I am a Quaker descended from the first Friends converted by George Fox in England and continuing through the first migration of members of the Religious Society of Friends to the Carolinas. Born into Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond, Indiana, I grew up in Gwynedd Friends Meeting, Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, and transferred to New Garden Friends Meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1984.
Jennifer Kavanagh worked in publishing for nearly thirty years, the last fourteen as an independent literary agent. Jennifer contributes regularly to the Quaker press, and is an associate tutor at Woodbrooke Quaker study centre. Her books include Call of the Bell Bird (Quaker Books); The World is our Cloister (O Books); Journey Home (formerly The O of Home); Simplicity Made Easy; Small Change, Big Deal: Money as if people mattered; The Failure of Success; and, as editor, New Light: Twelve Quaker voices. Just published are her first novel, The Emancipation of B and A Little Book of Unknowing. (All are published by different imprints of John Hunt Publishing.) She lives in London.
Tace Baker is a pseudonym for the mystery writer Edith Maxwell. Tace is an old-fashioned Quaker name, which seemed fitting for the author of a series featuring a Quaker Linguistics professor.
Tace has always been interested in languages and linguistics, and has traveled widely in pursuit of those interests. It’s no surprise that Lauren Rousseau is a polyglot and has a keen ear for accents in the English of native speakers and non-native speakers alike.
Dr. John C. (Jock ) Cobb was born in Boston in 1919. After graduating from Harvard with an astronomy degree, he joined the American Field Service as an ambulance driver and served in Syria, North Africa, and Italy. As a conscientious objector to war, Jock captured with his 35mm camera the horror and heartbreak of war and the enduring human spirit.
Sanni Kruger is a finance coach helping people to become competent and confident money managers who live within their means without stressful money concerns. She does this by supporting them in creating systems that enable them to reduce their debt whilst building up savings,