Niel Bushnell (Chair) is a children’s author writing fantasy and science-fiction. His first two books, Sorrowline and Timesmith, are published by Andersen Press. He is currently working on a YA book as well as a picture book. He is represented by Juliet Mushens at the Caskie Mushens Agency. You can find Niel on Twitter at @NielBushnell and his website is nielbushnell.com
Rhoda Baxter writes contemporary romance with a hint of cynicism, which are published by Choc Lit Ltd. She likes to write about people who make her laugh. She lives in East Yorkshire, where there are lots of excellent tea shops. She is a member of the UK Romantic Novelists' Association, the Society of Authors and the RWA. Rhoda can be found wittering on about science, comedy and cake on her website rhodabaxter.com or on Twitter as @rhodabaxter.
Chris Chatterton is an illustrator and animator from County Durham. He has a background in graphic design and commercial animation. His passion for illustration led him to a career as a freelance artist. He's represented by Arabella Stein at the Bright Group. Chris loves all things creative and geeky. You can find him on Twitter at @ChrisChatterton and his website is chrischatterton.com
Colin Shelbourn is an author and illustrator. His cartoons appear regularly in newspapers, books, websites and on the radio (his website explains how he does that!) He is the author or co-author of over a dozen books, the latest of which is the imaginatively-titled Drawing Cartoons (Crowood Press). He can be found on Twitter at @colinshelbourn and his website is shelbourn.com
The Authors North Events Organiser is Anna Ganley.