Our Writers

With the largest selection of specialist writers in the world, we can match you with the perfect biographer!

We offer writers at three levels of experience: Junior, Senior and Critically Acclaimed. All our writers are talented journalists or authors, who have been rigorously assessed by UK Managing Editor Alice! You can browse their profiles using the tabs below.

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Amanda Revell Walton

North East England

For the past 18 years, Amanda has been providing the national press with hard-hitting news stories and in-depth features that chart the inspirational true-life stories of ordinary people. A journalist at heart, she has written hundreds of articles for publications like Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Woman’s Own and more.


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Amarpreet Basi

Greater London

Amarpreet enjoyed writing stories as a child, but somewhere along the line abandoned his writerly ambitions. In 2008, he read Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road and his passion for writing was rekindled. He’s been working on a novel ever since, and has acquired an MA in Creative Writing from City University whilst working for an investment firm in Canary Wharf.


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Andrew Bird

South East England

Andrew studied at Reading College of Art & Design and served in the Royal Air Force Reserves. He is the author of A Separate Little War and Coastal Dawn published by award-winning independent publisher Grub Street. He has also written, presented and acted as a historical consultant in documentaries for BBC Radio and Television, C4, C5, and NRK in Norway.


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Barbara Fox

South East England

Barbara seems to spend most of her time in the past these days! She worked in publishing and journalism for several years before having two sons. Since reading her mother’s old letters home from 1950s America, which became the book Bedpans & Bobby Socks (Hachette), she has made a career for herself as a writer and ghostwriter of memoirs.


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Bernard Bale

East England

An award-winning Fleet Street journalist and BBC broadcaster with many books published including autobiographies for a number of celebs. A very experienced interviewer and speaker who has worked with household names as well as ordinary people with a tale to tell. Bernard has appeared on many television shows, twice compered at the Royal Albert Hall, twice spoken at the Houses of Parliament and had many other major engagements. His secret is in being a people person and respecting client confidentiality – as well as being good at what he does.


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Carole Richardson

North West England

Carole has spent more years than she’ll admit to writing for newspapers and women’s magazines. To give you a clue, she was at journalism college with Jeremy Clarkson but says she’s definitely younger than him. After qualifying, Carole joined the Sheffield Morning Telegraph, Yorkshire Post and Lancashire Evening Post before turning freelance. She’s covered hundreds of national in-depth real life and celebrity stories and worked closely with the lovely, late Lynda Bellingham. Recently she ghost wrote her first book for Simon & Schuster which was a Sunday Times bestseller.


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Caroline Criado-Perez

Greater London

Caroline’s writing has been published across the major national media, including The Times, The Guardian and The New Statesman, and she has appeared on national and international broadcast media including the BBC, Channel 4 and CNN. Caroline has a degree in English Language & Literature from Oxford, and her first book, Do It Like A Woman… and change the world, was published in 2015.


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Chris Neill

Greater London

Chris works as a comedian, performing stand-up, appearing on the radio and voice acting. Mainly, however, he writes. Chris’ writing life is varied: he writes national newspaper columns, magazine articles, television animation scripts and he’s also working on a book. In a previous life, Chris was a BBC Radio Comedy producer making sitcoms, sketch shows and panel games.


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Clara Salaman

Greater London

Clara wrote Shame on You (Penguin) and The Boat (Head of Zeus). Both are fictional accounts of her life – the former about a girl who grew up in a cult and the latter about teenage adventures in the Mediterranean. Born and raised in north London, Clara has lived in Cornwall, Turkey and Spain, and may be most well known for playing DS Stanton in The Bill.


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Claudio Tapia

The Netherlands

Claudio was born in Chile in 1966, grew up in The Netherlands and in The United States, and currently lives in Amsterdam. He speaks Spanish and Dutch, but his writing language is English. He is an all-round creative, being also a translator, producer and documentary filmmaker. His debut novel The Hand of Yemanja came out in 2013.


