UK Meet is organised by a group of enthusiastic, hard-working, passionate – and by the eve of the event, inevitably frazzled 🙂 – authors. Meet them here in advance of your visit!
WHO TO CONTACT? the quick guide
Registration / Delegate issues / Newsletter / Venue liaison: Charlie
Registration / Finance / Website: Clare
Panels / Social media: Liam
Entertainments / Venue liaison: Cathy
Sponsors / Publishers / Programme: Jamie
Delegate issues / Newsletter / USB content: Elin
As Charlie Cochrane couldn’t be trusted to do any of her jobs of choice—like managing a rugby team—she writes. Her favourite genre is gay fiction, predominantly historical romances/mysteries. She lives near Romsey but has yet to use that as a setting for her stories, choosing to write about Cambridge, Bath, London and the Channel Islands.
Charlie’s website: www.charliecochrane.co.uk
Liam Livings lives where east London ends and becomes Essex. He shares his house with his boyfriend and cat. He enjoys baking, cooking, classic cars and socialising with friends. He escapes from real life with a guilty pleasure book, cries at a sad, funny and camp film – and he’s been known to watch an awful lot of Gilmore Girls in the name of writing ‘research’.
One evening, flicking through the channels, he stumbled across the film, Saving Private Ryan, and it took twenty minutes of not seeing Goldie Hawn in an army uniform, before he realised it wasn’t actually the film, Private Benjamin.
He has written since he was a teenager, started writing with the hope of publication in 2011. His writing focuses on friendships, British humour,
romance with plenty of sparkle.
Liam’s website: www.liamlivings.com
Clare took the pen name London 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 the weekly wash, waiting for the far distant day when she can afford to give up her day job as an accountant. She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. 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. Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter 3 stage and plenty of other projects in mind . . . she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fuelled family home. All the details and free fiction are available at her website. Visit her today and say hello!
Clare is published in print and ebook at: Dreamspinner Press, Carina Press, Lethe Books, JCP Books, Amber Quill Press, Wilde City Press, JMS Books, Less Than 3 Press, MLR Press, Torquere Press.
Clare’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
JL Merrow 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. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne.She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour.
Jamie’s email: email@example.com
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, details on her website—www.elingregory.com
Elin’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You might have seen Cathy doing the headless chicken routine in previous years at the Meet, running around sorting last minute problems or pushing tickets for the raffle. When she isn’t organising someone or something Cathy usually can be found reading. Cathy will read just about anything she can get her hands on, with a particular love of murder mysteries and everything Greek/Roman.
How did she end up involved in the UK Meet you might ask .. Simple! You can never say no to your mother. In 2012 Charlie asked Cathy to help out at the meet in Brighton, she loved it so much she hasn’t looked back.
Cathy’s email: email@example.com