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Tony Drury,
Chairman

Tony is the author of five DCI Sarah Rudd City thrillers. In each, he draws upon his career as a London financier to expose the underworld of dark practices and shadowy characters. None, however, are able to withstand the bravery and incisive detection methods of one of the police force’s bravest officers. Her juggling of career demands, husband, children and her own demons, make riveting reading.

He has now written two more novels which trace the early career of probationary police constable Sarah Whitson. In ‘On Scene and Dealing’ she meets her future husband Nick. In ‘Journey to the Crown’ she has a devastating affair with Dr Martin Redding. The final chapter jumps ahead to sample her future life as a private detective.
Tony has created an innovative series as a novella writer. Reflecting iconic cinema classics, his first is ‘Lunch with Harry’, which is inspired by ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’. Others to follow include ‘Twelve Troubled Jurors’ (echoing ‘12 Angry Men’) and ‘Forever on Thursdays’ (capturing the drama of ‘Brief Encounter’).

He writes short-stories wherein the net proceeds go to HEART UK – The Cholesterol Charity. He is an ambassador for the charity.

Aged seventy, Tony is a follower of the wisdom of Albert Einstein: “When a man stops learning, he starts dying.” He lives in Bedford with his wife Judy. They value every trip down the M1 to Watford to be with Grandson Henry.

For more information on Tony Drury visit www.tonydrury.com. See also Twitter: @mrtonydrury.

 

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Dave Lyons,
Managing Director

Dave Lyons is founder and Director of Raven Crest Books (Ravencrestbooks.com), an independent publisher specialising in the selection of inspiring new authors and publishing to the fast growing ebook market. The publishing and marketing model was developed by Lyons based on a career in various sales and marketing environments including beer, wines and spirits, mobile devices and communications infrastructure.

Dave is also qualified as a financial adviser and is a trustee of a company pension scheme. He is a musician playing bass in “Njght Fljght” (njghtfljght.com), a volunteer in the Airfield Volunteer Fire Service based at Old Warden aerodrome, Bedfordshire (AVFS.org) and is working towards gaining his pilot’s licence. He is married with two daughters and lives in Bedfordshire

He joins the growing City Fiction team to offer his special skills in generating ebook sales as well as adding his all round publishing knowledge. City Fiction will be referring its growing traffic in new authors to Raven Crest Books.

 

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Cathy Wright,
Social Media Manager

Cathy has a bubbly and infectious personality. She has worked in various administration positions over the years before starting her own administration and marketing company Agile Administration Services. She is motivated and has a wealth of management and marketing experience, which her clients come to value.

She joined City Fiction as Executive Assistant in 2012 and has recently been promoted to Social Media Manager. Her role is to develop the business and help to publicise and promote Tony’s books and, in due course, to seek new aspiring authors. Her areas of speciality are local marketing and social media marketing. She has built up an impressive portfolio of success in this area, as can be seen in the News section of the City Fiction website.

Cathy has been instrumental in publicising Tony’s books, arranging local marketing activities and press coverage as well as developing a growing online presence for ‘Tony Drury – the Author’. Since joining she has become a real asset to the growing City Fiction Team.

 

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Teresa Quinlan,
Press Officer

Teresa has over 20 years’ experience in media relations and is the founder of PR agency Love PR London located in Fulham.

Specialists in creating and building profiles for individuals, brands and businesses, Teresa and her team work with clients across the board including film & TV, authors, consumer lifestyle, sports stars and celebrities.

Love PR London work closely with all UK media platforms placing clients’ news stories and features prominently in national print, broadcast and digitally achieving coverage on daily basis.

For more information, please visit www.loveprlondon.com