Finlay J. Macdonald
Finlay J. Macdonald, whose radio talks were a regular delight, enjoyed a long and successful career as a BBC talks producer, and then as a television director.
Virginia Macgregor is the author of What Milo Saw, The Return of Norah Wells, Before I Was Yours and, most recently, the young adult novel Wishbones. Her work has been translated into over a dozen languages. After graduating from Oxford University, she worked as a teacher of English and Housemistress in three major British boarding schools. She holds an MA in Creative Writing, and was, for several years, Head of Creative Writing at Wellington College. Virginia now writes full time. She is married to Hugh, who is Director of Theatre at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. They moved to New Hampshire from the UK in July 2016 and live in St. Paul's with their two daughters, Tennessee Skye and Somerset Wilder.Keep in touch with Virginia on Twitter (@virginiawrites), Instagram (virginiamacgregor), Facebook (virginiamacgregorwrites) or via her website www.virginiamacgregor.com.
Historian and Norse scholar Magnus Magnusson, presented Mastermind for twenty-five years (1972-1997) and the show became a national institution.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Michigan State University, Mahtob Mahmoody works in the field of mental health and is an advocate for public awareness of health and welfare initiatives.
John Malcolm was born in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, and spent a few boyhood years in Uruguay before returning to school and university in England. He had a business career in engineering, and is also the author of eighteen crime novels. He was Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association in 1994-5 and Chairman of Rye Art Gallery Trustees 1995-2005. He is also the author (as John Andrews) of reference books on antique furniture and is managing editor of Antique Collecting magazine. His most recent crime novel is A Damned Serious Business.
Joyce Mandeville lives and writes in Vermont.
Amelia Mandeville has been creating stories and characters in her head ever since she can remember. When there became too many, she started to write them down. Besides getting lost in the stories she's written, Amelia spends her time attempting to bake, dyeing her hair and vlogging for the YouTube channel she shares with her sister, Grace - the aptly named The Mandeville Sisters.Amelia is the debut author of Every Colour of You.Twitter @ameliamandev Instagram @ameliamandev youtube.com/mandevillesisters
Sarra Manning is an author and journalist. She is currently literary editor for Red magazine and has written for the Guardian, ELLE, Grazia and You magazine. She is the author of bestselling young adult novels, including Guitar Girl, the Diary of a Crush trilogy and Adorkable, and several adult novels. Sarra lives in North London with her Staffordshire bull terrier, Miss Betsy, and prides herself on her unique ability to accessorise. For all the latest news on Sarra, follow her on Twitter @sarramanning.
Phillip M. Margolin
Phillip Margolin was a prominent criminal defence attorney in Oregon before turning to full-time writing. He has been an Edgar nominee and Ed Harris starrred in the movie of The Last Innocent Man.
Mark Billingham has been awarded the 2003 Sherlock Award as the creator of the Best Detective created by a British writer and has twice won the Theakston's Old Peculier prize for best novel of the year. He lives in North London with his family.
Emma Marriot is a writer and editor, and author of several popular history books, including The World of Poldark and the bestselling series I Used to Know That: History and the History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks. She also has extensive experience editing and writing a wide range of television and film tie-in books. Emma lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and three children.
Laura Marshall grew up in Wiltshire and studied English at the University of Sussex. Her debut, Friend Request, was a Kindle No.1 and Sunday Times bestseller, with over half a million copies sold in the UK. It has sold in a further twenty territories around the world, and was also shortlisted for the Bath Novel Award and Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize in 2016. Three Little Lies is Laura's second novel.Laura lives in Kent with her husband and two children.For more information visit Laura's website www.lauramarshall.co.uk or find her at www.facebook.com/lauramarshallauthor or on Twitter @laurajm8.
Angela Marsons was born and raised in the Black Country and still lives there, along with her long-term partner, as well as a bouncy Labrador and a potty-mouthed African Grey parrot. Although she has been writing since her early teens, Silent Scream was her first novel.
Alex Marwood is the pseudonym of a journalist who has worked extensively across the British press. She is the author of the word-of-mouth sensation The Wicked Girls, which won a prestigious Edgar Award and The Killer Next Door, which won the coveted Macavity Award. She has also been shortlisted for numerous other crime writing awards and her first two novels have been optioned for the screen. Alex lives in south London.
Maggie Mason is a pseudonym of author Mary Wood. Mary began her career by self-publishing on kindle where many of her sagas reached number one in genre. She was spotted by Pan Macmillan and to date has written many books for them under her own name, with more to come. Mary continues to be proud to write for Pan Macmillan, but is now equally proud and thrilled to take up a second career with Sphere under the name of Maggie Mason. A Blackpool Lass is her first in a planned series of standalone books and trilogies set in her home town of Blackpool.Born the thirteenth child of fifteen children, Mary describes her childhood as poor, but rich in love. She was educated at St Peter's RC School in Hinckley and at Hinckley College for Further Education, where she was taught shorthand and typing. Mary retired from working for the National Probation Service in 2009, when she took up full time writing, something she'd always dreamed of doing. She follows in the footsteps of her great-grandmother, Dora Langlois, who was an acclaimed author, playwright and actress in the late nineteenth - early twentieth century. It was her work with the Probation Service that gives Mary's writing its grittiness, her need to tell it how it is, which takes her readers on an emotional journey to the heart of issues.
Sarah Mason lives in Cheltenham. At the age of 25 she began importing gourmet popcorn from America and was soon running a company with a seven figure turnover. She started writing when she sold the business on. This is her first novel.
S. R. Masters
S. R. Masters studied Philosophy at Girton College, Cambridge before working in public health and health behaviour for the NHS. He is a regular contributor to UK short fiction anthology series The Fiction Desk, having won their Writer's Award for his short story Just Kids. His story Desert Walk was included in Penguin Random House USA's Press Start to Play collection and he continues to have short fiction published in a variety of magazines. He grew up around Birmingham but now lives in Oxford with his wife and son. The Killer You Know is his first novel.
Graham Masterton is a full time writer and lives in Surrey.
Carole Matthews is the Sunday Times bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the top ten bestsellers The Cake Shop in the Garden, A Cottage by the Sea, Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses, The Chocolate Lovers' Christmas and Calling Mrs Christmas. In 2015, Carole was awarded the RNA Outstanding Achievement Award. Her novels dazzle and delight readers all over the world and she is published in more than thirty countries.For all the latest news from Carole, visit www.carolematthews.com, follow Carole on Twitter (@carolematthews) and Instagram (matthews.carole) or join the thousands of readers who have become Carole's friend on Facebook (carolematthewsbooks).
Jenny Maxwell was born in Scotland, educated in England and until recently was resident in Germany. She now lives on a narrow boat which is currently moored near Stourbridge.