Author Of The Month

Previous Authors Of The Month

January 2021 - Kwei Quartey

Kwei Quartey was born in Ghana, but moved to the USA to complete his medical training. He practised as a physician for more than twenty-five years while simultaneously writing, before deciding to beco…

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November 2020 - Peter Laws

Peter Laws is an ordained Baptist minister with a taste for the macabre. He writes a monthly column in The Fortean Times and also hosts the popular podcast and YouTube show The Flicks That Church…

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October 2020 - Stephanie Austin

Stephanie Austin has enjoyed a varied career, working as an artist and an antiques trader, but also for the Devon Schools Library Service. When not writing she is actively involved in amateur theatre …

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September 2020 - Ashley Weaver

ASHLEY WEAVER is a librarian and has worked in libraries since she was 14. Originally from Texas, Ashley now lives in Oakdale, Louisiana. Murder at the Brightwell is her debut novel…

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August 2020 - Jim Eldridge

Jim Eldridge has had ninety-five books published, which have sold over three million copies. He is also a radio, TV and movie scriptwriter who has had 250 TV scripts broadcast in the UK and internatio…

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July 2020 - Mike Hollow

Mike Hollow was born in West Ham, on the eastern edge of London, and grew up in Romford, Essex. He studied Russian and French at the University of Cambridge and then worked for the BBC and later Tearf…

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June 2020 - Laurie R King

LAURIE R KING has has been writing crime fiction since 1987 and won many awards for her work in fiction including the prestigious John Creasey Dagger, the Edgar, the Nero and Macavity Awards. Her…

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May 2020 - Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in Kent and emigrated to the USA in 1990. She has written extensively for journals, newspapers and magazines, and has worked in book publishing on both sides of…

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April 2020 - Katherine Stansfield

Katherine Stansfield is a novelist and poet whose debut novel The Visitor won the Holyer an Gof Fiction Award. She grew up in the wilds of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and lived on the west coast of Wales …

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Sarah Hawkswood

March 2020 - Sarah Hawkswood

Sarah Hawkswood describes herself as a ‘wordsmith’ who is only really happy when writing. She read Modern History at Oxford University and the takes her pen name from her six times great g…

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February 2020 - Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly was born in 1957 and is the son of a Scotland Yard detective. He went to university in Sheffield, later training as a journalist and worked on the Bedfordshire Times, Yorkshire Evening Press…

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January 2020 - Margaret Kaine

Born and educated in Stoke-on-Trent, Margaret Kaine now lives in Eastbourne.  The Black Silk Purse is her second romantic historical novel set in the Edwardian era, following publication of Dange…

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November 2019 - David Donachie

DAVID DONACHIE was born in Edinburgh in 1944. He has had a variety of jobs, including selling everything from business machines to soap. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of t…

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October 2019 - Peter Laws

Peter Laws is an ordained Baptist minister with a taste for the macabre. He writes a monthly column in The Fortean Times and also hosts the popular podcast and YouTube show The Flicks That Church…

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September 2019 - Rachel Caine

RACHEL CAINE was the author of more than fifty novels, including the bestselling Morganville Vampires series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who knew her said explained a lot.…

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August 2019 - Jacqueline Winspear

Jacqueline Winspear was born and raised in Kent and emigrated to the USA in 1990. She has written extensively for journals, newspapers and magazines, and has worked in book publishing on both sides of…

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July 2019 - Susanna Bavin

Susanna Bavin Susanna Bavin has variously been a librarian, an infant school teacher, a carer and a cook. She lives in Llandudno in North Wales with her husband and two rescue cats, but her writing is…

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June 2019 - Nicola Ford

 Nicola Ford is the pen-name for archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall, National Trust Archaeologist for the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. Through her day-job and now her writing, she&rsqu…

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May 2019 - Philip Kazan

 PHILIP KAZAN was born in London and grew-up on Dartmoor. He is the author of two previous novels set in fifteenth-century Florence and the Petroc series following a thirteenth-century adventurer…

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April 2019 - Beryl Matthews

Beryl Matthews was born in London and grew up during WWII. She now lives near Farnham. After a career in the inspection office of an aircraft factory, Beryl started writing fiction. Her first novel wa…

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March 2019 - Robert Scragg

Robert Scragg had a random mix of jobs before taking the dive into crime writing; he’s been a bookseller, pizza deliverer, Karate instructor and Football coach. He lives in Tyne & Wear, …

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