Tom Jackson has been a writer for 20 years. He has written more than 80 books and contributed to hundreds more. Tom gets to write about a wide range of subjects, everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. However, his specialties are natural history, technology and all things scientific. Tom spends his days finding fun ways of communicating these kinds of facts, new and old, to all age groups and reading abilities.Tom lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three children. He studied zoology at Bristol University and has had spells working at the zoos in Jersey and Surrey. Tom has also worked as a conservationist, which saw him planting trees in Somerset, surveying Vietnamese jungle and rescuing wildlife from drought-ridden Zimbabwe. Writing jobs have also taken him to the Galápagos Islands, the Amazon rain forest, the coral reefs of Indonesia and the Sahara Desert. Nowadays, he can be found mainly in the attic.
Arthur Jackson graduated from Cambridge University as a doctor, taking on his own practice and bringing up his family in the glorious English countryside.
Laura Jackson is a highly regarded biographer. She has published biographies of many rock and film stars including: Steven Tyler, Queen, Kiefer Sutherland, Brian May and Jon Bon Jovi. Laura lives in Scotland.
Emmanuel Jal is a rising international rap artist.
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.
RICHARD JAMES has been teaching chess to children since the early 1970s, running Richmond Junior Chess Club for more than 30 years, where he worked closely with such future stars as Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson. He has an international reputation as an expert on how young children learn chess, having had an article on the subject published in The Chess Instructor 2009, published by New In Chess.Richard is the webmaster of chessKIDS academy, a website pioneering online interactive chess instruction for young children. He also has a particular interest in promoting chess among children on the Autistic Spectrum.
Mark Johnson was born in the West Midlands in 1970. After years of drug and alcohol abuse, he finally became clean six years ago. He now runs his tree surgery business and helps other recovering addicts.
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.
Beth Jones is a writer and educator whose next project is a novel.
Liz Jones is a columnist for the 'Mail on Sunday', Fashion Editor of the 'Daily Mail' and a former editor of 'Marie Claire'. She lives in Somerset.
Rob Jovanovic has written about music for numerous magazines, including Mojo, Q, Level, Record Collector and Uncut, and many other publications such as The Guinness Rockopedia and The Rare Record Price Guide. He is a full-time writer and is based in Nottingham.