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.
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.
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.
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.
Alok Jha is a science journalist based in London. He has worked as a science correspondent for the Guardian and ITN, and made science programmes for BBC TV and radio
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.
Michael Jordan's writing career began following ten years as a successful broadcaster working for the BBC TV, Granada, Channel 4, Radio 4 and World Service. He has written numerous natural history works including The Encyclopedia of Fungi, now in its third edition; The Practical Botanist; and Plants of Mystery and Magic.
Tony Juniper is Executive Director Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Vice Chair Friends of the Earth International. He is the author of Spix's Macaw: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird (2002).