Joy Dakers was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 2000, the Chinese Year of the Dragon. She now attends Glasgow University studying Politics & Philosophy. A passionate photographer with a strong creative streak she enjoys capturing the world around her and eternalising particular places and moments in time through her photography. She has been fortunate enough to have travelled to over thirty countries, as well as studying in the city and living in the country which provides her with ample and diverse photo opportunities.
Coming soon is her first photography book Journeys with Joy with short stories contributed by Catherine Grace.
Catherine Grace was a journalist, wrote computer tutorials, and worked international corporate events, her creative outlet was always creating stories. Inspired by one of her professors she decided to put pen-to-paper or in her case fingertips to keyboard and write what she loves - mysteries.
The reason she selected Jasami Publishing Ltd to assist with her first publication is that it aligned with her personal ethos, to give back to the community. Catherine resides in Scotland.
Born in a small village in the North of Scotland before moving to the tough east-end of Glasgow at a young age, Simpson Munro became hardened to the gang culture of the 1960s. He had no interest in that culture. Later in life his close friends were deeply entrenched in careers in the emergency services, his own life being in the Civil Service.
It was a chance meeting in 2018, in Glasgow, after Simpson had retired, he met an author at a book festival. He became tempted to try his hand at writing after she told him "everyone has a book inside them" and that was when he called upon his lifelong friends to assist in the process. The series, Andy Blackmore, Police Constable was born.
Simpson prefers the quiet life back where he was born. Glasgow will always be his home, especially the east end with its very special people, its tenements, and busy roads. His friends will always be his friends over fifty years down the road of life. His only ambition in life now is to take Andy Blackmore into retirement..... then, like himself, drift into anonymity.
Born and raised in Glasgow Gordon’s family left the Gorbals when he was four and moved to Toryglen. Like many other boys his ambition was to be a professional football player, however, like many other boys it did not quite work out that way. So he became an apprentice engraver and attended night school at the Glasgow School of Art for two years. During this time, he worked in Glasgow engraving and key cutting where he met and married Anne. They travelled Britain before finally settling down in Stirlingshire. They have two children, four grandchildren, and are now both retired. Considering the COVID Restrictions to be an imprisonment he began writing poetry about his thoughts, experiences and travels around the world. Thankfully it kept him sane! And hopefully the words will ring true to those who have worked to keep their sense of humour and resilience during this time
Katrina has been an avid fan of classic fantasy and spirituality readings. She recognises the importance of using one’s own efforts and resources to achieve objectives, and that life’s circumstances and incidents are the basis of learning about self-reliance and building resilience. As the mother of three young adults she was inspired to create this entertaining fantasy which reflects her ideals and the ethos of her life. She currently resides in Zambia, Africa.
Holly Richards is an illustrator who studied at Falmouth University in Cornwall and is now based near the New Forest in the South of England. She draws her inspiration from nature, fantasy, and wildlife, and when she is not in the studio, she is travelling looking for more things to paint or draw.
Holly is the illustrator for Hell’s Daughter by Trinity-Rose and her first children’s picture book, written by Catherine Grace, will be published Summer 2020.
Trinity-Rose is a teenage writer from Hampshire in the UK who lives off coffee and bubble tea to function as she spends most of her nights thinking up her next book idea. She is the third child and currently lives with her parents, younger sibling and border collie called Izzy. From the age of ten she started writing her own short stories for her family.
The passion of writing came from her love of reading books. She found her love of the supernatural after reading Kelley Armstrong’s young adult books in her early teens. This made her want to create her own supernatural world with exciting relatable characters who are fond of sarcasm. She also enjoys incorporating her love of sports cars into her books. The love for sports cars is thanks to her dad who for her fifteenth birthday, took her for an experience day to drive sports cars around a race track.
Trinity-Rose spent most of her early teen years either at school, writing or hanging out with her best-friend who she met on the first day of nursery. At school she was either talking to friends, learning or jotting up notes for her books. Ironically she got better grades in Maths than English.
When it came time at school to consider career paths she looked at becoming a scientist or lawyer but quickly changed her mind when she realised she wouldn’t love it as much as writing. So she decided to devote all her time to dreaming up stories she could share her writing with more than just her family and friends. This inspired her to write her first novel Hell’s Daughter.
Author website http://trinityrosecrane.com/
Originally from Durban, South Africa Sheralee, her husband Gary and young daughter Keryn moved to Namibia where they stayed for almost six years. Always having had a love for nature and God’s beautiful creatures, Namibia provided the opportunity for the Ryan family to experience wildlife first hand. For the first two years, they lived in a cottage on a fish farm on the Zambezi River. In 2015 the family moved on to Gobabis, 200 kilometres east of Windhoek where they were involved with the Gobabis Animal Rescue, helping and caring for animals in need. At the end of 2018, they moved to Kalumbila, North West Province of Zambia where their interaction with nature continues and where possible they have assisted injured animals, to rehabilitate and release them back to the wild. Charlie’s amazing personality inspired Sheralee to write his story.
B.D. Wilberforce is best characterised by his optimistic enthusiasm and curiosity for life, maintain the mantra that to appreciate the quality of the present moment is one of life’s more important practices. To help achieve this, he adores delving into expansive thought by enjoying many a serene evening exploring the passions, hobbies, and ideals of his friends and family. It is from these conversations, generally encouraged by a glass of red wine, that Wilberforce builds many of the emotional experiences that form the touchstones of his novels. People, and the way in which they inhabit their time, are the essence of his writing style, and ensuring that authentic voices are heard by the reader is a pivotal focus. Wilberforce’s life is fuelled by meaningful friends, classic novels, and dashing runs, although he never feels more at peace than when he is on the summit of a Scottish mountain in the Highlands.
Andy was born in Clydebank which is located just on the outskirts of Glasgow. Although he has moved around at heart he still identifies himself as a Bankie. He’s always had a keen interest in the arts, picking up his first bass guitar at the age of fifteen and then playing in local bands for most of the 1990’s. He recorded a series of demos and EPs culminating in a weekly headline slot at The Arena in Glasgow as well as a stint in Nice n Sleezy’s.
However, it is his expression through writing which provided a means of escape. His range runs from novels and short stories to the intrinsic and passionate poetry which supported him through many personal tragedies and difficult times.