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David Smith

North West England

David started his career as a journalist in 1990, working on sporting titles and interviewing legends such as Jerry Guscott and Joe Montana. His freelance writing career has seen him work for the BBC, Sky Magazine, FHM and many other magazines and websites. He has written books for Osprey and his latest work, on the British general William Howe, will be published by Bloomsbury in June 2017.


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Emma Donnan

South East England

Emma has ghost-written numerous autobiographies, including several Sunday Times Bestsellers, for publishers like Pan Macmillan and Simon & Schuster. Incredibly versatile, her clients range from private commissions for real life stories to celebrities looking to top the charts with their autobiographies (Nanny Pat, anyone?).


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Gordon Thorburn

East England

Gordon’s work has been published by Simon & Schuster, John Blake, Constable, Robson/Anova, Pen & Sword and more – over 25 books, including the ground-breaking Men and Sheds and the one with the most Amazon reviews (185 and rising), Cassius, the biography of an exceptional police dog. Subjects of other biographies and ghosted autobiographies have been TV presenters, an undercover investigator, World War Two soldiers and airmen, an RSPCA Inspector, the British High Street and a police horse. Gordon has written many magazine and newspaper articles and commercial film scripts; awards include London BISFA ‘Best Scriptwriter’ and Los Angeles ITVA ‘Golden Reel’.


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Ian McCurrach

Greater London

After university, Ian trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and worked as an actor. He ran a new-writing theatre company at The Young Vic Studio, writing and directing ten plays, and wrote a book based on this experience: Special Talents, Special Needs. Journalism was next, and Ian quickly became a successful writer working for The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal et al.


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Jamie Groves

Greater London

After backpacking round the world, Jamie took a degree in English Literature with a diploma in creative writing. He has worked in the publishing and media industries for 20 years. A journalist, editor, and award winning writer, Jamie fills his spare time with his wife, two young children and high maintenance campervan. His other loves are food and photography.


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John McDonald

South England

John McDonald was born in Southern Ireland in 1948, and educated at St. Mary’s Academy and later at London South Bank University. He has been a professional writer for twenty years. He has written six novels and ghosted eight memoirs with the likes of Penguin and Simon & Schuster. He also recently adapted Shakespeare to graphic novel format with Classical Comics. He is currently working with Random House and Gatecrasher Books, as well as Story Terrace. His work has been widely reviewed in the press; reviews and samples of his work can be viewed on his website: http://www.johnfmcdonald.co.uk


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Kate Smith

Scotland

Kate is a writer, journalist, academic and trainer. She has worked in the USA, Moscow, St. Petersburg and London, and now lives in her native Edinburgh. With postgraduate qualifications from Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities, Kate is also Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Her hobbies include scaring herself witless doing stand-up comedy, just for the laughs.


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Kerrin Cocks

South West England

Kerrin Cocks ghostwrote Mzee Ali: The Biography of an African Slave-raider Turned Askari and Scout and co-authored I won’t be home next summer about a wartime pilot. As an experienced traveller with an ear for a good story, Kerrin has written for the South African magazine Noseweek and keeps a regular blog about the trials, tribulations and sensitivities of being a modern-day mum.


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Mary Alexander

South East England

Mary Alexander is a writer, journalist, mother, dog owner and very bad cook. She has written four non-fiction books on health issues, and ghosted a memoir for a middle class mother who became a call girl; this became a Sunday Times Bestseller. Following a Masters in Creative Writing, she now also writes fiction. Her first collection of short stories has recently been published. She has also written a novel about Penelope Betjeman, the wife of the famed poet laureate John Betjeman.


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Nick McGrath

Greater London

People’s stories have always fascinated Nick. University in Liverpool, then a Lancashire journalism postgrad led to his first job as a reporter on a northern weekly. Since then he’s interviewed many a celeb and explored a diverse range of subjects for The Guardian, The Observer, Daily Telegraph, The Times and more.


