Colin Speakman

Colin Speakman

Colin is a respected academic, author and broadcaster and Burley-in-Wharfedale resident. A co-creator of the Dales Way, now 50 years old and one of the most popular long distance paths in the country, Colin has written nearly 60 books, covering walking and history, transport guides, biographies, poems and fiction. He has recently been described inRead more about Colin Speakman[…]

Rose Drew

Rose Drew

Rose Drew is a poet and anthropologist, at home in a lab, a classroom, or a stage. Rose is a public speaker, editor and book publisher, events manager, and has co-hosted the York Spoken Word Poetry & Prose open mic since January 2006. Rose and her partner Alan are founding members of York Literature FestivalRead more about Rose Drew[…]

Pauline Kirk

Pauline Kirk

Born in Birmingham, Pauline moved to York fifteen years ago, having lived in Leeds, Reading, Benfleet (Essex), and Melbourne (Australia). She studied at the University of Nottingham, Sheffield University (managing to get married in the holidays) and Monash University in Melbourne where she also taught at the Methodists Ladies College (preparing girls for brilliant academicRead more about Pauline Kirk[…]

PJ Quinn

PJ Quinn

PJ Quinn is the pen name of mother and daughter team Pauline Kirk and Jo Summers. Jo challenged her mother to write a crime novel and, somehow, ended up writing it with her. The result is a series of detective novels featuring DI Ambrose and Chalk Heath, set in the late 1950s, a period of great change that seems likeRead more about PJ Quinn[…]