Monique Roffey is an award-winning Trinidadian-born writer. Her erotic novel 'The Tryst', was published in 2017. Her novel, 'House of Ashes' (2014) about a botched coup d͛etat, was shortlisted for the Costa Fiction Award, 2015, as well as the OCM BOCAS Award 2015. 'Archipelago', an ecological novel, won the OCM BOCAS Award for Caribbean Literature in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Orion Award 2014. In 2010, her novel 'The White Woman on the Green Bicycle', was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, 2010 and the Encore Award. Her erotic memoir, 'With the Kisses of his Mouth', caused controversy and critical acclaim in 2011. She is a Lecturer on the MFA in the Novel at Manchester Metropolitan University and is a tutor for the Norwich Writers Centre.
Rowan is a journalist, broadcaster, writer and stand-up comedian who first achieved note as the editor (or "editrice", to use her term) of a monthly literary/erotic magazine, the Erotic Review. She has contributed to a variety of newspapers and magazines, including regular columns for the Independent on Sunday, Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, GQ,
In 2017 she launched a new magazine, The Amorist, "for devotees of love & passion".