Natalie Esther is running a new charity called, Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anonymous (SoSAA). She has created a program Read more
www.alexhyland.info/ Born in London, Alex pursued a writing career that took him to Los Angeles where he created shows for Disney, Read more
Danny originally trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama before Read more
A few moons ago, he ran the Hollyoaks and Holby City story departments, storylined and script-edited the first series of CBBC’s hit comedy, Hank Zipzer, and co-adapted and wrote for series one of Nickelodeon’s kids’ drama, House of Anubis. He is the co-creator and writer of CBBC’s mystery drama, World’s End, for which he is also Consultant Producer. He is developing various screen projects with national and international production companies.
Danny is currently based in Scotland but suffers from an incurable case of itchy feet. Loch Strange is his debut novel.
He is represented for dramatic works by Micheline Steinberg Associates.
I am a 44 year old mother to five children who for the last five years I have been raising alone. One day Read more
Traditional prep school, public school conveyor belt ending up reading Medieval English.
A singer in a mod band "The Odds" and Read more
Worked all round the world as an insanely overpaid commodities trader before self destructing in a cloud of white powder. Appeared to have had a season ticket to the Priory.
A keen interest in the bizarre and the absurd prompted him to write A Curious Guide to London (Bantam books 2014) and he also, when behind in the rent, writes the occasional article for various horse racing magazines.
Moved to rural Ireland and trying to behave myself and write.
Steve has been a full-time Hypnotherapist in East Yorkshire since 1992 and in that time has completed over 14,000 Read more
Steve’s website www.steveburgesshypnosis.com gives more info about his work as a Hypnotherapist.
Maury Shenk, pen name, David Zen
I write thrillers about international deal making . I love the excitement, intrigue and relationships of Read more When I am not writing novels, I am an international lawyer , private equity investor and company director , with particular interests in technology , green business and China . I love international travel and languages, and speak Russian, Mandarin and French, and some Spanish, German, Italian and Norwegian. I am a devoted husband and father, and an avid competitive and recreational sailor.
When I am not writing novels, I am an international lawyer , private equity investor and company director , with particular interests in technology , green business and China . I love international travel and languages, and speak Russian, Mandarin and French, and some Spanish, German, Italian and Norwegian. I am a devoted husband and father, and an avid competitive and recreational sailor.
I was born in 1960 to upper middle class parents who came from a colonial background. My father was Read more
I was sent to boarding school aged nine after we had lived in ten different houses and by the time I was fourteen I was refusing to go home ever again. To deal with the problem I was sent to one of the first psychiatric adolescent units.
This period deconstructed my world and changed my life. It taught me to rely on my own instincts and judgment but I lost my place in education and have remained out of step with my peer group ever since. As a writer that is not a bad thing.
In my life since then I have achieved a lot. I have long stable marriage and four wonderful, successful grown up children who are my friends. I went back to education in my thirties, and since then have worked in as a journalist making documentaries for tv and radio and films for the Festival circuit. I believe that my past media work has been preparation for the writing that I am doing now.
Currently, as well as writing, I am learning Chinese.
Cheryl Sawyer is an historical novelist with a passion for eighteenth-century France. She first became interested in Madame du Châtelet, a character in her latest historical crime novel, Death in Champagne, while living at the Château de Breteuil, near Paris. Read more
‘The marquise told me that Émilie du Châtelet (born a Breteuil) was a physicist, mathematician and also mistress of Voltaire. Over the years I’ve read this fascinating couple’s letters and works, researched their lives and stayed in the picturesque countryside of the Haute Marne where they lived. In those days, if a murder was committed within the small, hierarchical society of that remote part of France, it touched everyone. So when a beautiful young weaver is raped and murdered, and the military police investigate, there are secrets to unravel in town and country alike.’
Cheryl’s published books are the 18th-century adventure novels La Créole and Rebel; Siren, The Chase and The Code of Love, set during the Napoleonic wars; and The Winter Prince, Farewell Cavaliers and The King’s Shadow, her English Civil War trilogy. Death in Champagne, completed in August 2017, stars the bold mounted gendarme Victor Constant, hero of her new series, the Victor Constant Mysteries. Best-selling crime writer Peter Lovesey says: ‘The story dazzles and beguiles and the setting is pitch-perfect.’
Cheryl Sawyer has two master’s degrees with honours in English and French literature and has lived and worked in England, France, Italy and Switzerland. While the greater part of her career has been in publishing, she has also been a wine and food journalist and opera reviewer. She now writes full-time and maintains the website http://www.cherylsawyer.com. Find Cheryl on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCherylSawyer/
Graduating from the University of York with a (probably ill-advised) degree in Theoretical Physics, Laurence commenced upon a varied career in law enforcement and Read more
After a few years with Birmingham Trading Standards where he specialised in anti-competitive practices investigations, he led an investigation team for the software industry tasked with intellectual property enforcement across the United Kingdom as well as the provision of training in computer law and computer forensics to all UK law enforcement authorities and the military.
In 2001, he set up his own management consultancy firm providing training and advice to both the public and private sectors on legal risk and information security. He regularly lectures at the University of Warwick on computer law and IP enforcement.
He has had a long-standing fascination with the political, military, social and legal history of China.
He lives just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Roger Corke is a TV journalist and film producer-director Read more
Most of his films involve investigative journalism and many feature secret filming or doorsteps with “villains”, such as arms dealers offering machine guns for sale to men guilty of genocide. Other films have featured doorsteps with everyone from a corrupt FIFA vice-president in Trinidad – now wanted by the FBI - to a Rwandan war criminal tracked down to a quiet suburb in Quebec. Three films he made led to one of the Twentieth Century’s most notorious miscarriages of justice being overturned by the Court of Appeal - the case of Derek Bentley, wrongly executed in the 1950s for the murder of a policeman.
A self-confessed ski nut and wine enthusiast, he lives with his wife, Lynn, in North London and North Oxfordshire.
David Maughan Brown
David’s formative years were spent as a child in colonial East Africa, followed by the divisive experience of a whites-only Read more
Following Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, and the end of apartheid, David worked for twelve years as a Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Natal and was influential in South African post-apartheid Higher Education. In 2002 he re-located to the United Kingdom where he spent a decade contributing to the development of York St John University.
During his academic career David wrote prolifically, and his book on the fiction written about the ‘Mau Mau’ movement – Land, Freedom and Fiction – is to be republished as a Zed Classic in 2017. When he is not writing, David enjoys travelling, tending his allotment, and exploring the flat countryside around York on his bicycle.
Tony Craze has worked principally as a writer in theatre – his play ‘Shona’ won the Read more
A dozen further plays have since been premiered across the UK.
His book ’ Write a Theatre Script in 25 Days (& 10 Hours)’ – a summation of a thousand days and nights teaching playwriting workshops – has remained in Amazon’s top ten Best Seller Workbook rankings since its 2012 release.
He reverted to full time fiction writing with the novella ‘Holli & Bill Go Traveling’, taken from the play ‘Going West’, originally produced by the legendary Soho Poly Theatre.
Tony lived in rural France, drove an old Savannah, and spent many years trying to master the language. It was with great sadness that he passed away in 2016 after a brief battle with cancer.