John Hornor Jacobs
John Hornor Jacobs is the author of SOUTHERN GODS, short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, THIS DARK EARTH, from Simon & Schuster, and THE TWELVE-FINGERED BOY series of young adult novels from Carolrhoda Labs. He lives with his family in the South of America, where he is also a musician and graphic artist. Visit him at www.johnhornorjacobs.com.
Australian-born Kate Jacoby has travelled all over the world. She wrote Exile¿s Return, the First Book of Elita, while backpacking through the Middle East.
David John James (1923 -1993) John James studied philosophy at St David's University College, Lampeter, and also read and completed an MA in psychology at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He became a psychologist for the Ministry of Defence, lecturing on the selection and training of air crews for the RAF at Brampton. In addition to writing he also worked as a teacher and later for the Scientific Civil Service working on aviation problems. He is known for writing four historical novels set in Roman and early medieval Britain and Europe. He is buried in the graveyard at Strata Florida Abbey in Wales.
Mia James is the author of the hit YA series The Ravenwood Mysteries: By Midnight, Darkness Falls and Sleeping Angel, focused on the mysterious goings on in Highgate, London. You can learn more about the Ravenwood series at www.orionbooks.co.uk/ravenwood
Oliver Johnson (1957- )Oliver Johnson was born in Paris in 1957 but never quite grasped the language before moving to the wilds of East Anglia. There he grew up in a crumbling Regency mansion next to a dismal bogland not dissimilar to the one in Great Expectations. Left to his own devices for days on end he first got hooked on books and then, at Oxford University, on role-playing games. He has spent the last thirty years as a publisher, novelist and games designer. He is the co-author, with Dave Morris, of the ground-breaking role-playing game, Dragon Warriors, wrote two of the Golden Dragon Game Books, The Lord of Shadow Keep and The Curse of the Pharaoh, and several other games and tie-in books. He is the author of the adult Ligthbringer trilogy, a dark, epic fantasy praised by David Gemmell as 'hauntingly atmospheric and utterly compelling... this is red-blooded fantasy writing at its best. Great heroes, terrible enemies, powerful magic...'. The three books (The Forging of the Shadows, The Nations of the Night and The Last Star at Dawn) are available as eBooks through the Gollancz SF Gateway and at the Kindle Store. He is currently a commissioning editor at Hodder and Stoughton where he is in charge of the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror list. He occasionally writes for the Hodderscape blog. In 2014 he was a judge for The World Fantasy Awards. He lives in Clapham with his family and two temperamental cats but often dreams of the mudbanks, dykes and mists of his native Suffolk.
Graham Joyce is the award-winning author of numerous short story collections and novels, including The Tooth Fairy, Smoking Poppy, The Facts of Life, The Limits of Enchantment, The Silent Land, Some Kind of Fairy Tale and The Year of the Ladybird.He won the British Fantasy Award six times, and the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 2003 for The Facts of Life. He also won the O Henry Award.In addition to his own writing, he taught a writing course at Nottingham Trent University.He died in September 2014.