Ian left school at sixteen. He spent twenty-seven years as a police officer in London before retiring from the police due to a disability.
Ian’s written seven books of fiction and his debut novel, Rubicon, is under option by the BBC for a six part TV series. He appeared on stage at Bloody Scotland, in 2018, as a Spotlight Author.
Driftwood is his latest work and denotes his departure from writing fiction where crime is a dominant factor. Driftwood’s an examination of life, loss and change, set in Scotland, within an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Ian’s married and lives in Scotland. When he’s not being hassled for food or exercise, by an Italian spinone, springer spaniel and a ragdoll cat, he enjoys time spent with: family, music, books and his camera.
Sarah is a Londoner living in Tasmania. At the age of thirty-one, she achieved a First-Class degree in English with Creative Writing.
Sarah is a fan of the theatre and has acted in several plays over the years. She has a husband, two teenagers, three birds and two dogs. Her house is a mess.
She loves reading, music and is rather partial to a gin and tonic. Sarah is published by Whisper and her debut novel, ‘Billy Lemonade’, is available from Amazon in paperback or ebook.
She is thrilled to be part of the InterSaga team with her second YA fantasy, ‘What the Knocker-Upper Woke Up’.
Scarlett de Courcier grew up in a French-Romani family in Scotland, living in a caravan until her mother joined a Christian fundamentalist cult when she was eight years old. At seventeen, Scarlett fled the cult and moved to London, where she set up a new life for herself in a falling-down basement flat.
She worked for seven years as a computer crime investigator, specialising in child protection, and in 2012 set up Bohemiacademia, a freelance agency for online content creators which she still runs today.
Scarlett's academic background is in psychology of religion, and she is currently studying for a Master's in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent's University, London. She has upgraded to a slightly less falling-down flat on the first floor, where she lives with her cat, Pangur Bán.
Angela has spent 23 years teaching primary-aged children, and also works as a Pilates instructor in Jersey. With a background in acting, Kate has taught in post 16 education for the past 22 years in Devon, where she lives. Sharing concerns about the lack of empowering female characters in early years fiction has inspired them to begin writing.
Kaydia’s working life has been spent in art and design, covering interiors, illustration and fashion. She is an avid fan of anything artisan, craft orientated, handmade and beautiful! She lives in Jersey with her husband and daughter.
Co-authors, Angela and Kate, and illustrator, Kaydia, are currently collaborating on a series of adventure stories for young children based in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.
Sienna and her Surfing adventures is the first in the series. The aim is to engage very young readers in accessible, humorous, exciting stories in which the female protagonists, and their friends, are active, problem solving, dynamic individuals with wide ranging interests.
Sienna and her Surfing Adventures is in production. More details to follow later this year.
Jane was four years old when her father refused to accept that it was this particular child who had scratched a yacht into the new wallpaper and signed her name, saying that, ‘the writing was too good.’ Taking this to be a positive omen, Jane has embarked on a writing career after years of being a professional musician and interior designer. A lifetime of eavesdropping other people’s conversations has helped shape a fascination into character and the interplay of relationships which is reflected in her fiction.
Gently Pouring Petrol, introducing Rachel Harrison, is Jane’s debut novel. She is currently working towards completing her second novel: How's it hanging, Charlie Finch?
When she’s not writing, Jane is usually playing her saxophone somewhere or pounding the lanes of rural Norfolk where she lives with her husband. On the rare occasions she manages to sleep, she dreams of having time to do more dressmaking.
You can find Jane on Twitter @jawywa
“Be here now” says Susan Lee Kerr as she teaches creative writing, makes papier-mache, writes haiku, a blog and explores life through travelling.
Susan is a transplanted American whose writing career has led from naming lipsticks to freelance magazine articles to three non-fiction books and the true-life story of her extraordinary great grandfather. She has three grandchildren and lives in Chiswick with her husband.
The Fairytale Therapist is her first fiction for mainstream readers. A reflective, contemporary, women's novel with a mystery twist.
Susan Lee Kerr has also written a collection of haiku writing called The Walk Home, which is a separate book project, published by Alba Publishing.
A greenfly, a city train, gulls, rain, a misbehaving moon, the click of a gate… The Walk Home reflects nature, urban life and family.
You can read more about SLK on www.susanleekerr.com