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Phil Hamlyn Williams

East England

Phil was awarded an MA in Professional Writing at University College Falmouth in 2009 and has been writing for fifteen years. Currently, he writes regularly for a number of periodicals. His current project is a book telling the story of the ordinary men and women who worked to mechanise the British Army in WW2.


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Rebecca Coxon

Greater London

Rebecca is a writer and documentary-maker. She is enchanted by the power of great storytelling and was one of the first writers to join our pool. Alongside writing, she directs and produces observational documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. While studying English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, she trained as a helpline counsellor and worked as a journalist for a mental health magazine, a subject she is very passionate about.


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Rick Broadbent

South West England

Rick is an award-winning author and journalist for The Times. He has interviewed celebrities ranging from Usain Bolt to Sir Bobby Charlton, and has also developed a literacy scheme to get young people reading and writing. Rick has written nine books of his own for major publishers including Penguin, Hodder and Random House. These have included ghosted autobiographies of Jessica Ennis-Hill, the Olympic champion, and Jeremy Keeling, a maverick who built an ape sanctuary


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Sara Walden

Greater London

Sara’s career has taken her from The Sunday Times Insight team to Miami and Washington DC researching and writing investigative non-fiction books. ‘The Cocaine Wars’ (a New York Times bestseller, nominated for an Edgar Award) and ‘Hunting Marco Polo’ were published worldwide. Her next book, ‘Living in Provence’, sold 250,000 copies in ten territories. Now back in London, she continues to find stories that excite and inspire her.


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Theodore Brun

Greater London

Prior to his career as a wordsmith, Theo worked as a lawyer in London, Moscow, Paris and Hong Kong. Now he is fully devoted to writing short stories, travel articles, screenplays, historical pieces and a historical fiction series. Theo has a degree in Archaeology and a master’s in Modern History, both from Cambridge University.


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Amy Schofield

South East England

Amy is a journalist, author and ghostwriter who has created beautiful things with words for 17 years, since having an epiphany at Clapham Station and deciding to train as a journalist. Currently she’s developing a TV screenplay and writing a novel. In her spare time she sings in an acapella band and hangs out with her family and super furry animals.


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Andrew Lowe

Greater London

Andrew is an experienced magazine journalist turned author-publisher and book editor. He’s worked with titles like GQ, Vogue, Total Film and Vanity Fair, and written for The Sunday Times, The Guardian and short-lived humour website Bubblegun. His debut novel The Ghost, a psychological thriller, was published in 2015. He’s an FA-qualified youth football coach and stays fit – and sane – by cycling and running.


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Brian Beard

Midlands

Brian has written most things in a three decade career, from two-paragraph press releases to 80,000-word autobiographies, and many in between. Trained as a teacher at Newman College, Birmingham he went on to interview many of the giants of football, from George Best to Pele and others in between. His hobbies include football, writing, a good movie and the spectrum of humour from Morecambe and Wise and Les Dawson to MASH, and not a lot in between.


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Carline Vago-Hughes

Greater London

Carline works as a journalist, translator and ghost-writer. She writes for various charities, arts and media programmes, as well as individuals and organisations. Having travelled extensively with charitable ventures and for personal growth, she has developed a thirst for understanding cultures that are lesser known or endangered.


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Chris Marshall

Scotland

In over a decade in journalism, Chris has written for many newspapers and has interviewed figures ranging from cabinet ministers to notorious gangsters. After completing his degree in history at Edinburgh University, he studied Russian in the hope of becoming a foreign correspondent before deciding he really rather liked living in Scotland.


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Christopher Davies

Greater London

Christopher is a freelance writer with over a decade of experience in award-winning television, journalism, editorial and digital work. He’s contributed to publications such as The Telegraph, Wired and The Escapist among others. He is always working on something new and is a sucker for a great story.


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Clare Pugh

South West England

With considerable experience as a ghostwriter, Clare prides herself on adapting to people from all walks of life, and all ages, with compassion and a big fat sense of humour. She has a BA in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing, and has been longlisted and shortlisted for international short story competitions.


