Amanda writes contemporary adult fiction, with a common theme of the world of art, craft and design. Amanda is a graduate of Chelsea School of Art and completed a MA in Writing the Visual at NUCA.
Agent: Sonia Land. Sheil Land Associates.
Telephone: 020 7405 9351
Hugh is a writer and curator with interests design, science and material culture. His latest book is Anatomies:The Human Body, Its Parts and The Stories They Tell (Penguin). Hugh's next book is a biography of Sir Thomas Browne, due out May 2015.
Agent: Antony Topping at Greene & Heaton, greeneheaton.co.uk
James Ferron Anderson
Born in Northern Ireland and winner of Rethink Press’s New Novel Award 2012 forThe River and the Sea. Set in colonial Canada, it tells of Irish individuals during the rise and fall of the British Empire.
Author of Standing Water (Yeovil Literary Prize winner 2010).
'A talented writer with immense natural flair' - MJ Hyland. Website: terriarmstrong.co.uk
Steve Baker is a Norwich-based independent writer, researcher and artist. His academic books include Artist Animal (Minnesota UP, 2013) and The Postmodern Animal (ReaktionBooks).
Saumya Balsari's debut novel The Cambridge Curry Club won the first ever Cambridgeshire Book of the Decade Award. Summer of Blue is her first novel for young adult readers. She was named Author of the Month (June/July 2013) by Cambridgeshire Libraries. Balsari is currently researching her third novel as Writer-in-Residence at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge.
Elspeth Barker is a journalist and the author of acclaimed novel O Caledonia which was recently republished. A collection of her journalism, Dog Days, was published in 2012.
Telephone (W) 01692 650829 (M) 07747 620747
Legal (clinical negligence) website: richardbarrlaw.co.uk
Writing website: richardbarr.org
Holiday accommodation: theapplehousenorfolk.co.uk
Robin Barratt is the author of five true crime books, one biography and one travel anthology. He has also written hundreds of articles, has ghostwritten books on commission and has published security industry manuals.
Gill Blanchard has written Tracing Your East Anglian Ancestors, Tracing Your House History and Writing Your House History (Pen and Sword). Professional genealogist; house historian; tutor and biographer.
Jean is a translator of poetry from and into German and a specialist on Holocaust poetry. She is translations editor for Arc Publications, and Emeritus Professor at UEA.
Jeremy Cameron is the author of five 'nasty, funny crime novels' (one of which, It Was An Accident, Simon & Schuster, 1996, was filmed starring Chitiwel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton), one tennis book and Never Again, an account of walking from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul.
I spent many years in academia writing academic publications, including Matthew Arnold (2008). I now wish to broaden my output, as well as produce more biography.
Mary Chapman is a children’s writer. Her published work includes picture books for young children, and novels for both struggling and confident teenage readers.
Jane Chittenden is a business writer living and working in Norwich. Her day job is a mix of writing, editing and research on business-related topics. Her secret passion is Norwich’s extraordinary history and present.
Charles Christian is a barrister turned technology journalist, newsletter editor, blogger, gossip, diva, sometime-poet and fantasy & science fiction writer. His latest book is a short story collection.
In 2006, Karen started writing poetry and soon went on to also write short stories for children. Her books link with personal, social and emotional early learning skills.
Archaeologist and historian with special interest in Suffolk. Journalist writing about archaeology, books, comics, games, IT, libraries, theatre and travel. Author of Ebb and Flow: Heritage Walks along the Alde and Ore.
After many years as a lawyer I have finally realised my long-held ambition to write, and have completed an MA in Creative Writing at the UEA.
Rory Clements lives near Norwich and is presently writing a series of Elizabethan thrillers which take real historical events and add a twist. His latest book is Traitor (fourth in the series). Full details of publishers, agent and email address on his website: roryclements.co.uk
Suzan Collins is a consultant and trainer in social care. She writes fiction and non-fiction, and her book Beyond My Control was shortlisted for the 2014 People's Book Prize.
Victoria Connelly is the author of many novels including The Rose Girls and The Austehn Addicts series. Her first novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in Germany.
