A teacher of young children from Colchester in the UK, this experience plus Ian’s love of humour and all things fantastical has so far resulted in his sci-fi series, The Quarton Trilogy, and a comedy spy novel with an octogenarian agent due out soon.
Barbara indulges her twin passions for history and landscape of her native land by writing historical fiction set in ancient Scotland. She has also written and published short stories and poems.
Australian sci-fi/fantasy writer Shel uses futurism as a platform for the issues of gender, discrimination, and abuse of power. When not working at as health projects manager, Shel can be found wrestling with the family husky or gaming with her teenage daughter.
A multi-genre author from the East of England, Julia’s books range from contemporary to fantasy to romantic suspense and even to steampunk fairy tale retellings. She is an avid reader and passionate supporter of indie authors, with a love of cats and red wine.
A gothic writer with a passion for history and things that go bump in the night. She loves nothing more than a good ghost story. She lives in the heart of the English Suffolk countryside, with rolling green fields, rural churches – and lots of haunted houses.
Nick hails from Canada where he lives with his daughter and is the author of more than ten fantasy novels, including the critically acclaimed Book of Death fantasy series and the YA fantasy series the Sommerland Chronicles.
London sci-fi and fantasy author Caroline believes that life can be as epic as her books, if you’re brave enough to carry the ring or delve inside the wardrobe. Rain or shine, she’s to be found, camera in hand, exercising her other great love: photography.
Julie Embleton is a paranormal fantasy author from Dublin, Ireland. She writes tenacious, kick-ass females who can rescue themselves, thanks very much, gutsy heroes with tender hearts, and heinous villains who thrive on chaos. Her stories weave suspense, romance, and magick, mostly with happy endings, but she does enjoy leaving her readers hanging with the occasional cliffhanger.
Author of children’s fantasy, Brett lives in Arizona with his patient wife who is a constant source of encouragement. Brett has been a teacher for over thirty years and is an avid reader. He enjoys creating fantastical worlds for parents and children to explore.
Australian based author of YA paranormal urban fantasy series, The A’Vean Chronicles, she is an avid reader of mythology, history, and all things paranormal. A collector of pets, G.R. Thomas is also a registered nurse on the side.
Bruce hails from Cambridgeshire in the UK. Inspired by nature, happy by design… as a late starting author of self-help and fiction, including the whimsical backpacker series, he tries to bring a little extra humour and happiness into the world.