Authors we represent:
Mary Alexander - Mary has a background in journalism and has previously written non-fiction. Following the completion of a Masters in Creative Writing, she has turned to fiction. Mrs Betjeman, a fascinating recreation of the life of Penelope Chetwode, is her first novel. Mary lives in Oxford and runs the website http://myfriendslike.co.uk
Hugo Barnacle - Hugo has reviewed fiction and non-fiction for The Sunday Times, The Independent andThe New Statesman. He is the author of two well received novels, Promise and Day One. He is also a gifted artist and is currently working on a graphic novel entitled Honesty Pays.
Stephen Buck has recently completed a compelling and poignant memoir, Films I Saw With My Father .
He has had thirteen radio plays produced by RTE and NPR in the US. His short stories (Francis MacManus Award series) and numerous features have been produced by RTE Radio 1 and Lyric FM. His stage play The Dignity Programme was produced by Red Kettle Theatre Company. A musical comedy for stage Happy
Families is currently being cast and will tour later this year. In 1999 he moved to Thomastown in Kilkenny where he co-founded, with his wife, the novelist Marian O'Neill, the publishing company Pillar Press. He is currently working on a novel about the lonely life of an elderly academic librarian.
Karen Clarke - Karen grew up in North Yorkshire but now lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, three children and dog. When she's not writing, she works part-time in a library. Her first novel My Future Husband was published in July 2012 by Random House/Goldmann and will be followed by Put a Spell on You' Constable and Robinson will publish both these novels and Karen's third - Being Brooke Simmons - in 2014. Behind Closed Doors ....and other tales with a Twist - a collection of intriguing short stories, is available to download from Amazon on December 12th
Karen Coles - Karen is an exhibiting artist and an appreciation of the visual informs her first novel for young adults, the darkly compelling Mesmeris. She lives in the Welsh valleys with her husband and the youngest of her four children.
Anne Corlett - Anne is a criminal lawyer by profession. Her first novel Telemachus is a stunning mix of literary and speculative fiction, as the son of Odysseus leaves Ithaca and steps into the contemporary world.
Carole Crickmore - Carole was born in Durham City but has lived in many different parts of the country before finally settling in Norfolk. Aged eleven, she began writing stories for the school magazine and has continued whenever work, marriage and raising three children have allowed. The character Sarah in her first novel Follow Me started life as an exercise during a creative writing degree with the Open University. Carole's favourite activity, other than writing, is walking with her husband and two cocker spaniels.
R P Marshall - Following 10 years working in hospital medicine and research, Dr Richard Marshall currently leads a group of medicinal chemists, biologists and clinicians trying to find new drugs to treat a range of diseases. His background in research informs his gripping first novel Antisense in which neuroscientist Daniel Hayden struggles to reconcile his scientific theories with his emotions after the death of his father reveals a dark secret. Just published by White Glove http://amzn.to/1ctuT51. His website is rpmarshall.com
Ulick O'Connor is one of Ireland's most distinguished men of letters. His account of the Irish literary renaissance - Celtic Dawn - has just been reissued by The Lilliput Press
Sophie Parkin - Sophie is the author of several novels for adults and teenagers. Her latest book, already critically acclaimed, is the history of Soho's infamous Colony Room Club, founded by Muriel Belcher and the watering-hole of everyone who was anyone in the artistic and bohemian world of London and beyond. 'A love letter to a lost world of British bohemianism' The Sunday Times
Katie Price - Katie has worked as a gardener at Kew and is now at SOAS. She has recently completed her first novel, the entertaining and thought-provoking The Greening of Louise Long
Andy Rumbold - Andy was born in London. After graduating from Birmingham University, he decided to spend six months in northern Spain, the setting for his accomplished first novel The Last Fiesta, and ended up staying for four and a half years. He is now back in England, teaching English and Spanish at a school in Surrey, and working on his second novel. The book was shortlisted for the prestigious Longbarn First Novel award, judged by Susan Hill. It will be published in November 2013 by White Glove.
Lakshmi Raj Sharma - Lakshmi is Professor of English at the University of Allahabad. Penguin India published his h his first novel - The Tailor's Needle - in December 2012 and he has recently completed a second, Emancipation
Grace Wynne-Jones - Grace has written four well-received comic and romantic contemporary novels and is now writing Turquoise Chair and Orange Tree. Her website is www.gracewynnejones.com
K T Valentine - Dispatches from the Dating Zone is a romantic comedy featuring single mother Fleur Summers and the trials and tribulations of her search for 'Mr Wonderful' through a number of disastrous dates arranged by her well-meaning but eccentric friends and family. This is a terrific first novel by K.T., who lives in Cheshire with her young son.