Jonathan Barnes

Jonathan Barnes

Jonathan was born in 1979. Educated in Norfolk and at Oxford University, he has published three novels The Somnambulist (2007) and The Domino Men (2008) which between them have been translated into eight languages, and Cannonbridge which was published in 2015.

Jonathan writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review and is the author of several full-cast audio dramas for Big Finish Productions, including Doctor Who: Persuasion, The Ordeals of Sherlock Holmes and a brilliant adaptation of Frankenstein.


Nicholas Briggs

Nick is an actor, composer, director, sound designer, presenter, producer and writer. His writing has spanned comic strips, journalism, television, theatre and publishing, with the bulk of his work being in radio and audio drama.

Screenwriting credits include: Family Affairs for Pearson TV broadcast on Channel Five; Bowlin’ All Over drama for BBC One’s Children in Need; Three Doctor Who spin-off video films – Auton, Auton 2:Sentinel and Auton 3 (the latter credited as Arthur Wallis) for BBV Video; and In Memory Alone, Breach of the Peace, Eye of the Beholder and The AirZone Solution for Carlton Video.


From 1988–1995, Nick was a staff writer and editorial assistant for magazines Starburst and TV Zone. He then became editor for the magazine Film Review, and subsequently film reviewer for the same. Nick created, wrote and edited articles for sci-fi comic, Space Junkk; wrote short stories for the 2007 and 2008 Doctor Who Storybooks (Panini); wrote reviews, interviews, features and comic strip Food For Thought for Doctor Who Magazine (Marvel UK); co-wrote The Dalek Survival Guide (BBC Books); and in 2013 Nick wrote the novel The Dalek Generation featuring the 11th Doctor (BBC Books, Random House).

For theatre, Nick has adapted Frankenstein from Tim Kelly’s dramatization, The Hound of the Baskervilles from the original story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – all of which premiered at the Theatre Royal Nottingham. He has written numerous full-cast audio plays available on CD and download from Big Finish Productions and often aired on BBC Radio 4 Extra including: Doctor Who: Dark Eyes (winner of the BBC Audio Drama award), The Prisoner (based on the 1967 TV series) and The War Doctor: Only The Monstrous (starring Sir John Hurt).


Stephanie Hornett

Steph has been involved in the communications field for more than twenty years. After graduating from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London with a Graphic Design degree, she worked as a self-employed photographer before moving to Switzerland where she spent a year skiing and speaking French badly, and then the Fiji Islands for sun, sand and scuba diving while being the Head of the Publications Department for the Fiji Museum in Suva.

Five years later she moved to Bangladesh, followed by Indonesia and finally Cambodia working for the United Nations in the communication sections of the World Food Programme, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and UNICEF helping people affected by natural disasters and conflict.

Steph returned to England in 2008 to complete her Masters in Mass Communications and has been a freelance designer, editor, proofreader, researcher, writer and more recently director of independent publishing company, Red Raygun Ltd ever since.

Steph has designed, edited and/or written numerous books, reports and newsletters for work, and many travel/adventure poems and articles for pleasure such as driving across Australia for Land Rover Monthly and climbing Mount Aspiring for Austrian Alpine News (even though Mount Aspiring is in New Zealand!).

Third Time Unlucky – The World War One Story of Reginald Salmon is Steph’s first book. She might even write another one day!