Georgia Springate is an exciting new writer in the final year of her English Literature degree at The Open University – she’s looking forward to wearing a big gown and one of those funny hats come June. She lives in a crazy house in Bedfordshire, crammed full of eight members of her family, three dogs, a lizard and a tortoise!
When she’s not hunched over a laptop writing, Georgia can be found with her nose in a book reading everything from Cecilia Ahern to Voltaire, with a particular fondness for JK Rowling – because, let’s be honest, where would any of us be without JK Rowling?
As well as studying, working, reading and generally cramming her schedule with way too many boring things to list here, Georgia has written her debut novel, Beyond, which was published earlier this year by Burning Chair.
Neil Lancaster was born in Liverpool in the 1960s. He recently left the Metropolitan Police where he served for over twenty-five years, predominantly as a detective, leading and conducting investigations into some of the most serious criminals across the UK and beyond.
Neil acted as a surveillance and covert policing specialist, using all types of techniques to arrest and prosecute drug dealers, human traffickers, fraudsters, and murderers. During his career, he successfully prosecuted several wealthy and corrupt members of the legal profession who were involved in organised immigration crime. These prosecutions led to jail sentences, multi-million pound asset confiscations and disbarments.
Since retiring from the Metropolitan Police, Neil has relocated to the Scottish Highlands with his wife and son, where he mixes freelance investigations with writing.
Going Dark is Neil’s first novel.
For many years Fi Phillips worked in an office environment until the arrival of her two children robbed her of her short term memory and sent her hurtling down a new, bumpy, creative path. She finds that getting the words down on paper is the best way to keep the creative muse out of her shower.
Fi lives in the wilds of North Wales with her family, earning a living as a copywriter, playwright and fantasy novelist. Writing about magical possibilities is her passion.
Her first novel, Haven Wakes, will be released by Burning Chair later this year.
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Fiona Campbell is a writer, who is studying for an MA in Creative Writing. She is taking a sabbatical from teaching music to care for her three children. Fiona also enjoys writing poetry and is currently working on her first novel.
Marcus Cook lives in Cleveland, Ohio with the love of his life, his wife Kathy and their cat, Freckles. He loves to read sci-fi and thrillers and loves to write whatever hits his imagination.
He started out as a playwright with two produced plays and a published award-winning play. He tries to write every day and hopes fans will continue to enjoy his work.
You can follow Marcus on his Facebook page (READMARCUSCOOK) and can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carla Day is a writer, avid reader and mountain enthusiast. Carla writes across many genres and has recently released a women’s tragicomic memoir. She can be found most days, sitting on a weather-beaten log at the beach, scribbling a novel or on a mountain top contemplating life.
She resides in South Wales with her partner, son and Jack Russell. Carla is a passionate hiker and keen animal rights advocate.
Author pages… Facebook – CarlaDay02; Instagram – CarlaDay61
Peter Ellis has spent most of his life growing up in the small town of Chippenham in the South West of England. English Literature has been one of his favorite subjects from an early age and writing is his passion. In 2015, Peter started writing articles online and amassed thousands of reads and received great feedback. In 2018, he embarked on the challenge of writing his first novel after having planned it for nearly eight years and doing nothing with it. He says it’s the scariest and most exciting thing he’s ever done and is planning to release it in 2019.
Author Links: Facebook Page: @PEllisOfficial Twitter: @PM_Ellis1 Instagram: pm_ellis Vocal Page: vocal.media/authors/peter-ellis Personal Blog: peterwritesthings.wordpress.com
Tom Goymour was born and raised in Cambridgeshire, UK. and has lived in Peterborough for over forty years. He writes mainly in the mystery and suspense genre about what he sees, thinks, and instinctively feels.
Being part of a large family has given him many powerful experiences from which to draw inspiration. He is an exponent of art and design and a composer of piano music, but tries hard not to inflict any of this on others! Empowered by his many, and sometimes strange experiences, he has found writing to be his voice-piece. He is a meticulous studier of life, and his stories nearly always contain a twist or a strong moral message that hits home hard… designed to make the reader think.
He is the author of the Ghost mystery series The Spirit of Peterborough and the dark short story series Second Chance. Those books await you over at: ww.tomgoymour.com where you can start building your library for free.
Lori Lacefield is a writer of suspense and thriller novels. Her first two suspense thrillers in the Women of Redemption series, The Advocate and The Fifth Juror, were released in May 2018.
To read more about Lori’s novels, check out her latest giveaways and DOWNLOAD A FREE NOVELLA, The Rumor, go to www.lorilacefield.com.
Dana Lyons was voted one of 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading in 2015 and 2016. She is multi-published with full length novels and novellas in eBook and print in paranormal romance and adventure, shape shifter crime mystery, and suspense thriller.
Her author website is: https://www.paranormalromancebookauthor.com/books/ twitter.com/Danalyons111 facebook.com/author.paranormal.romance
Trained in Theatre Arts at Bretton Hall College, Pat has three decades of teaching experience. She has written and directed musical plays and sketches supporting sermons, and has served on the Worship Team for thirty years. Co-writer of Salvation belongs to our God (see many YouTube videos).
Visit praisepen.uk for blogs and resources. Budding songwriters, visit praisepen-academy.thinkific.com for a free Writing from Scratch course.
Mike Peirce has been a musician and songwriter as well as a soldier in an African War, and private security agent. His “Red Dirt Zombies” trilogy started life as a musical and draws on his experiences in those other areas. The “Red Dirt Zombies” trilogy is available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle.
The TV show “The Walking Dead” shows the consequences of losing the war against the Zs. Peirce’s books focus on the consequences of winning and losing the war against the Zs, addressing veteran’s issues such as PTSD, alienation and the impact of war on romantic relationships. “The General’s Daughter” has recently been released and while set in the Red Dirt Zombies world it is crafted as a stand-alone novel. Later in the year a non-fiction book called “African Days and Hollywood Nights” is in the works as well as several short stories.
Peirce has stories in a number of anthologies with proceeds going to veteran’s organizations, primarily PTSD support. Contact Mike and he will send you a copy of a new prequel to the Red Dirt Zombies series which includes the origin story of the infamous GPU Agent codenamed “Susie Creamcheese.” Mike hangs around here and there: www.MikePeirceAuthor.com
Having been writing for as long as he can remember, Pete is the published author of: the four book Infernal Aether series (The Infernal Aether, A Christmas Aether, The Demon Inside and Beyond the Aether), the prequel series The Old Lady of the Skies, and a number of other serials and short stories. He has also written and published the non-fiction book: The Wedding Speech Manual.
An avid reader with eclectic tastes and an overflowing set of bookcases, Pete loves anything with compelling characters, gripping storylines and endings that stick with you long after you’ve finished.
Passionate about helping people achieve their potential, Pete co-founded Burning Chair to get great stories out to the world – and have fun doing it.