Eric Van Lustbader
Eric Van Lustbader is the author of numerous novels in a variety of styles, but is most widely known as the author of twenty international bestselling thrillers including The Ninja and Black Heart. Born in New York City, he currently lives in New York State.
Jane Elizabeth Varley
Jane Elizabeth Varley's novels are inspired by the events of her own life. She was married and divorced by the time she was thirty and spent several tough but fulfilling years as a single parent. Now remarried, Jane had a baby daughter at the age of forty and lives with her husband and teenage son in the USA.
Pip grew up in South Devon. He studied medieval history at London University and later worked as a reader for a literary agency when he wasn't dabbling as a bike messenger, saxophonist, food critic, gardener and restaurant owner. He now lives in Devon with his wife and children.
Ian Vince is the author of Brtain: What a State and The Myway Code. He's been a contributing editor to the Idler and has written for Bremner Bird and Fortune and Radio 4 comedy shows.
Tim Vine is a British comedian, writer, actor and presenter. He starred in the BBC series Not Going Out, has written joke books and has released four comedy DVDs. He can be followed on Twitter at @RealTimVine and go to his website for more puns and silliness - www.timvine.com.
Dave Vitty, aka Comedy Dave, is one of the most recognised voices on British radio. He can currently be heard every weekday morning as the co-host and self appointed Director of Comedy on the Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1.https://twitter.com/davidvitty
Paul Vlitos was born in Oxford in the death throes of the 1970s. Having lectured in English language and culture in Japan for several years, he now lives and works in Edinburgh.
Hasso and Catherine von Bredow
Hasso von Bredow was a successful businessman and father of three. At the age of 42 he suffered a massive stroke at the base of his brainstem, leaving him the victim of 'Locked In' Syndrome. Totally paralysed but complete cognisant, Hasso used coded blinking and state of the art technology to painstakingly write this incredibly moving memoir letter by letter, helped only by his wife and carer, Catherine von Bredow. Tragically, Hasso died of pneumonia in 2003. He is survived by his three children and Catherine, who continue to live in the family home in Kent.