Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for adults and young adults. Her first book, ‘The Diamond of Drury Lane’ won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Nestle Children’s Book Prize. A former British diplomat and Oxfam policy advisor, she has now published over fifty books in genres ranging from historical adventure to fantasy. Her new children’s book ‘The Curious Crime’ is out, as well as the latest installments in her ‘Curious Science’ series ‘Rocky Road to Galileo’ and ‘Hunt with Newton’
Debbie Howells is a Sunday Times top ten bestselling author. Her new book ‘The Death of Her’ is her third novel, and is a haunting psychological thriller. It follows ‘The Beauty of the End’ and Richard and Judy Book Club title ‘The Bones of You’
C. M. Taylor teaches at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, and is also a freelance editor of fiction. His books include ‘Premiership Psycho’, which has been optioned for TV. His latest novel ‘Staying On’ is a comic and touching geriatric coming-of-age story about the impact of Brexit on British expats in Spain.
Grace Mead is one of America’s leading trial attorneys-turned authors, and it’s first transgendered trial attorney. She disclosed that she was transgendered 4 years ago, when she started presenting authentically full time. ‘Defense of an Other’ is a work 11 years in the making, and her debut novel. It draws from her own personal experience, and is an emotionally charged exploration of what it means to be gay in modern America.