Authors North events committee

niel_bushnell150by150.jpgNiel Bushnell (Chair) is a children’s author writing fantasy and science-fiction. His first two books, Sorrowline and Timesmith, are published by Andersen Press. He is currently working on a YA book as well as a picture book. He is represented by Juliet Mushens at the Caskie Mushens Agency. You can find Niel on Twitter at @NielBushnell and his website is




Rhoda Baxter 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 or on Twitter as @rhodabaxter


chris_chatterton150by150.jpgDaniel 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-Shelbourn150by150.jpgColin 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


RhonaWhiteford.JPGRhona Whiteford 

Biography to follow.






The Authors North Events Organiser is Francesca Howell.