Dave Rudden (“Daniel”) is an award-winning writer whose works cross over from the page to the stage to your podcast app. Dave has worked in the Dublin theatre, spoken word and storytelling scene since 2010, and voices Ireland’s first fictional podcast, Down Below The Reservoir.

He has won the Fantasy Book Review Short Story Prize in 2013 and was short-listed for both the Hennessey New Writing Award and the Bath Short Story Prize. Dave was awarded a Literature Bursary by the Arts Council and serves on the committees for both IrishPEN and the Irish branch of the International Board of Books for Young People. Graduating from the Creative Writing Masters in UCD, he was signed in November 2013 by Clare Wallace of the Darley Anderson Children’s Agency.

KNIGHTS OF THE BORROWED DARK is Dave’s first novel. He is extremely excited.



Lee Shorten (“Jack”) grew up in Tamworth, Australia, where he was raised by his adoptive parents Merv and Judy Shorten. Lee graduated from Law School (University of Newcastle) in 2009 and worked as lawyer for several years before he decided to pursue a career as an actor.

With several stints in the hit TV show SUPERNATURAL, Lee is most well known for his work as Sergeant Yoshida in THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE