AdamsMorioka (Beverly Hills, CA) was founded in 1993, the firm has been globally recognized by every major competition and designation including; Communication Arts, AIGA, Graphis, The Type Directors Club, The British Art Director's Club, ID, and the New York Art Director's Club. AdamsMorioka was recently given a solo exhibition by The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Adams and Morioka hold the honor of being named to the ID40, who has cited them as two of the 40 most important people shaping design internationally. Sean and Noreen are both Fellows of the International Design Conference at Aspen and advisors on the Appleton Design Council. Sean is a past member of the AIGA National Board, and a faculty member at CalArts. Noreen is a past president of AIGA/LA, and chair of the AIGA National President's Council.AdamsMorioka's clients include ABC, MTV Networks, Gap, Old Navy, Frank Gehry Associates, Nickelodeon, Oxygen, VH1 and Sundance. They are also the authors of the Logo Design Workbook.
Not much is known about the life of Aesop. He was a slave who lived in Greece around 620-563 BC, and hundreds of fables are attributed to him. He was believed to be tongue-tied, but miraculously received the power of speech and became a legendary storyteller.
Aesthetic Movement
Aesthetic Movement is a think tank for smart, creative collaborations. A/M provides full service solutions for discerning clients in the home and lifestyle industries. These services include: creative consultation and business development, branding and identity systems, graphic and interior design, product development, distribution, and representation.
Altitude Associates
Altitude Associates in San Francisco, CA, was founded by Brian Singer in 2004. Altitude is a creative agency that helps consumer brands engage people through inspiration, working on programs with companies such as Apple, Adidas, Stanford Lively Arts, and Chronicle Books, among others. SingerÆs work has garnered recognition from Communication Arts, AIGA 365, Print, How, Graphis, Step, and AR100, and he has work in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Amber-Elizabeth Stores
New York based Amber Elizabeth Stores is a fashion force to be reckoned with, nail file in hand! The "Queen of Shellac" is world-renowned for her impeccable manicures and pedicures, specializing in realistic extensions, intricate nail art, acrylic treatments, rhinestone and glitter application, airbrush effects, and more. Stores has been on call for her artistic expression by the likes of Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Betsy Johnson, Diesel, GANT, Vena Cava, Italian Vogue, BlackBook, Marie Claire, POP, and Surface. Her celebrity client list includes Florence Welch, Ashley Green, and Nicky Minaj.
American Motorcyclist Association
These trips and travelogues have been assembled from the experts in the motorcycle touring world by the AMA. Contributing authors include: Clement Salvadori, Dr. Gregory Frazier, Bill Kresnak, Lance Oliver, Bill Andrews, Scott Cochran, Pat Thompson, Bill Wood, Toby Ballentine, Grant Parsons, Marty Berke, Dale Coyner, Neal Davis, and Bruce Hansen. Each author has contributed some of his favorite rides from the section of the country that he knows best.
AndoTwin has been illustrating since she could hold a crayon in her hand, but professionally since 2001 when she graduated with a degree in Graphic Design. Prior to setting up on her own, AndoTwin spent over 10 years working with digital agencies as lead creative in illustration, design and animation.
“Anonymous” is a composite of several members of Operational Detachment Alpha 2085, call sign Beast 85, a direct action assault team of Green Berets deployed to Afghanistan in 2002. In the interest of national security and the safety of their families, they have chosen not to reveal their identities.
Anvil is a design firm that specializes in identity, packaging, and Web design. Some of their clients include AIGA, IDEO, Palm, Visa, SFMoMa, and Sun Microsystems. In 1999 Anvil began designing high-end gift wrap, which has won numerous awards from the Western Art Directors Club, Print Regional Design Annual, Graphic Design:USA, HOW, and Dynamic Graphics Magazine. They are located in Redwood City, California.
Art Directors Club
Founded in 1920 and based in Manhattan, New York, the Art Directors Club is the premier international organization of creative professionals and associates in advertising, graphic design, interactive media, photography, and illustration. Its annual awards honor visual innovation and excellence in the communication arts.
Blackcoffee Design Inc
Blackcoffee Design, Inc., specializes in communications design for consumer products and services. Founding in 1994, they have worked with a wide range of clients, including Acura, Adidas/Salomon, Converse, Hasbro, Kryptonite, MTV, Showtime, and Timberland. Blackcoffee is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Boutique sha
Established in 1972, Boutique sha is a leading publisher in Japan of all things crafts and hobbies.
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad, hailed by Stephen King, Chuck Klosterman, and many others as the best of all TV dramas, tells the story of a man whose life changes because of the medical death sentence of an advanced cancer diagnosis. The show depicts his metamorphosis from inoffensive chemistry teacher to feared drug lord and remorseless killer. Driven at first by the desire to save his family from destitution, he risks losing his family altogether because of his new life of crime.
Brew Your Own
Brew Your Own, launched in 1995, is the largest circulation magazine for people interested in making their own great beer at home. Every issue includes recipes, how-to projects, and expert advice to help you brew world-class beer. Regular columns include troubleshooting common problems with Mr. Wizard, brewing a classic beer style in Style Profile, homebrew recipes for your favorite commercial beers in The Replicator, refining your brewing with Techniques, building brewing gadgets in Projects, and hearing tips, stories, and recipes from fellow homebrewers in Homebrew Nation. Brew Your Own publishes eight issues annually from offices in Manchester Center, VT. The magazine's online home,, offers a selection of the magazine's stories, projects, and recipes, as well as web-only features.
