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.
Kate Galley writes uplit fiction full of heart and humour. Much of her inspiration comes from her clients as a mobile hairdresser.
She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, children and Meg, their Patterdale Terrier.
Her latest work in progress has been shortlisted for the Agora Books, Work in Progress Prize.
Michael Hollows is a writer and lecturer from London. He writes in many genres including historical fiction for HarperCollins, with his debut Goodbye for Now published in 2018 and a second novel in progress, a science fiction and fantasy, as well as tie-in fiction for Black Library (Games Workshop) and others.
He is currently researching towards a PhD in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University, where he also graduated with an MA in Writing.
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.
Nicola Jones is an author of bookclub fiction that tugs at the heartstrings.
She lives in Herefordshire.
Nicola’s plays have been produced on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, Radio 3, and at venues including the Birmingham Rep, the Southwark Playhouse and a Victorian prison in Birmingham. She’s a Red Planet Prize screenwriting finalist and a BBC Writersroom television drama competition winner.
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.
Neil Lancaster is a crime writer who draws on his thirty-year career in law enforcement with both the military and Metropolitan Police to influence his writing.
He now lives in The Scottish Highlands with his wife, son and cocker spaniel, Peggy.
Neil’s Novak thriller series is published by Burning Chair, and Dead Man’s Grave by HQ Digital.
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 Midwinter Match, is out in 2021 and 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.
Imogen Martin writes sweeping, romantic historical fiction with a western flavour.
Imogen’s career includes theatre directing, running festivals and transforming a derelict housing block on one of the poorest estates in the UK into an award-winning arts centre.
She is married with two daughters and divides her time between Wales and Sardinia.
Katie McDermott is a writer of literary fiction that explores themes of belonging, autonomy and feminism.
She lives in County Meath, Ireland, where she teaches English.
Her short stories have been published in Autonomy, Banshee Lit, The Queen’s Head and Literary Orphans, among others.
Philip Miller is the author of two novels, The Blue Horse and All the Galaxies, both published by Freight Books. His next novel, The Goldenacre, will be published by Polygon in 2022.
He lives in Edinburgh and was an award-winning journalist for 20 years, before becoming a civil servant.
His poems have been published online and in print and he received a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2019.
Andie Newton is an American writer living in Washington State with her husband and two boys. She writes female-driven WWII historical fiction and middle grade ghost stories.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Washington State University and a Master in Teaching. She would love to say she spends her free time gardening and cooking, but she’s killed everything she’s ever planted and set off more fire alarms than she cares to admit. Andie does, however, love spending time with her family, ultra trail running, travelling the world, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.