First Monday Crime Team
William Ryan’s Captain Korolev novels and his standalone The Constant Soldier have been shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year, The Irish Fiction Award, the CWA’s Steel, Historical and New Blood Daggers and the HWA’s Gold Crown. William is currently a Teaching Fellow on the Crime Writing programme at UEA.
Katherine Armstrong has worked in publishing for nearly thirteen years and is Editorial Director for Fiction at Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing UK. She has previously worked at Faber & Faber and Little, Brown. Her speciality is crime and thriller fiction. She was one of the founding organisers of First Monday and is programme consultant for NOIReland, a new international crime fiction festival in Belfast.
Rod Reynolds was born in London and, after a successful career in advertising, working as a media buyer, he decided to get serious about writing. He completed City University's Crime Writing Masters degree and the rights to his debut novel, THE DARK INSIDE, were acquired by Faber even before he graduated. The sequel, BLACK NIGHT FALLING, is out now, and the third book in the Charlie Yates series, COLD DESERT SKY, will follow in 2018. Rod lives in London with his wife and two daughters.
Sophie Goodfellow has been a book publicist for over five years, and is communications manager for FMcM Associates. She has worked with no.1 bestselling authors, debut novelists, health and lifestyle figures and literary festivals. Fond of all genres, she has a particular passion for translated and crime titles, and is a judge on the CWA Short Story Dagger. She has been described as being ‘a lot like Olivia Colman’ and ‘a Dick King Smith character trapped in reality.’
Mum to 2 small boys and 1 big girl. Avid devourer of books of all kinds. Reviews all in a heap on Liz
Loves Books amongst other sites and top 500 UK Amazon reviewer. Main aim in life: Never let a
good book pass me by. Twitter addict and book advocate with a slight tendency towards hysteria
when sharing the literary love. Submissions reader for Orenda books and Editor at Manatee books.
Spends spare time working at Tesco with great people in a job that I adore. Often random.