Marisa Mackle was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. She is the author of Irish bestsellers MR RIGHT FOR THE NIGHT and SO LONG, MR WRONG! as well as CONFESSIONS OF AN AIR HOSTESS, THE MILE HIGH GUY and MANHUNT. She divides her time between Spain and Ireland.
Janet Macleod Trotter
Janet MacLeod Trotter was born in Newcastle and grew up in Durham. She has been editor of the Clan MacLeod magazine, a columnist on the Newcastle Journal and has had numerous short stories published in women's magazines, as well as a novel for teenagers. Her first novel, THE HUNGRY HILLS, gained her a place on the shortlist of The Sunday Times' Young Writers' Award. She lives in Northumberland with her husband and their two young children. Find out more about Janet and her other popular novels at: www.janetmacleodtrotter.com
Suzanne Macpherson was born in New Mexico and has a degree in psychology. She is married with three sons and a daughter and lives in the USA.
Gregory Maguire is a bestselling author who has earned rave reviews and a dedicated following for Wicked, the first novel in the Wicked Years quartet (which also included Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men and Out of Oz), that was made into an award-winning musical. He received his doctorate in English Literature from Tufts University, and has taught at Simmons College and other Boston area colleges. He has also served as an artist-in-residence at the Blue Mountain Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Hambridge Center. Gregory has lived in Dublin and London, but now makes his home near Boston, Massachusetts, with his partner, their two sons and daughter.
John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia. His most recent books are GOBI: TRACKING THE DESERT and THE ATLAS OF THE YEAR 1000. He also wrote THE ATLAS OF D-DAY. He devised and presented the BBC Radio 4 series 'Survivors'.
Lucy was educated in Catford and Cambridge. She was briefly a very bad solicitor before leaving for a much nicer job in a bookshop. She got work experience at the Guardian and hung around until they gave her a job. She is now a columnist and features writer there and writes for magazines, including Grazia, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan - whenever they ask her.
Jessica Mann is a crime novelist and journalist. In 1940, at the age of two, she was evacuated, first to Canada and later to America, returning home three years later. She studied archaeology at Cambridge and law at the University of Leicester. She lives in Cornwall with her husband, the archaeologist Professor Charles Thomas.
Hannah March was born and brought up in Peterborough on the edge of the Fens and was a student on the University of East Anglia MA Course in Creative Writing under Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter.
Ann Marie Healy
Ann Marie Healy is a playwright, screenwriter and journalist. As a journalist, she has covered financial and technology news for magazines such as the Institutional Investor and Financial Technology. She lives in the Hudson River Valley, New York State.
Peter Marinello was born in Edinburgh and played for Hibs, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Motherwell, Canberra City in Australia, Fulham, Pheonix Inferno in the USA, Hearts and Partick Thistle in a career that ran from 1967 to 1984. He now lives in Bournemouth with his wife Joyce and coaches a youth team in Dorset.
Ever since award-winning author Tim Pratt (Briarpatch, Marla Mason series) and New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely series, Graveminder) first met, they bonded over their love of short fiction, myth, North Carolina, and Heart of Darkness. After years of discussing finding a project to do together, they landed on Rags & Bones. The results have far surpassed their hopes.
Ian Marshall published sports books for more than 20 years, including 15 editions of the Playfair Cricket Annual, before going on to write books himself. He regularly plays cricket during the summer, and has toured India, Sri Lanka and Africa.
Lorelei Mathias grew up in a small suburb north of London, and studied English and Philosophy at Birmingham University. After a brief spell living in Melbourne and travelling, she returned to London, where she now lives and works as a copywriter.Visit Lorelei at her website www.loreleimathias.com and her blog at www.loreleimathias.wordpress.com. Follow her on Twitter @LoreleiMathias and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Lorelei.mathias.author.
David Matthews is a bestselling writer and journalist. He has written for various newspapers and publications, including the OBSERVER, SUNDAY TIMES, GQ and ESQUIRE and has reported for the BBC and Channel Four. His first book, LOOKING FOR A FIGHT, was shortlisted for the 2001 William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize; and his BBC series, THE TROUBLE WITH BLACK MEN, was shortlisted for the 2005 Royal Television Society best documentary award. MAN BUYS DOG is his second book.
Stanley Matthews joined Stoke City in 1930 and played for them until 1947 when he transferred to Blackpool. He won an FA Cup winner's medal in 1953. Late in his career he returned to Stoke, before retiring from the game at 50, having become the first footballer ever to be knighted. He died, aged 85, in February 2000.
Colette McBeth is the critically acclaimed author of psychological thrillers Precious Thing, The Life I Left Behind and An Act of Silence.Colette was a BBC TV News television correspondent for ten years, during which time she covered many major crime stories and worked out of Westminster as a political reporter.She lives on the South Coast with her husband and three children.Twitter @colettemcbethFacebook /colettemcbethauthorcolettemcbeth.co.uk
Ginger McCain - real name Donald - was born in 1930 and began his career as a trainer in 1952, with a small stable behind a second-hand car showroom in Southport. He trained the legendary Red Rum to three Grand National victories in '73, '74 and '77 and to two runner-up places. Red Rum died in 1995 but nine years later, Amberleigh House gave Ginger a record-equalling fourth National win. He now operates from a stable complex in Cholmondeley, Cheshire.
A freelance writer - and long-time follower of Scotland - Graham McColl contributes regularly to The Times, FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes. His many books include '78, THE ESSENTIAL HISTORY OF CELTIC and UNITED WE STAND. He also worked with Tommy Gemmell on his autobiography.
James McConnel studied at the Royal College of Music and later with Stephen Sondheim at Oxford. An award-winning composer, he has written extensively for the theatre - collaborating with Lionel Bart, Barry Humphries and Kit Hesketh-Harvey among others - as well as the scores for over a hundred TV documentaries, dramas and the feature film ANOTHER LIFE. In 2004 he wrote and presented the Channel 4 documentary WHAT MADE MOZART TIC? based on James's belief that Mozart had Tourette's Syndrome. He lives in Norfolk.
Karen Mccullah Lutz
Karen Mcullah Lutz cowrote the screenplays for Legally Blonde and Ten Things I Hate About You. She attended James Madison University in Virginia and currently lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband, Walter, and her dog, Millie.