Meet the writers and see their books
A number of Authors attend UK Games Expo.
Jonathan Green is a writer of speculative fiction, with more than sixty books to his name. He has written everything from Fighting Fantasy gamebooks to Doctor Who novels, by way of Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Dredd and Robin of Sherwood.
He is the creator of the Pax Britannia steampunk series for Abaddon Books, and the author of the award-winning, and critically-acclaimed, YOU ARE THE HERO – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, as well as the Carroll-inspired adventure gamebook Alice’s Nightmare in Wonderland.
To find out more about his current projects visit www.JonathanGreenAuthor.com and follow him on Twitter @jonathangreen.
Find him on Stand F11
Richard Denning was born in Ilkeston in Derbyshire and lives in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands. He has always been fascinated by historical settings as well as horror and fantasy. Other than writing, his main interests are games of all types. He is the designer of several board and card games and of course a director of UK Games Expo.
In 2010 Richard set up Mercia Books to independantly publish his novels which written primarily for young adults and adult fantasy and historical fiction fans. He has published 10 books in 4 series.
The Northern Crown series (Set in Anglo Saxon Northumbria) including the BRAG medallion winner The Amber Treasure.
The Praesidium Series (Historical Fantasy in the 17th century) starting with the BRAG medallion winner The Last Seal
The Hourglass Institute Series (Time Travel adventures)
The Nine Worlds Series (Historical Fantasy in Saxon England) (Shield Maiden won a silver award from Literary Clasics Awards)
Find his books on Stand F11
Darren W. Pearce was born in 1969 and was very quickly immersed in fantasy and science fiction by his parents. He lives in the United Kingdom with his wife Gillian Pearce and their 6 cats. Darren has worked professionally in the Roleplaying Game Industry since 2000 and has done work for an online video game review/news website Games Xtreme since 2001. Darren has worked on Knights of Honor, Breed and the game Savage.
Darren has worked on such properties as Lone Wolf with Joe Dever, Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space through Cubicle 7 and numerous Mongoose Publishing products recently via the Legend RPG system. Darren is also an Award Winning anthology author having been involved in the 2011 Epic E-Book award winning Bad-A$$ Faeries 3 anthology for Best Anthology. In 2013 Darren's work on the Doctor Who core box 11 won him a Gold Ennie.
Darren works extensively with Savage Mojo and is one of the Mojo Family members responsible for the Set Rising Suzerain setting as well as extensive work with Aaron Acevedo and John Wick on Dungeonlands. Darren is also the lead writer on the Shaintar setting created by Sean Patrick Fannon. Darren has also written short stories galore and has numerous works published both in print and e-book formats, he's working on a sequel to Fate's Hand as well as Spinward Assassin and has other works in editing.
Darren writes regularly for The Chronicles of Wyrden webcomic with his wife Gillian (Illustrator) and writes news and articles for the UK games website Games Xtreme.
Darren is also a member of the collective group of writers known as the Monumental Works Group.
Darren is the lead project designer for the Dragon Kings 13th Age supplement which is the spiritual successor to Dark Sun.
Find him at times on stand H17 or perhaps in the Cosplay Zone
Gareth Baker was born in Cornwall (home of King Arthur), but he’s lived in virtually every part of England. He now lives in Nottingham (home of Robin Hood). In case you hadn’t noticed already, he’s obsessed with heroes.
Being born in the 70s, Gareth was raised on a whole host of films and TV shows centred around the hero’s journey – Star Wars, Robin of Sherwood, Superman: The Movie, The Three Musketeers, to name just a handful – and it’s left its mark in his fiction, whether it be the retelling of a Greek myth, a fantasy novel or a modern crime thriller.
In 2013, Gareth set up Taralyn Books to independently publish books for children and thrillers and fantasy for adults under the name G H Mockford. He has written four children’s books (with two more due out this year), and two thrillers set in his home city of Nottingham. Later this year he will be releasing his first piece of fantasy fiction for adults. When he is not writing he takes his passion, enthusiasm and experience into schools, carrying out a variety of workshops including world building and hero creation.
He is a keen role-player, and GMs a weekly session of the classic swashbuckling game, 7th Sea.
Gareth is a regular contributor to local television channel Notts TV, as well as being a board member of the Nottingham Writers Studio. He is also in the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE).
For more information about Gareth, his books for children, or his school visits, pop along to www.Gareth-baker.com
For more information on his thrillers and fantasy novels, please visit www.taralynbooks.com
Find him on Stand F11