Rhoda Baxter (Chair) writes contemporary romance with a hint of cynicism, which are published by Choc Lit Ltd. She likes to write about people who make her laugh. She lives in East Yorkshire, where there are lots of excellent tea shops. She is a member of the UK Romantic Novelists' Association, the Society of Authors and the RWA. Rhoda can be found wittering on about science, comedy and cake on her website rhodabaxter.com or on Twitter as @rhodabaxter.
Daniel Ingram Brown is the author of the Firebird Chronicles. He is the First Story author-in-residence at Beckfoot Upper Heaton School, Bradford and part of the Leeds Big Bookend Festival team. Daniel is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing and Drama in Education at Leeds Beckett University.
Colin Shelbourn is an author and illustrator. His cartoons appear regularly in newspapers, books, websites and on the radio (his website explains how he does that!) He is the author or co-author of over a dozen books, the latest of which is the imaginatively-titled Drawing Cartoons (Crowood Press). He can be found on Twitter at @colinshelbourn and his website is shelbourn.com
Rhona Whiteford has written for several disciplines, including non-fiction teachers’ resource books for primary education and children’s non-fiction. She was Writer in Residence for fifteen years in a primary school, which was immense fun and she now runs workshops for adults who want to start writing. For the past ten years children’s fiction has been her passion and lately adult fiction has joined it. She has no idea how to use Twitter or Facebook, but see her websites www.wildbooks4children.com and www.rhonawhitefordauthor.com
The Authors North Events Organiser is Francesca Howell.