A.S.A. Harrison published four non-fiction books before writing her first novel, THE SILENT WIFE. Rave early reviews for the novel quickly suggested that it would become a success, but very sadly Harrison died shortly before publication. THE SILENT WIFE became a long-running bestseller in the author's native Canada, in the UK, the USA and around the world.
Peter Sale was born in Liverpool to an Irish family and received his education at Saint Joseph's Academy of Hard Knocks. He left school at fourteen, ready for adventure, and, after ducking bombs with the American Red Cross in London, chasing Nazis in Hamburg, training with the New Zealand Air Force, writing country music in Nashville and appearing in Hollywood TV commercials, he settled down to write about his childhood memories in TOM KIPPER'S SCHOOLDAYS and its sequel, TOM KIPPER: THE WARTIME YEARS. Peter Sale lives with his wife Carmelisa in a town called Paradise, California.
Grace Saunders was a fashion journalist and stylist at Elle magazine for six years before becoming a freelance lifestyle journalist and best-selling author of 'The Fabulous Mum's Handbook' and 'Family Life Made Easy'. She lives in North London with her husband and three children.
Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His many successful books include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently DAY OF THE CAESARS, INVICTUS, BRITANNIA and BROTHERS IN BLOOD, as well as HEARTS OF STONE, set in Greece during the Second World War, SWORD AND SCIMITAR, about the 1565 Siege of Malta, and a quartet about Wellington and Napoleon including the No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller THE FIELDS OF DEATH. He is the author with T. J. Andrews of the novels ARENA and INVADER.Find out more at www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrow
Lisa Gardner writing as Alicia Scott
Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen novels. Her FBI Profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone and The Killing Hour. Her Detective D.D. Warren series includes Live To Tell, Alone, Love You More and The Neighbor, which won the International Thriller Writers' Award in 2010. She lives with her family in New England.
Paul Scott is a bestselling author and journalist who has written biographies of Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow. He has contributed to several national newspapers including the Daily Mail. He is a life-long fan of Eric Clapton.
Samantha Scott-Jeffries is a journalist and lives in Gloucestershire.
Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty novels. There are now more than twenty-five million copies of her books in print, and she is published in over thirty countries. She has been awarded the Edgar Award for crime fiction, and the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Award. In addition, Lisa writes a weekly column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as a number of non-fiction titles with her daughter, Francesca Serritella. Lisa is a former trial lawyer and lives in Philadelphia with an array of disobedient pets.
Maureen Seaberg is a science journalist, and as a synesthete herself focuses on writing about synesthesia. She met Jason as a result of Google alert on the subject and introduced him to the neuroscientist that diagnosed his condition.
Andy Seed worked for many years as a primary school teacher in the Yorkshire Dales before setting up as a freelance writer in 2000. He now splits his work time between writing and travelling around schools running workshops and enthusing children about books and reading, as well as giving talks about his days as a young teacher in the Dales. Andy is married with three children and lives in the wilds of North Yorkshire where he finds inspiration while battling against the overgrowth of his vast, rambling garden.
Bob Selden is an organisational development consultant, trainer and coach. Bob survived his first managerial role in banking to eventually become a senior manager, responsible for the career development of hundreds of other managers. He lives in Australia but works internationally, and coaches on the Mobilizing People program at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Middle Management Development program at the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney.
Ellen was born in New York City and graduated from Northwestern University in 1999. She is a former columnist for online magazine Shinygun.com and currently writes for television. Ellen divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
Bill Shaw has survived some of the toughest war zones in the world during his twenty-eight years in the British Army, including Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Columbia, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Gulf War, and was awarded an MBE for his service. In March 2010, Bill was wrongfully arrested in Afghanistan and accused of corruption, despite a lack of any evidence against him. Bill was held in Kabul's Pul-e-Charkhi prison, alongside inmates from the Taliban and al-Qaeda. After a sustained campaign fight by his family back at home, he was finally released four months later after all charges were dropped. Bill is married with children and grandchildren and divides his time between Leeds and Spain. KILL SWITCH is his first book.
Dale Shaw is a comedy writer who has written for a number of successful TV and radio things including Mitchell and Webb, School of Comedy, The Now Show, Russell Howard's Good News, The Impressions Show, Anna & Katy, Watson & Oliver, The News Quiz and some Muller Rice commercials.
Niamh Shaw writes in between caring for her ailing Siamese Fighting Fish, and threatening her inner child with yang and the more menacing chakras. Niamh is a corporate escapee who has never been framed for sabotage, but has successfully framed others.
Born in Melbourne, Patricia Shaw worked as a teacher, political journalist and an oral historian, before pursuing a literary career. Her novel THE FIVE WINDS won the prestigious Corine International Book Prize. Patricia lives on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.
Rob Sheffield is a columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music, TV, and pop culture since 1997. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers Love Is a Mix Tape and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran. He also appears regularly on VH1. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn.
A.K. Shevchenko is the author of BEQUEST and two bestselling cultural guides to Russia and Ukraine. She was awarded a residential fellowship by the Hosking Houses Trust in 2010 to write THE GAME.
Colin Shindler is a leading TV writer and producer. He was responsible for the series Lovejoyand Madson, as well as the film Busterand won a BAFTA for his production of A Little Princess. His first book, MANCHESTER UNITED RUINED MY LIFE, was a big bestseller and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize; and his second, FATHERS, SONS AND FOOTBALL, also hit the bestseller list. He is the author of two novels.
Matt Simon is a journalist who writes Wired Science's 'Absurd Creature of the Week' column. He has also edited Wired's 'This Day in Tech blog', which was compiled into the book Mad Science, and writes a second column called 'Fantastically Wrong' that explores the strangest mistakes in folklore and science. He lives in San Francisco.