Louise Beech has always been haunted by the sea, and regularly writes travel pieces for the Hull Daily Mail, where she was a columnist for ten years. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative Works competition, as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice and being published in a variety of UK magazines. Louise lives with her husband and children on the outskirts of Hull – the UK’s 2017 City of Culture – and loves her job as a Front of House Usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012. She is also part of the Mums’ Army on Lizzie and Carl’s BBC Radio Humberside Breakfast Show. How to be Brave, her debut book, is out on Kindle 30th July.
Qualifying as a dental nurse Victoria worked in Harley Street London, before moving into the world of real estate. During this time she also qualified as a mortgage broker and eventually opened her own estate agency which she sold in 2012.
Victoria finished writing her first book Gut Feeling in 2009 after a long struggle with dyslexia. With a great deal of determination, Victoria progressed to where she is today, living in Santa Monica LA with her Husband Jon and their cat Poppy. Victoria now self publishes through Neville House Publishing and enjoy's a full and enriched life.
Author and #chicklit enthusiast, a book worm who likes listening to audio books and a lover of particle physics and all things science.
Ali Chrisp’s career has included teaching aerobics in the early 1980s (often demonstrating death-defying lunges and squats on a dangerously wobbly trestle table!), working as a sales negotiator in a local estate agent, then spending twenty-three years as a civil servant. For the last five and a half years she has been working part-time as a personal assistant to a lady with Alzheimer’s. Ali is a real animal lover and the proud owner of Lola, a bonkers, mud-loving Labradoodle, and Winnie, a feisty rescue cat. She lives with her husband and their semi-feral teenage son who lurks in a dark corner of the house. He is mainly nocturnal, coming out to forage when the house is quiet and leaving a trail of destruction behind him. She wouldn’t change him for the world though.
Ali was the winner of the Write Time novel award run by Corazon Books in association with the Mature Times newspaper, for a previously unpublished author over fifty. Home Comforts is her first novel.