British Library
The British Library is the national library of the UK. The collection includes well over 150 million items, ranging from books, manuscripts, magazines and newspapers to maps, prints, drawings and music scores. The Library also stages regular exhibitions and visitor numbers exceed 1.5 million each year.
Capsule specializes in brand strategy and identity design services. Since 1999, the Minneapolis, Minnesota firm has lent its distinctive methods and perspectives to the international design community.
Milan-based design duo CARNOVSKY was started by Silvia Quintanilla and Francesco Rugi in 2007. They have gained wide recognition for their RGB project, first displayed in 2010. Their work has been published in magazines around the world, such as Vogue, Wired, Frame, Wallpaper, Elle Decor, and Whitewall. Their wallpaper 'Jungla' won the 2012 Wallpaper Magazine Design Award for Best Wallpaper.
Kyra Sundance is a world-acclaimed stunt dog show performer, dog trainer, and internationally best-selling author. Her dog team performs live acrobatic shows on premier stages internationally; at circuses, professional sports halftime shows, and on movies and television shows such as The Tonight Show, Ellen, Entertainment Tonight, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet, Showdog Moms & Dads, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. Kyra and her dogs starred in DisneyÆs Underdog stage show and in a command performance at the palace in Marrakech for the king of Morocco. Kyra has written numerous popular dog-training books including the international best-selling 101 Dog Tricks, and hosts a line of award-winning dog-training DVDs. She also set-trains dog actors for movies and TV and lectures on positive dog-training methods.Kyra is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports, having trained, competed, and titled in a great number of dog sports. Her methods foster confident, happy dogs who are motivated to do the right thing rather than ones fearful of making a mistake. She shows us how to develop joyful relationships with dogs who balance enthusiasm with self-control.Kyra and her Weimaraners Chalcy and Jadie live with KyraÆs husband on a ranch in CaliforniaÆs Mojave desert.
Compiled by Fair Winds Press
Fair Winds Press was founded in 2001, originally as part of the Rockport Publishing Group. Benefit-oriented and results-driven, Fair Winds offers readers authoritative and accessible content to help them feel, look, and live a healthier life. Whether training for a triathlon, embracing a vegan lifestyle, managing your gluten allergy, raising your family, or re-energizing your sex life, Fair Winds offers help and guidance for living a long, healthy, spiritually and physically well-nourished life. Its books cover a range of practical categories, including nutrition and cookery, fitness, parenting, beauty, treating sickness, mental health, and using new medicine.
Known as Master Kong to his disciples, Confucius is a staple of ancient history. During his life, he grew from a poor farmer, to a respected political advisor, and taught into his early 70s. Admired for his wisdom and his guidance towards being a good individual with a firm hold on ones' responsibility, he remains a strong influence on morality in China.
Cool Springs Press
Cool Springs Press is the leading publisher of state and local gardening information in the United States. In addition to gardening, Cool Springs Press publishes books and creates products on birding, cooking, and canning and preserving.
Craig & Karl
CRAIG REDMAN and KARL MAIER live in different parts of the world (New York & London) but collaborate daily to create bold work that is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way. They've had work exhibited around the world, most notably at the Musée de la Publicité (Paris), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athens), Museum for Contemporary Art (Mexico) and the Museum of the Moving Image (New York) and they've worked on projects for clients like LVMH, Google, Nike, Apple, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
Creative Team of Weldon Owen
The creative team of Weldon Owen create visually splendid, mind-expanding books that nurture a wide range of readers' passions, be they practical, creative, adventurous, or all-out fun.
Curators of the National Air and Space Museum
Michael J. Neufeld is a museum curator in the space history division of the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum. He was educated at the University of Calgary and Johns Hopkins University, where he received his doctorate in history. He is the author of The Rocket and the Reich (The Free Press, 1995), Von Braun: Dreamer of Space and Engineer of War (Random House, 2007).
Design Army
Design Army, based in Washington, D.C., was founded by Jake and Pum Lefebure. They have received awards from the Art Directors Club, AIGA, American Advertising Federation, and have been recognized in STEP Inside Design, Communication Arts, and HOW magazines.
Disney Storybook Artists
Disney Storybook Artists are a team of illustrators of fine children's books based on the creative animation of Walt Disney Animation Studios. With talented artistry and masterful storytelling, Disney Storybook Artists help bring the magic of Disney animation into the hearts and homes of families everywhere.
Dr. Grymm
Dr. Grymm’s alter ego, Joey Marsocci, along with his business partner and wife Allison DeBlasio, are proprietors of Dr. Grymm Laboratories in Connecticut. Grymm’s custom contraptions and sculptures have been seen in Steampunk exhibits, films, television, theater productions, and publications around the world. Visit the official website at
DreamWorks Animation Creative Team
DreamWorks Animation is recognized as one of the most admired family entertainment brands in the world. Dedicated to helping families dream and laugh together, DreamWorks creates and innovates 3D animated feature films, original TV series, and shorts, interactive media, live entertainment, themed experiences, consumer products, publishing, and trailblazing technology.
Editors Ellery Publications
From the editors of Ellery Publications.
Editors of BackHome Magazine
Richard Freudenberger is the publisher of BackHome Magazine ( and has authored several books on country skills and sustainable living. He lives in Lancaster County, PA.
Editors of Cool Springs Press
The editors and publishers at Cool Springs Press have combined their decades of experience to create more than 30 best-selling classics on gardening, landscaping, home repair, and remodeling. With the added expertise of the United States' most knowledgeable Do It Yourself writers and photographers, our state and local gardening books are tailored to specific regional environments across the country, while our renowned series of foolproof home improvement books have long been trusted on both the bookshelf and the job site. View our full catalog at or connect with us on Facebook (, Twitter (@quartohomes), or Pinterest (
Editors of CPi
Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.