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Corinne Moore

South East England

Corinne’s early travels led her to Hong Kong, where she lived and worked for almost two decades. From special reports for the South China Morning Post and The Asian Wall Street Journal, to hotel press kits and in-depth interviews for lifestyle magazines, her versatile writing style enables her to communicate with a wide variety of audiences.


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David Lewis

Greater London

David spent his twenties working between Cairo, Moscow, Seoul and Paris in a heady mix of English teaching, tour guiding and trying bizarre foods. For the past five years he has been freelancing in broadcast and print journalism for BBC, The Independent, The Daily Mail and Huffington Post.


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Dayna Brayshaw

South England

Dayna wanted to be a writer from the moment she wrote her first word. Her older, wiser sister informed her that the only thing a writer needed to do to be a good writer was to “Go experience everything.” So when Dayna was 19 she set off to do just that. She has since lived in six countries, learned four languages, forgotten four languages, and gotten lost (and then found) at sea.


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Deborah Cicurel

Greater London

Deborah is a freelance journalist with a Creative Writing degree. She’s written for The Telegraph, Stylist, Glamour, The Daily Mail, The Metro, Marie Claire and many more, on subjects ranging from travel and fashion to real-life and business. Deborah loves finding out and writing about where people came from, where they’re going and everything in between.


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Ellen Aaku

South East England

Ellen never imagined she would become a writer; as a child she preferred to tell stories orally. But life happened, and today she is a prize-winning author. She has won the Commonwealth Short Competition, the Penguin Prize for Writing and the Macmillan Writers Prize. She has an MA in Creative Writing and has taught writing to adults and children across Africa.


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Emily Richards

Midlands

Emily recently returned to the UK to study for an MA in Writing at Warwick University, after having spent two years living, teaching and sweating in Saigon. She balances out her love of all things sedentary by completing outlandish physical challenges; this year she ran the Amsterdam Marathon, trekked in Japan and Nepal and climbed Mount Fansipan in her pyjamas.


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Fae Gilfillan

East England

Fae graduated with a 2:1 in Politics from Kent University, where she learnt that a life at Westminster was too slippery a career for her. Since then, she’s become a magazine journalist with eight years’ experience, writing about everything from food to pop music. She specialises in interviews, and prides herself on her friendly interview style and warm writing tone.


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Jeanette Farrell

Greater London

Jeanette is originally from Dublin, and writes often about the relationship between person and place. Her work can be found in The Irish Times, Wallpaper, Blueprint and AnOther, amongst many other publications. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, she has worked with many artists and architects to help tell their stories.


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Jingan Young

Greater, London

Originally from Hong Kong, Jingan holds a BA in English with Film Studies from King’s College London and an MSt in Creative Writing from Oxford University. She was the first playwright commissioned in English by the Hong Kong Arts Festival and writes and produces for stage and screen in London. She has written for The South China Morning Post, The Guardian, London Review of Books Blog and more.


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Johnny Acton

South West England/Greater London

Johnny is a highly experienced author and journalist who has written or co-written 17 published books under his own name. He has also ghostwritten for everyone from Prince Charles to a celebrity Thai chef. An ex-Times obituarist, he is equally at home capturing the essence of a person’s life and character in a few paragraphs or writing an 80,000 word biography.


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Jonathon Savill

South East England

Jonathon has worked in 72 countries worldwide and 28 states in the USA. He also traveled around the world in eight days for the Daily Telegraph and has visited the Geographic North Pole. Twice. He has interviewed Kylie Minogue, Terry Pratchett, Marc Bolan, Darcey Bussell, and the Saudi Minister of Finance, among others. He loves hearing about people’s life stories and works hard to find that certain something that makes everyone special.


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Judy Brown

Midlands

Judy is a freelance writer and editor. As well as writing biographies and ghosting other people’s memoirs, she writes and edits feature articles for various journals and helps overseas students with their English. When she’s not writing or looking after her family and assorted animals, she’s usually out walking in the Peak District.


