Samantha Denison is a Bradford-based author. Professionally, she has taught in special needs schools and since leaving that career due to her health, she has become a fundraiser and campaigner for Parkinson’s UK as well as NBIA UK.
A Shot to The Head is her debut novel for Follow This Publishing.
A published professional writer of children's stories, actor and storyteller, experienced historical
interpreter and developer of heritage projects.
Two collections of short stories in the Strange Tales series appeared in 2015 which have been well received by children, parents, schools, museums and bookshops.
Currently working on Book 3 in the series and Capt Red Hand's Adventures aimed at 5-9 year olds.
Irene's also a former publisher of health and social care training materials which won several awards; she's a storytelling/creative writing tutor and has devised school, community, theatre, museum, educational and library projects. Currently co-presenter on BCB 106.6fm Drivetime, she's appeared in films, theatre (one-woman show at Edinburgh Fringe), on BBC local radio and BBC's InsideOut.
Irene, with Pete Aveyard also runs Fresh Aire Productions. They recently developed an 8 episode radio sitcom Queens of Dawson City which was broadcast by BCB Radio in Dec 2016; they are working on pieces to feature on Chapelfm, Leeds Writing On Air festival in March 2017. FAP's Bore/Boar of Bradford featured at Bradford Festival 2015.
Born in the 60′s, he managed to survive the decades that followed with minimum trauma. He lives in the north of England, the County of West Yorkshire, and is married with four children, four stepchildren and numerous pets. He has been a writer for over two decades but has only recently decided to make a name for himself, with several novels and multiple short stories available. Ian writes mainly in the horror genre, but sometimes likes to add a helping of Science fiction and romance.
Originally from a small village near Lyon in France, Marie has lived in the beautiful Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, England, for the past few years. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher, and in her spare time she loves going for a walk and dreaming up romantic stories. Her contemporary romantic suspense A SPELL IN PROVENCE, as well as her historical novels ANGEL HEART, the award-winning THE LION'S EMBRACE, and her Scottish trilogy DANCING FOR THE DEVIL are all published by Áccent Press. She has also contributed to SHIVER, an anthology of Hallowe'en stories published by Áccent Press, LETTERBOX LOVE STORIES and the soon to be released ESCAPE TO AFRICA by international authors The World Romance Writers. Marie is a member of the RNA and the Society of Authors. Her stories are filled with romance and always have what she calls 'a French twist'.
Glenn Haigh is a fiction author who loves to experiment with different genres. He lives in Leeds where he was born in 1978. His day job is in education and he really gets a buzz from inspiring young creative minds, and from waving them off with a tear in his eye when the time comes for them to move onto university. By night, and often at the weekend and during school holidays, you will find him hunched over his laptop tapping out another masterpiece to add to his collection. When he is not working or writing his favourite pastime is hanging out with his young niece who is a daily inspiration to him. According to Glenn, she is a gift from some very generous gods on a higher plain.
I was born in Yorkshire, England but I now live with my husband, two of our children and super-loved cat on the English North East Coast.
After penning and self-publishing the successful true story, Willing and Able, explaining the sometimes heart-breaking process of adoption, I went back to the keyboard and began work on the romantic/erotic fiction, Ties That Bind, a story I admit, has been rattling around my head for the past twenty-something years.
Following the recent release of Ties That Harm, I am taking a short break but I will be working on other writing ideas.
As well as writing, I love to read, cook, cycle and keep in touch with friends and family far and wide. I have an ecclectic taste in music but love the work of James Oldrini, a fellow Englishman and composer of the piano piece 'Raggi d'oro' the music featured in Ties That Bind, and 'Oceans Apart', featured in Ties That Harm.
With a surname like Kipling I think my future as a writer might have been predetermined from birth. . . . . well at least it assured me a good position on the bookshelves.
Like most writers I’ve always been an avid reader,but unlike many authors I can’t proclaim a life long ambition to write a book.
I was born in Hull in the early 70s. My dad was a factory worker, my mum a chambermaid so I anticipated that when I left school I’d get a ‘proper’ job. Being a sensible type of teenager that’s exactly what I did. At school I enjoyed writing and won a couple of story competitions. For reasons that I cant really remember, somewhere between teenager and adult I stopped writing stories.
I attended Lancaster University where I studied for a degree in Environment Management, then followed this with an MSc at Salford University in Inclusive Design. It wasn’t until I reached my mid 30s when I rediscovered my passion for writing. Blinded by the Light, my debut novel was the result.
The second novel in The DOTTY Series, DOTTY and the Chimney Thief, was released 19th November 2016. Look out for Dotty’s third adventure, DOTTY and the Dream Catchers, which is due out Autumn 2017.
Victoria Howard lives in South Yorkshire, with her partner Stephen, and her 6 year-old Border collie, Rosie. She is the author of three romantic suspense novels; The House on the Shore, (a 2009 Joan Hessayon Award finalist, and London Book Festival Honourable Mention: Fiction), Three Weeks Last Spring (a Pushcart Prize nominee), and Ring of Lies. Several of her short stories have appeared in anthologies, including the Kindle short, A Little Protection.
Although born in Liverpool, her heart is always in the Scottish Highlands. She lived on a remote croft for twenty years, managing a company involved in the offshore oil and gas industry.
During those rare times when she isn’t writing, Victoria can be found curled up with a book, gardening, designing knitwear, walking Rosie, or travelling the world.
Victoria is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and Sheffield Authors.
Joshua Sutton grew up in Kent in the UK. From an early age he wanted to write books and after taking time away to study Music Technology and Production at university, finally came back and released his debut novel In Memory on July 4th 2015. The sequel Shadowborn was released June 2016, and the final book in the trilogy is currently being written.
Joshua writes Paranormal Fiction but dabbles in other genres and is working on other projects as well that you will see in the near future. It was his life long dream to write and now he is fulfilling his dream, he hopes you enjoy his work.
K S Marsden
K. S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two constants in her life - books and horses.
Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a Nutritionist role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she now has two successful series under her belt.
K S Marsden's work
A Yorkshireman living in the rural green hills of Lancashire, Michael Wombat is a man of huge beard. He has a penchant for good single-malts, inept football teams, big daft dogs and the diary of Mr. Samuel Pepys. Abducted by pirates at the age of twelve he quickly rose to captain the feared privateer ‘The Mrs. Nesbitt’ and terrorised the Skull Coast throughout his early twenties. Narrowly escaping the Revenue men by dressing as a burlesque dancer, he went on to work successively and successfully as a burlesque dancer, a forester, a busker, and a magic carpet salesman. The fact that he was once one of that forgotten company, the bus conductors, will immediately tell you that he is as old as the hills in which he lives. Nowadays he spends his time writing, telling tall tales in his bio, and pretending to take good photographs. Michael Wombat has published over one book. Other authors are available. “Michael Wombat brought us to near tears by his short stories. He is a natural story teller.” – Diana Jackson, author of The Riduna Series, UK Indie Litfest 2016