The Authors

Joanne Hall 

Joanne Hall lives in Bristol, England, with her partner.  She has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pen, and gave up a sensible (boring) job in insurance to be a full time writer, to the despair of her mother.  She dabbled in music journalism, and enjoys going to gigs and the cinema, and reading.  Her first three novels, which made up the New Kingdom Trilogy, were published by Epress Online.  Since then she has had to move house to make more room for books. 

Her short stories have been published in several anthologies, including “Dark Spires” and “Future Bristol”, as well as a number of magazines.  A collection of short stories, “The Feline Queen” was published by Wolfsinger Publications in April 2011, and her latest novel, “The Art of Forgetting : Rider” will be published by Kristell Ink at the end of June this year.  She is also the founder of Bristolcon, Bristol’s only Science Fiction convention.  

Her blog can be found at, and she’s always happy to hear from readers.


June Bastable

June Bastable's usual genre is fiction, mostly cynically humorous short stories but she also writes poetry and has been known to produce the occasional sad and philosophical piece.  She likes dark humour, satire and irony, in her exploration of the soft underbelly of human nature.  Her work is 10% observation and 90% imagination!

June decided to publish a collection of her work, Some People,which has sold well.  She was accepted by the Art Council-funded, where had full control of the layout, proofreading, cover etc.

She belongs to two writing groups and a poetry group and has recently been interviewed for WestonSuperTelevision. 

June lives in North Somerset and can be found on twitter.

Carol Anne Davis

Carol Anne Davis spent a year on the Enterprise Allowance Scheme as a writer, which finished in 1990 and she has written full time ever since.

In 2009, at the age of 47, she was unexpectedly widowed and eventually went on to write Extinction (published July 2011) which is partially set in the world of bereavement counselling. Her earlier published novels include Shrouded, Safe As Houses, Noise Abatement, Kiss It Away and Sob Story.

She is also the author of seven true crime books, the latest of which is Doctors Who Kill.

Carol lives in North Somerset and her website can be found at

Kevlin Henney

Kevlin Henney writes words and code and words about code. His short fiction has been published online and on tree. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming with Litro, New Scientist, Dr Hurley's Snake-Oil Cure, Fiction 365, The Fabulist, and Slingink Shorts Anthology 2011. Kevlin has also published three books and hundreds of articles on programming, software architecture and software development practice.

Kevlin lives in Bristol, through @KevlinHenney and around

Emma Newman

Emma Newman has proven that book deals are indeed like buses. Her debut short story anthology, From Dark Places, is out now, as is her debut novel, 20 Years Later. She blogs and gets up to all kinds of writing mischief at

Emma fell in love with audio book narration when podcasting '20 Years Later' prior to her publishing deal. Since then she has recorded audio books for publishers and has narrated short stories for fiction podcasts. To find out more about her voice work go to where you can also listen to a couple of quirky flash stories written by emerging writers. Emma loves recording speculative fiction, horror, science fiction and steampunk.

Gareth L. Powell

Gareth L. Powell is the author of the novels The Recollection and Silversands, and the acclaimed short story collection The Last Reef. He is a regular contributor to Interzone and his work has appeared in a number of recent anthologies. Gareth has given guest lectures on creative writing at Bath Spa University; and has written a series of non-fiction articles on science fiction for The Irish Times. Gareth lives in North Somerset and can be found online at:

Emma Shortt

Emma is a best selling, multi published romance author. She writes paranormal, dystopian, contemporary and historical romance. Some of her stories are bit creepy, some a little sweet and some are kinda filthy. Regardless of the genre of theme, they all have a kick-ass heroine, a hunky hero and a happy ever after. Her published works include, The Christmas Fae, featured in the anthology'Twas a Dark and Delicious Christmas, The Valentine's FaeThe Kiss, Paying her Debt, Getting her Greek, Pleasing the Boss, The Yearning, featured in the anthology, Midnight Seduction and Ripley's Reaping. All of her books can be found on her publisher's website, Evernight Publishing, on Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks or on Amazon.

In the new year Emma will be releasing two new contemporary romances with Evernight, Taming the Assistant and Seducing the Secretary as well as a series of paranormal shorts, yet to be named. Later on in the year she will be releasing the first book, Waking up Alive, in her epic five book zombie series,The Awakenings. She's also working on a dystopian crime series, Tasker & Glass, with her writing partner, David Bridger and is hoping to finally write a Regency bodice ripper!
Emma also works a day job as a math geek, has two fantabulous children and a hunky hero of her own, works a second job as a freelance editor and edits and contributes to the literary ezine MUSE. In the very early hours of the morning she plots more books and works her way through a scarily massive tbr pile.
She doesn't get much sleep...

You can find her at and follow her blog