Caleb Carr is a military historian and a bestselling novelist, contributing editor to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and contributor to the World Policy Journal.
Seth Casteel is an award-winning photographer and the author of the bestseller Underwater Dogs, Underwater Puppies, and Underwater Babies. His photographs of babies and animals have been featured in international media. He lives in California.
Much of Elizabeth Chadwick's research is carried out as a member of Regia Anglorum, an early mediaeval re-enactment society with emphasis on accurately re-creating the past. She also tutors in the skill of writing historial and romantic fiction. She won a Betty Trask Award for The Wild Hunt and has been shortlisted for the RNA Awards four times.
Kate Charles, a past Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association and the Barbara Pym Society, is American by birth but has lived in England for many years. A former parish administrator, she sets her books against the colourful backdrop of the Church of England. She has been co-organiser of the annual St. Hilda's Crime and Mystery Conference in Oxford since its beginnings in 1994 and was awarded the George N. Dove Award for her 'outstanding contribution to the serious study of mystery and crime fiction'. She lives on the English side of the Welsh borders with her husband and their Border Terrier.
Simon Chase is the pen name of a former member of the Royal Marine Commandos. He was recruited into the British Special Forces, serving in the Special Boat Squadron (SBS). While there he carried out top secret missions around the world working alongside the CIA and DEA. More recently, he has worked with a close-knit team of US Special Forces operatives to provide high-level protection and intervention services for individuals, corporations and governments all over the globe.
This collaboration between twenty-two of the world's bestselling crime writers is edited by Lee Child.
Adrian Chiles is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. He is the regular presenter of BBC TV's Working Lunch and Match of the Day 2, as well as Radio 5 Live's 606 phone-in and The One Show on the BBC. He has also been involved in the TV series The Apprentice.
Roy Clews was a Royal Marines Commando, Spanish Foreign Legionnaire, paratrooper, merchant seaman, actor and stuntman before turning to writing. He is published in both the UK and America and also writes under the pseudonym Sara Fraser. He lives in Wales.
Liza Cody was born in London. She has been employed as a furniture maker, graphic designer, and hair inserter at Madame Tussauds. She is the author of the Anna Lee series about a Londonprivate eye, and the Bucket Nut Trilogy which chronicles the adventures of a big bad ugly woman wrestler. She currently lives in Bath.
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.
Billy Connolly is a world-renowned, award-winning comedian, musician, presenter, author and actor.
After growing up in the UK, Ronni Cooper lived in many countries and cities, including Amsterdam, New York and Los Angeles. In her twenties, she carved out a successful career in the nightclub world, where the outrageous was the norm, the dangerous was a thrill, and the sexy was all part of the fun. Ronni now lives between the UK and LA and writes full-time - but the music, the decadence and the thigh-high leather boots are still very dear to her heart.
Misty Copeland made history by becoming the first African American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. The bestselling author of Life in Motion and a children's book, Firebird, she is the recipient of the Lenore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts. In 2014, President Obama appointed Misty to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. She lives in New York City.
Roger Corder is Professor of Experimental Therapeutics in the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University London. In 2002 he won the Geoffrey Roberts Award, a travel bursary that enabled him to study wine in Sardinia where there are three times as many centenarians as elsewhere in Western Europe. Roger is the author of The Wine Diet, a complete nutritional lifestyle bible with the very latest ground-breaking research from an internationally renowned scientist and his team.
Patricia Cornwell's first crime novel, Postmortem, was published in 1990 and became the first novel to win all the major crime awards in a single year. In 2008 Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards' Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year - the first American ever to win this award. In 2011 she was awarded the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.Often interviewed on US national television as a forensic consultant, Cornwell is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine; a founding member of the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, NYC and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital's National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research.Fox have acquired the film rights to the Scarpetta novels, featuring Angelina Jolie as Dr Kay Scarpetta. Cornwell's books are translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries, and she is regarded as one of the major international bestselling authors.
Tom Cox is the author of several bestselling books, including three previous memoirs about his adventures in cat ownership: Under the Paw, Talk to the Tail and the Sunday Times bestseller, The Good, The Bad and The Furry. He is on Twitter at @cox_tom and @MYSADCAT and blogs at www.tomcoxblog.blogspot.co.uk
Aleksandra Crapanzano is the recipient of the James Beard Foundation M.F.K. Fisher Award for distinguished writing, and her work has appeared in several anthologies including Best Food Writing 2013. She writes a food column for the Wall Street Journal and frequently writes their lengthy "Mega Meal" page. She has written about food for the New York Times Magazine, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Saveur, and Travel & Leisure. Now in New York, Crapanzano spent much of her childhood living in London, and continues to visit many times a year.
Melissa de la Cruz
Melissa de la Cruz is the author of the best-selling Au Pairs novels for teens and the coauthor of the popular adult novel The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-Inch Heels and Faux Pas and is a frequent contributor to popular magazines like Glamour, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, and Cosmopolitan. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
Edwina Currie is a former Government minister and for fourteen years was the well-known Member of Parliament for Derbyshire South.