Shelley Harris was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1967, to a South African mother and a British father. She has worked, among other things, as a teacher, a reporter, a mystery shopper and a bouncer at a teen disco. When she is not writing, she volunteers at her local Oxfam bookshop, helping customers find just the right book. Jubilee is her first novel. Sartaj Garewal has been a professional actor and voice artist for over 14 years. His theatre credits include TINDERBOX (Bush Theatre), ROMEO & JULIET (Manchester Royal Exchange) and TOO CLOSE TO HOME (Lyric Hammersmith). On Television, he plays Jasper in hit US teen drama HOUSE OF AUNBIS for Nickelodeon. Other TV & Film credits include THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (20th Century Fox), THE INFIDEL (Slingshot), DIRTY WAR (HBO/BBC), LAW & ORDER (Kudos), KEEN EDDIE (Paramount), BASELINE (Motion Picture House), DOCTORS, CASUALTY, THE BILL and EASTENDERS. Sartaj played the lead role of Kuljit Singh on BBC radio drama SILVER STREET for 6 years. Other BBC radio drama includes THE ARCHERS, CLARE IN THE COMMUNITY and THE SPIRITUAL CENTRE. His audio books include CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese and OURS ARE THE STREETS by Sunjeev Sahota.