Christine FeehanChristine Feehan (born Christine King) was born in California. She grew up with three brothers and ten sisters. She is married to Richard Feehan, with whom she has had 11 children.
Feehan has over 30 novels published and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, Dark Prince, published in 1999 won three Paranormal Excellence Awards for Romantic Literature (PEARL) for that year. Since then she has won seven more PEARL awards and has been on numerous bestsellers list including those of Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and The New York Times. Feehan has also received a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times and been nominated for a RITA award from the Romance Writers of America.
Jaine FennThough born to middle-class parents in middle-England, Jaine Fenn has always been a bit odd. Growing up in a house with no books, she relied on a combination of imagination and television to get her fix of strange stories, rejecting girls' comics in favour of Dr Who novels, and refusing to go to Brownies because it clashed with Star Trek.
Fenn wrote her first 'novel' at seven, typing it on her father's typewriter and illustrating it in felt tip pen. It wasn't SF, but it did feature characters having an improbably difficult time. Aged nine she found a copy of 'A Wizard of Earthsea' in a gift shop, and discovered the world of fantastical literature. When, aged eleven, she realised she really wasn't going to be a ballerina, she decided to be a writer of unlikely stories instead.
As is often the case, this proved easier said than done. She had let herself get distracted by the irritating need to earn a living and other, less arduous, paths to fulfilment. Over the years she has supported her writing habit through various means, including life modelling, computer consultancy and running a charity shop. The present 'day job' involves sending engineers and equipment round the world for a company that uses electricity to fight the forces of entropy. It's pleasant enough and only takes up the mornings, leaving afternoons free to write in her garret.
She met and married the love of her life at college. They remain stubbornly in love and have forgone having children in favour of not growing up themselves. Though everything in the world is secondary to stories and love, other things that ease the trials of everyday life for her includes: wild, green places; dancing like nobody's watching; serious chocolate; fortean phenomena; living like a medieval peasant on summer weekends; friendship; live music and good books.
Jasper FfordeJasper Fforde was an enthusiastic member of the film industry for nineteen years before becoming published. Author of five 'Thursday Next' and two 'Nursery Crime' books, he says that writing is "The same as filming, really. Only you do all of the jobs, and not just one."
He currently lives and works in Wales, where his hobbies include family, flying and photography. 'Shades of Grey', Due out in January 2010, will be his eighth novel. His mother, wife, editor and children all think it's really good.
Fernando A. FloresFernando A. Flores was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and raised in South Texas. He is the author of the story collection Death to the Bullshit Artists of South Texas, and his debut novel, Tears of the Trufflepig, will be released May 2019. Fernando was the recipient of a 2014 literary award from the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation, and his fiction and poetry have appeared in various publications since 2006.