Editors of Creative Publishing
Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.
Editors of Creative Publishing international
The Editors of Creative Publishing international have a long, successful history with sewing instruction books.
Editors of Grit magazine
As North America's premier rural lifestyle title, Grit celebrates country lifestyles of all kinds and emphasizes the importance of community and stewardship. All of its readers share an appreciation for life out where the pavement ends. The magazine offers practical advice, product reviews, livestock guides, gardening, cooking, and other do-it-yourself information, humor, and inspiration.
Editors of Haynes Manuals
Haynes offers the best coverage for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles on the market today. Each manual contains easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems; tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools; notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic; color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index.
Editors of Race Point Publishing
Race Point Publishing is dedicated to publishing high quality illustrated books in a variety of subjects ranging from Art, Cooking and Craft to Entertainment, Performing Arts and Pop-Culture as well as History, Transportation and Travel. As a general interest publisher of illustrated books we strive to balance both form and function to deliver authoritative content in a beautiful package that will delight and inspire the consumer.
Editors of Rock Point
Rock Point Gifts & Stationery: Innovative Gifts for Stylish, Passionate, and Creative Lives
Editors of Voyageur Press
Voyageur Press publishes great books about America--its people, culture, and history.
Editors Of Wellfleet Press
New York based Wellfleet Press publishes illustrated reference books for the price-conscious consumer. Wellfleet focuses primarily on well-crafted and researched home reference; entertainment; faith; and mind, body and spirit titles. We offer our customers a unique combination of both completely original content as well as illustrated editions of classics texts.
Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), established in 1958, strives to "provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world."
From Frank
From Frank(tm) is the brainchild of Kate Smith and her French bulldog, Frank the Tank. In 2008, Frank's humorous, human-like personality combined with Kate's quirky, yet happy, habit of talking for Frank and the idea of From Frank was born.Frank's main goal in life is to make humans smile. And since he's not allowed to venture more than a block from his house, his cards help him do that. Frank knows how to live life - he appreciates the little things and quickly forgets the bad ones. The goal is to share these values with customers, help them to take life a little less seriously and ultimately to make them smile.
From the Editors of is a useful and fun tool that customers can utilize to find the designs they need. All artwork has been organized into a fast, powerful and effective search engine. In addition, they've created hundreds of side galleries for visitors to get a broad sampling of what is offered. Most design previews include zoomed-in detail views for an up close and personal look at the artwork.
Geninne is an artist who lives and creates in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She works in a variety of mediums in including watercolor, ink, and pencil.
Grant Design Collaborative
Grant Design Collaborative designs business and brand experiences from product to market. Grant Design has partnered with clients ranging from enterprising upstarts to established Fortune 500 companies. These include Adobe Systems, Aquafil USA, Association for Contract Textiles (ACT), Blackberry Farm, Blue Ridge Commercial Carpet, Contract magazine, Geiger International, Goinu2019 Coastal, Jaipur Rugs, Georgia-Pacific, Herman Miller, International Paper, Muzak, Persimmon Creek Vineyards, Set Wallcovering Systems, SignatureFD, Smart Papers, Steelcase, Textus and Walden Inn and Resort.
Greene Media
Greene Media creates and licenses content for publishers and book distributors.
Grip Design is a marketing and design firm dedicated to high-value corporate communication for professional services and luxury brands. They have been recognized by the Society of Typographic Arts, Print, The CEBA Awards, Type Directors Club, How Magazine, Step Inside Design, and have been featured in many design annuals.
Haynes Publishing
This book has been put together from the archives of the Haynes Publishing Group.
Hidden Moves
Hidden Moves is the toy box for the work of Welsh artist and designer Rhys Owens. Described as “cruelly cool”, his body of work is comprised of an assortment of surreal characters which are created using a range of traditional and digital techniques. Rhys resides in the city of Swansea which is situated on the South Wales coast in the UK.
Not much is known about Homer, who was considered by the ancient Greeks to be the greatest epic poet for his works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, two poems that have had a lasting influence on Western literature.
Each author of The Nonfiction Minute has written books that students can read for pleasure or as a part of their curriculum studies. Every iNK-Thinker is: an award-winning nonfiction writer and an expert in language arts; a professional speaker who can present any audience with an engaging program; an experienced presenter who can offer workshops and provide personal insights into the processes of writing and research. Learn more at
Instinctive Editorial
An innovative team of book developers, creating original publishing and packaging solutions for customers around the globe.
JARVIS lives in a very leafy and quiet part of Northern England with his girlfriend (who tells him what's good/bad and pretty much gives him most of his ideas) and their cat, who rips those ideas into tiny pieces. He has always doodled wherever his career has taken him, from graphic design student to record sleeve designer to animation director. The way that he works always begins in a sketchbook with pencil. From there it evolves into charcoal, photoshop brushes, pencil crayon or paint to finish the look. He uses many programmes, but the main ones are Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Who Is Happy? is one of his first picture books.
