POLLYANNA JONES is a writer and illustrator who says: “My specialist interests include folklore and customs of Britain, Ireland, and western Europe, as well as local history and early and pre-Christian practices. I am a regular writer for the Celtic Guide, and have been featured on Medievalists.net. I also maintain a website on Norse and Germanic magical traditions.” http://pollyannajones. hubpages.com
Michael S. Collins, who lives in Glasgow, is the editor of Other Side Books. A former Fortean Times book reviewer, Michael was editor of The 40p website, as well as two editions of The Christmas Book of Ghosts. His horror fiction can be found in magazines such as Diabolic Tales and Stupefying Stories, among many others. He has no pet dragons. Honest.
Mike Covell is a local historian and author based in Kingston upon Hull. He has appeared on Most Haunted, Most Haunted Live, and Paranormal Lockdown, as well as documentaries, podcasts, blogs, magazines, radio shows, news shows, and in numerous newspapers. He currently writes for Haunted Magazine, Outer Limits Magazine, The Hull Daily Mail, and The Grimsby Gazette.
Dr Fiona-Jane Brown is an Aberdeen-based academic, author, tour guide and event promoter. Her interest in the supernatural stems from her doctoral research into beliefs and traditions in Scottish fishing communities, and as a tour guide in Aberdeen features many local spooky stories in her walks. Her tours are available from www. hiddenaberdeen.co.uk
DR MARK FRYERS is a Norfolk-based lecturer in film and television, who specialises in British media history. He has written and presented on many aspects of gothic and supernatural culture and has a special interest in the gothic maritime, and the maritime sphere’s connection to British national identity.
Kai Roberts is a folklore and forteana junkie with a particular interest in the South Pennines and the old West Yorkshire Riding. He has written several books on regional folklore. He maintains a personal blog at http://kairoberts.wordpress.com and records the folkloric traditions of the Lower Calder Valley at http://lowercalderlegends.wordpress.com
Born in Ottawa, Canada, TERRY SHERWOOD is a lifelong fan of classic horror films and literature that inspired them. He is a contributing Writer/film reviewer for Diabolique online magazine and Classic Film Union Blog on TCM site.
TREVOR BOND was born in South London to an East End family. He has a long-held fascination with the social and criminal history of London, with a particular interest in the Victorian period. He has spoken at internationally attended conferences and events on subjects ranging from ‘Jack the Ripper’ to arsenic poisoning, and in 2016 he co-authored ‘The A-Z of Victorian Crime’. In 2018 he launched Chronicles Tours, whose current offerings include tours focusing on riots and rebellions, dark deeds in Westminster, the London life of William Shakespeare, the history of Tower Hill, and more. For more information on Chronicles Tours, visit chronicles-uk.com
Josie Palmer has spent most of her life fascinated by vampires and the supernatural. When she isn’t reading or writing about the undead (or just plain dead), she likes nothing better than to spend time on the beach. She lives in deepest darkest Norfolk with a growing taxidermy collection and a random assortment of living animals and other humans. Her blog www.thetivoligardens.com
EMMA DARK is an award-winning filmmaker specialising in the Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres.
Kerry Greenaway co-hosts the Dark Mirror Show and The Parasearch UK Radio show on Paramania as well as her own radio show The Spirit Dimension. Kerry has a passion for crystals, minerals and the paranormal, which led her in to starting her own business, Spirit & Soul Island, allowing her to work in both the spiritual and paranormal field.
MATTHEW E BANKS is a graduate of University of Plymouth. He lives in Cornwall with his wife Sam. Matthew’s main fields of interest are the supernatural in all its manifestations, horror film history and the ghost story genre.
K.B. GODDARD is a Derbyshire-based writer specialising in mock-Victorian ghost stories. She has released short story collections, and her first novella “The Girl With The Roses” came out in 2017. She loves history, mythology, folklore, Sherlock Holmes and old ghost stories. Not necessarily in that order.
SHARON CLARKE is a paranormal researcher and investigator from Belfast and a founding member of Pacem Paranormal Research Team. She is a horror enthusiast and lover of all things spooky!
Andy Chaplin is a natural psychic intuitive since birth. Throughout his life, his encounters with the paranormal led him into greater awareness,
development and spiritual knowledge. Numerous stage performances, psychic fayres, clairvoyant nights, Spiritualist meetings and live audience haunted events are all activities he has been involved with over the years. He is available for private and group bookings, Spiritualist churches, corporate events, workshops, demonstrations and evenings of clairvoyance – contact via the Tuned In Events Group page on Facebook.
Ryan O’Neill is the owner of Haunted Scotland, Paranormal Researcher with Fife Paranormal Research Society and worked within the field of hauntings and afterlife for over 13 years. Recognisable by his appearances in the popular TV show Most Haunted, ITV1’s Tough Gig, USA Prime-Time Show Brew Dogs (With Barry Fitzgerald & Mark Turner) along with countless radio and newspaper contributions.
DACRE STOKER is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009), the official Stoker family-endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012).
David Barrett has been a Scottish Paranormal Investigator for almost 20 years. He has investigated all over Scotland and England, as well as Leap Castle in Ireland and Bran Castle in Romania. Although he can’t hear or see spirits, he uses Instrumental Trans-Communication devices to attempt to communicate with spirits. He is part of a team with his good friend Ian Ainsley, a Demonologist from Birmingham.
The Spooky Isles is the leading horror and paranormal website that invites all to enjoy the many historic horrors and ghostly goings-on that the UK and Ireland has to offer…