Authors

 with first letter J

Paidamoyo Phillipa Jackson

With a degree in agricultural economics and farm management, Paidamoyo Phillipa Jackson is a lecturer with a love of history and teaching. This is her first book and in it she conveys her personal journey, both physical and spiritual as well as her country’s journey. It is based on her life, however it is not about the pivotal life experiences, or her immense courage through her journey, but more a record of her experiences for posterity. Her interest in the political, social and philosophical issues that led to Zimbabwe’s complete collapse ... 

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Lyndsey Jeavons

Thirty-eight-year-old Lyndsey Jeavons was born in July 1979 in Shrewsbury in the UK. She has been writing short stories for almost thirty years since the age of eight. Being a creative person, Lynsey enjoys painting. She also likes reading, writing and singing. She is engaged and has two children. She currently lives in Kidwelly, Wales. 

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Magnus John

Magnus John was born in 1937 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He moved to England in 1959 where he trained as a librarian. He worked in the civil service and thereafter at the Open University in Milton Keynes. After early retirement, he went back to work as director and head of the Institute of library, information and communication studies at the University of Sierra Leone until finally retiring in 2004. Magnus is a widower with two daughters and two grandchildren who he loves to spend time with. He enjoys travelling and reading.

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Christine Johnson

Born in Staffordshire, Christine grew up happily in an anglo-irish family with her sister. She attended a catholic convent and grammar school and attained a BA Hons in Business Studies later in life. A single mother to her daughter, she has been in a happy relationship with her partner for the last 20 years. She has two grandchildren, Max aged 5 and Kristen aged 6 months. Max has been her inspiration for this book.

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Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson is a children’s author and illustrator born in Openshaw, Manchester. She was diagnosed with dyslexia whilst studying at University. She works as a Special Education Assistant. During the pandemic Jan delved into the world of Art & Poetry. Her previous publications include Poems for a Pandemic (2020) and Invisible Cities – Writings on the Wall (2021). She has also published a picture in a colouring book and creative care boxes from https://www.aspacebetween.co.uk. This picture will soon be printed in a magazine. Jan enjoys ... 

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Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson attended day schools in Germany, UK and Cyprus before becoming a boarder in the UK. His childhood experiences planted the seed which developed into an impressive career in education, specialising in helping children with complex needs. He held a wide variety of Head Teacher positions culminating in advising the government on educational matters and ultimately becoming President of the National Association of Head Teachers. He has three children and six grandchildren. He is spending his retirement involved in charity work, fishing ... 

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Brian Jones

Born in London in 1930, Brian Jones attended grammar school, then studied engineering at technical college. Conscripted, he learned the trade of aircraft mechanic with the RAF. Later he took employment in the alkaline battery industry, leaving that in 1976 to become a self employed diesel alternator salesman and technical journalist. A widower with a daughter and two sons, when time permits he enjoys choral singing, cycling and writing. He has published two action spy thrillers in 1978 and 1980, and has written on agriculture, engineering and ... 

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Georgie A. Jones

Georgie A. Jones was born in London to Welsh parents in 1950. After attending a then newly-founded comprehensive school in London, he trained as a primary school teacher. During his thirty-nine years in the profession, Jones wrote and directed many plays for children, all enthused with his trademark wry humour and rich use of vocabulary. Jones retired from teaching in 2014. Alongside his love of words and interest in writing and staging plays for children, Georgie has also produced plays for adults, all stamped with his unique Welsh verve ... 

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John Edward Bankole Jones

John Edward Bankole Jones was born in England in 1936. He is a coloured man, born illegitimately to an English mother and an African father from Sierra Leone. His mother did not acknowledge him as her son as so he was raised in multiple foster homes and finally an orphanage. His father collected him from the orphanage and took him to Sierra Leone to live with him and his family. He returned to England in 1960 to study law. While studying he worked in London as a freelance radio and TV journalist. He returned to Sierra Leone in the mid-sixties ... 

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Mark Hesketh Jones

Mark Hesketh Jones was born in 1961 in Liverpool, UK. He was educated at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Blackburn. He teaches English as a Foreign Language. His favourite activities and interests include theatre history, walking and he has been playing the church organ since 1981. After many years of working for a major UK bank Mark became an entertainer, musician and a local history guide. For eight years, he was Front of House Manager at Eastbourne’s historic Royal Hippodrome Theatre, during which time he researched its history - ... 

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Ricki Joyner

Ricki Joyner currently works in retail and lives in the UK. Having been interested in dinosaurs from a young age and now an aspiring palaeontologist, Joyner debuts this adventure novel. With a focus on detail of the dinosaurs, from the Allosaurus to the Carcharodontosaurus, Joyner’s passion is clear. When not writing, Joyner’s other interests include drawing and sketching dinosaurs, watching films and reading.

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