Ralph is a Fellow of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, and writes books on human rights and the laws of war for police and those monitoring police.
Jim Crossley read modern history at Cambridge and worked for 40 years in engineering and consultancy. He now writes factual books about naval affairs and historical novels. Voices from Jutland has just been published to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland (31 May 1916).
Linda Davies is an award-winning children's author and best-selling thriller writer. She lived in Peru for 3 years and more recently in the Middle East for 8 years. She now lives in Suffolk. Her latest children's book, Longbow Girl, won the Mal Peet Award in the 2016 East Anglian Book Awards.
Jean's latest book is a bioterrorist thriller, Ruin of the Soul. She has also written the SCM Studyguide to Science and Religion.
She runs a short story website for published stories.
Websites: jeandorricott.com and strange-tales.co.uk
Publishers: New Generation Publishers, SCM Press
Elizabeth Drayson is a lecturer in Spanish at the University of Cambridge. Her monograph The King and the Whore: King Roderick and La Cava was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2007, and her latest work, The Lead Books of Granada, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in November 2013, available on Amazon. She also writes fiction as Gardner Drayson, and her novel The Menorah is available at Lulu
Professional website link: mml.cam.ac.uk
Publisher’s website link: palgrave.com
Email address: email@example.com
Norwich-based Joyce Dunbar primarily writes books for children and has had more than seventy books published. She is perhaps best known for Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep, This Is The Star and the 26-volume 'Mouse And Mole' series. Her latest book is Squiglet Pig (Egmont, 2013). She is currently writing a memoir.
Agent: Hilary Delamere, The Agency, 24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park, London W11 4LZ. Tel +44 (0) 207 271346
I am an award-winning playwright and occasional TV writer with 30+ years experience. I like to write about challenging subjects and to engage my audiences in a conversation with me.
Geraldine Evans is the author of the Rafferty & Llewellyn and Casey & Catt humorous police procedural series.
Former head teacher, now prolific freelance journalist and author, specialising in educational management and curriculum; health and safety; environmental topics; travel; and military history. Latest book: East Anglia at War.
Derek Fenwick - see under Jack Scott
Professor John Fletcher
Patrick Forsyth writes extensively for business, also having travel writing, humour and a novel (Long Overdue) published. He also writes and gives talks about writing and is a Writing Magazine columnist.
John Gibb's published books are Who's Watching You?, Legacy and Blind Love and Other Stories. He wrote on crime for The Standard and currently writes features for the FT. Please see Society of Authors website.
Rebecca Goss is a poet, tutor and mentor. She has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the Warwick Prize for Writing, and the Portico Prize for Literature. She won the Poetry category in the 2013 East Anglian Book Awards, and in 2014 was selected for the Poetry Book Society's Next Generation Poets.
Andrew Grant-Adamson is a journalist, now retired, and author of non-fiction books with a wide range of interests. He now blogs from time to time and is researching another book.
Colin Greenland is an author and reviewer.This is his page at Goodreads. He can always be contacted via his agent, Josie Stapleton at MNLA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Gregor is a Norwich-based literary translator (from Italian, Russian and French) who has also been a theatrical agent, publicist, EFL teacher, thespian and general factotum. She is working on her first novel.
Writers never retire! Here I am, in the last two years in my seventies and I’ve never been so busy. Five commissions since 2009.
Arsenic in the Dumplings – 2010
The Real Mrs Beeton: Eliza Acton, the founder of English cookery – 2011
A 1950s Housewife: marriage and homemaking in the 1950s – 2012
And two more to come in 2013. All for The History Press.
Peter writes military and geopolitical history, and recently (as Michael Lansbery) has begun writing historical fiction.
Rosemary Hayes has written numerous books for children, is a reader for a well known authors' advisory service and runs writing workshops. Her latest books are:
The Blue Eyed Aborigine (Frances Lincoln 2010); Loose Connections (Frances Lincoln, 2012); The Mark (Troika Books 2015); The Travellers: Book 1 Tess; Book 2 Mike, Book 3 Lizzie; Book 4 Ben (Ransom Publishing 2015).
