Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving to Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show. Her debut novel ‘The Oyster Catcher’ was a runaway bestseller in ebook, and won various literary awards. Her latest novel ‘Sunset over the Cherry Orchard’ is set in Spain on an Andalucian Cherry Farm, where sunshine, romance, and family secrets are the order of the day.
Jonathan Whitelaw is an author, journalist and broadcaster. His second novel ‘Hellcorp’ is a dark, comic novel about the devil, and the fact that even he needs a holiday. We’re brought up to fear the devil and everything he stands for, but in Jonathan’s book, you’ll find yourself questioning whether he’s such a bad chap or just doing his job!
Rachel Clare works as a French teacher in a Primary School. Her latest novel ‘Roses of Marrakech’ was inspired by her holiday there a few years ago, as well as her experiences with cerebral palsy. Two of the main characters in the book are based on her great-aunts who both died of TB in the 1920’s.
Sophie Jenkins is a serial joiner of writing groups and workshops, and is a prolific short story writer. Her debut novel ‘The Forgotten Guide to Happiness’ is a touching story that looks at the fact that you can lose your memory, but you never forget how to love