The Team

Greg Forrester

Greg is Managing Director and a Co-Founder of Bandit Fiction. He has BA and MA degrees in Creative Writing from the University of Sunderland and Newcastle University respectively, and has previously published an anthology of creative work. He writes, mostly, works of magical realism, and has been published by Fairlight Books. 

Some of his favourite stories are:

  • His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  • The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Jane Currie

Jane is Editor-in-Chief and a Co-Founder of Bandit Fiction. She graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2016 with a BA in English and Creative Writing, during which time she was published in a poetry collection by Spectral Visions Press. Although she still writes creatively as a hobby, her main love is reading and reviewing works of literature - check out her personal review blog

Some favourite stories of hers include:

  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  • The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Emily Crosby

Emily is the Social Media Coordinator at Bandit Fiction. She recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University and graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2016. She has worked as an editor for Spectral Visions Press and in 2016 was Project Manager for an anthology called Wear’d Tales, a collection of short stories and poetry based on Wearside. In July 2016 she worked as an intern for Thailand’s leading English language publication, being published in both the magazine and on their website. She currently works in digital marketing as an SEO and Social Copywriter and is writing a children’s novel exploring mental health.

Emily's favourite books include:

  • The Last Letter From Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
  •  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • After Dark by Haruki Murakami  

Cara De Sausmarez

Cara is a Co-Founder and Engagement Manager of Bandit Fiction. She has a BA in English and Creative Writing, and is about to start an MA at Newcastle University in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. She has published work within Spectral Vision’s Press Tarot Card Collection. She writes fantasy, science fiction, detective, and literary fiction. Cara also has a Youtube channel with a playlist of creative writing aid. 

Some of her favourite stories are:

  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Deeper than Blue by Jill Hucklesby
  • Who's Afraid of Mr Wolfe by Hazel Osmond
  • The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Above Suspicion series by Lydia LaPlante