Lucy Jones is a talented new young author based in the UK. She has a vast imagination and is bursting with fantastic ideas. As a child she was fascinated by the supernatural, snakes and anything with eight legs. After completing her A-levels, she set about fulfilling her lifelong ambition of becoming a children's author. She has been writing short stories since she was twelve, and THE NIGHTMARE FACTORY is her first full-length novel.
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his timeless, classic fairy tales.
Rebecca Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, went to school in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely.As a child she immersed herself in fairy tales, mythology, and the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and E. Nesbit; later she discovered more contemporary authors like Ursula LeGuin, Patricia A. McKillip and Robin McKinley, and learned to take as much pleasure from their language as the stories they told. Now married and the mother of three young sons, Rebecca reads to her children the classic works of fantasy and science fiction that enlivened her own childhood, and tries to bring a similar sense of humour, adventure, and timeless wonder to the novels she writes for children and young adults.
Adjoa Andoh has appeared in several popular TV series including The Bill, East Enders, and Casualty. On stage, she played Serafina Pekkala in the National Theatre production of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. Her audiobook recordings include Alexander McCall Smith's books set around the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.
Ronda Armitage was born in New Zealand, and later moved to London with her husband and children. Her first book, The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch, soon became a popular series of books. Ronda has gone on to write many much-loved stories for children, including A Very Strange Creature and the fabulous Small Knight and George series about a little knight and his pet dragon. Ronda lives in East Sussex with her husband, David.
Bernard John Ashley is a British author of books for children and young adults. He has won 'The Other' award and has been a commended runner up for the Carnegie medal three times.