Robert B Parker
Robert B. Parker is the bestselling author of more than forty-one books. He lives in Boston.
In his 'lifetime', Richard Bachman published five novels. A sixth, THE REGULATORS, was published after he died of pseudonym cancer (a relatively painless way to go) in 1985. He developed a cult following both before and after his death. Two of his novels (THINNER and THE RUNNING MAN) were made into motion pictures. BLAZE--both brutal and sensitive--is his final legacy. The last of the Bachman novels, written in 1973 and published for the first time. Stephen King's 'dark half' may have saved the best for last.
Tiffany Baker lives in Marin County, California with her husband and three young children. www.tiffanybaker.com
Noel Barber has enchanted millions of readers with his six bestselling novels. In these powerfully exotic novels he drew upon his own experience as one of the leading foreign correspondents from the 40s to the 60s working on the Daily Mail. He was the first Briton to reach the South Pole since Scott, was stabbed five times while covering the wars in Morocco and was shot during the Hungarian uprising. He died in 1988.
Maria Beaumont was born into a working-class Cockney-Greek immigrant family. She now lives, respectably, in a North London suburb, not unlike the one in MOTHERLAND.
David Benioff is the co-creator of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones, based on the books from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. He is also the writer of the screenplays for the films Troy, Stay, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Kite Runner.He adapted his first novel, The 25th Hour, into the screenplay for Spike Lee's popular feature film of the same name. His historical fiction novel City of Thieves and short story collection When the Nines Rolled Over received critical acclaim. He lives in Los Angeles and New York City.
Amongst other titles, Raymond has written ten authorised James Bond works, including a non-fiction title that was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award. Under a pseudonym, he is also the author of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling books that continue Tom Clancy's line of political thrillers.
Patrick Bishop spent twenty-five years as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts around the world. He is the author of two hugely acclaimed books about the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys, and a novel of the period, A Good War. His most recent bestseller is Ground Truth, which follows up the story of 3 Para, an epic account of the British deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2006. FOLLOW ME HOME is Patrick Bishop's second novel.Visit Patrick Bishop's website at www.patrickbishop.net
Holly Bourne is a bestselling author. She is passionate about gender equality and mental health. How Do You Like Me Now? is her debut adult novel.
Ann Brashares is the author of four bestselling young adult novels. This is her first novel for adults. She lives in Manhattan and spends her summers on Fire Island, New York.
Andrew Bridge grew up in Los Angeles and after putting himself through Harvard Law School, he worked on behalf of children in foster care in the LA system where he grew up. He has also worked on legal reform of legislation governing the treatment of those with mental health problems. He now lives in New York. This is his first book.
Charlotte Bronte, born in 1816, was the sister of Anne and Emily. All wrote famous novels; none lived beyond the age of forty. The sisters were educated at home, and began to write elaborate stories about imaginary kingdoms. Jane Eyre was published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell. Two other novels, Shirley and Villette were published in Charlotte's lifetime, and although all three achieved success at the time, she was regarded by some to have written too 'emotionally' and 'grossly' for a clergyman's daughter. She died in 1854, shortly after her marriage to her father's curate.
Emily Bronte, who only lived from 1818 to 1848, was the sister of Charlotte and Anne; all three of them wrote famous novels, and all died young. The sisters were educated at home and together created imaginary worlds in which Emily set many stories and poems. Emily was particularly drawn to the stark moorlands around Haworth, which are such a feature of Wuthering Heights, published in 1845. The book was not a critical success at the time, and was only recognised after her death as one of the greatest novels ever written.
Sandra Brown is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling thrillers. She lives in Arlington, Texas. Visit her website at www.sandrabrown.com and connect with her on Twitter: @SandraBrown_NYT
Hester Browne bakes a perfect sponge, collects bright red lip-sticks and etiquette books, and divides her time between the Kings Road and Great Malvern.
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, was born in 1875 in Perth, Scotland. He studied at Glasgow and Oxford Universities and turned to politics shortly after graduation, reaching the position of Governer General of Canada when he died in 1940. During the First World War he worked as a war correspondent for The Times, before joining the British Army Intelligence Corps, where he wrote speeches for Sir Douglas Haig. His experience of war left him vehemently opposed to armed conflict. He wrote many novels, poems, biographies, histories and works of social interest but is most famous for his Richard Hannay novels, The Thirty-Nine Steps and GREENMANTLE.
John Bunyan (1628 - 88) started work as a tinker but later became a preacher. As a Puritan , he was arrested for holding open-air 'non-conformist' worship services and spent twelve years in Bedford jail. It was there that PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, among other works, was written.
Born and raised in Dublin, Stephen Burke's first novel, The Good Italian was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award and the Historical Writers Association Debut Fiction award. A screenwriter and director, his first feature film was Happy Ever Afters, starring Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins. A father of three children, he lives and works between Ireland and Italy.
Mark Burnett is an English TV producer based in Los Angeles. He is best known as the executive producer of Survivor, The Voice, and The Apprentice. A four time Emmy winner.