Ray French is a creative writing tutor in Leeds. He has published three novels. His book, The Red Jag and other stories, was nominated for the Macmillan Silver Pen Award.
James Nash is a writer, poet and journalist. He is Writer in Residence at University of Leeds and author of Coma Songs
Tom Palmer is author of amongst others, Shaking Hands with Michael Rooney, More Readers Reading More and more recently Foul Play Football Detective (Puffin 2008) He works in libraries promoting reading and works with the National Literacy Trust and The Reading Agency.
John Siddique has published four collections of poetry including one for children. He is The British Council's Los Angeles Writer in Residence 2009
A fascinating double-take on the experience of being fathered and then becoming a father - tales full of wit, pathos and insight. - Blake Morrison
Brilliantly written and incredibly moving. - The Western Mail
'Fathers wonderfully brought to life…so many contrasts, and yet so much to recognise.' – Times Education Supplement
'A masterful collection that shines a powerful and insightful light into our emotional identities.'– The Big Issue
All the stories have poignancy, humour and insight. I found it difficult to put down. – Todmorden Today
‘Such a clever although simple idea for a book as well as containing excellent writing.' – Helen Osborn, Head of Libraries and Information, Co Tyrone
This collection of meditations on the nature of fatherhood is a must-read for anyone interested in the strange mysteries of the human heart.' - Joolz Denby