Saturday 21st - 10am (Reading Room)

Writers’ Café and Pop-up Book Shop


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These authors will be happy to talk to you about their books and how they got published and answer any other questions you might have.

Dougie Brimson With over half a million books sold worldwide and three multi-award winning feature films on his CV, former serviceman Dougie Brimson has forged a reputation as one of the UK‘s most diverse writers.
       Perhaps best known for penning the cult movie Green Street (Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam) his first book Everywhere We Go (first published in 1996) remains a firm favourite amongst football fans the world over whilst his debut novel, The Crew, has enjoyed an almost unbroken three-year run at the top of the soccer charts of both Amazon and iTunes.    

Sara Curran, a Hertfordshire-based former criminal lawyer, describes herself as a serial tea drinker. She is the bestselling Amazon Author of Romantic Suspense & Erotic Romance and, as Arabella Kingsley, a prolific author of BDSM and historical romance.        Her many novels feature larger-than-life, loving billionaires and beautiful submissive heroines.     

Geoffrey Gudgion Beaconsfield resident Geoffrey is a former Royal Navy man and business director turned writer who is passionate about horses and history.
   His début novel, Saxon‘s Bane, is the story of the present day unearthing of a Saxon warrior who has been ritually murdered.
   Geoff‘s latest novel is Catherine Bonnevaux, a time-slip novel set in the fourteenth century and the present day and with a supernatural twist.

DJ Kelly aka Denise Beddows. With a background in research and investigation, Chalfont St Peter based Denise is nowadays a researcher and author of biographical fiction,local history, plays and screenplays.
      A member of the Society of Women Writers & Journalists, and a trained and experienced public speaker, she will be signing copies of her books The Famous & Infamous of The Chalfonts & District, The Chalfonts & Gerrards Cross at War and her latest best seller Buckinghamshire Spies and Subversives

Dinah Latham Chalfont St Giles born Dinah lives in quiet retirement in Chesham Bois with her canine companion, Harriet. During their daily walks through the changing seasons in the Chilterns, Dinah has time to reflect on her past career as a district nurse and midwife, serving the communities of Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross and London‘s Portobello.
    In her book Walking Forward, Looking Back, She has recorded her recollections, some sad but some highly humorous, of a time when care in the community was just that, and when nursing was a valued vocation.

Jackie MarchantThe author of the award-winning Dougal Trump series of books for children, which was inspired by a messy bedroom and a bin liner, Jackie lives in North West London with her husband, two grown-up children and an ex trainee guide dog.
       When not writing, Jackie works in her garden and looks after guide dogs while their owners are away. She also enjoys visiting schools to inspire a love of reading and writing.

Catriona Troth Amersham resident Catriona was born in Scotland and grew up in Canada. A member of Triskele Books author collective, she writes a regular column for Words With Jam literary magazine and also researches and
writes articles for Quakers in the world.
    Her novella Gift of the Raven is set against a backdrop of Canada, from the suburbs of Montreal to the forests of the Haida Gwaii.
    Her latest novel, Ghost Town, is set in Coventry in 1981 when the city of Two Tone and Ska was riven with battles between skinheads and young Asians.

Margaret Whittock Sociologist Margaret has lived and worked in Northern Ireland, London, Istanbul, Accra, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
   Her experiences whilst travelling the world have informed her writing, which to date consists of three adult novels: Ghost of Gallipoli; its sequel Billy Blitz, and Blood Sisters.
   Her forthcoming novel, The Tigers Come at Night, will complete The Callaghan Trilogy, one family‘s experience of 20th century conflict. Her novel Unintentional Dismount, set in the ┬Éhorsey‘ world and on the set of a famous TV series, is for 11-16 year olds.