About the Team

UK Meet is organised by a group of enthusiastic, hard-working, passionate – and by the eve of the event, inevitably frazzled – people. Meet them here in advance of your visit!

WHO TO CONTACT? the quick guide

GENERAL EMAIL: contact@ukglbtfictionmeet.co.uk
Registration / Delegate issues / Venue liaison / Newsletter: Charlie
Finance / Website: Clare
Panels: Rhys
Social media: Charlie and Clare
Sponsors / Publishers / Programme: Jamie
Delegate issues / USB content: Elin

Because CHARLIE COCHRANE couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes. Her mystery novels include the Edwardian era Cambridge Fellows series, and the contemporary Lindenshaw Mysteries. A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Mystery People and International Thriller Writers Inc, Charlie regularly appears at literary festivals and at reader and author conferences with The Deadly Dames.

Charlie’s website | email | blog | twitter | facebook

CLARE LONDON took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters. In 2021, she launched a new pen name Stella Shaw with “Love at the Haven”, a popular series of rent boy romances set in a London hotel.

Clare is multi-published in print and ebook, currently with publishers Carina Press, Lethe Press, Cleiss Press and JMS Books, and also self-publishes as Jocular Press. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and International Thriller Writers. She also runs an accountancy practice aimed at helping authors’ businesses, Quids and Quills.
All the details of her books and plenty of free fiction are available at her website. Visit her today and say hello!

Clare’s website | email | blog | twitter | facebook


JL MERROW (Jamie) is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea.  She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. She writes (mostly) contemporary gay romance and mysteries, and is frequently accused of humour.  Her novel Slam! won the 2013 Rainbow Award for Best LGBT Romantic Comedy, and several of her books have been EPIC Awards finalists, including Muscling Through, Relief Valve (the Plumber’s Mate Mysteries) and To Love a Traitor.

Jamie is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, International Thriller Writers and Verulam Writers.

Jamie’s website + blog | email | twitter | facebook


ELIN GREGORY lives in South Wales (the old one) and can usually be found surrounded by books either at home or at her work in a museum. If she’s not writing, she’s reading or drawing and has an enthusiasm for notebooks and pens that borders on a fetish. Most of her stories start off on paper because that’s the way she’s always done it.
Her nodding acquaintance with the 21st century is wary and she wonders if ‘antisocial’ media would be more appropriate for her, but she can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Live Journal and WordPress, with all details here:

Elin’s website | email


RHYS EVERLY-LAWLESS is a book whore. He enjoys selling his feelings for money and other pleasures and is blatantly unashamed to do so for as long as he breathes. Rhys writes stories of gay romance.

Before you delve into his books however, be warned: He likes putting his characters through shit-storms and hates anything conventional. Except for that darned happy-ever-after. He loves happy-ever-afters. Also, he likes swearing. Deal with it!

Rhys’ website | email | facebook | twitter