Jack Calverley lives in Central London in the most densely populated local authority in the United Kingdom [2001 census]. He is surrounded by people, activity and noise.
He says, “I like making things. I enjoy the crafting process whether making virtual goods like software (the day job) or make-believe worlds made from words and pictures. Hosting CrimeCityCentral is a great opportunity for me to share my love of the storytelling art with as many people as can grab a few minutes’ listening time.”
He firmly believes in cross-over between mediums since he has been heard reading for StarShipSofa, writing for The Friday Challenge, and has been seen at exhibitions trying to flog his Photoshop’d holiday snaps.
Contrary to popular belief, Audio Engineer Jim Phillips does not kill people for a living. Rather, he travels the globe teaching other people how to kill. Although he makes his home somewhere on a mountaintop in Southern California, he can be found just as often beating tracks through barren deserts in the Middle East, fording rivers in the Caucasus, hacking through Indian jungles, or trying not to be stampeded during Tokyo’s rush hour.
When he is at home, Jim can usually be found playing in the park with his young son, bombing through the mountains on a motorbike, or wondering why his daughter’s university education is so bloody expensive. He holds a few different engineering degrees, and is conversant enough in five languages to generally stay out of unwanted trouble. But, let’s be honest here, rather enjoys the trouble when in does come around.
Darren lives on the other side of the river to Tony and has the same accent. He’s been listening to the sofa since the early episodes, as well reading science fiction and fantasy from an early age. Now he’s finally helping out, using his latest interest and hobby, as well as his camera to provide photographs of crime scenes for this podcast.
See more of Darren’s photos, including the ones used for this podcast on his flickr pages at http://www.flickr.com/photos/demonsub/
Tony C. Smith
Host/Editor/Producer of Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa podcast