Rosanna Ley is a bestselling author and creative writing tutor living in West Dorset, who has had eight novels published, including The Lemon Tree Hotel (2019).  Her books are inspired by the culture and landscapes of Italy, Sicily and the Canary Islands and feature strong female voices from the past and present, along with an intense undercurrent of mystery and romance.

Laura E James is married with two children and enjoys living in the inspirational county of Dorset, having spent her formative years in Watford. A graduate of the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, Laura is also a member of the popular online writing group, The Romaniacs.