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Corinna Edwards-Colledge was born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in Manchester, and spent much of her childhood reading fantasy books and exploring the local countryside fueled by Kendal Mint Cake. Unsurprisingly a love of the natural world and a hint of mystery is something that often appears in her novels.
Her passion for writing started when she won a poetry competition at the tender age of seven. Since then she has worked as a journalist, written an anthology of poetry, a screenplay and three novels (The Soul Room, Return of the Morrigan and The Call). She studied English and Media at the University of Sussex and has worked in kids playschemes, run volunteering organisations, managed the newsroom for a local TV news programme, and trodden the boards, in a play written by and starring the late Brian Behan. For the last thirteen years she has worked in local government, delivering schemes that encourage people to live more active lives.
She lives in Brighton in a loving if sometimes hectic menagerie including her husband, kids, step-kids and pets. As well as writing, she loves cooking very hot curries, going on long walks and sitting in cosy pubs, though not necessarily all in one day!
Born in the UK Richard Hardie is a British author who started writing books for Young Adults of all ages while flying on multiple trips to Asia on business. His best known books "Leap of Faith" and "Trouble With Swords" are the first two novels in the Temporal Detective Agency series, which he maintains he will continue writing as long as his characters have fun and he can come up with plots. Richard was a Scout Leader for 15 years and some of his main characters and certainly his sense of humour were developed during his time with the Troop.
Richard is also a voice artist and audio books narrator, all genres.
Richard is married, with two kids and a cocker spaniel who loves walking long distances along the beautiful Gower Peninsular while Richard bounces plot ideas off him. One bark for YES and two barks for NO!
After leaving Worthing Art College, Robin, with friends, formed a touring theatre company in the early 70s named ‘Cliffhanger’. The shows were always comedies and contrived through improvisation. After writing for several TV comedies, he became a contributor to Alas Smith and Jones and later, the main writer for Mr. Bean, the series, movies and animations. He’s recently put scriptwriting aside to write mystery thrillers, which might surprise some, but rather than write comedies, he’s chosen to write what he likes to read. But, as with old dogs and new tricks, he can’t help including a certain amount of comedy in his work. He lives near the South Downs behind Brighton.
Presently, his published Authors Reach novels are ‘The Unborn’ and ‘Still Warm.’
Brighton-based author of paranormal fiction, including the bestselling Psychic Surveys series of which Old Cross Cottage is the latest release (Book Four in a six-part series). She is also the author of Jessamine, an atmospheric psychological romance described as a 'Wuthering Heights for the 21st century’ and the ‘This Haunted World’ series, a collection of standalone novels set in and around the world’s most haunted places and blending fact with fiction.
Aside from writing, hobbies include travel, cinema, reading and sleeping – all of which keep her busy enough! After graduating from Sussex University with a degree in English and American Literature, Shani became a freelance writer for the travel industry. Twenty years later, she is lucky enough to be a full-time novelist. All stories are inspired by true events.
Catch up with Shani via her website
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Veronica McGivney spent her childhood in a small seaside resort on the Isle of Wight where her mother ran a guest house for holidaymakers during the summer months.
At school, her main claims to fame were producing irreverent caricatures of the teaching staff and persistent truanting. Despite this, after gaining a BA and a PhD at the University of Exeter, she went on to pursue a career in education, working at the Open University and the Universities of Sussex and Nairobi before becoming a principal research officer at The National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education.
After years of writing academic books and reports, Veronica now enjoys the freedom of writing fiction – something she has wanted to do since earliest childhood. She is a multi-genre author who writes novels and short stories, some of which have been short-listed in British short story competitions.
She lives in a leafy part of Brighton where as well as writing, she tries to find time for painting, reading, gardening and playing tennis.
Catriona King is the author of the long running Craig Crime Series, the standalone science fiction novel, The Carbon Trail, and has recently released Aurora, the first novella in new fantasy series set in Ireland.
She was raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and moved to central London where she trained as a GP and police Forensic Medical Examiner. In recent years, she has returned to live and work in Belfast, basing her Craig Crime novels there.
Catriona has written since childhood; factually as a medical journalist and in fiction, in addition to her work as a novelist, she has written for both theatre and radio.
Catriona is active on both Facebook and Twitter where she engages actively about her books.
Francesca Tyer was born in East Sussex but grew up in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside. She graduated this year with a degree in English Literature from Royal Holloway, University of London and has also recently moved to Salisbury.
Francesca began writing her first novel at the age of fifteen and The Firestone is now to be published through Authors Reach. She first decided she wanted to be an author at the age of eight when she wrote a chapter sized ‘book.’ Throughout childhood, she wrote poems, short stories, and the beginnings of several longer books. In 2017, she self-published a poetry collection titled Reflections, but The Firestone is her first novel.
Aside from fiction, Francesca writes articles for her website/blog and works as a freelance content writer and editor. She is also currently undertaking an internship with a local magazine. When she isn’t writing, Francesca enjoys playing the violin and piano, singing, reading, being creative, spending time in nature and being with family.