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Irene Black has been a psychologist (working on the Apollo Space Program in New York) and Head of Modern Languages at a comprehensive school in Surrey. She has lived in the USA, Australia and India. In 2005 she completed her Masters degree on South Indian temples. She has won a number of national and international prizes for short stories, poetry and articles, including the 2003 National Association of Writers' Groups Annual Short Story award. Her Goldenford novels include 'Darshan', 'The Moon's Complexion' and her crossover fantasy 'Noontide Owls'. Besides writing, she currently lectures on Indian art and runs a writers' workshop. More information can be found at Irene's website.
Originally from London, Jacquelynn Luben lives with her husband in a Surrey village, their children having fled the nest, and she acts as her husband's reluctant secretary. 'Tainted Tree', her fourth book, is her second work of fiction and follows her novella, 'A Bottle of Plonk'. She has also written many articles and short stories. She gained a degree from Surrey University in 2002, with a dissertation on the Harry Potter series and other children's books, but she has not been tempted to write for children herself. More information can be found at Jacquelynn's website.
Jennifer Margrave (writing as Jay Margrave) runs her own business as a solicitor practising in the unusual and relatively new field of 'advising the elderly'; in 2003 she won a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Law Society's Gazette, as part of their centenary celebrations, for her work in this field. She writes legal articles for journals and gives lectures and workshops not only to other lawyers but also to groups such as Womens' Institutes. Jennifer has been writing fiction since she could hold a pencil and has at least 100 short stories, many poems, and several modern novels hidden away in her bottom drawer. She has been shortlisted at Winchester Writers' Conference several times and won short story competitions over the years. For Goldenford, she has written 'The Gawain Quest', 'Luther's Ambassadors' and 'The Nine Lives of Kit Marlowe'. More information can be found at Jay's blog.