Anthony writes about writing and publishing. His books include Writing Successful Academic Books (Cambridge UP) and 100 Ideas for Teaching Writing (Continuum).
Author of 15 major craft books on jewellery making, polymer clays, metal clays and other crafts. Sue is also an artist and illustrator and teaches art classes in North Suffolk. Website: sueheaser.com
Stephen Henning is a former journalist and currently runs his own technical writing and web design agency. He is a self-published author of the 'Class Heroes' young adult thriller series.
Jeanette Hewitt is a crime fiction author with a Chernobyl-based thriller due for release in 2016.
Novels include A Place of Secrets (a Richard and Judy Book Club choice) and A Gathering Storm. Rachel lives in Norwich.
Writer of comedy, rock & roll history, theatre reviews; broadcaster and advisor to Shakespeare;s Globe; board member of Red Rose Chain Film and Theatre Company; appeared in the final episode of Blackadder.
Prize-winning author Ralph Jackman was born in Norfolk in 1981. With an MA in Creative Writing and a first class honours Classics degree, his genre is historical fiction.
Jaqueline Jaques is the author of six novels, who is now exploring her dark side with crime novels set in and around Victorian Walthamstow from the point of view of a police artist.
Margaret Johnson has had 16 readers, aimed at people learning to speak English, published both by Cambridge University Press and Cengage Learning, two of which were finalists for Language Learner Literature Awards. Her stage play, Goddess, was produced and performed at Cambridge Drama Centre.
Margaret's novel The Goddess Workshop is published as an e-book on Amazon.
Dan Jones writes science fiction and fantasy, from short stories through novellas to novels. His debut novel Man O'War will be published in summer 2017 by Snowbooks.
Garry Kilworth writes science fiction, fantasy, young adult, non-fiction and historical novels. His latest publications are The Iron Wire (historical novel), The Fabulous Beast (fantasy stories) and On My Way To Samarkand (autobiography). Pseudonyms are: Richard Argent, FK Salwood, Kim Hunter.
Past editor of the Hawaii Review, Gary has published Outer Islands (winner of the Pacific Poetry Competition), Another Kissing Couple Has Exploded, the novelWinter in Volcano, and much more.
Children's fiction with a background in TV and radio broadcasting
The Old Crown House, Suspension Bridge, Wisbech,
Welney, PE14 9TJ
Publisher: Macmillan Caribbean.
Ken didn't start writing until a traumatic near-death experience in 2009. Since then he hasn't been able to stop. For details of his work, see his website: kenlake.co.uk
Dr Grace Lees-Maffei
Dr Grace Lees-Maffei is a design historian, author and editor whose publications address design historiography, design history methodology, domesticity, gender, Italian design and the public understanding of design.
Paeony lives in Norwich and is a children’s author. Her picture books have been translated into over ten languages.
Website and contact info: paeonylewis.com
Previously published as a children's book illustrator, humorous illustrator and cartoonist, Maggie Ling abandoned dip pen and ink for note book and iMac to concentrate on words alone, currently favouring the short story.
Sometimes called a guru of the world of cars, Karl Ludvigsen has authored/edited some 60 books and countless articles. An American living in Suffolk, he is currently revising his histories of Porsche and Corvette and entering the military field, in which his latest title is Professor Porsche's Wars.
Lucy is currently Managing Editor of Rethink Press. She has been a writer, journalist, editor and agent. Her books include The Work-Life Manual and novelsBlood and Water, Kindred Spirits and Mr Mikey's Ladies.
Author of seventy books, both fiction and non-fiction, Mary lives in West Norfolk with her husband. She is a popular speaker, too, illustrating her talks with PowerPointshows.
Kate Macrae was born in Liverpool. She has published several short non-fiction stories and is currently an MA student in Creative Writing at UEA.
Maria Malone is a non-fiction author with a keen interest in popular culture and a ghostwriter of high-profile celebrity autobiographies.
Nicholas Manthorpe is a reporter-turned-press-officer now trying his hand at fiction rather than fact. One of his hands, at any rate. The other remains in PR.
