Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York, where she enjoys gardening, music and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the award-winning author of sixteen novels, including the Black Jewels Trilogy, published in the UK by Jo Fletcher Books.
Andrew Caldecott is a QC specialising in media, defamation and libel law, as well as a novelist and occasional playwright. Informed by his love of history, which he studied at New College, Oxford, he was seized by the notion of a city-state hiding a cataclysmic secret: the result, Rotherweird. ‘A history-tragic-comedy all rolled into one’, says Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall, and ‘baroque, Byzantine and beautiful,’ according to M.R, Carey, author of The Girl with all the Gifts. A sequel, Wyntertide, is currently taking shape.
Stephen Cox was born in the USA and now lives in London with his partner of twenty years. A father to two children, he has worked for various not-for-profits, most notably for twelve years with Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Sebastien de Castell had just finished a degree in Archaeology when he started work on his first dig. Four hours later he realised how much he hated archaeology and left to pursue a very focused career as a musician, ombudsman, interaction designer, fight choreographer, teacher, project manager, actor, and product strategist. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife. Jo Fletcher Books have published his Greatcoats Quartet, which begins with Traitor’s Blade.
Tom Fletcher has published a number of his short stories in various publications, as well as three standalone novels with Quercus and Jo Fletcher Books, The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and The Ravenglass Eye. The Factory Trilogy, which begins with Gleam, is his first Fantasy series. He lives in Manchester with his wife and son.
Naomi Foyle was born in London, grew up in Hong Kong, Liverpool and Canada, and currently lives in Brighton. She spent three years in Korea, teaching English, writing travel journalism and acting in Korean educational television. She is a highly regarded poet and performer. Her novels Seoul Survivors and those of the Gaia Chronicles, which begin with Astra, are published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Simon R. Green was born and still lives in Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire. He has degrees in Modern English and American, history and Humanities, and writes fantasy, SF and space opera. His backlist, including the Secret Histories, Ghostfinders and Nightside series, is published in ebook by Jo Fletcher Books.
Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as Snowblind, Tin Men, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He has also written books for teens and young adults. His novel with Mike Mignola, Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire was the launching pad for the cult favorite graphic novel series from Dark Horse Comics. Golden is also known for his many media tie-in works, including novels, comics, and video games, in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy, and X-Men, among others. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His graphic novel series Cemetery Girl, written in collaboration with Charlaine Harris, is published by Jo Fletcher Books.
David Hair is an award-winning writer of fantasy for adult and YA readers. He was born in New Zealand and travelled widely, and after spending time in Britain, then India, he now lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife. His epic fantasy saga The Moontide Quartet, which begins with Mage’s Blood, and his YA series The Return of Ravana, are published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Charlaine Harris writes the No. 1 Sunday Times and internationally bestselling paranormal fantasy series featuring Sookie Stackhouse (the basis for the HBO series True Blood), amongst others. She has co-edited three anthologies for Jo Fletcher Books with Toni L.P. Kelner, including Home Improvement: The Undead Edition, An Apple for the Creature and Games Creatures Play. She has also co-authored the graphic novel series Cemetery Girl with Christopher Golden. She lives in Texas.
Aidan Harte (b 1979) studied sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art and currently works as a sculptor in Dublin. Before discovering sculpture, he worked in animation and TV; in 2006 he created and directed the TV show Skunk Fu, which has been shown on Cartoon Network, Kids WB and the BBC. His historical fantasy series, the Wave Trilogy, which begins with Irenicon, is published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Markus Heitz was born in 1971; he studied history and German language and literature. His debut novel Schatten über Ulldart (the first in a series of epic fantasy novels) won the Deutscher Phantastik Preis (German Fantasy Award) in 2003. His bestselling Dwarves trilogy has earned him a place among Germany’s most successful fantasy authors. He currently lives in Zweibrücken, Germany. His Legends of the Aelfar series, Aera: The Return of the Ancient Gods series, and standalone thriller Oneiros are published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Trevor Hoyle was born and lives in Lancashire. He worked as an actor, an advertising copywriter and a lecturer in Creative Writing before becoming a full-time writer, producing novels, short stories and plays. His backlist is published in ebook by Jo Fletcher Books, and we will shortly be releasing a reprint of the cult classic The Last Gasp.
Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in the half-developed suburbs of Katy, Texas. He spent most of his time playing on construction sites and in drainage ditches, which would explain a lot. His interest in writing came from hearing about the books his older brother was reading and then attempting to mimic them. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and, like a lot of its alumni, was unable to leave the charms of the city and resides there currently. His novel City of Stairs is published by Jo Fletcher Books, followed by City of Blades.
Stephen Jones is the multiple-award-winning editor and author of more than 100 books in the horror and fantasy genres. A former television director/producer and movie publicist and consultant (including the first three Hellraiser movies), he has edited the reprint anthology Best New Horror for more than 20 years. He lives in Wembley, Middlesex, and travels widely. Jones has edited the anthologies A Book of Horrors, Fearie Tales and Horrorology for Jo Fletcher Books, and compiled a leatherbound collection of M.R. James stories Curious Warnings.
