Sarah Franklin lectures in publishing and is the founder and host of ‘Short Stories Aloud’, as well as being a judge for the Costa Short Story Award. Her debut novel ‘Shelter’ is about finding solace in the most troubled of times. It tells the little-known history of the Women’s Timber Corps or ‘lumberjills’, who played an essential role in aiding Britain’s war efforts in WW2, and their relationships with Prisoner of War camps in the Forest of Dean.
Joanna Bolouri began writing professionally at the age of 30. Winning a BBC comedy script competition allowed her to work and write with stand-up comedians, comedy scriptwriters, and actors from across the UK. Her previous novels include ‘The List’, and ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’. In her latest ‘Relight my Fire’, Phoebe will do anything to save her relationship, and creates a sexy wish-list jar!
Polis Loizou is a co-founder of London’s Off-Off-Off Broadway Company. His debut novel ‘Disbanded Kingdom’ is a coming of age story set against the emotive backdrop of the UK’s breakaway from the European Union.
Kirsty Dennis moved to Spain over 13 years ago with her family, and won the fiction prize in the Andalucian Authors Showcase in 2011 with her stories about The Donkeys of Mijas. It has now been published with beautiful illustrations throughout, and is the story of Graham the donkey, and all his friends.