Bestselling Fiction & Non-Fiction Authors, from The Orion Publising Group
Our Authors
Bill Parris

Bill Parris was born in Newcastle. He joined the RAF Regiment in the 1980s before travelling to Paris to join the French Foreign Legion. He is now re-married with two children and lives in Newcastle.
Keith Payne

Keith Payne is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an international leader in the psychology of inequality and discrimination, his research has been featured in THE ATLANTIC, THE NEW YORK TIMES and on NPR, and he has written for SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN and PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.
Will Pearson

Will Pearson ran away from home aged fifteen and joined the Royal Navy. Seven years and two world tours later, he won a scholarship to Ruskin workers' education college, and then read Modern Languages at Oriel College, Oxford. After various careers, Will turned his hand to writing. His military experience and contacts led to a breakthrough book, the best-selling TORNADO DOWN, written with the RAF's John Peters and John Nicol. He has also produced and scripted documentaries and written for the Financial Times, Daily Mirror and many other publications. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
Allan Pease

Allan Pease is the world's foremost expert on body language and relationships. His acclaimed book BODY LANGUAGE has sold over 4 million copies, while his top rated TV series on the same subject has been seen by over 100 million people worldwide. He travels the world lecturing on human communication.
Barbara Pease

Barbara Pease is CEO of Pease International, which produces videos, training courses and seminars for businesses and governments worldwide. She is co-author of the bestselling book WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS, which has sold ten million copies around the world.
Bryan Perrett

Bryan Perrett left the army as a successful career officer to take up the pen as a full-time writer. Able to write to any brief (he was captioning picture-strips for schoolgirl comics at one point), he found his metier as a military historian and writer of good, fast, episodic, narrative popular histories. His many books, all founded on meticulous research from primary sources, find a wide popular readership. He is the bestselling author in the bestselling Cassell Military Classics series.
Alex Perry

Alex Perry is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 30 wars, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. He was TIME magazine's bureau chief in Africa until 2013 and writes for a number of publications including NEWSWEEK, for which he is a contributing editor. He is the author of THE GOOD MOTHERS, THE RIFT: A NEW AFRICA BREAKS FREE, FALLING OFF THE EDGE: GLOBALISATION, WORLD PEACE AND OTHER LIES and LIFEBLOOD: HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD, ONE DEAD MOSQUITO AT A TIME, as well as several ebooks on Africa, the Europe and the Middle East. He is also the co-author of LONG SHOT: MY LIFE AS A SNIPER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS with Azad Cudi.
Annabel Pitcher

Annabel Pitcher studied English at Oxford and has since worked as a script writer and an English teacher. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband. MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE was her first novel. She is a full-time writer.
Colin Plinth

Colin Plinth used to be something in publishing. He now lives in Hastings. Colin has written widely on a range of subjects. Among his books are FIFTY THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT ATOMIC KITTEN, LIVES OF THE GREAT FOOTBALL MANAGERS and METAL DETECTING FOR FUN AND PROFIT.
Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett is a publishing phenomenon. Among his many prizes and citations are the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award, the Carnegie Medal, the BSFA Award, eight honorary doctorates and, of course, a knighthood. In 2012, he won a BAFTA for his documentary on the subject of assisted suicide, 'Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die'. He is the author of fifty bestselling books but is best known for the globally renowned Discworld series. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, and the series is still going strong almost three decades later. Four Discworld novels - Hogfather, Going Postal, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic - have been adapted for television, with more to follow. His books have sold approximately 85 million copies worldwide (but who's counting?), and been translated into forty languages. In 2007, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. He died in 2015.
Stuart Prebble

Stuart Prebble has a distinguished career in television having produced some of the funniest people in the business including Clive James, Billy Connolly, Dame Edna Everage, Victoria Wood and Lenny Henry. He is currently Head of Features at Liberty Bell Productions.
Matt Pritchett

Matthew Pritchett studied at St Martin's School of Art in London and first saw himself published in the New Statesman during one of its rare lapses from high seriousness. He has been the Daily Telegraph's front-page pocket cartoonist since 1988. He has won numerous awards, often multiple times, including the Cartoon Arts Trust Award, What the Papers Say Cartoonist of the Year and UK Press Gazette Cartoonist of the Year. In 2002 he received an MBE.
Matthew Pritchett

Matthew Pritchett studied at St Martin's School of Art in London and first saw himself published in the New Statesman during one of its rare lapses from high seriousness. He has been the Daily Telegraph's front-page pocket cartoonist since 1988. He has won numerous awards, often multiple times, including the Cartoon Arts Trust Award, What the Papers Say Cartoonist of the Year and UK Press Gazette Cartoonist of the Year. In 2002 he received an MBE.
Steve Punt

Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and Jon Holmes are part of the writing team behind the ever-popular THE NOW SHOW broadcast on Radio 4. Their writing credits include THE MARY WHITEHOUSE EXPERIENCE, MOCK THE WEEK and strangely, THE IMAGINATIVELY TITLED PUNT AND DENNIS SHOW.
Jan Purser

In the early 1980s, Kathy Snowball left a career in merchant banking to study at Leith's School of Food and Wine in London. After six years of catering and teaching, she returned to Australia and joined the Australian Women's Weekly as assistant food editor responsible for the Home Library series of cookbooks. In 1993 she moved to Australian Gourmet Traveller, was appointed food editor in 1996 and became food director of this and three other magazines in 2000. She also compiled and edited two cookbooks for Gourmet Traveller. Kathy is now a freelance food writer, working for Gourmet, Gourmet Wine, House and Garden and Cuisine magazine in New Zealand, and she teaches at her newly established cooking school, Snowball and Pemberton's Food Workshop. Jan Purser is a nutrition consultant, Touch For Health practitioner, health and lifestyle counselor, remedial therapist, iridologist and meditation teacher. She has been in practice for over five years in natural therapies and her clinic, 'Food, Body and Health', is based in Perth. Jan worked with the Australian Women's Weekly test kitchen for six years as deputy food editor. More recently, she has worked with Australian Good Taste magazine as food editor and then health and nutrition editor, and currently as their contributing health editor. Jan has authored six books.
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