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Lisa Brace

Lisa Brace is a journalist and PR director. She has worked across a variety of media, and currently writes features about the South East mainly on food and drink (two of her passions).  She’s an advocate for inclusivity in culture and ran a year of culture in West Sussex in 2019 where she oversaw 800… Read more »

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Danielle Ramsay

Danielle Ramsay is a Scot living in a small seaside town in the North-East of England. Always a storyteller, it was only after first wanting to be a filmmaker and completing a First Class (Hons) Degree in Media Production that she then went on to follow an academic career in literature. It was then that… Read more »

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J.J. Thomas

JJ Thomas has just taken early retirement from a long career in the British Civil Service. During the last few years of her career she travelled in Africa and the Caribbean helping the OECD. Having lived in Greece, London, Edinburgh and the East Midlands she has recently returned to her native North-East England.   Her… Read more »

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Jackie McLean

Jackie lives in Glasgow with her partner Allison and their assortment of animals, including feisty Michelle the tortoise. She has a varied background, including being a government economist, a political lobbyist, and running a pet shop in Glasgow’s Southside (ask her anything about pets).  She currently works with East Ayrshire Council, where until recently her job… Read more »

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Frank Britt

Originally from the United States, F. Levie Britt has spent his entire adult life as a European ex-patriot, living in London, Paris, Palma de Majorca and Fuengirola, Spain, before finally settling in Sweden, first in the university town of Umea, 250 miles south of the Arctic circle (where he learned to eat, but not like,… Read more »

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Ian Hawthorne

Ian’s first career as a lawyer in a large suburban law firm was curtailed when he sustained a head injury. Undaunted, he went on to volunteer at Shakespeare’s Globe; spent a year at National Bakery School and took up writing. Ian is married and lives in Essex. He has two grown-up sons. He keenly follows… Read more »

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Simon Bewick

Simon Bewick worked in publishing for 25 years, including 10 years as Global Head of Digital Marketing for Oxford University Press, before setting up his own marketing consultancy service where he has worked with publishers, charities, festivals and more on branding, strategy and digital marketing. After moving back to his native North East England in… Read more »

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Rob Barrow

Rob Barrow is a writer, musician and Japanese Cinema fan who travelled extensively before settling in Cyprus with his family. Born and raised in Barnstaple, Rob graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in 2008 with a degree in Film Studies. It wasn’t until a decade had passed that he started to use his degree the… Read more »

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Faiqa Mansab

Faiqa Mansab is a Pakistani writer.  She holds an MFA in Creative Writing with a high distinction from Kingston University London and an MA in Gender and Cultural Studies from Birkbeck University London. Faiqa was the recepient of the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship 2019-2020. She also has an Mphil in English Literature from Pakistan. She works… Read more »

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A.A. CHAUDHURI 2-Book Deal with Hera Books

Annette Crossland of A for Authors Agency is delighted to announce that Keshini Naidoo, Publishing Director at Hera Books, has acquired digital and print World English Language Rights for A.A. Chaudhuri’s thrilling new psychological thriller and a further, untitled thriller. Keshini says: ‘When A.A. Chaudhuri’s submission came in, I lost a day reading this utterly gripping,… Read more »

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Richard V. Chesterton

It should be no surprise that Richard Chesterton has a creative gene as he has a family background in writing being the great, great and more greats nephew of GK Chesterton. The creativity also came from his father, a drummer who played in the bands Love Affair, Cymbaline, and The Flies, all of whom had top ten… Read more »

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Tessa Harris

Tessa Harris has come a long way since she wrote her first story on a piece of wallpaper when she was just four years old. After reading History at Oxford, she became a journalist (what else?) and editor, until her debut novel, The Anatomist’s Apprentice, was published in 2012. It won the Romantic Times Best… Read more »

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Audio rights acquired for Awais Khan

Annette Crossland of A for Authors Agency Ltd is delighted to announce that Aimee Hogston, Publishing and Marketing Executive at Isis Audio, Oakhill and Soundings, divisions of Ulverscroft Ltd, has acquired audio rights for Isis Audio of Awais Khan’s IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS to be published in Spring 2021. Awais Khan commented, “I am… Read more »

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Alan Gorevan

Alan Gorevan is an Irish thriller writer and intellectual property attorney. A winner of the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair competition, he is the author of the novels The Kindness of Psychopaths, Better Confess, and Out of Nowhere, the novellas The Forbidden Room, The Hostage, and Hit and Run, and the short story collection Dark… Read more »

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Heleen Kist

Heleen Kist is a Dutch businesswoman who lived all over the world while growing up and for her career. Then she fell in love with a Scotsman and his country, and now writes about its (sometimes scary) people from her garden office in Glasgow. She was awarded a Spotlight as ‘up and coming author’ at… Read more »

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Linda Stratmann

Linda Stratmann is the author of fourteen non-fiction books mainly about true crime, but her work also includes Chloroform, the Quest for Oblivion, a history of the use and misuse of chloroform, and three biographies, notably her acclaimed The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde’s Nemesis. Her most recent non-fiction publication The Secret Poisoner chronicles the efforts… Read more »

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Trudy Nixon’s debut novel, Endless Turquoise, out now!

I am excited to report that my first novel, Endless Turquoise, is available on Amazon, so pack your bags and get ready to take a trip to the Caribbean. You can purchase an e-book of Endless Turquoise by following these links: IN THE USA HERE    IN CANADA HERE    AND IN THE UK HERE… Read more »

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Audio rights acquired for A.A. Chaudhuri

Annette Crossland of A for Authors Agency Ltd is delighted to announce that Becky Hobson, Group Publishing Manager at Ulverscroft, has acquired audio rights for Isis Audio of A.A. Chaudhuri’s THE SCRIBE and THE ABDUCTION. These are the first two volumes in the Amazon bestselling Kramer/Carver thriller series. A.A. Chaudhuri commented “I am absolutely thrilled that THE SCRIBE… Read more »

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Orenda Books signs Awais Khan’s devastatingly emotive, searingly relevant No Honour in a two-book Frankfurt pre-empt

Karen Sullivan, Publisher of Orenda Books, is delighted to announce the acquisition of World English Language rights, ex-USA/Can, including TV and audio, for Awais Khan’s atmospheric, searing No Honour, and a further, untitled novel, from Annette Crossland at A is for Authors, in a Frankfurt pre-empt. Karen says, ‘This beautifully written, utterly compulsive book has… Read more »

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Leigh Chambers

  Born in Doncaster, Leigh ended up in her current home in Cambridge via Liverpool and London. Along the way she founded a magazine about women’s writing (and was one of the first to publish Carol Ann Duffy, among others), counted cars, built up her typing speed, worked as a journalist, and headed up communications… Read more »