Stephen J. Schrader

The author is a former career US Army counterintelligence agent, who specialized in ‘Human Intelligence' and ‘Counterintellignce Analysis' operations. He has spent the first thirteen years after leaving the service in researching and formalizing the technique that made him a success as a ‘Thinker, Tanker, Soldier, Spy' into a formulae for doing the impossible, getting beyond our greatest obstacle to personal advancement: ourselves.

Mathew Colbert

Mathew Colbert was brought up in post war New Zealand as the only child of a middle income family, and was encouraged to lead a life that included plenty of sunshine, swimming and sport.

However, at twelve years of age his innocence was shattered, as the combination of his athletic young body and mop of blond hair caught the attention of some unsavoury individuals. Contrived blackmail guaranteed his life plunged into the depths of depravity, as he was subjected at times to horrific sexual and physical abuse, mainly at the hands of a paedophile ring with links to Satanism.

Angela Harden

A portrait of Angela Harden

Angela Harden is the most loving female anyone could meet, who struggled through domestic abuse trying to make it go away. She knows what it feels like to be afraid of someone, the fear takes over your life. Leaving was like finding a new female, her life totally changed in so many ways.

Colin J. N. Darch

A portrait of Colin J. N. Darch

Growing up in a Devon village in WW2 gave Colin Darch an interest in the world and desire to see it. This led to a career at sea of 56 years. Mixing with men of all races and religions taught him tolerance and respect for mankind which enabled him to survive piracy.

Paul G. Anderson

A portrait of Paul G. Anderson.

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.

Conrad J. Stone

Conrad Stone was born in Rome and lived there until he moved to England at the age of 10. He was educated at an elementary school in Italy and comprehensive school in London. After leaving school at the age of 16, Conrad Stone worked in a shipping and accounts department in London. He now lives in Kent with his wife and two sons.

Jeroen Schipper, Peter Hilken, Kathleen van der Weerd

Peter Hilken describes himself as a storyteller; he loves to give tales and music to children, to amuse and excite them, and encourage them to be creative. Jeroen Schipper is a music teacher his pupils and his own children inspire him to write songs that are just so much fun that they don’t even notice that they’re learning all kinds of things. He says his words inspire his music; and his music in turn inspires the words.

Lily Trezevant

Lily Trezevant was born in Kent and after a solid education at the local grammar school, went on to qualify as a science teacher. Now based in Sussex, she has two grown up children and a tortoise.

Teresa Cassidy

A portrait of Teresa Cassidy.

Teresa Cassidy lives in Leicestershire and having recently retired is now discovering the joys of ‘Idleitisness'!

Her grandchildren, animals and gardening and a love of all things rural are filling her time and she is finding 'Idleitisness' to be thin on the ground.

Ayesha Ahmed

A portrait of Ayesha Ahmed

Ayesha Ahmed came to England in 1972 from Bangladesh. She used to write in the various newspapers, but after coming here she was so busy with her family. After her three sons grew up she started to write again in Bengali. This is her first book in English.