Here is what Wikipedia has to say about each of us.
Born in the East End of London, Barbara Nadel trained as an actress before becoming a writer. Now writing full-time, she has previously worked as a public relations officer for the National Schizophrenia Fellowship’s Good Companion Service and as a mental health advocate for the mentally disordered in a psychiatric hospital. She has also worked with sexually abused teenagers and taught psychology in schools and colleges, and is currently the patron of a charity that cares for those in emotional and mental distress.
She has been a regular visitor to Turkey for more than twenty years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Nadel
Christopher G. Moore
Canadian Christopher G. Moore is the creator of the award-winning Vincent Calvino Private Eye series and the author of the Land of Smiles Trilogy. In his former life, he studied at Oxford University and taught law at the University of British Columbia. He wrote radio plays for the CBC and NHK before his first novel was published in New York in 1985, when he promptly left his tenured academic job for an uncertain writing career, leaving his colleagues thinking he was not quite right in the head.
His journey from Canada to Thailand, his adopted home, comprised some time in Japan in the early 1980s and four years in New York in the late 1980s. In 1988, he came to Thailand to harvest materials to write a book. The visit was meant to be temporary. Twenty years on and 19 novels, one collection of short stories and a non-fiction later, he is still in Bangkok and far from having exhausted the rich Southeast Asian literary materials. His novels have been translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Turkish, Norwegian and Thai. http://www.cgmoore.com
Matt Beynon Rees
Matt Beynon Rees is an award-winning crime novelist who lives in Jerusalem. The French magazine L’Express called him “the Dashiell Hammett of Palestine.” As a journalist, Rees covered the Middle East for over a decade. Yasser Arafat once tried to have him arrested, but Matt eluded him and continues to work as a correspondent, while writing his novels. He was born in Newport, Wales, in 1967 and studied at Oxford University and the University of Maryland. He’s the winner of the Crime Writers Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger and his Omar Yussef Mystery series has sold to leading publishers in 22 countries. His website and blog can be found at www.mattbeynonrees.com.
Margie Orford is the author of the Clare Hart series, now translated into nine languages. She is an award-winning journalist, photographer, film director, children’s author and Fulbright scholar. Born in London, she grew up in southern Africa. She was detained as a student activist during the State of Emergency in 1985 and wrote her finals in prison. After travelling widely, she worked in publishing in Namibia. While in New York, she worked on the groundbreaking archival retrieval project, WOMEN WRITING AFRICA. Her latest non-fiction project is FABULOUSLY 40 AND BEYOND; Women Coming Into Their Own (Spearhead/NAB, 2006). She compiled 15 MEN: WORDS AND IMAGES FROM BEHIND BARS (Jonathan Ball 2008). This is a collection of writing by men with whom she conducted a nine-month creative writing workshop in Groot Drakenstein Prison (formerly Victor Verster) from 2007 and 2008. She is the patron of Rape Crisis and of the Little Hands Trust.
Colin Cotterill (born 2 October 1952) is a London-born teacher, crime writer and cartoonist. Cotterill has dual English and Australian citizenship; however, he currently lives in Southeast Asia, where he writes the award-winning Dr. Siri mystery series set in the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos. www.colincotterill.com