Feature writer and author with a special interest in Victorian, Edwardian and Norfolk history. BA History, U of Toronto; MA Biography, U of East Anglia (Distinction 2004)
Mark Mower MBA, BA (Hons)
Mark Mower is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Sherlock Holmes Society of London. He has written a large number of true crime books and in 2015 began to write Sherlock Holmes pastiches. His latest published collection is Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Case-Files (MX Publishing, 2017).
Writer, poet, editor. Website in development, including history of publications/interventions from the 1970s to the 1990s, Cambridge and London, awards, Life, etc + Street Editions, avant-garde poetry publisher.+ ongoing Welsh connection and suddenly, supposing: Selected Poems (Etruscan Books 2002) The Land Between (Reality Street 2009)
Agent: Curtis Brown
Jacqueline’s plays include Sylvia about Sylvia Pankhurst (1987-1997), now revived, and Rebels and Friends (1989-1991) for Lynx Theatre and Poetry and The Battle of the Bridge for Wissey Valley Arts (2007). Books: The Theatre, of Shelley (Cambridge, Open Books, 2010), chapter in the Oxford Handbook to the Georgian Theatre (OUP, 2014), Percy Bysshe Shelley, Poet and Revolutionary (forthcoming, Pluto, October 2015). Her poem Debt was commended in the 2014 Artemis Poetry Competition.
Novelist, artist, workshop leader and creative writing tutor.
Ian Nettleton has a doctorate in Creative & Critical Writing from UEA (2003). His first novel, The Last Migration, was runner-up in the 2014 Bath prize for literature.
Shelly Newstead writes books and articles for adults who work with children, particularly in playwork, childcare and education. She is also the Managing Editor of Journal of Playwork Practice.
Katharine Norman is a writer and composer, often in the digital domain. Previously an academic, Katherine has since supportef her writing through writing for trade publishers and editorial management for bioscience and health research journals.
Writer, columnist, journalist. Author Secrets of Colour Healing (Dorling Kindersley 2001), co-author The Door Unlocked, An Astrological Insight Into Initiation (The Wessex Astrologer 2009). Can be contacted via societyofauthors.org
Patrick (Pat) O'Keeffe
Pat lives in Essex and is both a fiction and non-fiction author, a member of the CWA and the SoA. Publishers: Hodder & Stoughton and Summersdale.
Dominic O”Sullivan lives in Ely and is a writer of short stories, plays (one performed) and poems. He studied at UEA under Dr W G ‘Max’ Sebald.
Penny Parks is a psychotherapist, trainer and motivational speaker who pioneered and developed the first 'inner child' therapy model to successfully resolve childhood and trauma issues.
Edward Parnell has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. His first novel, The Listeners, won the 2014 Rethink New Novels Prize. He also writes extensively about nature.
Agent: Jane Conway-Gordon, tel 020 7371 6939
I write to be read, spoken or sung, but above all, I write to be enjoyed. Find out more at sarahpassingham.co.uk
Representation: Rachel Calder sayleliteraryagency.com
Fabienne Pessayre (aka TAMARIK) is a French writer of fiction (crime, comedy and theatre) and non-fiction (humorous guide-books). She is a practising anglophile living near Norwich.
Keiron Pim is a non-fiction author and journalist best known to many East Anglian writers as the former books editor at the Eastern Daily Press newspaper. His biography of David Litvinov, Jumpin' Jack Flash, was published in 2016 to great acclaim.
is a retired science teacher who has a lifetime interest in the relationship between science, philosophy and religion.
Non-fiction author, book editor and publisher, freelance journalist and ex-magazine editor. Email: email@example.com
Kevin Price is the Norwich-based author and publisher of four fun and rhyming children’s picture books, two of which are educational and curriculum compliant.
Anna Reckin’s poems, essays and book reviews have been published in the UK and US. Her first book-length collection, Three Reds, appeared in 2011.
David Redfield is a poet, writer and performer whose books include Stretching Horizons and Utter (both Hawthorn Press).
Jean Rees-Lyons is artistic director of The Word Garden: Creative Development in Writing and Drama. She is a playwright and a published poet, and has run many poetry and drama writing workshops.
