Authors

 with first letter H

Norman Handy

Norman Handy was born in 1957 in Beckenham, Kent in the south east of England. He went to school in Beckenham and later went to boarding school in Cranbrook, Kent. He studied Business Economics and Accountancy plus Law for Accountants at Southampton University. During his studies, he also travelled and after finishing university travelled and worked abroad. He returned to the United Kingdom and after some time working in a riding school, followed a career for thirty years in the financial services sector in London, including periods working ... 

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Gerard Hanlon

Missionary, teacher, writer and would-be mountaineer, the author Gerard Hanlon tells of his fifty years spent in the land of the Incas, working in coastal shanty settlements, remote Andean highlands and the Amazon rainforest during a time of profound change in society and Church in Peru.  

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Ben Harrod

Between 1984 and 1989 Ben had studied a science subject, and later also one science subject to passing a city and guilds 524 silk screen printing course. Furthermore Ben achieved a certificate in the performing arts Higher National Diploma in his late twenties. Mostly, he recalled his learning of science in his earlier studies, and utilised this to understanding a musician’s mental function as Ben is a proficient musician himself. Almost being born a South African, as his parents loved to travel, Ben expands his understanding from the notion ... 

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Sandra Hartmann

Sandra Hartmann, holistic Ayurveda nutritionist, chef and book author, born in 1973 in Croatia, has 30 years of experience in Ayurvedic cuisine. In the 1990s, she spent 7 years in Vedic monasteries across Europe and India learning bhakti yoga meditation and Ayurvedic cooking. The alchemy of cooking and the healing power of Ayurveda fascinated the talented cook and she dutifully studied under the guidance of Vedic Brahmins (priests). Sandra is the founder of the first Ayurvedic Cooking School of Vienna where she dedicates her life to share ... 

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Dr. Ian Hawker

Dr Ian Hawker was born and raised in Wallasey. After gaining a BSc degree in Physics from Leicester University and a PhD in Semiconductor Physics sponsored by AERE Harwell, he settled in Ipswich where he has spent a lifetime working in telecommunications. He has written many technical publications, but has always enjoyed science fiction and finally decided to put pen to paper himself. His first 2 novels "A Life in Telecom…" and "What is Going on With the Machines?" were published in spring 2018. "A Male Problem" is his third novel. Ian ... 

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Veleta Hayles

Veleta Hayles is a fiction writer. Her first book, ‘The Depth of Mischief’, was published in 2019. She is as witty as her characters, and when she is not writing, she would like to think that she is a gifted poet. She is currently writing her next work, ‘In the Midst of It All’, and she also hopes to pen a memoir in the future. 

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Pamela Heller-Stern

Pamela Heller-Stern’s name means “brighter star.” She has been a bookworm since childhood, a rebel, and a lover of fine art. Pamela obtained a Doctorate in English Literature at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where she lectured in Literature for five years starting at the young age of twenty-two. Prior to her retirement at the beginning of 2008, she wrote eleven short volumes of poetry. She is also the author of three novels: “The Pink Slippers,” “It’s a Red Moon and a Green Man,” and “Who’s Knocking on my Door?”

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Manitoba J Heppingstal

Manitoba July Heppingstal was born in Yorkshire in April 1956 to Gladys, chartered accountant wife of research chemist Thomas Heppingstal. From an early age Manitoba showed a fascination for all things scientific. He excelled in physics and biology and after high school in Hull he studied at universities in Scotland and Canada where he was awarded first-class degrees in both subjects. He is an emeritus professor of cell toxicology. Manitoba lives with his second wife Mitzi Bamberger and their three border collies, Ruff, Scruff and ... 

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Philip A. Hibberd

Philip A Hibberd was born in Harlow, Essex. At the age of eight he and his parents moved to Palmers Green, North London where Philip attended Hazelwood primary then Oakwood secondary schools. His school career was cut short at the age of 14, when his Master informed his parents there was ‘no point’ for him to continue. His parents were not pleased. Upon leaving school Philip became an apprentice gas-fitter with the Gas Board and at the same time was sent to Paddington Polytechnic college to upgrade his qualifications. Five years later he ... 

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Brian Hignett

Brian Hignett was born in Liverpool, England, towards the end of the Second World War. After succeeding in gaining a scholarship to a local grammar school, Hignett went on to study law at the University of Manchester. Hignett has spent his life working within the legal system. Always keen to write, his work as a barrister has not allowed him the time to pursue this dream. Now in retirement, Brian is free to put his thoughts and feelings down on paper. In this, his debut publication, Brian has written a book of free-form poetry.

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Tracy-Ann Hill

Tracy-Ann Hill, was born in 1963 in South Africa. She has had a successful career in dress design and fashion retail which took her all over the world. Hill has also had a successful business in interior decorating and design, and raised two children in Johannesburg. After spending years with a head full of stories, Hill has finally found the time to put pen to paper. Having had the passion her whole life, her inspiration came from a visit to Tuscany last year and a chance meeting with a well known play writer. This meeting gave her the push ... 

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Badiaa Hiresh

Badiaa Hiresh was born in Lebanon in 1964 where she eventually lived and worked, raising two daughters. Badiaa also spent time in the USA which gives her a unique international perspective on her home country. After working as an accountant and manager for the family jewelry business, Badiaa found herself in the field of education, helping to start a school. As well as writing, Badiaa is an advocate for peace, spending many years as a Peace Coordinator.

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Julie Hope

Julie Hope lives in Staffordshire UK where she works part time. She was inspired to start writing by her family; husband, 2 children and six grandchildren and she dedicates this, her first book, to them. In her spare time, Julie loves cooking for the family and going on holiday. 

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Jacques Huinck

Jacques Huinck, born in 1935 in Maastricht, the Netherlands, was an independent photographer and filmmaker. He won the Prix Nièpce in Paris for his photos, received a travel grant to Hollywood for his first film and made 36 short features for a psychological faculty. He taught at the Maastricht Art Academy for 26 years. After his retirement he worked 18 years as a guide in the caves and the antique fortress St. Pieter in Maastricht. In the Second World War he experienced the liberation (by Americans) in the basement of a house that stood ... 

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Janice Hutchings

Janice Hutchings, spent her childhood in Oreston, a small waterside village, on the shores of the river Plym. Educated at Oreston Primary School, Plymstock Secondary Modern School, she then attended St. Dunstan Abbey for girls. In 1957, having qualified as a shorthand typist, she was employed by a number of companies until 1973, after which she worked in a Charity shop from 1974 to 1981. Inspired by her mother, a freelance journalist, Janice embarked on a writing career. She has written a number of short stories, some of which have been ... 

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