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Julie Abrams-Humphries

South East England

Julie has been a wordsmith for nearly 50 years. She has an MA in Creative Writing, and has written short stories (one of which was published by Walker Books), two novels, and a fiction based on a women’s outdoor pursuit group. Julie continues to dare, read, write, and travel as a freelance feature journalist, occasional outdoor swimmer and burlesque dancer.


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Katarina Sherbourne

South East England

With an Anglo-Indian father and German mother, Katarina was surrounded by fascinating life stories from an early age. After graduating from the universities of Southampton and Surrey, she made a career out of listening to people tell her about themselves, as a health journalist and researcher.


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Lee Henry

Northern Ireland

Having edited the arts website CultureNorthernIreland.org for almost a decade from Derry, Lee now operates as a full-time freelancer, writing features for the Sunday Times and the Belfast Telegraph, along with a monthly column for Northern Women Magazine. (The disguise worked a treat!) His passion for Radiohead is only equalled by his obsession with history. He spends his evenings gorging on Netflix with his wife and his weekends swinging on swings with his son.


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Liam Thompson

South West England

Liam has been writing professionally for the last five years and as an amateur for as long as he can remember! His work has appeared in publications including The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Independent, Vice, Huffington Post and the Lancet. As a journalist he has interviewed everyone from former prime ministers to Russian dissidents. He is currently working on his first novel.


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Lisa Chilvers

North West England

In the 1980s, Lisa moved from Harrogate to Manchester to study Economics at the Victoria University, and liked that part of the world so much that she has lived in the North West ever since. With previous careers in accountancy, the law and teaching, Lisa runs her own business consultancy and became a published author in 2014.


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Lucy Brydon

Greater London

Lucy is a Scottish writer and filmmaker with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. She lived in Shanghai, China, where she worked in journalism, screenwriting and film production. She then studied on Columbia University’s Film Directing MFA before returning to the UK in 2011.


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Luke Lyon Wall

Greater London

Luke completed a Masters in Feature Film Screenwriting at Royal Holloway University, and has written for BBC Radio 4 comedy shows Newsjack and Show What You Wrote. He produces content for Storylogue and teaches literacy to pupils with special educational needs. He grew up by the sea and enjoys surfing, snowboarding and performing in bands.


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Margaret Rooke

Greater London

Margaret has a special interest in listening to people’s memories and getting them down on paper. Her latest book Creative, Successful, Dyslexic includes interviews with Darcey Bussell, David Bailey, Lord Richard Rogers, Zoe Wanamaker and others. She also interviewed countless interesting personalities during her many years of magazine writing.


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Margarita Mitchel Pollock

Greater London

Margarita has written for The Sunday Times, National Geographic and The Times. She has a BSc in Psychology and Creative Writing and her former book agent is Stephen King’s UK Editor at Hodder. She loves exploring new places, yoga and teaching children and adults’ creative writing. Margarita is an emotive, descriptive writer with a genuine love of words and meeting new people.


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Megan Welford

Scotland

Megan was a features writer and then editor on national women’s weeklies for nine years, and is now a freelance journalist and digital content writer. She worked for a long time in real life stories, and has heard and retold thousands of shocking tales of the horrible things people do – yet she still likes people. She also likes reading, Scandinavian crime fiction and badminton.


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Mike George

South East England

A retired army officer and well-travelled, much-published writer who can also strum a ukulele and recite poetry, Mike is a confident and amusing public speaker who enjoys reading, writing and classical music, history, geography, the Antiques Roadshow and a good wine, while also being one of the few blokes in England who doesn’t play golf or follow football.


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Neil Edwards

North England

Neil grew up as an actor and went to film school, where he worked on almost a hundred feature films. He’s never been able to escape his love of theatre, literature, or adventure, and has written for film, theatre and radio (running Liverpool Playwrights from 2003-2007) and been nominated for a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award twice.


