Penny Junor began her professional life as an investigative journalist, and is the author of bestselling biographies of subjects ranging from Prince Charles and Margaret Thatcher to Richard Burton and her own father, John Junor.
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.
Kevin Joslin was born in 1958, so is really old enough to know better. He runs the TOGs website, www.togs.org, an online home for the bewildered followers of Terry Wogan's BBC Radio 2 shows, and has written a good deal of nonsense for those shows under a variety of assumed names.
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.
Stephen Jones has been the rugby correspondent of the Sunday Times since 1982, and is the most respected writer on the sport, winning numerous awards. He is a regular broadcaster on television and radio. His book Endless Winter won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize.
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.
Joe Butcher (October Jones) was born and raised in Birmingham, England. Ironically, he spent most of his childhood terrified of dogs.Joe developed a keen interest in visual storytelling at school, and he attended the University of Wolverhampton where he came away with a shiny first class degree in animation.Joe eventually landed a job at a small media company in Derby, where to this day he designs learning software for kids.He has recently worked on animation projects for the BBC, as well as doing music videos for UK comedy band 'The Amateur Transplants'Despite being almost 30 years old, Joe has wonderful Lego Star Wars collection and no girlfriend. These two facts are not connected. He currently lives in Stourbridge with his bulldog 'Cooper'.
Lisa Renee Jones
Lisa Renee Jones is the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books across many romance genres - contemporary, romantic suspense, dark paranormal and erotic fiction. Her books have been translated all around the world, and her highly acclaimed Inside Out series is now in development for cable television. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and can also find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/AuthorLisaReneeJones and on Twitter @LisaReneeJones.
Brian Jay Jones
Brian Jay Jones is the author of the New York Times bestselling Jim Henson: The Biography ('masterful' Kirkus) and Washington Irving: An American Original. Since 2010, he has been a Board member for Biographers International Organization, the world's largest organization of professional biographers, and presently serves as its elected Vice President. Jones was nine years old when Star Wars was released in 1977 - which made him practically the film's target audience - and has been a fan of Lucas and his films ever since. He presently lives in Maryland with his wife and daughter and a very excitable dog who refuses to stay off the furniture
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.
Martin Johnson has been a sports feature writer for the Daily Telegraph since 1995 before which he was the cricket correspondent of the Independent. His unique writing style has brought him many nominations and several awards, including the Sports Council's Sport Feature Writer of the Year. He collaborated with David Gower on his bestselling autobiography.
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.
Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a supermarket owner, a chronic arachnophobe and a writer the rest of the time. She rarely sleeps and never irons. She writes contemporary romance and lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly gorgeous heroes-in-training. Rachael loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her website www.rachaeljohns.com. You can also find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/?RachaelJohnsRomance and on Twitter @RachaelJohns.
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.
Alok Jha is a journalist and broadcaster based in London. He is science correspondent for ITN and, before that, was science correspondent at the Guardian. He has presented science programmes for BBC2 and BBC Radio 4. Alok received a science-writing award from the American Institute of Physics in 2014, was named European Science Writer of the year in 2008, and has been shortlisted for feature writer of the year at the annual Association of British Science Writers awards".
Sabrina Jeffries is the New York Times bestselling author of 36 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions - jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world. She always dreams big.For more information, visit Sabrina's website www.sabrinajeffries.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/SabrinaJeffriesAuthor and follow her on Twitter @SabrinaJeffries.
Andrew Jefford was the drink correspondent of the Evening Standard, and is a regular broadcaster on the BBC and the author of many acclaimed books. He has won eight Glenfiddich Awards and various other honours for his writing, while his last book, THE NEW FRANCE, won both the Andre Simon and Lanson prizes.
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.
Robert Jebb was born in Shropshire in 1971 and was educated at Glanalmond College, Perthshire. He has worked as a copywriter in most London advertising agencies, which he didn't like much, then started his own agency, which he likes a lot. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife Shazza, son George and shivering whippet Millie Bum Bums.
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