Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as the recipient of a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award. His musical Hamilton won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and earned a record-breaking sixteen Tony nominations, winning eleven Tony Awards. Miranda's first Broadway musical, In the Heights, received four 2008 Tony Awards. He contributed music, lyrics, and vocals to several songs in Disney's Moana, earning him an Oscar nomination and a Grammy Award for the original song "How Far I'll Go." He stars alongside Emily Blunt in Disney's Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda lives in New York City with his wife, sons, and dog.
GJ Moffat has been fascinated by courtroom melodramas starring the good and the bad guys since he was a boy. Although he became a lawyer, he always had the urge to write and bring good guys and bad guys to life in glorious Technicolor. He is married with two little angel girls and is struggling to learn the electric guitar (hitting more bum notes than good ones).
Deborah Moggach, OBE is an English novelist and an award-winning screenwriter. She has written nineteen novels, including The Ex-Wives, Tulip Fever, These Foolish Thing, Heartbreak Hotel and Something to hide. She lives in Wales.
Amy Molloy is 24 years old and, since graduating with a journalism degree in 2007, has worked for various magazines in London and Dublin. She is currently the features assistant at the Daily Mail's Weekend magazine.
Christopher Monckton invented the best-selling, £1-million Eternity puzzle, which has sold 500,000 unitsworldwide. He is the creator of Sudoku X, an ingenious twist on the worldwide phenomenon Sudoku, for which he owns the copyright.
Sue Monk Kidd And
Sue Monk Kidd is the bestselling author of the novels The Secret Life of Bees and The Mermaid Chair, as well as several non-fiction works. She lives in South Carolina with her husband. Ann Kidd Taylor lives in South Carolina with her husband and son. Travelling With Pomegranates, written with her mother, is her first book.
Sue Monk Kidd
Sue Monk Kidd is the author of three novels, all of which have been international bestsellers: The Secret Life Of Bees, The Mermaid Chair and The Invention Of Wings. The Secret Life Of Bees spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list, was long-listed for the Orange Prize, and was turned into an award-winning film. The Mermaid Chair and The Invention of Wings were both No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. Sue is also the author of several acclaimed non-fiction books including Travelling with Pomegranates, which she co-wrote with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. Sue lives in Florida with her husband Sandy.www.suemonkkidd.comTwitter @suemonkkidd
Sarah Monk is a successful novelist previously published under the name Sarah Harvey. She lives in Cornwall.
Nicholas Montemarano is the author of a story collection, If the Sky Falls and a novel, A Fine Place. He is associate professor of English at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.
Christopher Moore is a former BBC producer, and has presented documentaries about WW1 on Radio 4, as well as writing TRENCH FEVER; the story of his great-grandfather's experiences in WW1.
Jude Morgan, whose previous novels include PASSION and THE TASTE OF SORROW, 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.
Michael Morley grew up in and around Manchester. He has written several bestsellers including Spider and Viper alongside a stellar career in TV production. He has been behind some of the hardest-hitting crime shows on British television including Murder in Mind, The Hunt for Baby Abbie and A Shred of Evidence.These shows have not only broken boundaries but have also won him awards from both the Royal Television Society and the British Medical Association.He has three sons and now lives in the Peak District with his family, eleven ducks, a few squirrels, a flock of Canada geese and a fat heron. Spree is his first serialised novel.
David Morrell is one of America's most popular and acclaimed storytellers, with over eighteen million copies of his books in print. His thrillers have been translated into over twenty languages and turned into record-breaking films as well as top-rated TV miniseries. A former professor of American literature at the University of Iowa, David Morrell now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Allan Morrison is the author of 14 books with sales well in advance of a quarter of a million copies. Media appearances include Richard and Judy, The One Show and the Fred McAuley Show. Allan is a Rotarian and a very popular after-dinner speaker. Now retired, he enjoys raising funds for local charities, bagging Munros and lives in the west of Scotland with his wife.
Kate Muir writes a weekly column in the Saturday Times, and has worked as a foreign correspondent in Paris, New York and Washington DC. She was born in Glasgow and now lives in London with her husband and three children.
Janet Mullany was raised in England by half of an amateur string quartet and now lives near Washington, DC. Persecuted from an early age for reading too long in the bathroom, she still loves books and is an avid and eclectic reader. She has worked as an archaeologist, classical music radio announcer, arts publicist, and for a small press.
Alan Mullery MBE made his Fulham debut at 17. He signed for Spurs in 1964 and captained them to FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup successes. He won 35 England caps and played in the 1970 World Cup finals in Mexico, scoring in the classic quarter-final match against West Germany. A final spell at Fulham featured a cup run to Wembley, alongside Bobby Moore. 'Mullers' then became a manager, notably with Brighton where he steered them to two promotions in five years, plus Charlton, Crystal Palace and QPR before joining Sky Sports as a successful TV pundit.
Monica Murphy is the New York Times bestselling author of One Week Girlfriend and its sequel, Second Chance Boyfriend. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.For more information, please visit her at http://monicamurphyauthor.com or on her blog http://missmonicamurphy.blogspot.comMurphy also writes romance as Karen Erickson (http://karenerickson.com).
Maura Murphy was born in Clonmore, County Offaly in 1928. She left school when she was 14 with 'no qualifications and fewer prospects'. She worked as a domestic servant in various houses in Dublin until she met and married John Murphy, a soldier stationed at Portobello Barracks. The couple moved to Birmingham, England in 1959 where they reared nine children. They have eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Born and raised in New York, Yannick Murphy has an MA from New York University. She is the author of several novels for adults as well as short story collections and books for children. Her writing has won many prestigious awards, and she has talked about her work on radio, television and in person across the USA and Canada. She lives in Vermont. You can visit her website at www.yannickmurphy.com.