The publisher, Fiction Explorer Ltd, would like to thank all those who have helped to bring together this online resource. In particular the editor, Mary Yardley, whose continued hard work and commitment has made it possible to bring this invaluable online resource to you the user.

Fiction Explorer Ltd would also like to acknowledge the crucial role of the small team of advisers, from across the UK and in Australia, who provide support to the editor. They have helped refine the list of authors to give information on more than 3,000 writers of fiction. Choosing which authors to include, which to omit, and who writes like whom, is a carefully considered process, and takes full advantage of their skills and experience.


  • Andrew Blake, Dorset Library Resources Manager
  • Anne Sharpe, retired Librarian
  • Vivian Brown, retired Librarian
  • Yarra Plenty Library, Australia

About the editors

Mary Yardley took over as editor in March 2023. As a qualified librarian, Mary has many years' experience of working in public libraries and Schools Library Services as well as a school and college librarian. Mary has always had a particular interest in the promotion of reading to both adults, young people and children, this together with her long association as editor of the Who Else sister website,, means she is well placed to take over as editor of Who Else.

Ian Baillie was editor of Who Else Writes Like…? from 2012-2023. Ian worked as a librarian for 40 years. He acted as an adviser from the very first edition of the book, Who Else Writes Like...?, and was delighted to be able to continue the association in the role of editor until he stepped down in February 2023. Fiction Explorer Ltd wish to express their heart felt gratitude to Ian for his commitment to Who Else over the years, he was an expert in his field and his contribution will be greatly missed.  

Roy and Jeanne Huse were editors of Who Else Writes Like…? from 1993-2012. Roy had 40 years’ experience of public library work and was County Librarian of West Sussex 1970-92. Jeanne worked in public, special and college libraries. She was Librarian of the English-Speaking Union 1977-1991 and latterly worked as a part-time archivist until mid 2013.

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