JEN CAMPBELL grew up in the northeast of England, and graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature. She is a published poet and short-story writer. She lives in north London where she works at Ripping Yarns bookshop.
Jon Cannon has worked for ten years in the heritage industry, including for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, and English Heritage. In 2001 he was shortlisted for the David Watt Memorial Prize. He presented 'How to Build a Cathedral' on television for BBC4 as part of the medieval Britian series. He lives in Wiltshire.
Peter Ames Carlin
Peter Ames Carlin is a writer and the author of several books, including Bruce, a biography of Bruce Springsteen published in 2012. Carlin has also been a free-lance journalist, a senior writer at People in New York City, and a television columnist and feature writer at The Oregonian in Portland. A regular speaker on music, art and popular culture, Carlin lives in Portland, Ore., with his wife and three children.
Andrea Carter graduated in Law from Trinity College, Dublin. She qualified as a solicitor and moved to the Inishowen peninsula where she lived and worked for a number of years. In 2005 she transferred to the Bar and moved to Dublin to practise as a barrister. She grew up in Ballyfin, Co Laois.
Nancy the Cat
Sex and the Kitty is Nancy the Cat's first book.
Brian Catchpole is a Korean War veteran and the author of many books including Twentieth Century Germany, The Modern World and Britain; Clash of Cultures and Balloons to Buccaneers. He lives in Yorkshire.
Christopher Catherwood, as constultant to the Blair cabinet's Strategy Unit, worked in the Admiralty building where Churchill was based (1939-40) as First Lord of the Admiralty. He teaches history at the universities of Cambridge and Richmond (Virginia), where he is annual Writer in Residence. His books include Why the Nations Rage: Killing in the Name of God, Britain's Balkan Dilemma in World War II and Christians, Muslims and Islamic Rage.
Emmanuel Cauchy is one of the world's topmountain-rescue doctors. He worked as medical advisor on such films as Himalaya and Tomorrow Never Dies. His principalwork is in the French Alps, where, for the last20 years, he has served with the PGHM, thehelicopter mountain rescue covering theChamonix and Mont Blanc region. He alsocoordinates the Institute for Training and Research in Mountain Medicine, of which he is a founder member.
Sarah Caudwell studied law at St Anne's College, Oxford and practised as a barrister for several years in Lincoln's Inn. She later specialised in international tax planning at a major London bank. She died in January 2000.
RORY CLARK qualified as a land agent after studying at the Royal Agricultural College. He worked on the Badminton Estate in Gloucestershire and on the Althorp Estate in Northamptonshire. He is now a land agent for the Forestry Commission and lives on the southern edge of the Derbyshire Peak District.His books are based on the wide variety of people he has met through his life as a land agent on some of the finest landed estates in the country.
Barbara Cleverly was born in the north of England and is a graduate of Durham University. A former teacher, she has spent her working life in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk; she now lives in Cambridge. She has one son and five step-children.Her Joe Sandilands series of books set against the background of the Indian Empire was inspired by the contents of a battered old tin trunk that she found in her attic. Out of it spilled two centuries of memories of a family - especially a great uncle who spent a lot of time in India - whose exploits and achievements marched in time with the flowering of the British Empire.To find out more about the series, visit www.barbaracleverly.com.
Tim Clissold has worked in China for 16 years and travelled there extensively. After joining Arthur Andersen and working in London, Australia and Hong Kong, he developed a fascination with China and spent two years studying Mandarin Chinese before co-founding a private equity group investing in China.
Lorraine Clissold lived in Beijing for ten years, where she juggled roles as wife, mother, TV presenter and writer, and established the Chinese Cooking School. Married to Tim, author of Mr China, she is based in North Yorkshire.
Anthea Cohen, SRN, worked as a hospital sister and private nurse. A columnist for the Nursing Mirror and regular contributor to World Medicine, she has written eighteen Agnes Turner novels, among other work.Her Agnes Carmichael novels have been described as the 'one of the most original chiller series around'. (Felicia Lamb, Mail on Sunday)
JOAN COLLINS, OBE, has appeared in some sixty films and many television series, including the highly rated TV drama Dynasty. Her books have sold over 50 million copies in 30 languages. A devoted humanitarian, she lends her support and celebrity to causes that include finding a cure for breast cancer.
C. J. Cooper
C. J. Cooper grew up in a small village in south Wales before moving to London as a student. She graduated with a degree in Ancient History and Egyptology and spent seven months as a development worker in Nepal. On her return to Britain she joined the civil service, where she worked for 17 years on topics ranging from housing support to flooding. She hung up her bowler hat when she discovered that she much preferred writing about psychotic killers to ministerial speeches. She lives in London with her husband and two cats.
Farmer, ex-business man and a Queen's Messenger for the last fourteen years, George Courtauld is a keen amateur of botany, history and the arts in general. He divides his time between his farm in Essex and the rest of the world.
JOHN CRACE is a staff feature writer for the Guardian, where he is best known for the literary pastiche 'Digested Read'. He has also written several books, including Vertigo: One Football Fan's Fear of Success. A committed Spurs supporter, he lives in south-west London but travels to N17 for every home game.
David Craig has been a consultant for twenty years, working for and competing against some of the world's best and worst management consultants. His books Plundering the Public Sector and Rip-off!: The scandalous inside story of the management consulting money machine have both been bestsellers.He also writes novels, notably the Brade and Jenkins series, as well the Harpur and Iles series under the name of Bill James for Macmillan.
James Craig worked previously as a journalist and TV producer. Born in Scotland, he has lived and worked in London for thirty years.