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Neil Root

Greater London

Neil has published five true crime books, with publishers including Random House. He writes for several national newspapers and websites, and is a member of the National Union of Journalists as well as the Crime Writers’ Association. He has also worked as a freelance English teacher and has worked abroad in several countries.


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Nick Hagan

Greater London

Nick Hagan is a writer and journalist who specialises in capturing the extraordinary in everyday stories. He has a diverse body of work and has been published by The Daily Telegraph, Vice and The East End Review. He has also written for some of the biggest companies in the world, including RBS, Microsoft, Virgin and DHL.


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Paddy Magrane

South West England

Paddy has written for the Guardian, Observer, Independent and Telegraph. He was born in the Middle East, an experience that led to an insatiable wanderlust that’s seen him live in New York and travel to destinations as far flung as Eritrea, Ethiopia and Syria. These days, with two daughters, he’s more likely to be found in Devon, working on the third in his series of conspiracy thrillers (published by Fahrenheit Press), or practising as a psychotherapist. As a counsellor, Paddy’s a great listener with a deep interest in what makes people tick.


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Paul Dance

East England

After enjoying 20 years of being a chef – serving the Queen Mother, Paul McCartney and others – Paul went to university to study English Literature and Creative Writing. Now, he teaches Creative Writing in a prison and assistant edits an online magazine. In his spare time, he is learning Italian and recently published his poetry booklet Kings, Cats and Caius which is available on Amazon.


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Radhika Kapur

Greater London

Eleven years ago, Radhika quit her job as a Bollywood assistant director and jumped into advertising. She has since worked as a copywriter on brands such as Volkswagen, Coca-Cola and HBO. The Feminist Review and The Pioneer have published her work, and she recently won third place in the Euroscript Screenwriting competition. She is currently working on a screenplay and an anthology of short stories by South Asian writers.


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Ram Venkatesan

Greater London

Ram is an author and graphic novelist who debuted in 2012 with a comic-book series in India. He’s written short fiction and comics for online publications and anthologies ever since. He wrote his first novel in 2015 as a part of a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from City University London. Before he was a writer, Ram was a chemical engineer whose work gave him the opportunity to travel all over the world.


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Rebecca Ferrier

South England

Rebecca spent her formative years in Gibraltar and Germany, as her father served in the RAF. She holds a degree in Multimedia Journalism and originally started working as an offshore and maritime writer before moving into regional reporting. Rebecca also writes historical fiction under a pseudonym for a Harper Collins digital offshoot. When not writing, Rebecca is usually found in the Wiltshire countryside in sturdy shoes with two muddy dogs, or volunteering for the National Trust.


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Rhiannon Hart

Greater London

Rhiannon is a published author with Penguin Random House and worked in non-fiction publishing for many years before becoming a freelance editor and ghost-writer. History enthrals her, from Regency sea captains’ diaries to stories of the social fallout from 20th century conflicts. Since learning about her Cornish and German ancestors who arrived in Australia in the nineteenth century, and great-grandparents who lived in India during the British Raj, she’s been fascinated by family histories. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she now lives in London.


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Robin Tudge

North East England

Robin has written about subjects ranging from conspiracy theories to global surveillance, ice-cream wars in Chicago to North Korean tourism. Originally from London, he’s lived and worked in Chicago, Moscow, Beijing, Hanoi and Pyongyang, and is also a professional actor and freelance tour leader in North Korea.


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Roma Felstein

London

After working as a social worker in London, Roma changed careers and began working in the media. Starting out in local radio and TV, she moved to London to work for the BBC as a journalist and producer. She spent three years developing satellite broadcasting as commissioning editor for lifestyle programmes, before returning to the BBC as a Radio 4 producer. She has also worked as a freelance journalist contributing to The Times, The Guardian, and the monthly magazines. She loves animals, walking with her dog, Pilates, reading, music and films, and she is a self-confessed news junkie.