JGA has evolved to become one of the leading design, brand strategy and architectural firms specializing in transactional environments in the U.S.? Since 1971. Recognized as a Top Ten Retail Design Firm by Interior Design magazine and named winner in a myriad of environmental and graphic design competitions, JGA recent award-winning projects include: Brookstone, Hershey's, Jaguar, The North Face, Godiva Chocolatier, Spencer's and Metropark. For more information, visit
Just Born, makers of PEEPS(R)
Just Born, Inc. is a family-owned candy manufacturer that has been in business since 1923. Just Born is the manufacturer of PEEPS, MIKE AND IKE, HOT TAMALES, GOLDENBERG'S PEANUT CHEWS, TEENEE BEANEE Gourmet Jelly Beans, and JUST BORN Jelly Beans. Their corporate headquarters are located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.Just Born acquired the Rodda Candy Company of Lancaster, PA, in 1953. As a result of the acquisition, the PEEPS Chick was "hatched"! What once took 27 hours to make by hand with a pastry tube was cut down to a 6-minute process through mechanization created by Bob Born, son of founder Sam Born. On average, more than 5 million PEEPS marshmallow confections are made every day in the USA. For over 60 years, PEEPS has traditionally been an iconic brand found in Easter baskets everywhere. Today, PEEPS Brand marshmallows can be found in a variety of colors, shapes, flavors, and sizes and for all seasons.
Klemantaski Collection
The Klemantaski Collection consists of over 500,000 motor racing and related automotive photographs and is one of the largest and most varied libraries of its kind anywhere in the world. It includes all of the racing images taken by famed motorsports photographer Louis Klemantaski during his long and active career from 1936-1974. There are some 60,000 Klemantaski images in the Collection. More information about the collection is available at
Kochka was born in Lebanon and she settled in France in 1976 to become a lawyer. She changed her career to follow her passion for writing in 1997. She has written and adapted more than 80 books.
Kythera of Anevern
Kythera of Anevern is a self-taught artist who revels in the strange and unusual. She has designed a handful of logos for small businesses and contributed illustrations for various role-playing game books. She also displays her work at fantasy and animation conventions, including the annual Gathering of the Gargoyles, where she has won many awards. She received her BFA in intermedia from Arizona State University and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Mariadiamantes is a studio in Barcelona run by Clara Mercader, specialising in managing corporate identity, art and illustration. She has a fresh and colourful approach to her projects, in which she always combines illustrations with design. Her clients include Volkswagen, Nescafe and Amazon.
Christopher Simmons, founding principal of MINE, is a designer, writer, and educator. He is an instructor in identity design at California College of the Arts and at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and is a frequent lecturer on design issues at colleges, universities, and professional organizations. Simmons is president of the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). His first book on identity design, Logo Lab, was released in 2005. He lives in San Francisco.
Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News is America's leading magazine about sustainable and self-reliant living. Founded by John and Jane Shuttleworth in 1970, it is owned today by Ogden Publications of Topeka, Kansas, and boasts a growing circulation of over half a million. Since the magazine's founding, Mother Earth News has been a pioneer in the promotion of renewable energy, recycling, family farms, sustainable agricultural practices, better eating habits, medical self-care, more meaningful education, and affordable housing. The magazine's mission is extended by five annual Mother Earth News Fairs and a vibrant website.
Norfolk and Western Railway Company
Norfolk and Western Railway Company
Nous Vous
Nous Vous are a London-based collective of artists whose clients include Tate, Facebook and the ICA. These are their first books for children.
Terry Marks (Seattle, WA) is the author of Mr. Crumbly Dreams a Tiger and Rules for Success. Christopher Simmons of MINE is an instructor in identity design at California College of the Arts and at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Jim Mousner, of Origin Design, has had work featured in publications such as Print, HOW, and u00c9migrŠ, and been published in many books. Tina Sutton speaks on "The Psychology of Color" at many school, businesses, and museums. She writes a weekly column for the Boston Globe Magazine.
Oxfam works in 77 countries and supports nearly 3,000 long-term development projects. Its publishing division helps raise awareness of life and cultures all over the world.
Oxide Design Co.
Oxide Design Co. is a communications and information design firm based in Omaha, NE focused on clarifying ideas to create effective design.
Peter Bull Art Studio
Peter Bull Art Studio is a small select team of illustrators and designers who have worked within the publishing and advertising world for over 20 years.
Public (, based in San Francisco, CA, specializes in branding, print and environmental graphics. Clients include Nordstrom, the Great Schools, Forest Circle, Vanilla Moon, Greenopia, and many others.
Quarto Publishing
Quarto Publishing Group USA, formed in 2004, creates and publishes illustrated books in North America and sells co-editions of them internationally. The division's imprints include: Book Sales, Cool Springs Press, Creative Publishing international, Fair Winds Press, Harvard Common Press, Moondance, Motorbooks, Quarry Books, QDS, Quiver, Race Point Publishing, Rock Point Gift & Stationery, Rockport Publishers, Seagrass Press, Voyageur Press, Walter Foster Publishing, Walter Foster Jr., and Zenith Press. Subject categories include home improvement, gardening, practical arts and crafts,children's books, transportation, graphic arts, food and drink, sports, military history, Americana, health and body, lifestyle, pets, and music.
Reader's Digest Editors
For more than 80 years, Reader's Digest Books editors have been the source of trusted information for readers around the world. Expert in gardening, cooking, home repair, health, consumer awareness, and general reference, we are committed to providing authoritative content that not only inspires but also empowers people to enrich their lives and improve the universe around them.
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 and has established itself as the UK's leading gardening charity, with the aim of inspiring passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. The world-famous RHS Lindley Library holds unique collections of early printed books on gardening, botanical art and photographs.
ricorico is a Tokyo-based book packaging company established in 2009. They have been actively producing books in the area of graphic design, photography, craft, pop culture, and manga, including two titles that they also authored. 
