Penkhull Authors


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Jan Edwards — Jan Edwards lives close to the Peaks Nation Park (UK) with obligatory three cats. She has a passion for folklore and the supernatural, with numerous stories published in those spheres, including  The Mammoth Book of Moriarty and Terror Tales of the Ocean. Much of Jan’s short fiction can be found in her collections Fables and Fabrications and  Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties.  Jan won the Arnold Bennett Book Prize for Winter Downs. She also has a Winchester Slim Volume prize and was short-listed for a BFS Award for Best Short Story. She edits for the award winning Alchemy Press and also for Fox Spirit. In a previous existence she was a Chairperson for the British Fantasy Society.


Misha Herwin — Misha Herwin lives in a house with a dragon in the garden. She has a husband and grown up children and has been writing stories and plays for as long as she can remember. Her first play was staged in a theatre made from a cardboard box, but things have improved since then and her plays and musicals have been produced in schools and by theatre-in-education groups throughout the UK and in Jamaica.

Misha’s titles currently available are House Of Shadows and Picking Up The Pieces. Her Dragonfire trilogy for 8-12 year olds is out on Kindle. Her short stories for adults have appeared in The Alchemy Press Book of Ancient Wonders, The Yellow Room and Voices of Angels.

Jem Shaw — When not writing fiction, Jem Shaw spends much of his time writing aviation and marketing articles for various publications. His first full-length novel, The Larks, is a realistic portrayal of life in the cockpit for a young pilot of the Great War. Reaching number nine in Amazon’s War Fiction section and currently selling particularly strongly in America, it aims to re-create the first-hand memories of actual WW1 pilots such as Cecil Lewis and Arthur Gould Lee.

Jem is a long-time aviation enthusiast, a passion which he is fortunate enough to be able to satisfy in work and leisure time, whether as editor of The Meteor magazine, working among the vintage aircraft of the Classic Air Force, or enjoying some airborne stick-waggling in his brother’s WW2 Piper Cub.