Jacqueline Reiter is a freelance historian specialising in late-18th-century political history. Her first book, The Late Lord, is a biography of Pitt the Younger's elder brother, Lord Chatham.
Mary-Jane Riley worked for too many years as a journalist but now writes about crime. Her first crime novel, The Bad Things, is published by HarperCollins/Killer Reads. She lives in Suffolk with a golden retriever and a television journalist husband.
F K Salwood
Jack Scott is the author of Perking the Pansies: Jack and Liam Move to Turkey – the best expat book in a generation (or so he thinks). The sequel, Turkey Street, Jack and Liam move to Bodrum is hot off the press from Springtime Books for 2015. Jack now lives happily in Norwich with his husband, Liam.
Having started out writing and illustrating children's books, then moving on to historical fiction, Sally is now concentrating on her new Young Adult novel.
Natascha Scott-Stokes is an author and translator (German/ Spanish > English specialising in travel, biography and social history, whose work has been published by Random House, Rough Guides and Baedeker, among others.
Childhood compositions, drafting correspondence for managers, dabbles in journalism, features and playwriting, MA studies; all unwittingly preparing me at age 60, for my debut biography Escaping Hitler, to be published by Pen and Sword in 2016.
C P Sennett
C P Sennett is a Suffolk-based author who writes fantasy, crime and thriller fiction along with a range of non-fiction business books.
Robert Seymour was formerly a criminal lawyer and military judge. He has written two novels, Wig Begone and Wig Betrayed, under the pen name Charles Courtley. A member of the SoA, he is presently working on a memoir.
John Shelley is an award-winning illustrator and picture-book writer based in Norwich, having formerly spent many years living in Japan.
Jimmy Lee Shreeve (aka Doktor Snake)
Jimmy Lee Shreeve (aka Doktor Snake) is a bestselling cult author, musician, artist and internet entrepreneur. Books include: Blood Rites, Cannibals, Doktor Snake’s Voodoo Spellbook, Hash Brownies.
Ann Kennedy Smith
Ann Kennedy Smith has an MA in Creative Nonfiction and Biography from UEA. She has published articles on Cambridge's first university wives and is working on her first biography.
Translator of Irène Némirovsky’s novels, including Suite française, and a new version of Camus’ The Outsider (June 2012).
Author’s page on Amazon:
Mandy Stanley is a fulltime writer, illustrator and designer who has published more than 200 books for children. She was awarded the Book Trust Early Years Best Baby book in 2006 for How Do You Feel? (HarperCollins). She lives in Beccles, Suffolk.
A chartered engineer with a PhD in cybernetics – unlike credentials for the author of Strings Attached, the authorised biography of guitarist John Williams. Three very different projects currently underway.
Ashley Stokes writes literary novels and short fiction. He is the author of the novelTouching the Starfish and the story sequence The Syllabus of Errors, and the editor of Unthology. His website address is ashleystokes.net and he can also be contacted through unthankbooks.com and unthankschool.com
MA maritime history; Journalist, producer, director, ex-Daily Mail, ITV, BBC TV; Controller Arts & Features Anglia TV; editor Artists & Illustrators; author Airship and The Trade (Anova Conway); Sea Devils: Pioneer Submariners (History Press).
Previously an academic, I have taken an extensive sabbatical from my second book, The Great British Copshow: national identity and the police series. I am an Associate Researcher of the University of Central Lancashire.
George Szirtes’s books include Reel (TS Eliot Prize Winner 2004) and most recently Bad Machine (shortlisted for TS Eliot prize 2013). He has also won prizes for various translations.
Nicola writes children's fiction, adult crime fiction and tertiary education textbooks. She has a diploma in creative writing from the University of East Anglia.
D J Taylor
Rosy Thornton writes contemporary women’s fiction, and has published five novels. She lectures in Law at the University of Cambridge, where she is a Fellow of Emmanuel College.
Johnny Tipler is a car journalist and author of 35 books. He writes for specialist magazines and covers historic races such as the Mexican ‘Carrera Panamericana’ in which he recently drove a Porsche 914.