Royal Ballet
Based at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden, The Royal Ballet, led by Director Kevin O'Hare, is Britain's largest ballet company. The Royal Ballet owes its existence to the vision of Dame Ninette de Valois, dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur, who assembled a small company and school, the Vic-Wells Ballet, and, in 1931 persuaded Lilian Baylis to provide it with a home at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in North London (the Company also performed at the Old Vic Theatre, hence its original name). They remained at Sadler's Wells Theatre until 1939 and spent the war years touring widely in Great Britain and, to a lesser extent, in Europe, performing for the Allied troops. Immediately afterwards, in February 1946, they transferred to the Royal Opera House. In 1956, to mark its 25th anniversary, the name The Royal Ballet was granted by Royal Charter.The Company has a wide-ranging repertory showcasing the great classical ballets, heritage works including those of Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan, as well as new works by the foremost choreographers of today. Access is a key issue for the Company and its work is seen not just at the Royal Opera House but via televised and cinematic performances, outdoor Big Screen performances, international touring and through the work of the Company's Education Department.
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world famous centre for botanical and mycological knowledge. Over the past 250 years Kew has made innumerable contributions to increasing the understanding of plants and fungi with many benefits for humankind.
Founded in 2000, Rule29 ( is a strategic creative firm that focuses on making creative matter™ for all facets of corporate communications and brand management/extension. Rule29 offers a comprehensive suite of services, blending an innovative design process with sound business strategy in order to produce creative solutions that accurately communicate every client's unique message. They are based in Geneva, IL.
Science Museum
The Science Museum's world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. The museum’s library collections include books, journals, patents and maps charting the world-wide development of science, engineering and medicine from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century.
Scout Association
The book draws together material provided by a team of experienced Scout leaders and has been collated by editorial staff at the Scout Association.
Sibley / Peteet Design Austin
Rex Peteet has won numerous regional and national design awards including the New York Art Directors Show, the Los Angeles Art Directors Show, AR100 and has had several works selected for the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. He has been widely published and featured in many industry magazines and annuals including Communication Arts, Print, AIGA, Graphis, Step and HOW. In 2005, Rex was the recipient of the Dallas Society of Visual Communications' highest honor and lifetime achievement award, The Golden Egg. Rex Peteet is also a founding Director of the first Texas chapter of AIGA and currently sits on the Advisory Board of AIGA Austin.Rex Peteet is founding partner/principal designer of Sibley/Peteet, in Austin, Texas. The firm specializes in corporate communications and comprehensive design strategies.
The Sizzix brand is one of the best known and most respected brands in the craft industry. With products in every craft chain store as well as distribution with Stampin'UP via home parties the company is always cutting edge and timeless in the design of its products. By manufacturing tools that cut endless kinds of materials, their designs offer unlimited creative options and value no matter the consumer's creative discipline. The Sizzix design team has created popular award-winning projects in every category from jewelry to quilting and every design style from scrapbook baby-cute to Victorian fancy.
Smyle Media
Nigel Kinrade has been photographing NASCAR since the early 1990s and is one of the most prolific shooters on the scene today. He is a regular contributor to Racer magazine and NASCAR Illustrated and has provided photography for several stock car books for Motorbooks. Ben White is an editor for NASCAR Illustrated and a well-known authority on NASCAR racing. He lives with his wife and son in Salisbury, North Carolina. The Smyle Media archive is home to one of the worldÆs finest collections of American motorsports photography and includes the work of two of NASCARÆs greatest shooters, Tom Kirkland and Don Hunter.
Society for News Design
The Society for News Design has 2,500 members, including student and professional affiliates in more than 50 countries, and publishes a quarterly, Design, as well as other publications. The organization also produces workshops, books, and other media and resources on new media and information design. It is located in North Kingston, Rhode Island.
Society of Publication Designers
The Society of Publication Designers is the only organization that specifically addresses the concerns of trade, corporate, institutional, newspaper, and consumer editorial art directors. The SPD encourages artistic excellence by annually judging the work of thousands of design professionals in the United States and abroad. They are based in New York
Keith Martin (Portland, OR) has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator, and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors throughout the world. Keith founded the Sports Car Market magazine 20 years ago, and it has developed into the authoritative, informed voice of the collector car hobby.
Square Foot Gardening Foundation
The Square Foot Gardening Foundation is a nonprofit organization that operates an extensive outreach network to bring Square Foot Gardening and vegetable gardening to countries with hunger issues. Consisting of several full-time staff and a small board of directors, the Foundation is based in Columbia, South Carolina. Through a large network of certified Square Foot Gardening instructors, the Foundation conducts seminars and classes throughout the United States to teach the Square Foot Gardening method pioneered by Mel Bartholomew, who is now retired.
Stoltz Design
Stoltz Design Inc., a ten-person design team, in business since 1984, is a multi-dimensional studio working with a diverse group of clients and on a range of project types. Recognized for their innovative design style and expressive typography, Stoltz has received numerous awards from national design organizations including American Institute for the Graphic Arts (AIGA), American Center for Design, Society of Publication Designers (SPD) and the Type Directors Club. Stoltz's work is also in the permanent collection at the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum. They are based in Villa Park, IL.
Sussner Design
Founded in 1999 by designer Derek Sussner, Sussner Design Company is a five person firm located in a renovated warehouse building in downtown Minneapolis. They've worked for a variety of clients, including: Best Buy, Evel Knievel Leather USA, Life Time Fitness, and Target Corporation.
Templar Publishing
Templar Publishing is a leading UK children's publisher. Founded in 1978, Templar has become one of the world's most respected publishers and packagers of illustrated children's fiction, novelty and picture books.
the bakers of Hodgson Mill
Hodgson Mill is a well-established, well-known, widely-available brand of flours. Visit their website at
The Book Company Editorial
The Book Company is an innovative and creative publishing house producing quality, novelty and educational books for children where imagination can blossom and stories come to life.
