Ilsa J. Bick
Ilsa J. Bick is a child psychiatrist, a film scholar, surgeon wannabe, former Air Force major, and an award-winning, best-selling author of short stories, e-books, and novels. Ilsa currently lives with her family and other furry creatures in rural Wisconsin One thing she loves about the neighbours is that they're very quiet and come around for sugar only once in a blue moon. You can visit her online at www.ilsajbick.com.
Jack & Jack
20-year-olds JACK GILINSKY and JACK JOHNSON, known to their combined 27+ million social media followers as 'Jack & Jack', have been best friends since kindergarten. Their classroom antics are now lore but were the spring board for a career only they could have imagined. The summer before their senior year in high school, they began making Vines consisting of both comedic and musical content, and within months, propelled themselves into the hearts of millions of loyal fans. Their first viral Vine, Nerd Vandals, was hailed by the Huffington Post as 'the perfect vine'.Since then, Jack & Jack have independently released 11 original singles, all charting on iTunes and a debut EP, Calibraska, which rose to #1 on iTunes. With 11 of their 15 singles appearing on numerous Billboard charts, they have sold nearly 2 million singles and have over 100 million music streams. They have over 100 million views on their YouTube channel, a 2015 Streamy's Entertainer of the Year nomination as well as a 2015 Teen Choice Award nomination for CHOICE WEB STAR: MUSIC. In 2015, a Forbes Magazine article heralded the way Jack & Jack are 'changing the playing field of pop music'.With a career that's taking them all around the world on sold out tours, this is just the beginning for Jack & Jack.
Robert Jackson Bennett
Robert Jackson Bennett was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but grew up in the half-developed suburbs of Katy, Texas. He spent most of his time playing on construction sites and in drainage ditches, which would explain a lot. His interest in writing came from hearing about the books his older brother was reading and then attempting to mimic them. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and, like a lot of its alumni, was unable to leave the charms of the city and resides there currently.
Tom Jackson is a science writer who has, over the past 20 years, written more than 100 books and contributed to many more. His specialties are natural history, technology and the history of science. Tom studied zoology at Bristol University and has worked as a zookeeper and a conservationist. He is the author of Genetics in Minutes.
Dr Ashley Jackson is a senior lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King's College, London. He completed his doctorate at New College, Oxford in 1996. His research concentrates on the history of empire, particularly the British Empire.
Roy Jacobsen has twice been nominated for the Nordic Council's Literary Award: for Seierherrene in 1991, and Frost in 2003, and in 2009 he was shortlisted for the Dublin Impac Award for his novel The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles.
Steffen Jacobsen is an orthopaedic surgeon and consultant. This is his third novel. He was inspired to write When The Dead Awaken by Roberto Saviano's non-fiction book, Gomorrah, about the Camorra and by his travels around Italy. He lives in Denmark.
Kat Jacoby has lived and worked all over the world, from caretaking a remote Scottish castle to performing on-stage in her native Australia. She's been an actor, a cabaret singer and a needlewoman creating intricate historical costumes. Kate started writing short fiction whilst travelling through Europe and Asia, completing The Exile's Return, the first in the Books of Elita, during a backpacking trip across the Middle East. The quintet, The Exile's Return, Voice of the Demon, Black Eagle Rising, The Rebel's Cage and Trial of Fire, are all published by Jo Fletcher Books.
Ellie James is a former marketing executive, and is a native of Louisiana. Shattered Dreams is her first novel.
David John James was born in Aberavon, Wales, studied philosophy at St David's University College, Lampeter, and also held an MA in psychology from Cambridge. In addition to writing historical novels he also worked for the Ministry of Defence and as a teacher. He is buried at Strata Florida Abbey in Wales.
Montague Rhodes James, OM, MA (August 1862-June 1936) published as M.R. James, was an English mediaeval scholar, provost first of King's College, Cambridge, then of Eton College. He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are widely acknowledged as the finest in English literature. Stephen Jones edited and provided the Afterwords for Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales by H.P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard's The Complete Conan and Conan's Brethren. He is Britain's premier anthologist of horror and dark fantasy. He lives in London. His website can be found at www.stephenjoneseditor.com.
Rebecca Jenkins studied history at Somerville College, Oxford and is an accomplished journalist and broadcaster. The Duke's Agent is her first novel, and marks the debut of an exciting new writing talent.
Charles Jennings has written extensively for the national press, television and radio. He is the author of several critically-acclaimed books. Up North (1995); Greenwich (2000); The Fast Set: Three Extraordinary Men and Their Race For The Land Speed Record (2004); Them and Us: The American Invasion of British High Society (2007). Charles Jennings is married, with two children, and lives in London.
Duncan Jepson is the award-winning director and producer of five feature films. He has also produced documentaries for Discovery Channel Asia and the National Geographic channel. A founder and former managing editor of the Asia Literary Review, he is a social commentator on Asia, and regularly writes for the New York Times, Publishing Perspectives and South China Morning Post. He is a lawyer and lives in Hong Kong.
Alok Jha is a science and environment correspondent at the Guardian newspaper, specialising in green technologies. In addition to writing news and comment, he presents the Science Weekly podcast and looks after the Guardian's science website. He graduated with a physics degree from Imperial College London.
Catherine Jinks was born in Brisbane, Queensland. A full-time author since 1993 she has written and published around twenty five books for children and young adults and a further ten books for adults. She now lives in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales with her husband and daughter.
Penny Johnson has been an engineer, a science teacher and a full-time publisher of school textbooks. She is now a full time freelance writer, consultant and editor, who has co-written a number of science courses for use at home and in school, from Key Stage 1 to A level, all closely matched to the National Curriculum.
Ken Jones is from Shropshire. He is a former soldier who served with the Parachute Regiment and various elements of UK Special Forces. Ken is a motivational speaker as well as an avid outdoorsman, mountaineer, competitive road cycle racer and founder of Avalanche Events. He lives in San Diego and Brecon, Wales.
Stephen Jones is the multiple-award-winning editor and author of more than 100 books in the film, horror and fantasy genres. A former television director/producer and movie publicist and consultant (including the first three Hellraiser movies with Clive Barker), he has edited the critically acclaimed anthology series Best New Horror for more than 20 years. He lives in Wembley, Middlesex, and travels widely. His website can be found at www.stephenjoneseditor.com.
Tobias Jones is the author of four non-fiction books, Blood on the Altar, The Dark Heart of Italy, Basilitica and Utopian Dreams; and the Castagnetti crime trilogy, The Salati Case, White Death and Death of a Showgirl. He has worked as a journalist in Britain for the London Review of Books, the Independent on Sunday and the Observer; and in Italy, producing two political documentary series for the Italian state broadcaster RAI 3. He lives at Windsor Hill Wood in Somerset with his wife and three children where he runs a working farm refuge.