Snorri Kristjansson was born in Iceland and is a writer and a teacher, with a background in acting, music and stand-up comedy. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife. The entire Valhalla Saga, which begins with Swords of Good Men, is published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Peter Liney was born in Wiltshire but has spent a large part of his life overseas. He has written sitcoms for ABC and Channel 4, and drama for the BBC and South African radio. The full Detainee trilogy, which begins with The Detainee – shortly to be made into a film – is published by Jo Fletcher Books. He lives in Salisbury.
Alison Littlewood is the author of A Cold Season, published by Jo Fletcher Books. The novel was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, where it was described as ‘perfect reading for a dark winter’s night.’ Her second novel, Path of Needles, is a dark blend of fairy tales and crime fiction. Alison’s short stories have been picked for the Best Horror of the Year and Mammoth Book of Best New Horror anthologies, as well as The Best British Fantasy 2013 and The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10. Alison lives in West Yorkshire, England, with her partner Fergus. She has also released ghost story The Unquiet House and A Cold Silence, the sequel to A Cold Season with Jo Fletcher Books.
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Karen Lord has been a physics teacher, a diplomat, a part-time soldier and an academic at various times and in various countries. She is now a writer and research consultant in Barbados. Her critically-acclaimed novels Redemption in Indigo, The Best of All Possible Worlds and The Galaxy Game are published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Evie Manieri graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Mediaeval History and Theatre – disciplines that continue to influence her work in equal measure. Evie lives with her family in New York and in her spare time she can be found singing soprano with New York’s Renaissance Street Singers. Her Shattered Kingdoms Trilogy, which begins with Blood’s Pride, is published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Caitlín and John Matthews are the co-authors of the Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom and Encyclopedia of Celtic Myth and Legend. Caitlín is acknowledged as a world authority on Celtic wisdom and the ancestral traditions of Britain, while John has produced nearly 100 books on Arthurian legend. Together they compiled and completed John James’ last work The Fourth Gwenevere for Jo Fletcher Books. They live in Oxford.
Ian McDonald is one of Britain’s most awarded and critically acclaimed SF writers; both The Dervish House and Brasyl have won the British SF Award and have been shortlisted for the Hugo Award. He currently lives in Belfast. His YA series, which begins with Planesrunner, is published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Rachel Pollack is the author of thirty-six books of fiction and non-fiction, including the novels Unquenchable Fire, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Godmother Night, winner of the World Fantasy Award, and Temporary Agency, short-listed for the Nebula Award. She is also a poet, translator, comic book writer, and artist. Her non-fiction work includes 78 Degrees Of Wisdom, described as “the Bible of tarot card readers.” Her work has been translated into fourteen languages. Rachel has taught and lectured all over the world, including Europe, China, Australia, and New Zealand. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York. Her novel The Child Eater is published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Tom Pollock is a graduate of the Sussex University Creative Writing Programme, and a member of the London-based writers’ group The T-Party. He has lived everywhere from Scotland to Sumatra, but the peculiar magic of London has always drawn him back. His series the Skyscraper Throne, beginning with The City’s Son, is published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Tom Arden is an Australian writer who has lived in Ireland and England for many years. His main fantasy work is the five-volume Orokon series. He has also published two shorter “weird” novels, Shadow Black and The Translation of Bastian Test, as well as a BBC-licensed Doctor Who book, Nightdreamers. Tom also writes mainstream novels under his real name, David Rain. Jo Fletcher Books publish his Orokon series, beginning with The Harlequin’s Dance in ebook.
Frank P. Ryan is a multiple-bestselling author, in the UK and US. His other fiction includes the thrillers Goodbye Baby Blue and Tiger Tiger. His books have been translated into over ten different languages. Born in Ireland, he now lives in England. He has published The Three Powers quartet, which begins with The Snowmelt River, with Jo Fletcher Books.
Stephanie Saulter writes what she likes to think is literary science fiction. Born in Jamaica, she studied at MIT and spent fifteen years in the USA before moving to the UK in 2003. In 2010 she launched the Scriptopus interactive website for writing short fiction. Stephanie blogs unpredictably at stephaniesaulter.com and tweets slightly more reliably as @scriptopus. She lives in London. Her (R)Evolution series, which begins with Gemsigns, is published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Angela Slatter is the award-winning author of eight short story collections, including A Feast of Sorrows: Stories, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, and Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales. She has won the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award and five Aurealis Awards. Her short stories have appeared widely, including in annual British, Australian and North American Best Of anthologies, and her work has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Polish, Romanian, and Japanese. Vigil was her first solo novel, and the sequel Corpselight is due out in July 2017. Angela lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Breanna Teintze is a registered nurse, who writes (well) and gardens (badly). She lives in Idaho with her husband, where she homeschools her three kids and polishes swords. Her novel, Lord of Secrets, will be published by Jo Fletcher Books in 2019.