Harriet has always loved books and enjoys nothing more than a trip to the library or book shop. She has never been able to pass either without stopping to take a look in search of her next good read. Harriet has been writing her own stories for as long as she has been able to hold a pen and wrote The Motives Trilogy, her first completed novel, whilst studying for her GCSE's and later her A-Levels. She has often dreamed that one day she would see her own book on the shelves. Finally it has happened, proving that dreams really can come true.
Dr William J. Allender is a Forensic Toxicologist and Chartered Chemist (Medicinal Chemistry). He is a qualified expert in drugs, poisons, including pesticides, and alcohol-related matters with over 30 years professional experience. Advises, consults and evaluates matters of forensic concern associated with toxicology of drugs, poisons and alcohol to prosecution, defence and plaintiff lawyers and has provided testimony as an Expert Witness to Courts of law in the states of Australia.
Paul Anderson lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He is a surgeon who specialises in upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery. Born in Rotorua, New Zealand, his tertiary education began at Waikato University before he went on to further studies in Scotland, California, and South Africa where he completed both a Ph.D. and a medical degree. The passion for writing has latently manifested, thanks to the encouragement and direction of many friends.
I was born in Newcastle 1944, and as a child, I caught Polio (at the age of 18 months old).
I became married in 1968 and divorced in 1990. I felt very fortunate to have had a daughter in 1971, and also two lovely grandsons. I still drive, visiting Southend - Sussex - Epping Forest - Broxbourne by the river, the sea or to different parks. These places are where I feel ‘sensed' to write, mainly sitting in my car.
Robert Appleton started work as a fifteen year old apprentice electrician. In his mid twenties he qualified as a secondary Design and Technology teacher with a Bed Honours degree. He eventually ended his thirty year career after teaching in four different comprehensive schools and having had wide experience and management responsibility at department and pastoral level.
He now enjoys the benefits of having taken early retirement and can dedicate more time to reading, walking, cycling watching sport and his favourite pastime; caravanning.
Danielle Arney lives close to an old railway embankment. She has always loved exploring and uncovering hidden treasures. This, in combination with her love of old houses and secrets inspired her to follow her dream to write a book and have it published.
Learn more about her novel Witherstone by a visit to her Facebook page.
Nick Ashton-Jones is a farmer, an environmentalist, a writer who cannot help himself, a psycho geographer and historian. He has spent most of his working life in the tropics: in the South Pacific and in Southeast Asia, but mostly in Nigeria which is his second home, if not his first.
Nick was born in Sheffield, has a son who is Swiss, and is based in Derby. He thinks the best bit of Britain is the Isle of Arran, and he shares his life with his partner, David, an artist and illustrator.
Anna-Maria Athanasiou is a wife and mother of two, who after many years of creating fantasy stories in her head decided to take the plunge and put one of them onto paper.
She wanted to write a story people could relate to and consequently feel an empathy with her characters. A story that would touch the reader and ultimately make them fall in love. Waiting for Summer Book Two is her second novel.