Keith Mansfield has a background in publishing, having worked as a Publisher for the Pearson group and during five years with Oxford University Press. He is now a freelance writer and publisher
John Marsden is Australia's bestselling author for teenagers and a highly acclaimed picture book writer.
Josh Martin writes and draws his way through life and is currently residing in London. He has aspired to novel writing since he was a tadpole and has since graduated from Exeter University before completing Bath Spa's Writing For Young People MA.His particular interest in heroines, fantasy, environment, gender studies and wisdom led him to write his first book Ariadnis.
Anna McKerrow works on arts projects for the reading charity BookTrust, which is where she became interested in Young Adult fiction. (It wasn't around when she was 15; she went straight from Judy Blume to Jackie Collins). She has also published four volumes of poetry and taught creative writing in adult education for 7 years. She also provides school workshop and book event consultancy to writers and publishers.Anna is a Pagan, reads the tarot, is a Reiki practitioner, and is a little bit obsessed with stone circles. She believes passionately, like Alan Moore, that creative activities such as writing are a kind of magic in themselves.
Gary Meehan was born in Bolton, Lancashire. He has a BA in Mathematics and Computation from Lincoln College, Oxford, an MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence from the University of Aberdeen, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warwick. He now works as a software engineer. He lives in Derby with his family.
Carol Midgley is an award-winning journalist who has been a feature writer, reporter and columnist on The Times since 1996. She is a former winner of Feature Writer of the Year. My Family and Other Freaks is her first book. She lives in Liverpool with her family and the dog, Steve.