbooks.blogspot.com.au

      • Nancy Barone
        Nancy BaroneWomen's Fiction Author

        Nancy grew up in Canada, but at the age of 12 her family moved to Italy.  Catapulted into a world where her only contact with the English language was her old Judy Blume books, Nancy became an avid reader and a die-hard romantic.

        Nancy stayed in Italy and, despite being surrounded by handsome Italian men, she married an even more handsome Brit. They now live in Sicily where she teaches English.

        www.nancybarone.com

      • Natalie Meg Evans
        Natalie Meg EvansHistorical Fiction Author

        Natalie Meg Evans has been an art student, actor, PR copywriter, book-keeper and bar tender but always wanted to write. A USA Today best-seller and RITA nominee, she is author of four published novels which follow the fortunes of strong-minded women during the 1930s and 40s. Fashion, manners and art are the glass through which her characters’ lives are viewed. Each novel is laced with passion, romance and desire. Mystery is never far away.

        An avid absorber of history – for her sixth birthday she got a toy Arthurian castle with plastic knights – Natalie views historical fiction as theatre for the imagination. Her novels delve behind the scenes of a prestige industry: high fashion, millinery, theatre, wine making. Rich arenas for love and conflict. Most at home in the English countryside, Natalie lives in rural Suffolk. She has one son.

        www.nataliemegevans.com

      • Nigel May
        Nigel MayGlam Fiction Author

        Nigel May is a true all-rounder in the media world, working as a TV presenter, author, journalist and craft personality. He has written six glam-fiction books, Trinity, Addicted, Scandalous Lies, Deadly Obsession, Lovers & Liars and his latest is Revenge.  Nigel also featured  in Sunlounger – a chart-topping anthology of short stories.

        www.nigelmay.net

      • Pam Howes
        Pam HowesSaga Author

        Pam is a retired interior designer, mum to three daughters, grandma to seven assorted grandchildren and roadie to her musician partner.

        The inspiration for Pam’s first novel came from her teenage years, working in a record store, and hanging around with musicians who frequented the business. The first novel evolved into a series about a fictional band The Raiders. She is a fan of sixties music and it’s this love that compelled her to begin writing.

      • Patricia Gibney
        Patricia GibneyCrime Thriller Author

        Patricia yearned to be a writer after reading Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene and even wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. She has now grown up (she thinks) but the closest she’s come to Nancy Drew is writing crime!

        In 2009, after her husband died, she retired from her job and started writing seriously. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations.

        Patricia also loves to paint in watercolour and lives in the Irish midlands with her children.

        www.patriciagibney.com 

      • Rebecca Stonehill
        Rebecca StonehillHistorical women's fiction author

        Rebecca Stonehill is from London but currently lives in Nairobi with her husband and three young children. In the past she has been travel consultant, EFL teacher and piano teacher, but she is now devoting her time to her love of creative writing by setting up Magic Pencil, an initiative to take creative writing and poetry into schools and get children exciting about storytelling, language and the magic of words.

        www.rebeccastonehill.com

      • Renita D’Silva
        Renita D’SilvaWomen's Fiction Author

        Renita grew up in a picturesque coastal village in the South of India, the oldest of three children. Her father got her first story books when she was six and she fell in love with the world of stories. Even now she prefers that world, by far, to this.

        www.renitadsilva.com

      • Richard Parker
        Richard ParkerCrime Thriller Author

        Richard Parker is an ex TV script writer, script editor and producer who now writes dark, stand alone thrillers. His first novel, Stop Me, was nominated for a Dagger Award.  The movie rights to his second, Scare Me, have been bought by Hollywood studio Relativity Media with screenplay completed by Wentworth ‘PRISON BREAK’ Miller and his third, Stalk Me, rode high in the US and UK Amazon charts.

        www.richardjayparker.com

      • Robert Bryndza
        Robert BryndzaCrime Thriller Author

        Robert Bryndza is the author of the international #1 bestseller The Girl in the Ice. The Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller is the first book in the Detective Erika Foster series. The Night Stalker, and Dark Water are the second and third books in the series, and the fourth book, Last Breath, has just been published. Robert’s books have sold over 2 million copies, and have been translated into 27 languages.

        In addition to writing crime fiction, Robert has published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. He is British and lives in Slovakia.

        www.robertbryndza.com

      • Rona Halsall
        Rona HalsallPsychological Crime Author

        Rona Halsall was a management consultant for twenty years, before dedicating herself to creative writing full-time. Her writing skills have been honed through the production of three novels and by reading anything and everything, as well as undertaking an open university creative writing course. She is a keen book reviewer and belongs to a number of on-line book and writing groups.

        She has three grown-up children of her own and two step-children and lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and a couple of guinea pigs.

