R.S. Pateman has been a copywriter working with some of the UK’s largest ad agencies and companies. He lives in London.
When Nicky Pellegrino’s Italian father came to England he fell in love with and married a Liverpool girl. He brought to his new family his passion for food and instilled in them what all Italians know – that you live to eat instead of eating to live. This Italian mantra is the inspiration behind Nicky’s delicious novels. Every summer the family left their home in Merseyside and returned to her father’s home town, near Naples, in southern Italy. When Nicky met and married a New Zealander she moved to Auckland where she works as a journalist and edits a woman’s magazine. She hoards her annual leave so that she and her husband can return to Italy to meet up with her family and to eat the best mozzarella and research her books.
Rebecca is founder of the incredibly popular life-coaching blog Best Knickers Always and has recently appeared on Women’s Hour, BBC London and The Huffington Post.
She began writing as a way to make sense of her life following family illnesses and the ending of her 20-year marriage.
Rebecca trained as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner and Coach; she works closely with clients, guiding them to make often profound changes to their lives. She is a talented and dedicated personal performance coach, a role model for those wishing to make substantial positive changes in their lives.
Rebecca finds energy and inspiration in inspiring others. Her greatest joys include supporting and being surrounded by her children, taking risks, living in London, walking along the beach and cliff tops, and celebrating being 50.
Sarah Pinborough was born in 1972 in Buckinghamshire, and now lives in London where she works as a full time, award-winning, writer and script-writer. Her published work, almost all of which is optioned for TV or film adaptation, includes the stunning novella The Language of Dying, The Dog Faced Gods series, The Hidden Kingdom series, The Nowhere Chronicles (as Sarah Silverwood) and two standalone novels: The Death House and Thirteen Minutes.
Hannah Richell grew up in Buckinghamshire after spending her early childhood in Canada. Having spent the first year of her career working in book publishing, she emigrated to Australia in 2005. She now lives in Sydney and returns to the UK as often as possible to spend time with family and savour the green grass of home.
Born in Berkshire, Diane Setterfield was educated at Theale Green Comprehensive School and Bristol University. Her degree in French literature led her to teach in universities in England and France, where she lived for several years. Diane’s previous publications have been in the field of 19th and 20th century French literature, specialising in the writings of Andr? Gide. After returning to the UK, Diane ran a business teaching French to those intending to live in France. She lives in Oxford.
Abigail Tarttelin’s first novel, Flick, was heralded as a slow-burn cult classic by GQ magazine. She is the Books Editor for Phoenix fashion magazine, blogs for the Huffington Post and acts in films including Taxi Rider. In 2013 she was selected by the Evening Standard as one of London’s hottest 25 Under 25 in their Power 1000. She lives in London and is currently working on her third novel.
A.R. Torre is an open pseudonym for Alessandra Torre, a sensational new voice on the thriller scene. Alessandra also writes contemporary erotica. She lives in the southern United States and is married, with one child.