Anita Faulkner writes warm and fuzzy romcoms from her upcycled bureau near the glorious Cotswolds.
Described by her agent Kate Nash as ‘a sparkling new voice,’ Anita is still pinching herself that her debut, A Colourful Country Escape, will be published by Sphere in June 2022.
Most days you’ll find Anita surrounded by shiny objects, big dreams and an abundance of chocolate wrappers which can’t possibly all be hers. When she’s not being bossed around by a small human or running her copywriting empire, Anita loves sharing her journey and cheering you on with yours.
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Sophie is a Cotswolds-based psychological thriller author with an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes.
Alongside writing, Sophie is the Head of Marketing at Jericho Writers. Sophie has had many stories published and placed in competitions with organisations such as Writing Magazine and The Cheltenham Literature Festival.
She can be mostly found on muddy walks with her husband and rescue dog, or disappearing to Cornwall whenever possible. Sophie’s debut novel, All My Lies, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2021.
Felicity George is the historical romance pen name of author Elizabeth Welke.
When not writing happily-ever-afters in the persona of Felicity, Elizabeth is a Georgian-era social historian and former teacher in Toronto, where she lives with her husband, her two teenage children, and a mischievous squirrel-chaser named Scout.
Katie Ginger lives by the sea in the south-east of England and, apart from holidays to very hot places where you can sit by a pool and drink cocktails as big as your head, she wouldn’t really want to be anywhere else. When she’s not writing funny, feel-good romances or murderous cosy mysteries, Katie spends her time with her family and their dogs: Wotsit, the King Charles spaniel, and Skips, the three-legged rescue dog. (And yes, they are both named after crisps!)
Born and raised in the US, Michelle Houghton has worked as a biomedical research scientist, a Russian linguist, owned a restaurant, and lived in Germany and Turkey. She now lives in England. Some might say Michelle never knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. Having at last grown up, she knows she loves writing for young people.
When Michelle isn’t writing middle grade or YA historical novels, she’s researching Anglo Saxon England and visiting historical sites. She is a member of Leicester Writers’ Club and the Historical Novel Society.
Gemma Jackson describes herself as a crazy Irish nomad. She is the author of the Ivy Rose series, factually-based fiction about the Dublin Tenements in the 1920s.
Gemma is currently writing a new series to be published by Poolbeg.
Born and brought up in Jersey (Channel Island, not New), Naomi moved to London in 2010 after studying English and Music at Durham University.
Naomi is a thriller writer and can be found running, then giving up and walking, in a park near you, or spending future royalties on ridiculous things like chocolate-covered lingonberries.
Nina Kaye is a romantic comedy author who writes fast-paced, entertaining reads with a deeper edge. Nina started writing her first novel when she was 17 (locked in her room, supposedly studying). It was a short-lived experience that ended as soon as Nina’s exams did, but the dream of writing never left her.
Nina lives in Edinburgh with her husband and much adored side-kick, James. In addition to writing, Nina enjoys swimming, gin and karaoke (preferably all enjoyed together in a sunny, seaside destination).
Casey King is a crime writer and crime fighter from Cork, Ireland. With a Diploma in Policing Studies, Casey has ventured into writing police procedurals, as well as providing consultation for other crime writers. Casey loves motivating those who have the will and potential to write; there is always a way. She has also been known to turn her hand to poetry, plays and short stories. Her Certificate in Human Resources Management may come in handy one day, along with the Script Writing course she has completed.
Casey is currently working on a sequel to her debut novel. When not writing, she loves dancing, reading, art, meeting friends and has been known to mix up a mean cocktail.
Since Louise Kulup received a typewriter for her seventh birthday, she has been obsessed with writing. She is a native north Londoner and spent over ten years working in the City.
She now lives just outside of London with her husband and two toddlers, and tries to squeeze in writing Middle Grade fiction between episodes of Peppa Pig.
Jane Lovering is an award-winning author of romantic comedies.
In 2012, Please Don’t Stop the Music, published by Choc Lit, won Romantic Novel of the Year and was shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan prize.
Jane’s latest novel, A Cottage Full of Secrets, came out in February 2022 and was published by Boldwood.
Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years. She is the Kindle bestselling author of the 18 book DI Hilary Greene series, reissued by Joffe Books, as well as the new bestselling Ryder and Loveday Oxford-based mystery series for HarperCollins’ HQ Digital.