      • S. D. Monaghan
        S. D. MonaghanPsychological Thriller Author

        S. D. Monaghan grew up in Dublin before travelling extensively in Asia, Europe and America. After teaching English in Thailand for two years, he moved back to Ireland and gained an honours degree in psychology. While living in Canada for four year, he studied screenwriting in Toronto. S. D. Monaghan completed the Masters in Creative Writing at Trinity College, Dublin with the editorial guidance of the Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford and Orange Prize nominee, Deirdre Madden. On the strength of his work there, he was chosen to represent both the university and the Oscar Wilde Writers’ Centre to read excerpts at the Dublin Publishers Festival and on Dublin Culture Night.  He lives in Dublin with his wife, where he is currently working on his new novel. He is represented by Zoe Ross at United Agents.

      • S.E. Lynes
        S.E. LynesPsychological thriller author

        After graduating from Leeds University, S E Lynes lived in London before moving to Aberdeen where she worked as a BBC Producer. In 2002, she moved to Rome with her husband and two young children. In 2007, after the birth of her third child, she returned to the UK and gained an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. Currently, she writes novels and teaches Creative Writing at Richmond Adult Community College. Her psychological thriller, Valentina, was published by Blackbird Books in 2016 and her next book, the dark and twisting best seller, Mother, was published by Bookouture in November 2017 with her third book, The Pact, publishing in February 2018.

      • Samantha Hayes
        Samantha HayesPsychological Thriller Author

        Samantha Hayes grew up in a creative family where her love of writing began as a child. Samantha has written eight thrillers in total, including the bestselling Until You’re Mine. The Independent said “fantastically written and very tense” while Good Housekeeping said “Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping.” Samantha’s books are published in 22 languages at the last count.

        When not writing, Samantha loves to cook, go to the gym, see friends and drink nice wine. She is also studying for a degree in psychotherapy. She has three grown-up children and lives in Warwickshire.

        www.samanthahayes.co.uk

      • Sandy Taylor
        Sandy TaylorWomen's Fiction Author

        Sandy Taylor grew up on a council estate near Brighton. There were no books in the house, so Sandy’s love of the written word was nurtured in the little local library. Leaving school at fifteen, Sandy worked in a series of factories before landing a job at Butlins in Minehead. This career change led her to becoming a singer, a stand up comic and eventually a playwright and novelist.

        • Sarah Wray
          Sarah WrayPsychological Thriller Author

          Sarah has always loved to read and worked with words, starting her career in academic publishing before moving into writing. She was always interested in writing a novel but it just seemed such a huge, unknown complicated thing. In the end, she decided to just go for it and see what happened. It was a personal challenge. The early draft of the book promptly won the Northern Writers’ Award (Arvon Award) in 2015 and was taken on by agent Laura Longrigg.

        • Shalini Boland
          Shalini BolandCrime Thriller Author

          Shalini lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two sons and Jess their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer songwriter, but now she spends her days writing suspense thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).

          www.shaliniboland.co.uk

        • Sharon Maas
          Sharon MaasLiterary Women's Fiction Author

          Sharon Maas was born in Georgetown, Guyana, in 1951 and educated in Guyana and England. After leaving school she worked as a staff journalist at the Guyana Graphic and the Sunday Chronicla in Georgetown.

          Sharon has always had a great sense of adventure and curiosity about the world we live in, and Guyana could not hold her for long. In 1971 she set off on a year-long backpacking trip around South America.  In 1973 she travelled overland to India through Europe, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and spent two years in an Ashram in South India.

          www.sharonmaas.com

        • Sheryl Browne
          Sheryl BrownePsychological thriller Author

          Sheryl Browne writes psychological thriller and edgy contemporary fiction. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and awarded a Red Ribbon by The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

          www.sherylbrowne.com

        • Sinead Moriarty
          Sinead MoriartyWomen's Fiction Author

          Sinead was born and raised in Dublin where she grew up surrounded by books. Growing up, Sinead says she was inspired by watching her mother writing at the kitchen table and then being published. From that moment on, her childhood dream was to write a novel.

          It was at the age of thirty, while working as a journalist in London that she began to write creatively in her spare time – after work, at lunch times … and, truth be told, during work hours. After a couple of years toying with ideas, she joined a creative writing group and began to write The Baby Trail. The bitter-sweet comedy of a couple struggling to conceive hit a nerve in publishing circles. It was snapped up by Penguin in the UK and Ireland and has, to date, been translated into twenty-five languages.

          Since writing The Baby Trail, Sinead has moved back to Dublin where she lives with her husband and three children and their little black cat, Minnie.

          www.sineadmoriarty.com

        • Sophie Hart
          Sophie HartWomen's Fiction author

          Sophie Hart lives in London with her boyfriend and her collection of naughty books.  Her first novel, The Naughty Girls Book Club, reached number one on the Bookseller Heatseeker’s Chart, and was also published in Italy, Spain and Germany.

          Sophie likes to spend her time going on nice holidays, making half-hearted attempts at exercise, and lusting after Daniel Craig.

        • Stella Newman
          Stella NewmanWomen's Fiction Author

          Stella Newman studied English at Sussex University, then went on to work in advertising, at the BBC and then as a professional food taster. She is now a full time writer, based in London and is currently writing her third novel and her first TV series.

          www.stellanewmansblog.blogspot.com

        • Stephen Edger
          Stephen EdgerCrime thriller author

          Stephen was born in the north of England, grew up in London, but is now firmly cemented in Southampton, where all of his books are set. Stephen isn’t an author, he’s “just a bloke who writes stuff that people seem to enjoy.”

