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Mark Bridgeman


Meet The Author

Mark Bridgeman was born in Swindon, Wiltshire in 1965 and is now based in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. After a career working in Finance, Marketing and Sports Coaching, he has now turned his passion for writing, crime fiction and non-fiction, history and sport into words. Mark's first book "The River Runs Red" was published in 2019. A history of true crime in Highland Perthshire, the book proved an immediate success, selling out its first print run.

Surviving In The Shadows and Blood Beneath Ben Nevis were published in March 2020 and have been positively received. After receiving positive reviews in Scotland Magazine, Perthshire Advertiser and The Scotsman, The Lost Village of Lawers was published in September 2020, and has already sold out two print runs. Mark followed that with The Beacon On The Hill in December 2020, which was featured on BBC Radio, and launched to positive reviews.

The Dark Side of the Dales and Footsteps at Finlarig were both released in May 2021, continuing Mark's engaging examination of local crime and history.

Mark has appeared on ITV, BBC Radio, together with interviews, podcasts and personal appearances.

Here are all of Mark's books


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Melina Druga

Meet The Author

Rumor has it that Melina Druga came out of her mother’s womb with a pen in her hand. While we can neither confirm or deny this, you could say she was destined to become a writer.

Melina was so young when she began writing that she can’t remember exactly when the urge began. She does remember, however, her first novel – an historical fiction story about two sisters living in an Ohio canal town in the 1840s – that she wrote at age 10.

Music keeps Melina sane, and it has gotten to the point that she cannot write without it. It keeps her awake, alert, motivated and productive. Music has even inspired her fiction. And not just The Rock Star’s Wife series. The My Chemical Romance song “Mama” was the inspiration for her historical fiction novel Angel of Mercy.

Melina lives in the Midwest with her husband, daughter, black cat, books and CD collection.

Here are her books.

Melina Druga
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Meet The Author

I am a primary school teacher by day and single parent to a beautiful little girl the rest of the time.

Writing is an enjoyable hobby of mine when I am not planning lessons or watching my beloved Carlisle United (something else that has been denied us for much of this last 18 months in these strange time).

I love to write and take myself to all sorts of weird and wonderful places. I have recently finished my second and third novels, Once Upon A Time There Was A Man and With Every Breath after releasing me 'Conscience' a few years ago.

I have written a series of children's books (, plays, scripts, poems and educational resources for schools.

I am self-published through Amazon and am not represented by anyone as yet but I hope it is only a matter of time before publishers and agencies beat a path to my door. I would very much like to retire early. :-)

Here are his books.

Peter Scholes
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