Hafsah FaizalHafsah Faizal is an American author of young adult novels, best known for her fantasy novel We Hunt the Flame. Faizal was born in Florida and grew up in California. She is of Sri Lankan and Arab descent and is an American Muslim. Her parents are both Muslim Sri Lankan immigrants. When she hit puberty, Faizal started wearing a niqab, after years of asking her parents to let her. She was homeschooled starting age 13, the same age when she first started building her design skills, which ultimately turned into her founding her own web design company, IceyDesigns, at 17. Faizal names fellow young adult novelists Leigh Bardugo, Roshani Chokshi, and Renée Ahdieh as some of her major literary influences and describes Graceling by Kristin Cashore as the book that made her fall in love with reading.
Steve FeaseySteve Feasey was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, UK in 1968. From a modest background, he found escape in books, and spent much of his time in his local library. Always an avid reader, he only began writing in his late thirties, but was fortunate to land a publishing deal for his very first book, Changeling.
Jasper FfordeJasper Fforde was an enthusiastic member of the film industry for nineteen years before becoming published. Author of five 'Thursday Next' and two 'Nursery Crime' books, he says that writing is "The same as filming, really. Only you do all of the jobs, and not just one."
He currently lives and works in Wales, where his hobbies include family, flying and photography. 'Shades of Grey', Due out in January 2010, will be his eighth novel. His mother, wife, editor and children all think it's really good.
C.A. FletcherCharlie Fletcher (born 1960) is a British screenwriter and author. After many years writing for film and television, he is now probably best known for his children's novel, Stoneheart. After studying English Literature at university, Fletcher began his career in the film business and then progressed to the BBC where he worked in film editing. He then went to California where he became a screenwriter. He wrote screenplays for TriStar, MGM, Paramount and Warner Bros. among others. He also moved into other types of writing, including magazine features, a computer game and as a national Sunday newspaper columnist and a restaurant reviewer.