Our Authors

Our authors are recognised authorities in their fields, whether that’s football, psychology or the peaks of the Lake District.  Meet some of our authors below.

About our authors

Chris Arnot, author of Step Beach Press's Fields of Dreams

Chris Arnot, author of Fields of Dreams and The Day We Won The Cup

 

Chris Arnot has been a national freelance feature writer for over twenty years. In 2011 he became a published author, co-writing The Archers Archive for BBC Books.  His own book, Britain’s Lost Cricket Grounds, attracted three 5-star reviews on Amazon, and many glowing commendations from the sports pages of the major broadsheets, including the columns of Frank Keating and Richard Williams in The Guardian, and Steve James in The Telegraph.


In his newspaper career, Arnot has written on a wide range of subjects from arts, education and social issues to pubs, property, food and travel. He wrote regularly for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent and The Observer.

Tanya Oliver, author of Step Beach Press's From High Heels to High Hills

Tanya Oliver, author of From High Heels to High Hills

 

Tanya Oliver is a travel and walking writer, basing her book, From High Heels to High Hills, on her own experiences. For Tanya, walking is not just a hobby, it’s a way of life. Born in Kent, she now lives on the Kent/Sussex border but spends much of her time in the Lake District. Tanya has travelled to many parts of the world but her heart is in England. A guest writer for several tourist organisations, she also works with the National Trust in the Lake District. Her well known fell-walking blog has attracted an avid following and enchanted many walkers and non-walkers alike. She loves hiking, shopping and high heels.

Terry Philpot, author of Step Beach Press's 31 London Cemeteries to Visit Before You Die and Beside the Seaside: Brighton's places and its people

Terry Philpot, author of 31 London Cemeteries to Visit Before You Die, Beside the Seaside: Brighton's places and its people and Over Here, Over There: the people and places that made the story of London and America

 

Terry Philpot has written or edited 22 books, mainly on a wide range of social policy topics. He has contributed 23 entries to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He writes regularly for The Tablet and has written for a wide range of publications, including The Guardian, for which he also writes obituaries, as he has for The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Terry is a former editor and has won several awards for journalism.

Jackee Holder, author of Step Beach Press's 49 Ways to Write Yourself Well

Jackee Holder, author of 49 Ways to Write Yourself Well


Jackee is a life coach, trainer, writer, interfaith minister, published author