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) is a national charity with over 60,000 members and supporters devoted to protecting and enhancing rural England. Founded in 1926, it encourages the sustainable use of land and other natural resources in town and country.
The Daily Telegraph
The Daily Telegraph is a daily morning broadsheet newspaper, published in London and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Editors of Boston Publishing Company
In the years following the Vietnam War, America was a weary nation with seemingly little appetite for a rehashing of the war's tragic events. But Boston Publishing Company, driven by a Vietnam veteran who was himself searching for answers, learned that many wanted to know the truth about what had happened half a world away. From that came its 25-volume book series The Vietnam Experience, distributed by Time-Life Books, which became one of the most popular book series in history, selling more than 11 million copies from 1981-88. Twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, the series delivered on what America clearly needed--an honest and objective telling of the entire Vietnam story through expert reporting and heart-rending photography.The American Experience in Vietnam: Reflections on an Era is based on that historic work. Expanded with insightful analysis on the war's critical events conveyed through the lens of history, the book also features poignant stories of veterans who returned to Vietnam to put behind them a painful chapter in their lives, and who give back and pass on their hard-earned wisdom. The book stands as a tribute to America's veterans and their families who lived through and have valiantly overcome one of our nation's darkest
The editors of Creative Publishing international
Creative Publishing international is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.
The One Club
The One Club for Art and Copy is a nonprofit organization founded in 1975 to recognize and promote creative excellence in advertising. Through its publications, exhibitions, and awards competitions it seeks to inform and educate both the public and advertising professionals about the intrinsic value of creative standards in advertising. The One Club fosters the next generation of advertising professionals through scholarships, portfolio reviews, and the annual exhibition of student
The Quilters Hall of Fame
The Quilters Hall of Fame is a prestigious organization honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the world of quilting. Merikay Waldvogel, a nationally known quilt authority, is an author, curator, and lecturer who has served on the board of directors of the American Quilt Study Group and the Alliance for American Quilts. Rosalind Webster Perry is the granddaughter of Marie Webster and is an author and quilt lover in her own right. Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery is an independent museum professional with a special interest in textiles.
The R&A
The Open Championship 2014 is the annual of the Championship Committee of the The R&A and is the official record. This is the 31st book in the series founded in 1984. Contributors to The Open Championship 2014 include some of the most respected writers on the game of golf. Andy Farrell brings all the action to life in his daily reports, while Peter Dixon experiences a new perspective on The Open thanks to an on-site technological revolution; Alistair Tait explores the Italian connection at Hoylake; Lewine Mair follows the local factory worker fulfilling his dream of playing in The Open; Art Spander reflects on the return to Hoylake of Tiger Woods; and John Hopkins explains how the new Champion, Rory McIlroy, is leading golf into a new age of splendour. The stunning photography featured in this book is provided by the team from Getty Images, led by David Cannon and Andrew Redington, and including more of the game's most prominent photographers whose work is published and admired worldwide.
The Sinclair Institute
The Sinclair Institute offers the most extensive library of sex education programs for adults who wish to improve the quality of intimacy and sex in their relationships with products covering topics from creative sexual positions and advanced sex techniques to exploring G spot pleasure and erectile difficulty solutions.
United States Navy
The U.S. Navy pursues its mission to maintain, train, and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas. The organization is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. It is located at the Museum Square in the boroughAmsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the ConcertgebouwThe museum is founded in 1973 and located in a building designed by Gerrit Rietveld. The museum's collection is the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world. In 2012, the museum had an estimated 1,438,000 visitors, which makes it the most visited museum in the Netherlands and the 30th most visited art museum worldwide.
Vintage Japanese and European Motorcycle Club
The Vintage Japanese and European Motorcycle Club (VJEMC) collects price data from auctions, vintage dealers, marque experts, and internet sales throughout the year.  The club promotes interest in and growth of vintage motorcycling, not just of Japanese and European brands but for all vintage marques including those in the U.S..
Walter Foster
Walter T. Foster was born in Woodland Park, Colorado, in 1891. In his younger years, he worked as a sign painter and a hog medicine salesman. He also performed in a singing and vaudeville act. Walter invented the first postage-stamp vending machine and drew political caricatures for several large newspapers. He's well known as an accomplished artist, art instructor, and art collector. In the 1920s, while running his own advertising agency and instructing young artists, Walter began writing self-help art instruction books. The books were first produced in his home in Laguna Beach, California, where he wrote, illustrated, and printed them himself. In the 1960s, as the product line grew, he moved the operation to a commercial facility, which allowed him to expand the company and achieve worldwide distribution. Walter passed away in 1981, but he is fondly remembered for his warmth, dedication, and unique instruction books.
Walter Foster Creative Team
Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA and a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.
Walter Foster Custom Creative Team
The Walter Foster Custom Creative Team is a dedicated group of editors, designers, and production specialists, based in Irvine, CA.
Walter Foster Jr. Creative Team
The Walter Foster Jr. Creative Team develops fun and imaginative books and kits for children of all ages. Encouraging learning and exploring, Walter Foster Jr. titles cover a wide range of subjects, including art, transportation, history, craft, gardening, and more. Walter Foster Jr. is a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc.
Willoughby Design Group
Ann Willoughby is the founder/president of Willoughby Design Group in Kansas City, MO, and serves as a director on the AIGA National Board and the AIGA Brand Experience Board. She was the chairperson for the 2004 National AIGA Gain Conference in New York and is a member of the Editorial Board of HOW magazine.
Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading woodland conservation charity, with over 120,000 members. It owns and cares for over 1,100 woods throughout the UK.
