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: Charlie
Finance / Venue liaison / Website: Clare
Panels / Social media: Liam
Entertainments / Venue liaison: Cathy
Sponsors / Publishers / Programme: Jamie
Delegate issues / Newsletter / 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: 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, and started writing with the hope of publication in 2011. His writing focuses on friendships, British humour, and romance with plenty of sparkle.
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.
Clare is multi-published in print and ebook with publishers such as Dreamspinner Press, Carina Press, Lethe Press and JMS Books, and also self-published with Jocular Press. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Romance Writers of America, 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!
JL (Jamie) 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.
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.
Website & blog: http://jlmerrow.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook. com/jl.merrow
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 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