Fiction

The Bad Fire

Quintin Jardine

Quintin Jardine is the author of three much-acclaimed and best-selling series of detective novels: Bob Skinner, Oz Blackstone and Primavera…
The Second Bell

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 Missing Pieces of Me

Amelia Mandevile

Amelia Mandeville has been creating stories and characters in her head ever since she can remember. When there became too many, she started to…
Best Friends Forever

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…
Born Bad (Manchester Trilogy)

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…
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…
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…
A Convenient Marriage

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…
A Bicycle Built for Sue

Daisy Tate

Writing as Daisy Tate and Annie O’Neil. When not raising Belted Galloway cattle or beekeeping in the English countryside, Daisy writes books. She…
My Sister’s Lies

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 Ringmaster's Daughter

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…
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…
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…
Katy Cox

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…
Guilty

Siobhan MacDonald

Siobhan MacDonald, is a suspense and thriller author published in the UK, USA, Canada, France and Germany, her writing is perfect for fans of Liane…
Jeremiah's Bell

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,…
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…
She Who Lies

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…
Every Little Secret

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…
Katy Birchall

Katy Birchall

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

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,…
Where There's a Will: Can love find a way?

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…
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…
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…
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 Lady of the Lake

Peter Guttridge

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

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;…