Where are they now?

At ALCS, we’re dedicated to ensuring as many writers as possible are paid for their work. This includes collecting money for the works of writers who are not yet members of ALCS and trying our hardest to get in contact, so they can receive the money that is due to them.

We have a team of Author Researchers whose job is to trace and sign-up writers for whom we’re 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) 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 It may be that the information we’ve found for them is out of date, that their contact information is not available or simply that they’ve received our correspondence but haven’t responded.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 authors:

Roger Colet – Guy de Maupassant: Selected Short Stories

Rob Ellis – GCSE Statistics Edexcel

Rachael Harris – GCSE Statistics Edexcel

Kevin Jarvis – Level 1 NVQ/SVQ Diploma Carpentry and Joinery Candidate Book

Erick Kastel – Ironclad

Fong Ho Kheong – Inspire Maths

Paul Levy – Edexcel Physics


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

Charlotte is trying to contact the following authors:

Andrew Brown – Pantagruel

Kevin Collins – PLC Programming for Industrial Automation

Madeline Fraser – The All Colour Freezer Cookery Book

Simon Lloyd – Thirteenth Century England

Raja Menon – Maritime Strategy and Continental Wars

Ann Murphy – Compact Grundwortschatz: Englisch perfekt

Sakuntala Narasimhan – Sati: Widow Burning in India

J Gavin Reid – Anatomy Mechanics and Human Motion: Solutions Manual

Mike Wilson – A Stab in the Heart


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

Jack is trying to contact the following authors:

Kee Soon Gan – Inspire Maths: Pupil: Book 4A

Tania Mills – Learning to Listen: Book 2

David Mitchell – The Complete Book of Freestyle Karate

Claire Morris – New Ready for CAE

John Newman – West Kent and the Weald

Isabel Melero Orta – Advanced Spanish Vocabulary

Sue Peet – Collins Primary Focus: Handwriting

M J Prosser – Design of Low-lift Pumping Stations: With Particular Application to Pumping Wastewater

Dennis Purcell – Minor Injuries: A Clinical Guide for Nurses