Question Mark Press

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QMP Authors

Meet the team

Question Mark Press has a wonderful motley crew of authors, all brought together through the mutual admiration of the written word. Their tales will leave you opened-mouthed. Laughing or hidden behind the sofa, but guaranteed to entertain.


L.B Stimson

L.B. grew up in a one stop-light town in central Idaho. she uprooted herself to begin a new life in Washington, D.C., where she began a varied career in professional communications in private business and education. She currently resides in the northern Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia.“I’ve always loved the poetic prose of all types of ‘Gothic’ literature and whilst it is often character-driven and slow-paced, I absolutely love this style of writing.

Jim Ody

Jim writes dark psychological/thrillers that have endings you won’t see coming, and favours stories packed with wit. He has written ten novels and well over a dozen short-stories spanning many genres.
Jim has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd.  When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate. He lives with his long-suffering wife, three beautiful children and two indignant cats in Swindon, Wiltshire UK.


Emma is originally from Chichester, West Sussex but moved to Spain with her family when she was just ten years old. When she was eighteen, Emma moved to Brisbane and later Perth, Australia where she completed Business Marketing at University
Her obsession with writing began at a young age and her debut Beyond the Pale unleashed her passion. When Emma is not writing or working in her workshop, she and her partner are usually out riding their motorcycles, running around after her English Bulldog or feeding the local stray cat who adopted them.

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Jane Badrock

Jane writes novels, short stories and poems, usually with a good dose of humour in them. She probably owes it all to her late grandmother who, she's just found out, also wrote short stories and poems. She tends to get an idea and then run with it whether it be a 100 word short story or an 80 thousand word novel. It all depends on the voices in her head at the time…

M. L. Rayner

Born and bred in the county of Staffordshire, UK. Matt is a keen reader of classical, horror and fantasy literature and enjoys writing in the style of traditional ghost stories. During his working career, Matt, joined the ambulance service in 2009, transporting critically ill patients all over the UK. After finishing his first novel, Matt, was welcomed into the family of Question Mark Press publishers and now dedicates his time on future releases.

Marisa Noelle

Marisa Noelle is the writer of middle grade & young adult novels in the genres of science-fiction, fantasy & mental health including The Shadow Keepers, The Unadjusteds Trilogy (The Unadjusteds, The Rise of the Altereds, & The Reckoning), and The Mermaid Chronicles – Secrets of the Deep.


Michael Scanlon

Michael has been writing all his life, but unfortunately was too full of self doubt and a ‘who am I fooling’ attitude to really finish anything worthwhile.   Out of this emerged three crime novels (yes, he actually finished something), Where She Lies, The Child Before and Her Last Goodnight, all published by Bookouture. He is a civilian employee of the Irish police, called An Garda Síochána, likes to play guitar, write the odd ditty, and sing American country songs.

Zoé O’Farrell

Zoé O’Farrell grew up in Watford but left the town life to live by the sea down at the White Cliffs of Dover.
She spends her days working with numbers before escaping in the evening to the world of words and movies. Her go to relaxation is watching a scary movie or reading one!
When she is not reading or writing, you can usually find her watching Watford FC or at a gig; failing that she can be found chasing her spitfire of a Mini-Me around.

Michelle Kidd

Michelle qualified as a lawyer in the early 1990s and spent the best part of ten years practising civil and criminal litigation.
But the dream to write books was never far from her mind and in 2008 she began writing the manuscript that would become the first DI Jack MacIntosh novel – The Phoenix Project. The book took eighteen months to write, but spent the next eight years gathering dust underneath the bed.
In 2018 Michelle self-published The Phoenix Project and has not looked back since. There are currently four DI Jack MacIntosh novels, with a fifth in progress.




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