Paul Jones biography

Paul Jones was born in South Shields in 1983. A graduate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he returned to university in 2006 to study for an MLitt postgraduate course in English, and it was whilst writing an essay on the origins of local place
names that he came up with the idea behind his first book, The Trivia Atlas of the British Isles.


An accomplished classical pianist and a self-confessed geek, he launched his own monthly online quiz game journal, K2 Magazine, in February 2011. He now lives and works in Jesmond in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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How I Found the Agency

I first came across Andrew Lownie’s agency in The Writer’s Handbook, and immediately picked it out
as one of the best potential agencies for my work. I signed up to his online newsletter, read all of the
relevant submission information and advice that his excellent website has to offer and, following its
thorough guidelines, sent off my submission proposal. Within twenty-four hours I had received a
telephone call requesting the full manuscript, and the day after that received an email asking to take
me on.