Shara Aaron, MS, RD
Shara Aaron, MS, RD and Monica Bearden, RD are dietitians with years of experience communicating about health, wellness and food, as well as researching the cardiovascular benefits of foods and beverages. They regularly appear as guests on television and radio shows, as well as provide expert opinions in print media. In addition, they co-wrote The Baby Fat Diet and Chocolate -- A Healthy Passion and are owners of NutCom, LLC, Nutrition Communications.
Maury Aaseng
Maury Aaseng has always been excited about drawing and art. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Minnesota--Duluth, he moved to San Diego to begin an illustration career. His freelance work over the last eight years has spanned a variety of subject matter and styles. The range of his work has included anatomical illustration and cartoons for medical textbooks, informative illustrations for young adult nonfiction, custom watercolor work for independent authors, and logo design and creation. The variety has continued to fuel the creative spark that makes illustration work rewarding for him. In 2010, his artwork was featured in the Upstream People Gallery 7th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition. An avid nature enthusiast, Maury moved back to Duluth in 2009, where he supplements his illustration work with wildlife photography and painting, hiking, skiing, and canoeing in the northern forests that border Canada. Maury lives with his wife, who works as a graphic designer at the university.
Paul G. Abel
Dr Paul Abel is an astronomer, mathematician and a co-presenter on the BBC’s The Sky at Night. Paul has written for many popular astronomy magazines promoting amateur astronomy and the science that amateurs can contribute to the field. He regularly gives talks to various astronomical societies and speaks at astronomical events. Amateur astronomy has played an enormous role in his life; in his words “I wasn’t just bitten by the astronomy bug, but completely savaged by it!” Since a young age he has been interested in astronomy; an enthusiasm fuelled by Sir Patrick Moore, with whom he communicated from the age of 12.  It was at Sir Patrick’s request that he joined the BBC’s The Sky at Night team in 2009. Paul has an observatory in his garden (or converted garden shed, to give it its real name), which houses his telescope. From there he makes frequent observations of the Moon and the planets. He is a visual observer and prefers to draw what he sees and records his own observations in log books. Dr Abel is currently an Astronomer in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Leicester, where he teaches and looks into the mysteries of Hawking Radiation. He trained as a mathematician, and his PhD is in an area of Theoretical Physics concerned with evaporating black holes. Paul is currently assistant director of the Saturn section of the British Astronomical Association, and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.    
Leonardo Acerbi
Born in 1973, Leonardo Acerbi has worked in motoring journalism and publishing for a number of years. Always an enthusiastic student of automobile history he is an attentive historian of Ferrari and of the Mille Miglia race. Author of the prestigious books 'Ferrari 60 years", 'Ferrari All the cars. A complete guide' and 'Mille Miglia Story 1927-1957', he currently works at Giorgio Nada Editore as editorial director.
Robert Ackerson
Robert Ackerson was born and raised in Rockland County, which until the mid-fifties, was a region of New York State. After high school and college he moved with his wife to a small community a few miles from Cooperstown. After raising three daughters and a career in education, Bob changed the tempo of his life and began working as a full-time writer of automotive history. This was simply an extension of what he had been doing since his pre-adolescent years when he and his brother would collect sales brochures from any auto dealer who wouldn't show them the exit. When Chrysler began introducing it's new hemi V-8's in the early fifties, Bobu2019s interest in MOPAR was piqued, and a half-century later, with the older Chargers regarded as high -performance classics, and the new models at the forefront of a new age of high-performance, it's stronger than ever.
Alix Adams
Alix Adams is a blogger, event planner, and DIY enthusiast based out of the Salt Lake City, Utah, area. Alix runs A Ruffled Life (, a lifestyle and design blog all about crafting a handmade and heartfelt life. She also blogs for HGTV Design Blog, Home Depot, and The Neighborhood. Alix has a thriving online presence on Pinterest (2K followers), Instagram (5K followers), Facebook (585 likes), and Twitter (309 followers).
Ashley Adams
Ashley Adams is the dairy-free cooking expert for She has worked in many aspects of the dairy-free food industry, from catering, to recipe development for restaurants, to teaching classes on vegan/vegetarianism and dairy-free cooking. Ashley has been dairy-free for over a decade and knows first-hand the struggles that come with food restrictions and how to overcome these and still eat nutritiously and deliciously. She currently resides in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband and son where she works professionally as a writer.
Carl Adams
Carl Adams has been riding dual sport motorcycles for more than 45 years, including a period of endure racing in the '70s. More recently he has served as an officer of an active dual sport riding club in Reno, Nevada.
Christine Adams
Christine Adams runs a bed and breakfast at Ware House in Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk. She is author, with Michael McMahon, of Miss Savidge Moves Her House (Aurum, 2009).
Gerrie Adams
Gerrie L. Adams has an A.A. degree with high honors from Saddleback Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science/Nutrition. She co-founded Xengaru Fun Foods. She is the Healthy Eating Specialist for Whole Foods Market Tustin/Jamboree. In this position, Gerrie gives lectures, cooking demonstrations, and store tours in support of Whole Foods Market's Health Starts Here program, which educates customers and team members on how to achieve optimum health through incorporating fresh, nutrient dense, low-fat, whole foods into their diet. She has been a member of the Southern California Section of the Institute of Food Technologist since 2000 and served as 2008-2009 Chair. She has also been a member of the National Association of Woman Business Owners and was awarded the 2007 Rising Star in Business by the Woman's Sage organization. She currently resides in Laguna Niguel.
