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, traveling the world, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
Bella Osborne’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you. She has written four romantic comedies and been shortlisted twice for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Her fifth novel, A Walk in Wildflower Park, will be out summer 2019.
Bella lives in The Midlands, UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s a dog. When not writing Bella is usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.
Evan Ostryzniuk is the author of a historical fiction series, featuring wannabe knight Geoffrey Hotspur, published by Endeavour Media.
Evan grew up in Canada and attended Cambridge University, where he earned a PhD in History. He currently works for the BBC. Evan is working on a new series of historical detective novels set during the early years of the Spanish Inquisition, following special papal investigator Serafino Tucci di Salerno
J. T. Ridge
J. T. Ridge is a fantasy author whose work is heavily influenced by his interest in world religions and cultures.
He teaches philosophy and religious studies in Oxfordshire, writing and travelling when time allows.
Alex Shaw is a member of the International Thriller Writers organisation and the Crime Writers Association. His bestselling Aidan Snow SAS thrillers Cold Blood, Cold Black and Cold East are published by HarperCollins UK (HQ Digital) in English and Luzifer Verlag in German. Alex has also written numerous short stories and novellas.
Alex and his family are currently expats dividing their time between homes in Ukraine, England and Qatar.
C.A. Steed is a writer, teacher and aspiring dog owner. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and son. She has also resided in Aberdeen and Dublin, and hopes one day to live somewhere with less rain.
Her work has been published by New Writing Scotland, Boudicca Press and Barren Magazine. Her mother would like her to write something more cheerful.
Manchester born best-selling author Maggie Sullivan has so far published two Coronation Street prequels following the early lives of the much loved Corrie characters.
Maggie also writes non fiction, romantic fiction, sagas and heartwarming short stories. She loves to travel and is an avid reader, never going without her Kindle. She is a long standing member of Romantic Novelists’ Association. After living abroad for several years, she settled in London where she still lives.
Georgia Summers writes fantasy and speculative fiction, and loves a fairytale twist.
She is half-British, half-Trinidadian, and spent most of her life living across the world, including Russia, Colombia and the US.
She currently lives in London, where she works in publishing.
Laura Sweeney writes contemporary romantic fiction with a healthy does of wit.
She lives in Wiltshire. When not writing, she enjoys supporting her favourite cricket, football and rugby league teams and singing along to show tunes.
Rose Taylor is a fiction writer who enjoys bold narrative voices and playful form.
She has an MSt with Distinction in Creative Writing from Oxford University and is an In-Game Copywriter for Rockstar Games.
She lives in Edinburgh.
Rhiannon Jenkins Tsang
Rhiannon was born and grew up in Yorkshire, read Oriental Studies (Chinese) at Oxford, and is a non-practising lawyer. Her work focuses on historical and cultural fault lines, and contains strong international themes.
Her latest novel was The Last Vicereine, was published by Penguin Random House in 2017. She is the 2018 winner of the Nottingham Writers’ Studio Writer of the Year award.
Helen Watts writes historical fiction for children. Her debut novel One Day in Oradour (Bloomsbury, 2014) was nominated for the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal for an Outstanding Book for Children.
Helen regularly runs creative writing workshops in schools and libraries and, when she is not working, loves walking in the Vale of Evesham where she now lives.
Kerry Watts is the author of crime thrillers which often have mental health issues at the heart of the story. This comes from her experience of working with people with mental health problems in acute and community settings. When she’s not writing she devours true crime books and TV shows which has given her an unsettling amount of knowledge on serial killers and their lives.
She is the author of the Detective Jessie Blake series, set in Perthshire, published by Bookouture.
Joma West is a third culture writer whose work straddles both fantasy and science fiction.
Growing up bouncing between countries has given her work a certain displaced flavour and you can see many African and Asian influences in her writing.
Joma’s novella, Wild, won the 2016 MMU novella award, and was published by Sandstone Press. She has had short stories published in various anthologies. She lives in Glasgow.
Simon Whaley is a writer, author and photographer. He is the bestselling author of One Hundred Ways For A Dog To Train Its Human. His crime caper Dead Heading in the Borders is currently out on submission.
In addition to writing several books, Simon regularly has articles and short stories published in various publications.
Manyara Woolhouse is a visual artist and nonfiction author whose work looks at themes of belonging, cultural inheritance and hybridity, and the value of heritage. She lives in Edinburgh where she works as a specialist in global health
Janet Woods is a popular author of historical women’s fiction. Born and raised in Dorset, she now lives in Western Australia. Janet is the author of Daughter of Darkness which won the mainstream section of Romantic Novel of the Year in Australia in 2002.
Janet is a life member of The Society of Women Writers, Western Australia, and was nominated for the ‘Alice’, an award in recognition of outstanding achievement. She has been published by Robert Hale, Simon & Schuster, and currently, Severn House.
Helen Yendall is an author of historical fiction, often with an unique setting.
She’s has dozens of short stories published in women’s magazines such as The People’s Friend, Take a Break and Woman’s Weekly.
She’s a proud member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.