Authors

Stairwell Books is proud to present its featured authors to a wider public. All our authors have been entertaining local audiences with their stories for many years and it is only fitting their best material should be published.

 

Alan Gillott

Alan Gillott is a poet, writer, composer, and singer who performs in the UK and USA and is well known ...
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Alan Smith

Alan Smith's first novel was published just before his fiftieth birthday. ' I was one of those people who always ...
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Alwyn Marriage

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Amina Alyal

Amina Alyal has not always lived in this century.  She finds it much the same as the last one she ...
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Andrea Michael

Andrea is a Londoner, born and bred, which means that she enjoys the anonymity of big cities, and avoids making ...
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Andrew Brown

Andrew is a Southerner who spent most of his first twenty years in the London Overspill fringes of working-class Essex, ...
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Andy Humphrey

Andy was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside (the home of Tranmere Rovers FC!) and grew up on the Wirral. He moved ...
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Antony Wootten

A primary school teacher for 18 years, Antony taught in a number of different schools, including several in London and ...
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Claire Patel-Campbell

Claire Patel-Campbell has always written. As soon as she knew how to use a pen to form letters, she was ...
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Clint Wastling

Clint was born in Beverley, Yorkshire and returned there in the mid-1990s after a spell in London as a chemistry ...
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Daniel Richardson

Daniel Richardson was born in April 1941 in Chicago, and grew up in Carmel, California during a time in which ...
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David Clegg

It's the question asked of all murderers, politicians and writers: "Why did you do it?" Several years ago I entered ...
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David Lee Morgan

David Lee Morgan has travelled the world with his saxophone, as a performance poet and musician. He has won the ...
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Dawn Treacher

Dawn loves sewing and designing creatures from plush materials. This love of creating creatures turned to socks four years ago when ...
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Don Walls

Don was born in Baker Street, in the Burton Stone Lane area of York in 1929. Determined to waste no ...
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Donna Marie Merritt

Donna Marie was born in Rome; alas, not the Rome of the orphan twins but Rome, New York. She spent ...
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Gary Allen

Gary Allen was born in Ballymena, Co. Antrim. After studying engineering he left college, travelled and worked throughout mainland Europe ...
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Gillian Byrom-Smith

Some of my fondest memories involve books; as a child sitting with my mum reading, studying English at university and ...
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Hannah Stone

If Hannah Stone were an actual stone she’d be a chunk of quartz; multifaceted, unpredictably coloured and sparkling. Sometimes earthy, ...
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Harry Gallagher

Harry Gallagher grew up amid the heavy industries of Middlesbrough and now lives in a small coastal village near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.  ...
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Jackie Simmons

Jackie boasts a few ancestors from Yorkshire, in addition to being  Emily Dickinson’s seventh cousin, five times removed (but claims ...
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Jo Summers

Jo Summers was made in Australia, but her mother, Pauline Kirk, just managed to get back to the UK before ...
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John Gilham

In 2015 John was appointed Editor of Dream Catcher Magazine, a prestigious international literary journal, ably following its founder, Paul ...
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John Rayne-Davis

John started writing in the 1980s and had his first book “The Valley of God” published in 1996. Since then ...
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John Walford

John Walford was born in Anlaby to the west of Hull, that city north of  the Humber which once boasted ...
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John Wheatcroft

John Wheatcroft has spent most of his working life as a journalist on newspapers in Lancashire and Yorkshire, with a ...
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Lance Clark

Lance is retired and lives near Stratford upon Avon in Warwickshire – he regularly visits his partner in York, a ...
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Maria Stephenson

Five years ago, Maria was trapped within an unhappy toxic marriage.  Then her fortieth birthday happened and she wrote herself ...
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Maxine Ridge

Maxine lives in the South Wales Valleys with her family For most of her working life, Maxine worked with young ...
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Michael Hildred

Late Flowering is a dramatic collection of poems and drawings by lecturer  and artist Michael Hildred, who grew up in Selby ...
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Neal Hardin

Neal, a life-long resident of East Hull, has written over twenty stories, some of which have been adapted as screenplays ...
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Nick David

N.E.David is the pen name of York writer Nick David. Nick was born in London in 1950 but went to ...
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Oz Hardwick

Oz Hardwick has always heard voices. His grandfather’s spirited recitations of Burns and the Lake Poets provided his introduction to ...
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Paul Lingaard

Paul Lingaard (the pen name of Paul Worsley) is a founder member of Fareham Writers, Hampshire. His work has been ...
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Pauline Kirk

Born in Birmingham, Pauline moved to York fifteen years ago, having lived in Leeds, Reading, Benfleet (Essex), and Melbourne (Australia) ...
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PJ Quinn

PJ Quinn is the pen name of mother and daughter team Pauline Kirk and Jo Summers. Jo challenged her mother to write a crime novel ...
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Rita Jerram

Some years ago, Rita Jerram read her grandmother Edith’s journals and began to imagine herself following in Edith’s footsteps. Rita ...
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Rose Drew

Rose Drew is a poet and anthropologist, at home in a lab, a classroom, or a stage. Rose is a ...
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Shaunna Harper

It took Shaunna Harper some years to fully realise her flair for writing. Starting out aged twelve with goofy stories ...
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Steve Nash

WINNER Sabotage Best Spoken Word Performer 2014 Steve Nash is a stateless pirate. Well, child of the army, which amounts to ...
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Susie Williamson

Susie grew up in the village of Scholes, Holmfirth, in West Yorkshire. She studied at the University of Sheffield and ...
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Tim Ellis

The son of two ex-patriot Yorkshire folk,  Tim grew up in a village in  Berkshire. He first attempted writing as ...
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Tim Goldthorpe

Tim Goldthorpe is a long time contributor to Dream Catcher where his unique view of his world has been enjoyed ...
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Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon was born in York, raised in Harrogate and came back to York just as soon as he could ...
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Tony Lucas

Although he wrote his first rhymed verse in a classroom, at the age of seven, it was only in his ...
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Val Horner

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William Thirsk-Gaskill

William Thirsk-Gaskill was born in Leeds and lives in Wakefield. He studied chemistry at Liverpool University, and then worked in ...
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