Fiction

Finding Peggy: A Glasgow Childhood

Meg Henderson

Meg Henderson was born in the Townhead area of Glasgow in 1948, the youngest and only girl of three children. thereafter, she lived in the…
What to Do with Lobsters in a Place Like Klippiesfontein

Colette Victor

Colette Victor now lives in Belgium after being born in South Africa. She has written five novels, including a YA novel, Head Over Heart, which was…
The Lost Children

Theresa Talbot

Theresa Talbot is a BBC Radio Scotland broadcaster – best known as the voice of traffic and travel and the former host of the Beechgrove Potting…
Lara Haworth

Lara Haworth

Lara Haworth is a conceptual visual artist, a poet and a political researcher, specialising in the government’s move to become carbon zero by…
The Choice

SJ Ford

SJ Ford is twenty-eight years old and lives in the Cheshire countryside. She currently works in online marketing and writes part-time – gathering…
Playing for Love

Jeevani Charika

Jeevani* writes multicultural women’s fiction. She was born in the South of England, but spent much of her childhood in Sri Lanka, with short…
The Twenty Seven Club

Lucy Nichol

Lucy is a writer with a passion for mental health awareness, music, comedy and nostalgia. Her upcoming novel, Parklife, delves into addiction,…
The Note

Carly Schabowski

Carly Schabowski worked as a journalist in both North Cyprus and Australia before returning to Oxford, where she studied for an MA and then a PhD…
Sally-Anne Bedford

Sally-Anne Bedford

Sally-Anne grew up in a small village just outside Sheffield. Much to her parents’ disappointment, at 16 years old Sally-Anne left a promising…
A Ghost at the Door

Michael Dobbs

Michael Dobbs has never had a proper job - and now he’s a member of the House of Lords as Lord Dobbs of Wylye, perhaps he never will…He’s…
Deadlock

Quintin Jardine

Quintin Jardine is the author of three much-acclaimed and best-selling series of detective novels: Bob Skinner, Oz Blackstone and Primavera…
Leave It To Fate

Beth Corby

Beth Corby began life in a small Welsh mining village, and pursued her interest in music through to a PhD. Finding academic writing too…
Natalie Lewis

Natalie Lewis

Natalie Lewis was a leading fashion pr for three decades. As an agency owner she launched brands including net-a-porter and Jimmy Choo before going…
The Daughter’s Choice

S.D. Robertson

Former journalist S.D. Robertson quit his role as a local newspaper editor to pursue a lifelong ambition of becoming a novelist. An English…
The Death of Remembrance

Denzil Meyrick

Denzil Meyrick was born in Glasgow and brought up in Campbeltown. After studying politics, he spent time as a police officer, freelance journalist,…
The Taken Girls

G D Sanders

G D Sanders worked as a lab assistant in the research laboratory of a paper manufacturer. After gaining a BSc in Botany and Zoology, a second BSc…
Haaniyah Angus

Haaniyah Angus

Haaniyah Angus is a digital culture writer, screenwriter and founder / former Editor in Chief of Off Colour Org. Growing up with an English teacher…
The Good Mayor

Andrew Nicoll

After a brief stint as a lumberjack, Andrew Nicoll has spent his working life as a newspaper journalist. He has had short stories published in New…
THE SEAL OF CONFESSION

Sven Hughes

Sven Hughes has worked at the heart of geostrategic influence for the past twenty years. As a prime ministerial and presidential advisor, and as a…
 What I Never Told You

Dawn Goodwin

Dawn Goodwin’s twenty-year career has spanned PR, advertising and publishing, both in London and Johannesburg. A graduate of the Curtis Brown…
M is for Mummy

Katy Cox

Katy is a professional cellist and has performed alongside artists including Michael Bublé, Elton John and Take That. Alongside this, Katy is a…
Borderline

Barry Rainsford

Barry Rainsford started life as a musician before decades teaching in the most difficult and deprived areas of a major city. This provided him with…
Honey & Spice

Jovilee Burton

Jovilee Burton is a digital artist based in Central London. Passionate about female empowerment, her work depicts women of colour in their day to…
Butcher's Wood

Peter Guttridge

Peter Guttridge is a novelist, critic and chairperson/ interviewer at a wide range of literature festivals. A former Director of the Brighton…
Gigantic

Ashley Stokes

Ashley Stokes is an author of literary horror and comedy from the east of England. Originally from Carshalton in Surrey, it was there that he was…
Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson

Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson

Esmie is a science-fantasy writer, who spent much of her childhood reading on sunny Australian beaches, before moving to London, where she swapped…
Cold Sun

Anita Sivakumaran

Anita Sivakumaran holds an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing from the Universities of Lancaster and Leicester. Her novel The Queen (New Delhi;…
Justine Hardy

Justine Hardy

Justine Hardy is the author of six books, both fiction and non-fiction, all of which draw on the thirty years that she has spent living and working…
A Bicycle Built for Sue

Sheila McClure

Writing as Daisy Tate and Annie O’Neil. When not raising Belted Galloway cattle or beekeeping in the English countryside, Sheila writes books.…
A Different Kind of Happy

Rachaele Hambleton

Rachaele Hambleton, aka Part-Time Working Mummy, is a double Sunday Times bestselling author and one of the most popular parenting personalities…
The Wedding Season

Katy Birchall

After attending Woldingham school in Surrey, Katy Birchall went to Manchester University where she received a first-class degree in English…
The Face At The Window

Ruby Speechley

Ruby Speechley, graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2009, with an MA in Creative Writing. She is a Faber Academy alumna and prolific…
Sapphire

Heather Burnside

Heather Burnside grew up in Gorton, a working-class area of Manchester famed as the original location for the TV series, Shameless. She moved from…
A Murder of Crows

Sarah Yarwood-Lovett

After spending sixteen years as an ecologist, crawling through undergrowth and studying nocturnal habits of animals (and people), Dr Sarah…
The Creeper

A. M. Shine

A. M. Shine is an author of Literary Horror from the west of Ireland. It was there that at a young age he discovered a passion for classic horror…
A Rattle of Bones

Douglas Skelton

Douglas Skelton has published 12 non fiction books and eight crime thrillers. He has been a bank clerk, tax officer, shelf stacker, meat porter,…
The Wind Child

Gabriela Houston

Gabriela was born and raised in Poland, brought up on a diet of mythologies and fairy tales. She spent her summers in Mazury (a flatland of forests…
The Family Business

Alex Kane

Alex Kane is from a small village just outside Glasgow. She grew up around books, her mum always reading the latest crime thriller. She began…
Nadia Attia

Nadia Attia

Nadia’s fascination with folklore, nature and the supernatural inspires much of her writing. With Egyptian-German heritage and a working-class…