Meet Our Authors

Authors are the life-blood of any publisher, and The Book Guild is no exception. We value our authors highly and work with them to achieve the very best for their writing. The number of new books published in recent years has soared, and competition by authors to get published is fierce. The rise in the numbers wishing to publish and the conservative position of most major commercial publishers has left many authors struggling to find a publisher. Many authors turn to self-publishing, but most have little knowledge of the complexities of publishing, marketing and distributing a book to retailers successfully.

At The Book Guild, as well as publishing traditionally, we offer many authors a middle way between self-publishing and commercial publishing that is unique. Using our expertise and infrastructure, we provide a route to a professionally published book that is part author-funded. Whether it be fiction or sport, poetry or biography, children’s books or history titles – and through whatever route they publish – it’s our authors who create, inspire and inform. With some professional polishing from The Book Guild, we endeavour to ensure that they stand as good a chance in a competitive market as any title from a major publishing house. Meet some of our outstandingly creative authors opposite…

Author Ambassadors

Authors are at the heart of what we do at The Book Guild, and to further support prospective and current authors, we run an Author Ambassadors scheme. Under this scheme, two authors who have published with us make themselves available to give their honest and open feedback about the services we offer, and about the experience of their publishing journey. They also attend some of our own internal events, along with external events, to talk about our publishing services from an author’s perspective.

Anyone considering publishing with The Book Guild can connect with and learn from authors who have “been there and done that”. So if you are looking to learn more about what we do, or have questions about the author experience, why not connect with one of our Author Ambassadors?

Kate Baker

Kate Baker

Kate Baker wrote terrible holiday diaries as a child, which her husband regularly asks her to read out loud for their entertainment. She has since improved and has written with intent since 2018. Maid of Steel is her second novel; the first is lining drawers in the vegetable rack at their farmhouse. Kate Currently lives near Ipswich, England, United Kingdom.

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Kate Baker
Paul A. Mendelson

Paul A. Mendelson

Paul A. Mendelson is a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter and author. He has created several much-loved BBC comedies, including May to December and My Hero, and also the Martin Clunes cancer drama Losing It. His work is shown in the UK, US and all over the world. He has also written seven acclaimed novels, including two for middle-grade children. He scripts all his novels and three have been optioned for movies. His 2021 novel Must Have GSOH was a Finalist in the prestigious Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition in LA. Paul lives in London.

