Benedict Jacka became a writer almost by accident when at nineteen he sat in his school library and started a story in the back of an exercise book. Since then he has studied philosophy at Cambridge, lived in China and worked as everything from civil servant to bouncer to teacher before returning to London to take up law. Benedict has a website at www.benedictjacka.co.uk and tweets at @BenedictJacka.
Alex James is an experienced professional bereavement counsellor/consultant who has been working with bereaved individuals and families for many years. Specialising in sudden traumatic bereavement, Alex has worked for agencies as a trauma support worker, trainer and voluntarily for a charitable trust supporting those impacted by road death.A key part of Alex's work has been with online bereavement groups where she offers confidential e-mail support 365 days a year. Alex has appeared on national and local radio and is the author of Living With Bereavement.
Clare Jay's short stories and poetry have won prizes and appeared in anthologies. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and tutors the subject at university level. She has led 'Dreaming into writing' workshops at international conferences and has lived in five European countries and travelled extensively in South-East Asia. BREATHING IN COLOUR is her first novel. Visit her at www.clarejay.com
N. K. Jemisin
N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Fifth Season, which was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. She previously won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy and Nebula awards, and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. Awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times, and you can find her online at nkjemisin.com.
Pam Jenoff is the internationally bestselling author of four novels, including Kommandant's Girl and The Diplomat's Wife. She served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army and as a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department. She presently lives near Philadelphia and teaches at Rutgers School of Law.
Martyn Johnson was a 'beat bobby' with Sheffield City Police Force for nine years and an officer in the CID for two. He lives in Wenworth village with his wife Christine.