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Rising Writers

Amy McLellan

Amy is an author and freelance journalist, a job that has taken her around the world. Now based in Shropshire, where she lives with her husband and three children, Amy writes on a wide range of subjects for the national and trade press while indulging her life-long passion for books. When she's not writing, Amy can be found drinking too much coffee, long-distance running and exploring the beautiful Shropshire hills.

Remember Me

Amy McLellan



Catriona Innes

Catriona Innes is currently Features Director at Cosmopolitan where, in the name of investigative journalism, she has joined an undercover police force, worked as a Playboy Bunny croupier and - for one night only - performed a stand-up set with just two hours practice. When she's not trying on other careers for size, she edits, writes and commissions the award-winning features section of the magazine. Originally from Edinburgh she now lives in London with her husband and cat.

The Matchmaker

Catriona Innes



M C Stevens

MC Stevens is a martial arts instructor with 16 years' experience in karate, weapons, and jiu jitsu. A former English and History teacher at secondary school level, she also works for an international charity which empowers young girls in developing countries, using karate as a tool to develop confidence and self-determination.

Sonia Velton

Sonia Velton grew up between the Bahamas and the UK. After graduating from university with a first class law degree, she qualified as a solicitor at an international law firm, later going on to specialise in discrimination law. Sonia relocated to the Middle East in 2006. Eight years and three children later she returned to the UK and now lives in Kent. Blackberry and Wild Rose, inspired by real characters and historical events, was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress, was longlisted for the Mslexia novel competition, and is Sonia's first novel.