Derek Robinson¿s acclaimed First World War trilogy and Piece of Cake have established him as the world¿s best aviation writer and one of the top authors of war fiction.
Catherine Robinson has taught English and drama in schools and colleges for more than three decades, and is currently teaching at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire. She lives with her husband in Lancashire, where she has always lived, and where (when not teaching or writing) she has raised a son, farmed a small flock of Derbyshire Gritstone sheep, and bred horses.
Justina Robson is an Arthur C. Clarke shortlisted author of ten SFF novels, including the highly regarded Quantum Gravity series, and was one of the first writers to win amazon.co.uk's Writer's Bursary in 2000. Based in Leeds, she's been shortlisted for multiple international awards and is a sought-after creative writing teacher who has taught at the Arvon Foundation. A graduate of the Clarion West workshops in Seattle (1996) she has been invited to teach there also, though she hasn't made it yet for various practical reasons. She acted as a judge for the Arthur C Clarke awards on behalf of the Science Fiction Foundation in 2006. Her most recently published novel is Glorious Angels, shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Best Novel 2015. You can learn more at justinarobson.co.uk or by following @JustinaRobson on Twitter.
Geoff Rodkey is best known as the screenwriter of the hit films Daddy Day Care, RV, and the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, The Road Trip Movie. He has also written for the educational video game Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, the non-educational MTV series Beavis and Butt-head, Comedy Central's Politically Incorrect, and at least two magazines that no longer exist.Geoff currently lives in New York City with his wife and three sons, none of whom bear any resemblance whatsoever to the characters in The Tapper Twins series. Visit his website at http://geoffrodkey.com/ and follow him on Twitter @GeoffRodkey
A. Roger Ekirch
Professor A. Roger Ekirch was born in 1950 in America. He teaches at Virginia Tech. On the basis of his research into the nighttime, Ekirch was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Ben Rogers wrote his doctoral thesis at Oxford on seventeenth-century moral and political thought, and also has an MA from Columbia University, New York. He has produced programmes on philosophy for BBC Radio 3 and writes regularly for the Independent, the Independent on Sunday and other newspapers. He is the author of PASCAL: In Praise of Vanity in the 'Great Philosophers' series. He lives in London.
Helen Rolfe writes contemporary women's fiction and enjoys weaving stories about family, friendship, secrets, and community. Characters often face challenges and must fight to overcome them, but above all, Helen's stories always have a happy ending
James Rollins is the author of several bestselling novels and series, including the SIGMA force series, a string of standalone thrillers and the novelisation of the cinema blockbuster INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. His books are sold in more than 30 countries and have sold ten million copies worldwide. An amateur spelunker and scuba enthusiast, he also holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine. He currently lives and writes in Sacramento, California.www.jamesrollins.com
Elizabeth Romer was born in Wales and studied textile design at the Royal College of Art in London. She has written upon Italian food and culture and contributed to journals and newspapers in the spheres of both gastronomy and Egyptian archaeology. In addition to THE TUSCAN YEAR, her books include ITALIAN PIZZA & SAVOURY BREADS, which won the IACP Seagram Award 1987, and THE RAPE OF TUTANKHAMUN and THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD. She has been living in Tuscany since 1972 with her husband John Romer, an archaeologist, writer and TV presenter.
After a successful career in teaching, Judy Rose obtained an MSc. in organisational psychology. She worked for thirteen years as a psychologist and managing partner in a human resource consultancy, where she developed her interviewing experience. In 2002, she co-founded Hand Me Down Histories, building on her passion for conducting and recording family history interviews.
Kenneth Rose was born in 1924. He was educated at Repton and was a scholar at New College, Oxford. He served in the Welsh Guards during the Second World War and was subsequently a schoolmaster at Eton, before working for the British Council in Rome and Naples. He joined the DAILY TELEGRAPH in 1951 and worked on the Peterborough column before starting the long-running Albany at Large column in the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH in 1961. He published prize-winning biographies of Lord Curzon, King George V and Victor Rothschild, as well as acclaimed studies of the Victorian Prime Minister Lord Salisbury and his family in THE LATER CECILS. His journals, spanning 1944 to his death in 2014, are to be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in two volumes.
General Sir Michael Rose KCB CBE DSO QGM was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1964 and served with the SAS in Malaya and Oman. He commanded the 22nd SAS Regiment (1979-82) during the London Iranian Embassy siege and the Falkland Islands War. From January 1994 to January 1995 he assumed command of the UN Protection Force in Bosnia after which he became Adjutant General and a member of the Army Board. Now retired from the Army, he writes and lectures on peace-keeping and leadership.
Deborah J. Ross
Deborah J. Ross is an American SF and fantasy author.
Josephine Ross was educated at Wycombe Abbey School and London University, where she read English. On graduating, she worked for Vogue magazine. Her first book was Suitors to the Queen (now called The Men Who Would be King). Since then, she has written television drama scripts and a number of histories and biographies, including The Winter Queen and The Tudors, as well as compiling and editing several illustrated books for Vogue. Her most recent publication is Jane Austen: A Companion. She is married to the historian James Chambers, and lives in London.
Liza Ross has made many TV appearances including At Home with the Braithwaites, Emmerdale Farm and Happy Birthday Shakespeare. Her films include Return to the Secret Garden and Batman. She is frequently heard in BBC Radio dramas, such as The Stone Diaries and Little Women, and reads for Women's Hour and Book at Bedtime. She has recorded several audio books.
Rory Ross has been a journalist since graduating from Cambridge where he read history. He is now a freelance contributor to publications such as Tatler and the Daily Telegraph. He rowed against Steve Redgrave at Marlow Regatta in 1979 - and lost.
Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name. He has also produced line drawings for many fiction titles.
Britta Röstlund has lived in Paris for over fifteen years. She is a freelance journalist covering everything from the Paris Fashion Week to French politics.
Gunther E Rothenberg
Gunther Rothenberg was the world's leading authority on the Napoleonic Wars. He served with the British, Israeli and US Military and was Professor of History at Purdue University in the USA. He was the leading English-speaking historian of warfare in the German-speaking lands. His many distinguished works include The Army of Francis Joseph and The Hapsburg Military Frontier.
Susan Pickering Rotheramel
Susan Pickering Rothamel has been teaching art classes since 1979 and is experienced as a national lecturer, writer and product and marketing consultant. She has spread her excitement for the arts through workshops, classes, articles and instructional videos. Susan lives in Michigan.