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Our Authors

Nicholas Russell

Nicholas Russell

Stephen Anthony Brotherton

Stephen Anthony Brotherton

Annie Stewart

Annie Stewart

Jonathan Nicholas

Jonathan Nicholas

Mike Ingham

Mike Ingham

Mike Leaver

Mike Leaver

Sofia Due

Sofia Due

Jonathan Cross

Jonathan Cross

Roger Blieck

Roger Blieck

Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman

David J Harrison

David J Harrison

Glenis Wilson

Glenis Wilson

Elaine Ramsay

Elaine Ramsay

Reece Garcia

Reece Garcia

Hillard Morley

Hillard Morley

Sandra Howard

Sandra Howard

Jonathan Vischer

Jonathan Vischer

Iain Kelly

Iain Kelly

Claire Shiells

Claire Shiells

Mark Allison

Mark Allison

Liz Chalmers

Liz Chalmers

Tex Austin

Tex Austin

Lynn Fleming

Lynn Fleming

R.J. Waller

R.J. Waller

Steve Aitchsmith

Steve Aitchsmith

P T Mellors

P T Mellors

KG Fleury

KG Fleury

Judith C Davis

Judith C Davis

Ann Parker

Ann Parker

Hannah Ireland

Hannah Ireland

Nick Everard

Nick Everard

Nicholas Graham

Nicholas Graham

Kristina Jenica Miles

Kristina Jenica Miles

Nicholas Hill

Nicholas Hill

Jerry Crowther

Jerry Crowther

John Lawrance

John Lawrance

Sally and Tony Hope

Sally and Tony Hope

Sheka Tarawalie

Sheka Tarawalie

Susie Green

Susie Green

Paul A. Mendelson

Paul A. Mendelson

Prerana Phadnis

Prerana Phadnis

R P Salmon

R P Salmon

Juliet Greenwood

Juliet Greenwood

Christine Edwards

Christine Edwards

Colin Wade

Colin Wade

Geoffrey Start

Geoffrey Start

James Leslie-Melville

James Leslie-Melville

Michael Shew

Michael Shew

E. I. Parr

E. I. Parr

Rob Hadgraft

Rob Hadgraft

David Stokes

David Stokes

Jonathan Croall

Jonathan Croall

Gareth Winrow

Gareth Winrow

Allen Therisa

Allen Therisa

Lisa Brace

Lisa Brace

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Susan Elkin

Susan Elkin

Martin Jennings-Wright

Martin Jennings-Wright

Miray Kose

Miray Kose

Rosie Parker

Rosie Parker

Fran Raya

Fran Raya

Roy Gould

Roy Gould

Kate Baker

Kate Baker

Bridget M. Beauchamp

Bridget M. Beauchamp

Nick Miller

Nick Miller

Ray Matthews

Ray Matthews

Lee Coates

Lee Coates

Peter Woolrich

Peter Woolrich

Ian Caro

Ian Caro

Eliza Harrison

Eliza Harrison

Joy Bounds

Joy Bounds

Jonathan E. Cox

Jonathan E. Cox

Annette Kane

Annette Kane

Helen Newman Wood

Helen Newman Wood

Ana de Andrada

Ana de Andrada

Crispin Keith

Crispin Keith

Jani Anttola

Jani Anttola

Elizabeth Barber

Elizabeth Barber

Christopher Kerr

Christopher Kerr

Lewis Hinton

Lewis Hinton

Ray Sadri

Ray Sadri

Bruce Harris

Bruce Harris

Sally Grey

Sally Grey

Lawrence Essex

Lawrence Essex

Cliff Martin

Cliff Martin

Michael J Chaplin

Michael J Chaplin

Anne Wedgwood

Anne Wedgwood

Matthew Gibson

Matthew Gibson

Phil Batman

Phil Batman

Benjamin Compson

Benjamin Compson

Bizzie Frost

Bizzie Frost

Nigel Moor

Nigel Moor

Steve Couch

Steve Couch

Nick McLoughlin

Nick McLoughlin

Michael S Hollington

Michael S Hollington

Hazel Eggleton

Hazel Eggleton

Bill Hodson

Bill Hodson

Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey

Sue Walker

Sue Walker

Ellie Joyce

Ellie Joyce

Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke

Bill Wood

Bill Wood

Gillian Twine

Gillian Twine

Sue Reed

Sue Reed

Lisa Wakely

Lisa Wakely

Lynn Florkiewicz

Lynn Florkiewicz

J W Copp

J W Copp

Kas Hawes

Kas Hawes

Alexandra Carey

Alexandra Carey

N.N. Jehangir

N.N. Jehangir

Oliver Silver

Oliver Silver

Ashley Wright

Ashley Wright

David Harkin

David Harkin

Karen Langston

Karen Langston

Harry Miller

Harry Miller

Frank Hurst

Frank Hurst

Rebekah Fanning

Rebekah Fanning

S G Bell

S G Bell

Clive Woolliscroft

Clive Woolliscroft

Stefanie Parks

Stefanie Parks

A J Proudfoot

A J Proudfoot

Anna Nolan

Anna Nolan

Kote Holmes

Kote Holmes

Bridget Ashton

Bridget Ashton

Michael Dane

Michael Dane

Louisa Guise

Louisa Guise

J. J. Green

J. J. Green

David Setchfield

David Setchfield

Zoltan Vincze

Zoltan Vincze

Rebecca Gosden

Rebecca Gosden

M. A. Ramey

M. A. Ramey

Jane H Wood

Jane H Wood

Allegra Loch

Allegra Loch

Dr Emma Short

Dr Emma Short

David Matthews

David Matthews

Richard Coiley

Richard Coiley

Eleanor Bloomfield

Eleanor Bloomfield

Gillian Fawcett

Gillian Fawcett

J.J. Marr

J.J. Marr

Tony Lee Moral

Tony Lee Moral

David Carroll

David Carroll

A.B. Stone

A.B. Stone

E A Underwood

E A Underwood

Mark Butterworth

Mark Butterworth

Berend Mets

Berend Mets

Mark Seaman

Mark Seaman

Laurence Seidler

Laurence Seidler

Justin Newland

Justin Newland

Alice May

Alice May