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Ron Shillingford

Greater London

Ron is loving life in England again after eight years working in the Caribbean – despite London’s notorious chilly and changeable weather. He was a sports editor in the Cayman Islands but the lure of big city life again was irresistible, plus he is building awareness of his fitness workout Maxathon. A best-selling author and novelist, Ron’s now a sub-editor on national newspapers, writing assignments and ghostwriting memoirs.


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Rosia Curtis

South England

With particular interests in oral history and African history, Rosia has a First in History from the University of Sheffield and a Distinction in MSc African Studies from the University of Edinburgh. Her short fiction has been longlisted for Radio 4’s Opening Lines and for a Carve Esoteric Award, and she has won prizes for her travel writing.


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Sara Seddon Kilbinger

Switzerland

Sara has worked as a journalist, translator and copywriter for more than 15 years. She writes for various award-winning titles, including The New York Times and architectural magazines. She has also written for the WSJ and Grand Designs. She speaks French, German, Spanish and Italian, which has proven handy both for interviews and for sampling delicious food around the world! She is an accomplished interviewer who loves finding the common narrative that binds people together. She has a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Durham and an MA in Periodical Journalism from the London School of Printing.


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Sarah Strickland

Greater London

Sarah is a trained journalist and has written for national newspapers and magazines including the Independent, <emGuardian, Daily Telegraph and Marie Claire. She has interviewed people from all walks of life, covering everything from education to foreign affairs (including how to ride an elephant). She recently completed an MA at King’s College, London, and has also worked for charities such as UNICEF and Comic Relief.


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Sophie Parkes

North West England

Sophie’s keen interest in music, particularly folk, traditional and indie music, has seen her contribute to the music press since she was 15 years old. Her first book Wayward Daughter, is the official biography of legendary musician Eliza Carthy MBE, and was published by Soundcheck Books in 2012. From Light To Dark, her ghostwritten autobiography of blind endurance athlete and charity fundraiser Dave Heeley, was published by Pitch Publishing in 2016. She is also a member of the Biographers’ Club.


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Suzi Finlay

Scotland

Suzi has been writing for as long as she can remember – completing her first novel by hand when she was twelve years old. She had inherited a typewriter by the time she studied for an MA at Edinburgh University. Her writing credits include seven self-published novels for children and young adults, and several short stories, she also exploits her love of good food by reviewing restaurants for a national restaurant guide.


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Teresa Stenson

North England

Teresa’s short stories have won numerous awards and appeared in publications including The Guardian and several international short story collections. Known for her pared-down and powerful writing style, the acclaimed writers Ali Smith, Jon McGregor and Maggie Gee have all selected her work for publication. Teresa is an experienced life writer whose work as a biographer feeds her passion.


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Zoe Apostolides

Greater London

Zoë’s writing has been published in a variety of print and online media. She currently works as a book reviewer for the Financial Times, at a literary agency and as a freelance writer. She is deputy editor at Erotic Review magazine, and is working on her second novel. Zoë has a degree in English Language and Literature from St Peter’s College, Oxford, and was born and raised in southwest London before moving to Paris. She enjoys pretty much all sport, comics and cooking.


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Alice McGuigan

South East England

Alice’s writing is driven by discovery. She recently travelled through India, Nepal and Thailand, sharing stories along the way in travel blogs, articles and photos. Since graduating from Queen Mary University of London with a degree in English and Drama, she has also written scripts and theatre reviews.


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Alyson Kissner

Scotland

Originally from Canada, Alyson has been living in the UK for the past four years. She graduated from university with a first in English and Creative Writing, where she also worked with esteemed writer Jon McGregor on his literary journal The Letters Page. Now, she’s on a scholarship pursuing a Master’s in Poetry. Alyson is also an avid singer and kick-boxer.


