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  • 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-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.

    www.annalouweatherley.com

  • 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

  • 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.

     

  • 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. 

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

      • 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

      • 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 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

      • 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.

      • 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

      • 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

        • 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 2017 and her next book, Mother, will be published this year by Bookouture.

        • 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

          • 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 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

          • 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.com

          • 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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