Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary romances, including the Green Mountain series, the McCarthys of Gansett Island series, the Fatal series, the Treading Water series and numerous standalone books. While her husband was in the U.S. Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie.Join Marie at www.marieforce.com to get news on her latest books, or keep up to date with her on Twitter: @marieforce and Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarieForceAuthor.
Mina Ford studied languages and spent a year living in France before working for a French media company in London. After several years of tube rage, she decided to escape to the relative peace and quiet of Bath, where she wrote her first novel, My Fake Wedding, which was followed by Two of a Kind. She now lives in Bath with her partner.
Richard Ford hails from Leeds but now resides in Wiltshire, in the first town on the Thames. His first novel, Kultus, was published in 2011. Herald of the Storm is his epic fantasy debut.
James Forrester is a pen name for historian Dr Ian Mortimer. Dr Mortimer is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Honorary Research Fellow at Exeter University and the author of four medieval biographies for Jonathan Cape: The Greatest Traitor: the Life of Sir Roger Mortimer; The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III; The Fears of Henry IV and 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory. He is also the author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England. Ian Mortimer was awarded the Alexander Prize by the Royal Historical Society for his work on the social history of medicine. He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor.
Juliana Foster is a former publisher and the author of the bestselling The Girls' Book: How to be the Best at Everything. She lives with her husband in Kent.
Joe is a former England professional basketball player, with over 10 years experience in fitness and health training and coaching. Joe founded the Fitness Boutique in 2005 and has trained a vast range of clients from competition-ready athletesto busy mums wanting to shed baby weight. Joe and the Fitness Boutique team are also retained by a number of celebrities, international royalty and several leading film production houses to ready film stars for major - and often demanding - roles.
Jason 'Foxy' Fox, Anthony Middleton, Colin Maclachlan and Matthew 'Ollie' Ollerton make up the Directing Staff on the Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins, where they put members of the public through the rigours of a simulated SAS selection process. Together they have dozens of tours of Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Sierra Leone under their belts and have all served in the UK's Special Forces (SAS or SBS).
Jessica Fox was born in London back in 1972 but a chance meeting with a stranger while holidaying in Cornwall resulted in her marrying a fisherman called Rob and moving to beautiful Cornwall to teach media studies. When Jessica isn't marking books, dicing with death on her horse or indulging her glossy magazine habit she takes pot luck at the cash point, pretends to do fitness videos and writes! Any way and anywhere that she can. Laptops, kids' exercise books and even on the back of cereal packets.
Louise Fox lives with her partner and three children. This is her first book.
Tom Fox's storytelling emerges out of many years spent in academia, working on the history of the Christian Church. A respected authority on that subject, he has recently turned his attentions towards exploring the new stories that can be drawn out of its mysterious dimensions. Tom's second novel, The Seventh Commandment, is publishing in 2017.
Tan France is the resident fashion expert who hails from Great Britain. He is also the founder of the women's fashion line Kingdom & State.
Lee Francis worked for several years in the world of film, TV and advertising as a script reader and assistant director. PLAYING WITH DEATH, written with his former lecturer Simon Scarrow, is his first novel.
Canadian-born Stewart Francis is the king of the smart one-liner, the brilliantly crafted, often punning gag delivered in his trademark deadpan style. It's a technique he perfected over many years of working the comedy circuit before achieving fame on TV shows like Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats.Stewart has performed at comedy festivals around the world, including Montreal's Just for Laughs, the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, the Smirnoff Comedy Festival in South Africa, the Belfast Comedy Festival and Glasgow Comedy Festival. In 2012 Stewart won the Dave Funniest Joke of the Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Festival
Ex-National Hunt Champion Jockey John Francome is a broadcaster on racing for Channel 4. His electrifying racing thrillers have also won him legions of fans. He lives in Berkshire.
DEBBIE FRANK has been an astrologer to the stars since 1984 - long before astrology became a meme and fashionistas started matching their make up to their star sign. She is a leading figure in her field, with celebrity and corporate clients. A media favourite - from her first horoscope column in She magazine to writing for Daily Mail, Sunday Express, Hello, InStyle, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sun on Sunday - she is often called upon for her insight into the life and experience of Princess Diana, who was both a client and a friend for a decade. Debbie regularly travels across the world from her London home to work with clients and give talks about astrology and how to heal and thrive in a world of change. Debbie's treasure trove of knowledge, including her latest podcasts and inside scoop on the stars can be found at debbiefrank.co.uk
If Valerie Frankel weren't a writer, she'd probably be a bag lady. Fortunately, she's found her niche, writing novels and magazine articles for women who share her somewhat dirty sense of humor. Frankel writes about sex and dieting for Cosmo, Glamour, Self, Allure, the New York Times and Marie Claire, among other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her two daughters and her husband.
Lois P. Frankel
Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D. is President of Corporate Coaching International. She is a sought-after speaker. Her websites are www.drloisfrankel.com and www.cororatecoachingintl.com
Laurie Frankel writes novels (reads novels, teaches other people to write novels, raises a small person who reads and might someday write novels) in Seattle, Washington. She and her husband and daughter live on a nearly vertical hill from which Laurie can watch three different bridges when she's staring out her windows between words. Laurie's earlier novels are The Atlas of Love and Goodbye For Now. This Is How It Always Is is her third novel.
Paul Fraser Collard
Paul's love of military history started at an early age. A childhood spent watching films like Waterloo and Zulu whilst reading Sharpe, Flashman and the occasional Commando comic, gave him a desire to know more of the men who fought in the great wars of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. At school, Paul was determined to become an officer in the British army and he succeeded in winning an Army Scholarship. However, Paul chose to give up his boyhood ambition and instead went into the finance industry. Paul stills works in the City, and lives with his wife and three children in Kent.
Siobhan Freegard was raised in a small town in Ireland and came to London when she was 18. She worked her way up the corporate ladder to become a marketing director and then had her first child aged 29. After struggling with the work/life balance, she decided to have a stint as a full-time mum. She is now 41, with three children age 11, 9 and 5. She started Netmums as a result of her own experiences of feeling isolated and overwhelmed by the experience of being a new mum.