Peter Mortimer is a poet, playwright, journalist and publisher who has lived in the North East for more than forty years.
Many of his books and plays have been published and performed in the region.
Peter is used to writing about difficult places: against Foreign Office advice he wandered round Yemen; he set up a children's theatre group in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon and, over one summer, walked the length of Britain with one dog and no money, dependent on the kindness of...
Debbie Young will be best known by many readers through her work for The Alliance of Independent Authors.
She writes warm, witty, feel-good contemporary fiction inspired by life in the English village where she lives.
The fifth in the series of her Sophie Sayers Village Mystery series will launch in September 2018.
Debbie also writes short stories, and has published three themed collections, “Marry in Haste”, “Quick Change”, and “Stocking Fillers”.
There is some non-fiction in her...
Wendy H. Jones lives in Scotland, and her police procedural series featuring Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie, is set in Dundee.
Wendy's love for adventure led to her joining the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training.
After six years in the Navy she joined the Army where she served as an Officer for a further 17 years.
This took her all over the world including Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
As well as nursing Wendy also worked for many years in Academia and this led to...
Barry Hutchison is a children's author, screenwriter, and director from Scotland.
He has now published 80 books ... and counting!
Many of these books were aimed at children or teenagers.
He's written for publishers such as Penguin Random House, Nosy Crow, Egmont, Stripes and Little, Brown.
He's written 30+ episodes of children’s comedy for CITV, and regularly contributes to comics like The Beano.
He's been invited to speak at schools and festivals all over the UK and beyond.
Miles Hudson was a secondary school physics teacher for more than 20 years and has been writing physics textbooks for more than 15 years.
He also invented - and now sells from his website - the Best Fit Line Ruler which he created for science and maths education.
By his own admission, text book writing is quite uninspiring work, so Miles also writes fiction to feed his creativity.
Hi first novel was a whodunit, The Cricketer's Corpse, but his latest story - 2089 - is much more of a real...