Where are they now?

At ALCS, we’re dedicated to ensuring as many writers as possible are paid for their work. In some cases, we collect money for the works of writers who are not yet members of ALCS and then try our hardest to contact them, so that they can receive the money they are due

We have a team of Author Researchers whose job is to trace and sign-up writers for whom we’re already holding secondary royalties, as well as members we’ve lost contact with. However, this can be tricky if the trail ‘goes cold’ and no contact information can be found, or if an email address, postal address or phone number is found but no response is received.

So, to help as many writers as possible receive the royalties they’re owed for the reuse of their works in these difficult times, we’re asking our members to help. We’ve compiled a list of authors (with examples of books they’ve written) that we’ve been trying to get in contact with, or find details for, for up to two years. It may be that the information we’ve found for them is out of date, that their contact information is not available or simply that they’ve received our correspondence but haven’t responded. So, if you recognise a writer on this list and you have contact details for them, please ask them to get in touch with the respective member of ALCS staff indicated below.

Please do not send any of their personal details to us.

You can read more about our ability to collect for non-members in our Privacy Policy.

Gaynor Coules, Senior Researcher, Gaynor.Coules@alcs.co.uk

Gaynor is trying to contact the following writers:

Dorothy Adams, author, Metaxopoulou Cambridge PET Practice Tests Students Book

Rosemary Bevis, author, Mind the Gap!

Simon Bird, author, Headstart In History: Reformation and Reaction 1485-1750

Alison Deegan, scriptwriter, A Little Chaos

Louis K Dupre, author, Christian Spirituality

David T Duval, author, Tourism and Transport Modes, Networks and Flows

Rachael Harris, author, GCSE Statistics Edexcel

Jayne Hill Eduqas, author, GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

Michael Reed, author, Educating Hearing Impaired Children in Ordinary and Special Schools


Charlotte Hughes, Researcher, Charlotte.Hughes@alcs.co.uk

Charlotte is trying to contact the following writers:

Di Francis, author, My Highland Kellas Cats

Richard Hanks, author, Common SENse for the Inclusive Classroom

Hazel Maskell, author, What’s Biology All About?

Josephine Pearce, author, A Study Guide for the New Edexcel IGCSE Anthology Poetry

Gillian Shields, author, Sometimes I Feel Sunny

Sydney Thompson, scriptwriter, Eastenders

Andrew Vickery, author, TPC 2005

Louise Wallace, author, Busy Ant Activity Books

Leslie Webster, author, Anglo-Saxon Art: A New History

Helen Woods, author, Handwriting Today


Jack Johnson, Senior Researcher, Jack.Johnson@alcs.co.uk

Jack is trying to contact the following writers:

Paul McCusker, radio adapter, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Laurence Mynors-Wallis, author, Problem Solving Treatment for Anxiety and Depression

John Newman, author, North East and East Kent

Dennis Purcell, author, Minor Injuries

Tiddy Rowan, author, The Little Book of Mindfulness

Louise K. Stewart, author, Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women

Mark Thomas, author, Mastering People Management: Essential Skills for Building a Winning Team

Sarah Turner, author, Skills Builders Year 6 Teacher’s Guide new edition

Jennifer Tyler, author, Puzzle Adventures 1st Omnibus

Hazel Willard, author, Collins Primary Literacy