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Rising Writers

Erik Beck Rubin

Eric Beck Rubin is a cultural historian. He studied South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto,did a Masters in Architectural History, before completing a PhD in Comparative Literature. School of Velocity is his first foray into fiction and he is currently at work on a second: a family saga spanning several generations, from pre-World War II Germany to present-day Los Angeles and Western Canada. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

School of Velocity

Eric Beck Rubin



Nicola Tallis

Nicola Tallis is a historian and researcher. She has previously lectured at the University of Winchester and worked with Historic Royal Palaces and the National Trust, as well as at Sudeley Castle, where Lady Jane Grey lived for a time, alongside Katherine Parr. As a researcher, Nicola has worked with many great writers, including Alison Weir and Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Crown of Blood is the result of five years of research on the Grey family and is her first book.

N.J Fountain

NJ Fountain is an award-winning comedy writer, chiefly known for his work on the radio and television show Dead Ringers. He has also contributed to programmes such as Have I Got News For You, 2DTV and the children's sitcom Scoop. He also writes for Private Eye.

Julia Sarda

Júlia Sardà is an illustrator from Barcelona. Júlia has illustrated some incredible debut fiction and everlasting classics, including Katherine Woodfine’s The Sinclair’s Mysteries and the cover to M.G. Leonard’s Beetle Boy. The Liszts is written by Kyo Maclear, but is the debut with Julia as illustrator.

The Liszts

Kyo Maclear



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