Evelyn Toynton is an American-born writer who has lived in North Norfolk for the past fourteen years. She has published novels, literary journalism and a brief biography of Jackson Pollock.
Playwright, linguist, author. Plays include Virginia Woolf Gets a Makeover andMonsoon Season. Publications: short stories, essays, three Penguin EFL Readers and Digital Textuality (textbook). Shortlisted for Wasafiri Life Writing 2014.
Award-winning biographer of Frances Hodgson Burnett, A.A.Milne, Emily Tennyson, and both Emund and Phillip Henry Gosse. One-time children's writer; always concerned about children and reading. Her biography of A.A.Milne has been turned into the film Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017).
Poet (Collected Poems 2007, Late Poems 2010), joint literary executor Phillip Larkin Estate (editor Larkin's Collected Poems etc), former literary editor The Listener, New Statesman, Encounter, keen archaeologist manqué.
Author of agricultural, social and local history books – also freelance magazine articles, theatre and book reviews. Member: Society of Authors and Guild of Agricultural Journalists. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
has been a journalist for 22 years and is an award-winning newspaper editor and short story writer/blogger and arts reviewer. She lived in Orkney for the last four years where she researched her novel in progress set there in the 1840s and is now writing the book in Suffolk.
John Vost is a fine art valuer living in Norfolk. He has written three crime novels and has published numerous technical articles relating to his work.
Rachel Ward translates literary and creative texts from German and French to English. She specialises in crime fiction, children’s and YA, and also undertakes proofreading, editing and reviews. Website: www.forwardtranslations.co.uk
Details of Andrew Waterman’s collections of poetry, other publications, and samples of his work are on his website at andrewwaterman.co.uk, along with his email address. His telephone number is 01603-762952.
Julia Webb is a graduate of UEA's poetry MA. She teaches creative writing in Norwich and is a poetry editor for Lighthouse. Her collection Bird Sisters was published in 2016 by Nine Arches Press.
Tessa’s four novels are all set in East Anglia. She has also had poetry published, a biography of John Howard and a fiction/non-fiction mix. She has worked for The Literary Consultancy for many years, and regularly gives talks about her writing.
Candy is a trained barrister and work psychologist. The Last Hunter, which won the East Anglian Book Awards 'Book of the Year' for 2012, is her first book. She loves to listen to ordinary people talking about their lives - and finding the extraordinary therein.
Dr Stephen M Williams
Heidi Willamson is a Norfolk-based poet with an interest in science. Her first collection (Electric Shadow, Bloodaxe Books 2011) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
Email via heidiwilliamsonpoet.com/index.php/contact/
Sheridan Winn is a freelance journalist and children's author. Her Sprite Sisters books, aimed at readers aged 7-13 years, have sold over 500,000 copies. She is currently writing volume 13 in the series. Sheridan gives regular talks and workshops in schools and was judge for the Mal Peet Award in the East Anglian Book Awards 2015 and 2016.
Agent: Jane Willis/United Agents – JWillis@unitedagents.co.uk
Christopher Woodall's novel November, the first part of a fictional project conceived in the late 1970s, was published in December 2016 by Dalkey Archive Press. Christopher has also worked as a translator, journalist, teacher and researcher.
John Worrall has contributed illustrated features, mostly with an East Anglian context, to a wide range of publications, and has completed three photographic books on the region. He is the local stringer for Fishing News, the fishing industry weekly. His travel books, Travelling for Beginners - to Kathmandu in '72, and A Bus to Somewhere Else - Travels in South America, are available on Amazon Kindle. Website: www.anglianimages.co.uk
Kate Worsley studied English at University College London and has worked as a journalist; her first book, Personal Space, was published by Conran Octopus in 2000. She has an MA in Creative Writing (Novels) from City University London and her first novel, She Rises, was published by Bloomsbury in 2013.
David R Wright
I am a journalist/author writing non-fiction and fiction dealing with tourism, travel, education, gardening and leisure. My book Kiddiwalks Norfolk was shortlisted for an East Anglian book award in 2012.