Juliet McKenna

Juliet McKenna is a Sci-Fi and Fantasy author and also writes historical crime fiction under the pseudonym JM Alvey. Juliet has been a long-term member of the SoA, having joined in 1997 after she was offered her first publishing contract.

Juliet originally worked as a bookseller in 1994 for Ottakar’s, which gave her insight into the background of the book trade and would subsequently lead to her adapting her approach to writing. She has since published 21 novels, through both mass-market and independent publishers, as well as several novellas and short stories which have been featured in magazines and anthologies.

Juliet was part of a 6-lady group who formed the EU VAT Action Campaign, lobbying the UK government, European Commission and the European parliament to ensure that authors reliant on e-book sales would not lose income following the new VAT regulations on digital sales, introduced in 2014.