Born in Chicago in 1932, John Jakes began writing professionally when he was at university, having sold his first story for $25. He did freelance advertising copy while writing short stories and in 1973 started his 8-volume saga, The Kent Family Chronicles. All eight volumes were bestsellers.
T.D. Jakes, one of the world's most widely recognized pastors, is the bestselling author of Woman Thou Art Loosed and sixteen other popular books. He has inspired millions through his speaking tours, and his television show, 'The Potter's Touch', airs weekly on Trinity Broadcast Network. The senior pastor of The Potter's House, a multiracial, nondenominational church, Bishop Jakes lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and five children.
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
Cathryn Ramin is a distinguished journalist who has written for The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. This is her first book.
Muriel Jakubait last saw her sister through a wire grille in a tiny visiting room inside the Condemned Unit at Holloway prison. She supported the recent appeal against the 1955 verdict, but was keenly aware at the time that key evidence was still not being made public. She says, 'Now is the time for the truth to be told. The public has the right to know.'Muriel Jakubait last saw her sister through a wire grille in a tiny visiting room inside the Condemned Unit at Holloway prison. She supported the recent appeal against the 1955 verdict, but was keenly aware at the time that key evidence was still not being made public. She says, 'Now is the time for the truth to be told. The public has the right to know.' Monica Weller is a freelance writer and photographer.
Maxim Jakubowski is a British writer and editor who has been called the king of the erotic thriller and has edited five Mammoth volumes of erotica. He lives in northwest London.
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.
Bill James lives in his native South Wales. He is author of a number of crime novels and thrillers as well as a critical work on Anthony Powell.
A NEW YORK TIMES bestseller many times over, Eloisa James lives in New York City, where she is a Shakespeare professor (with an M.Phil. from Oxford). She is also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.
Jamie James was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Williams College. Upon graduation he wrote a regular column for ANDY WARHOL'S INTERVIEW. Since then, he has written about music, science, art, archaeology, and other subjects in the pages of many American and British magazines and newspapers.
Lawrence James was born in Bath and was educated at the University of York and Merton College, Oxford. After a distinguished teaching career he has emerged as one of the outstanding narrative historians of his generation.
Larry C. James
A Colonel in the U.S. Army, Dr. James was awarded a Bronze Star for distinguished service in Iraq. He is the Chair of the Psychology Department at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is the former Chair of the Department of Psychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
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.
Trent Jamieson is a writer and editor and has published over 70 short stories, two of which have won prestigious Aurealis Awards. He also teaches creative writing, and has recently taught on the highly regarded Clarion South programme, the professional development course for genre writers.
Laura A. Jana
Dr. Laura Jana is a pediatrician, award winning author and nationally renowned health communicator. She holds a faculty appointment as Associate Professor and Director of Innovation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Public Health, as well as at Penn State University's Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center as Research Associate Professor.
DIANE JANES grew up in Birmingham and has lived in the north of England for the last twenty years. Between marrying and raising two children she worked in seemingly every field, from mortgages to engineering, until she gave up the day job to write full time. This resulted in two shortlistings for the CWA Debut Dagger and subsequent publication. The Pull of the Moon was shortlisted for the 2010 CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger.
Kathleen Kelly Janus
Kathleen Kelly Janus is an award-winning social entrepreneur, author and lecturer at Stanford University, and an expert on philanthropy, Millennial engagement and scaling early stage organizations. An attorney, Kathleen is a co-founder of Spark, a nonprofit focused on building a community of young, global citizens promoting gender equality. Since its founding in 2004, Spark has engaged more than 10,000 young professionals nationwide to support grassroots women's organizations. Additionally, she is Chair of the Board of Directors of Accountability Counsel, a startup human rights organization, and informally advises a variety of other nonprofits and social entrepreneurs locally and globally
Amy Jarecki is a descendant of an ancient Lowland clan and adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy writes steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past. Amy loves hearing from her readers and can be contacted through her website at AmyJarecki.com.
Alan Jasanoff is the award-winning director of the MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering. He lives near Cambridge, Massachusett
John and Gordon Javna have an extraordinary thirty-year track record as authors and content-creators. In the field of popular culture their Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series has sold over 15 million copies, and John's passion for nature has also led to outstanding sales, with 50 Things You Can Do to Save the Earth achieving #1 bestseller status and receiving a full update in 2008.