Juliet Conlin has an MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Psychology. She works as a writer and translator, and lives in Berlin. Her novel ‘The Lives Before Us’ is a story of survival, community, exile, and friendship. Inspired by real-life testimonials, diaries, essays, and the author’s interviews with survivors, the story follows two women who were forced to make the same choice – flee their homes, or face incarceration by the Nazis.
Paul Connolly is a member of the award-winning a cappella group The Royal Harmonics, which provided the inspiration for his first two novels, the bestseller ‘The Fifth Voice’, and his latest, ‘The Enduring Influence of Ken Potts’. The book takes you into the world of music, friendship, and hope.
Julien Sandrel has just published his debut novel ‘The Book of Wonders’, which is described as ‘The Most life-affirming novel of the year’ It’s about finding the strength to carry on in the face of devastation, and how the most unlikely, painful moments can often be the ones which teach us that life is worth living.
Gill Sims is the author of the hugely successful parenting blog and Facebook site ‘Peter and Jane’. Her first book ‘Why Mummy Drinks’ was the bestselling hardback fiction debut of 2017, and her second ‘Why Mummy Swears’ spent 7 weeks at no.1 in the Sunday Times bestseller charts. Her latest is ‘Why Mummy doesn’t give a ****’