About the Creators

Tea and Jeopardy is co-written by Emma and Peter Newman. Emma hosts the show and does all the audio editing and post-production. Peter also plays the role of Latimer the Butler.

About Emma Newman

Taken by Joby Sessions for SFX Magazine

Taken by Joby Sessions for SFX Magazine

One of the things Emma really struggles with is writing about herself in the third person. Even now she is cringing at the very thought of it. In order to overcome this, she made a silly GIF version of her ‘About’ page which you can find on her website.

She was born in a tiny coastal village in Cornwall during one of the hottest summers on record and now lives in Somerset, England. According to her grandmother she started writing stories when she was 4 years old. She wrote throughout her childhood until her short story about a girl using a time machine to murder someone earned her a place at Oxford University. That achievement scared Emma so much that she didn’t write for over ten years.

After mostly screwing her life up trying to forget she was supposed to be writing, she finally sorted herself out and wrote her first novel, ’20 Years Later’, an urban fantasy set in post-apocalyptic London. Her short story collection ‘From Dark Places‘ was her first published work in 2011. In 2013 Emma’s ‘Split Worlds’ urban fantasy series was published, mashing up contemporary urban fantasy with detective mystery, period drama manners, fairy tales, mad sorcerers and a big dollop of feminism. The first in the series, ‘Between Two Thorns‘, was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society ‘Best Novel’ award and also for ‘Best Newcomer’.

In November 2015 Emma’s science-fiction novel ‘Planetfall‘ was published by Ace/Roc and the standalone companion novel ‘After Atlas‘ is on sale now. Emma is represented by Jennifer Udden at DMLA.

Emma is also a professional audiobook narrator, narrating short stories and novels in all genres.

A keen roleplayer, Emma has run tabletop games and live, fully costumed games for up to 70 people. She’s also scared of practically everything. You can find her on Twitter as @emapocalyptic and she blogs at www.enewman.co.uk but not as often as she probably should. Emma rarely gets enough sleep and refuses to eat mushrooms. Seriously.

About Peter Newman

Photo by Lou Abercrombie

Photo by Lou Abercrombie

Pete writes, runs, and sometimes pretends to be a butler…He is represented by Juliet Mushens of the Agency Group. His debut novel, The Vagrant, was recently published by Harper Voyager. Pete blogs at www.runpetewrite.com and you can find him on Twitter as @runpetewrite.

The following things have all been said about Pete at some point in the past (and were true!):

He’s a real gent!

He raises procrastination to an art form.

He plays his cards close to his chest.

In his eyes was the mischief of the world, he bound trouble with well woven emptiness, and with almost nothing before or behind him made an iron reputation (and a good one!) in the wide world.

He’s a good pupil. I don’t think he should take art for GCSE.

He’s like a giant puppy.

[He’s a] magnificent bastard!

He is quite lengthy.

Not the one that did Tygra in Thundercats. The other Peter Newman.