Diana Janney gained two degrees in philosophy from London University and is a dually qualified barrister and solicitor. She has lived for most of her adult life in London and now writes full-time.
Quintin Jardine was born once upon a time in the West - of Scotland rather than America, but still he grew to manhood as a massive Sergio Leone fan. On the way there he was educated, against his will, in Glasgow, where he ditched a token attempt to study law for more interesting careers in journalism, government propaganda, and political spin-doctoring. After a close call with the Brighton Bomb in 1984, he moved into the even riskier world of media relations consultancy, before realising that all along he had been training to become a crime writer. Now, forty novels later, he never looks back.Along the way he has created/acquired an extended family in Scotland and Spain. Everything he does is for them.He can be tracked down through his blog: http://quintinjardine.me
Michael Jecks gave up a career in the computer industry to concentrate on writing and the study of medieval history, especially that of Devon and Cornwall. He lives with his family in northern Dartmoor.
Peter Jinks has been a journalist (winner of the Young Journalist of the Year award), a playwright (shortlisted for the STV/Traverse comedy theatre award) and a screenplay writer (his script is in development with the BBC). He is thirty-one and lives in Sicily. HALLAM FOE is his first novel.
Suzanne Johnson is a magazine editor, respected reviewer and feature writer with more than fifty national writing and editing awards to her name. She has spent much of her life in New Orleans, and helped rebuild for two years after Hurricane Katrina.
Jennifer Johnston is one of the foremost Irish writers of her, or any, generation. She has won the Whitbread Prize (THE OLD JEST), the Evening Standard Best First Novel Award (for THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS), the Yorkshire Post Award, Best Book of the Year (twice, for THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS and HOW MANY MILES TO BABYLON?). She was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize with SHADOWS ON OUR SKIN.
Sarah Jones is a senior lecturer in film studies at Anglia University. Prior to this she was education manager at Cambridge Arts Cinema, where she developed a number of practical projects introducing young people to the craft and appreciation of film-making.
Joan Jonker was born and bred in Liverpool. She led a rich and varied life and was devoted to her family. Before writing novels, she worked tirelessly for the charity-run organisation Victims of Violence which she founded in 1976. Sadly, Joan died in 2006, but she is remembered fondly by her family and friends and her multitude of fans.
Stephanie Julian started reading early, but it wasn't until the sixth grade that she found her mother's stash of romance novels hidden under her bed - and realised they were much more interesting than the books in the school library. She went on to read English in college, became a reporter and published a couple of sweet romances before she decided to write the type of books she wanted - books where people actually get to have sex. Now she writes stories that combine heat with heart, and is a happily married mother of two. You can find her on Twitter @StephanieJulian, and on Facebook and Goodreads.