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Charlotte Oliver

Greater London

Charlotte’s love for words began young, with a weekly subscription to The Beano comic book. But it was only after swapping “chortles” and “kapows” for Spanish and Latin literature at Cambridge University that she cemented her life-long love for literature, and its power to transport, transform and immortalise. After completing an MA in journalism, she became a news and features writer for a local newspaper, and has since turned freelance. She has been published by The Times, The Guardian, Woman, EasyJet Traveller, Now, You and The Jewish Chronicle; and, when no one is looking, she still picks up the odd comic book or two (chortle chortle).


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Daniel Burton

Midlands

Daniel studied Journalism and Media at Coventry University, covering all kinds of news stories. During this period he self-published his own novel, which is a story of friendship, and set up his own freelance writing and PR business to help other businesses and individuals tell their stories. When he’s not writing, Daniel is a keen badminton player and avid film-watcher.


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Eloise Wales

Greater London

Eloise is a freelance writer, researcher & editor who has been published in national magazines and journals. She holds an MA in Creative & Life Writing, and was the recipient of Plymouth University’s Creative Writing Award. She has travelled solo around the world, surfed in Indonesia, backpacked in Central America, and ridden a motorbike around much of Europe.


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Eve Goodman

South West England

Eve Goodman is a singer-songwriter from the North Wales coast. Her writing took her South to Cardiff, where she studied a degree in English Literature and joined a band. She now lives in Cornwall where she writes and performs. Her musical roots and love of poetry gives her writing a lyrical, visual quality.


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Georgia Rajah

Greater London

After studying American Literature and History at Kings College London and the University of California, Berkeley, Georgia went into journalism. She soon moved into TV and worked in drama before becoming a researcher for historical documentaries. Georgia currently works as an Assistant Producer at Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One Productions; she sings, writes and paints in her free time.


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Harry Cunningham

Midlands

Harry is a freelance writer with a BA in English. He has interviewed bestselling writers Iain Banks, Anthony Horowitz and Val McDermid for Writers’ Forum magazine. Other credits include The Guardian, The Huffington Post and Your Family Tree magazine. History is Harry’s passion; he has traced his own family tree to the 16th century.


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Indya Saunders

Greater London

Indya is an aspiring documentary maker, passionate writer and lover of travel with a degree in English and Drama from Goldsmiths, University of London. She has lived in Milan, which sparked a curiosity about Italian culture, and has travelled around Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, a trip that inspired her to tell stories in different ways.


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Jennifer Upton

Greater London

Born and raised in the U.S., Jennifer worked in Hollywood in Broadcast Television graphics before moving to the UK in 2011. She has an M.A. in Japanese Studies and wrote her dissertation on Japanese cinema. She has written treatments, screenplays and movie reviews and currently has a blog focusing on film and women’s issues.


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Katie Gatens

Greater London

Everybody loves a story, and for Katie, that’s what got her interested in writing in the first place. When she’s not reading, writing or telling stories, you’ll find her back home in Newcastle with family or checking out exhibitions, concerts and festivals in east London, where she’s now based.


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Krishan Coupland

Greater London

Krishan Coupland is a graduate from the University of East Anglia’s MA Creative Writing programme. His writing has appeared in Ambit, Aesthetica, Litro and Fractured West. He won the Manchester Fiction Prize in 2011, and the Bare Fiction Prize in 2016. He has an ever-changing range of interests, which encompasses everything from Cold War civil defence publications to theme parks and game design.


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Pauline Jérémie

Scotland

Born and raised in France, Pauline holds a distinction-grade degree in English Language, History and Literature. She has lived in France, England and Australia, and is now living in Scotland, gaining her MSc in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. Her writing often explores the topics of gender, sexuality and feminism. Pauline is passionate about discovering new countries, and has written a number of published travel articles.


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Temi Douglas-Scott

Scotland/Greater London

Temi went into Neuroscience hoping to learn about what makes us human, but after pursuing a BSci at King’s College London, she was no closer to unlocking these secrets. Neuroscience did teach her diligent research skills and to approach every challenge with determination and bravery, so after graduation she followed other dreams, including enrolling on a Creative Writing MSci course.


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