          From an early age, his teachers said he had a “vivid imagination”, and now he is finally realizing his potential with more than ten books to his name.

          www.stephenedger.com

        • Sue Roberts
          Sue RobertsWomen's Fiction Author

          I live in Lancashire with my long term partner Derek and have had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.

          I always assumed that ‘one day’ I would write a book, always having a busy household and a job, the idea remained firmly on the back burner but never forgotten.

          The inspiration for my first novel came to me on a holiday to a Greek village. My daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!

        • Sue Watson
          Sue WatsonWomen's Fiction Author

          Sue Watson was a journalist on women’s magazines and national newspapers before leaving it all behind for a career in TV. As a producer with the BBC she worked on garden makeovers, kitchen takeovers and daytime sofas – all the time making copious notes so that one day she might escape to the country and turn it all into a book.
          After much deliberation and copious consumption of cake, Sue eventually left her life in TV to write.  After a very successful debut novel, Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes Sue signed a three book deal with Bookouture.

          www.suewatsonbooks.com

        • Susanne O’Leary
          Susanne O’LearyRomantic Comedy Author

          Susanne O’Leary is the bestselling author of more than 20 novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. She has also written three crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre.

          The wife of a former diplomat, she has also been a fitness teacher and a translator. She now writes full-time from either of two locations, a rambling house in County Tipperary, Ireland or a little cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Dingle, County Kerry. When she is not scaling the mountains of said counties, or doing yoga, she keeps writing, producing a book every six months.

          www.susanne-oleary.co.uk

        • T.J. Brearton
          T.J. BreartonCrime Thriller Author

          T.J. Brearton is the author of eight published novels of crime fiction, including detective thrillers, police procedurals, psychological suspense, and one paranormal crime story. His eBooks have been best-sellers on the Amazon kindle fiction Top 100 list. He lives in the Adirondacks with his wife and three children where he writes full time.

          www.tjbrearton.net

        • Teresa Driscoll
          Teresa DriscollWomen's Fiction Author

          For fifteen years Teresa presented the BBC’s nightly TV news programme Spotlight from Devon. She has worked as a reporter and columnist for a wide range of newspapers and her first novel, Recipes for Melissa was published in Spring 2015.

          www.teresadriscoll.com

        • Tilly Tennant
          Tilly TennantWomen's Fiction Author

          From a young age, Tilly Tennant was convinced that she was destined for the stage.  Once she realised she wasn’t actually very good at anything that would put her on the stage, she started to write stories instead. There were lots of terrible ones, like The Pet Rescue Gang (aged eight), which definitely should not see the light of day ever again. Thankfully, her debut novel, Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was not one of those, and since it hit the Amazon best seller lists she hasn’t looked back. Born in Dorset, she currently lives in Staffordshire with her husband, two daughters, three guitars, four ukuleles, two violins and a kazoo.

          www.tillytennant.com

        • Tom Bale
          Tom BaleThriller author

          Tom Bale decided that he wanted to be an author from the age of seven but, after another career got in the way, it wasn’t until much later that his dream was fulfilled.  After several books with Random House, Bookouture published two stunning ‘everyman’ thrillers by Tom See How They Run and All Fall Down.

          www.tombale.net

        • Tracy Bloom
          Tracy BloomRomantic Comedy Author

          Tracy Bloom started writing when she moved from the UK to live in America with her husband and a brand new baby. Determined to see it as an opportunity, she pursued her dream of writing a bestseller and by 2013, NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY, had topped the charts.  Back living in England she combines writing full time with herding her husband and two children around Derbyshire.

          www.tracybloom.com

        • Tracy Buchanan
          Tracy BuchananWomen's Fiction

          Tracy Buchanan lives in Buckinghamshire in the UK with her husband, daughter and one-eyed Jack Russell. She travelled extensively while working as a travel magazine editor, sating the wanderlust she developed while listening to her Sri Lankan grandparents’ childhood stories – the same wanderlust that now inspires her writing. She now dedicates her time to writing and freelancing as a social media consultant.

          www.tracybuchanan.co.uk

        • Victoria Fox
          Victoria FoxBonkbuster author

          Victoria went to boarding school in her teens and studied English at university. While there, she wrote her first (unpublished) bonkbuster: The Hardest Part. It had lots of sex in it and not a great deal else. Suffice to say that after a rambunctious beginning it was over disappointingly quickly. Despite this, the genre never lost its sheen. A long-time admirer of Jackie Collins, Victoria often wondered what life would be like as a bonkbuster author. After working in publishing for a few years, she decided to quit and find out…

          www.victoriafox.net

        • Victoria Jenkins
          Victoria JenkinsCrime thriller author

          Victoria Jenkins is an English tutor and former secondary school teacher from South Wales who has been writing for years and day-dreaming about becoming a ‘proper’ writer for the past decade. She have an MA in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Wales, Swansea, where she wrote a lot of poetry while planning a lot of plots she hoped she would once day write. Victoria lives in South Wales with her husband.

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