Michael Gallagher is the author of two series of novels set in Victorian times. Send for Octavius Guy chronicles the attempts of fourteen-year-old Gooseberry—reformed master pickpocket—to become a detective, aided and abetted by his ragtag bunch of friends. The Involuntary Medium follows the fortunes of young Lizzie Blaylock, a girl who can materialize the spirits of the dead, as she strives to come to terms with her unique gift. For twenty-five years Michael taught adults with learning disabilities at Bede, a London-based charity that works with the local community. He now writes full time. Author photo courtesy of Elaine Jeffs.
Joan Taylor is a New Zealander living in Wivenhoe, England, whose writing spans diverse genres. We regret to announce that we no longer hold the digital rights to her novel kissing Bowie as of July 2018, but we wish her the best of luck in finding a physical publisher for her book. The link to her blog is still live.