Meet Some of the Authors Taking Part in the Beyond Books Author Takeover Event
Beyond Books are hosting a great author takeover event next month and we thought we should introduce some of the amazing authors we have lined up.
You can join the event HERE.
Catherine Scott grew up in the Chicago area but fell in love with the Southern Illinois region while attending university where she studied psychology and special education. She was encouraged to appreciate the outdoors, fine art, film, and books in equal measure from a young age. Catherine has taught the best kids in the world for more than 15 years. She loves reading, travel, old movies, impressionist art, and 80s music. Catherine lives in Kentucky with 3 dogs and the love of her life. She writes romantic suspense novels. “When You Least Expect It” is the first novel in her Great Expectations series.
Most days, you’ll find Stephanie John on a yacht, wearing a very skimpy bikini, drinking champagne, eating chocolate and never gaining weight.
When she isn’t asleep and dreaming, in real life you’re more likely to find her at the school gates, wearing whatever she dragged on that morning, drinking copious amounts of coffee. She still eats chocolate, though — everyone has their vices, right?
Somehow, amidst the chaos of full-time mummy duties, she manages to write. Contemporary romance has always been her favourite genre to read for as long as she can remember (age-appropriate, of course).
Never in a million years did it occur to her to write one of her own. Now, she couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Joanne Kershaw lives in Wakefield, England, with her husband, four young children, and an uppity cat named Dipstick. As a teacher of five- to eleven-year-olds, she spends her days playing at being a grown up, then goes home to delve into Young Adult dark romance and being sixteen again.
Joanne lives and breathes books, whether reading, writing, or marking them. She wrote her first novel in six weeks. Encouraged to submit her work by a friend and fellow YA novel addict, Joanne now finds herself a signed author at Xchyler Publishing.
Lisa S Robinson is a contemporary romance author. Lisa lives in Cheshire, UK with her partner of thirteen years Charlie, their four year old daughter and the dog, Buster.
She spends her time in between looking after her daughter and working part time. She tends to write in the evenings when her daughter is tucked up in bed.
Lisa being the total bookworm that she is, thinks of her kindle as one of her most prized possessions, and has a major one-click addiction.
Her favourite genres are contemporary and paranormal romance, some of her favourite authors are Dannika Dark, Jodi Ellen Malpas, Katy Evans, Jamie McGuire, Mia Sheridan, Tina Folsom, Christina Lauren, Joanne Wylde and way too many more to mention.
Rebecca is a coffee drinking, music loving, working single mother and writing insomniac. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and when she’s not reading she’s squeezing her eyes shut and willing sleep to descend.
She writes about serious issues, giving emotional turmoil a twist and adding a little ‘British’ humour and dry wit. Her stories are real and relatable, yet unexpected and unpredictable. Every writer was a reader first and Rebecca owes her passion for creating and telling emotional tales to the stories she has read and the people, places and experiences that have, and continue to, inspire her. Rebecca wants her readers to escape to a world where fairy tales and true love exist, wrapping her stories up with angst, passion and curveballs you won’t see coming.
Her writing aims to bring problems and tragedies people face every day to light, make them relatable and leave her readers thinking long after they’ve read the last page.
I was born and raised in the small town of Pendleton, Oregon. 5th grade was the first time I was ever asked to write a short story, AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. I began writing poetry to pass the time, then short stories, and now novels. I have written a few, but am in the middle of publishing one of them, my fist one, After the Before which is due to release Labor Day 9*1*2014.
A little more on myself you ask… well, I consider myself an easy going person. I love to laugh and have a good time whenever life permits it. I am deeply in love with my Husband, kids, and basically my entire family, which is very large and supportive. (Shout out to my fam!) We enjoy the outdoors and camping whenever we can get away. And of course, I LOVE to read, pretty much anything I can get my greedy little paws on.