Kevin Adams
A naturalist, writer, teacher, and photographer, Kevin Adams is the author of the books North Carolina Waterfalls, Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians, Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and North Carolina's Best Wildflower Hikes, The Mountains, and the photographer of Voyageur Press's Our North Carolina, as well as numerous magazine articles. His photographs appear in books, magazines, calendars, and advertisements across the country. Kevin lives in High Point, North Carolina, with his wife, Patricia.
Ron Adams
Ron Adams is a lifelong big truck enthusiast who has spent many years amassing an archive of vintage truck photos. This is his fifth book for Motorbooks, following 100 Years of Semi Trucks, Big Rigs of the 1950s, Big Rigs of the 1960s, and Mack Trucks. He lives in Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania.
Sean Adams
Sean Adams and Noreen Morioka are partners at AdamsMorioka, a Los Angeles-based strategy and communications firm with offices in Beverly Hills and New York. AdamsMorioka has been globally recognized by every major competition and publication, including Communication Arts, AIGA, Graphis, and the New York Art Director’s Club. Adams is the national president and past national board member of AIGA, and past president of AIGA Los Angeles.
Simon Adams
Simon Adams is a writer and editor of children’s non-fiction and reference books. He specializes in history, politics and current affairs and has written extensively on exploration, music and the arts. Simon has also contributed to family and adult reference books and has been an editorial consultant on various history and other titles. Simon was born in Bristol and studied history and politics at the London School of Economics and Bristol University, where he gained an MSc. He entered publishing as a publicity copywriter at Routledge and subsequently joined Dorling Kindersley, eventually becoming managing editor of the children's division. He became a full-time writer 15 years ago. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 60 books for a wide range of publishers. Simon lives in London and is a keen reader and cyclist.
Kathy Adams Clark
Kathy Adams Clark has worked as a professional photographer since 1995. Her photos have been published in many magazines, calendars, and books, including Backroads of the Texas Hill Country and Portrait of Houston. Her images have also appeared with her husband Gary's weekly nature column in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News. Kathy is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association. She teaches photography and is a popular speaker at local and national events. Kathy remains a proud native Texan; her family settled in Texas in 1845.
Mark Adkin
Mark Adkin, a former army officer, is the author of The Waterloo Companion, The Trafalgar Companion and The Gettysburg Companion, all published by Aurum. He has also authored several other books on military history, including Goose Green, The Bear Trap and The Charge. He has also written the bestselling Sharpe Companion to accompany the TV series.
Kamyar Adl
KAMYAR ADL was born and brought up in Iran. After finishing school Kamyar spent a short while at Azad University studying photography but he soon left to do his military service in some desert near the Iran/Iraq border. He never went back to university but he did some photography jobs, one of which being taking photos of old doors and windows in downtown Tehran for a famous Iranian architect. Then at the age of 25 he married Shirin and moved to England. Kamyar currently works at the BMW factory in Oxford.
Shirin Adl
SHIRIN ADL was born in Harlow, England, in 1975. She received a first class BA honours in illustration from Loughborough University, and won the Hallmark M&S division Talented Designer Award. She currently lives in Oxford with her husband.
Dennis Adler
Award-winning author, photographer, and historian Dennis Adler is one of America's most published automotive authors and historians. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and CBS Sunday Morning. The author of dozens of books on collectible automobiles and historic firearms, as well as a former magazine editor, Adler has had more than 5000 articles and photographs published during his long career.
Karen Adler
Karen Adler is a food writer, culinary instructor, and publisher. As a culinary instructor, Adler specializes in outdoor cooking—fish, game, meat, and vegetables. She has taught at more than a dozen institutions and venues, including Viking Culinary Centers, A Southern Season in Chapel Hill, Central Market Cooking Schools in Texas, Cooks of Crocus Hill in Minneapolis/St. Paul, KitchenArt in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Copia in Napa, California. She has written for numerous publications including Q magazine, Backyard Living, Barbecue Today, Cooking Pleasures, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She has appeared on local and national television and radio. Adler has authored or co-authored more than 14 books with 9 titles specializing in barbecue.
Tim Adler
Tim Adler is author of several books including The House of Redgrave: The Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty and Hollywood and the Mob. He has written about the film industry for a number of publications including the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Business. He lives in London.
John Agard
John Agard is one of the most popular and highly-regarded poets writing in Britain today.  His poem Half-Caste is on the GCSE syllabus and he performs at Poetry Live events throughout the country.  His adult collection, We Brits, was shortlisted for the 2007 British Book Awards Decibel Writer of the Year Award. His book for teens, The Young Inferno, won the CLPE Poetry Prize Award in 2009, was nominated for both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards in 2010 and shortlisted for the 2010 UKLA Award.  Goldilocks on CCTV, his poetry collection for 11 plus, inspired by fairy tales,  is on the 2012 CLPE Award shortlist. John lives in Lewes, Sussex, with his wife the poet Grace Nichols. 
Meena Agarwal
Meena Agarwal is a Toronto-based food writer, consultant and cookery instructor. She has created more than 100 inventive, creative recipes for this book and adopted dozens of classic prepartions to meet with increasing demands for quick and simple evryday meals.
Patrice Aggs
PATRICE AGGS was born in Michigan and moved to London in 1974 to study Fine Art at the City and Guilds Art School. Patrice has illustrated over 20 books, five of them for Frances Lincoln, including Un, Deux, Trois by Opal Dunn and Uno, Dos, Tres by Yanitzia Canetti.
Michael Agnew
Michael Agnew (Minneapolis, MN) is Minnesota's first cicerone certified by the Cicerone Certification Program, a standard for identifying those with significant knowledge and professional skills in beer sales and service, and a national beer judge with the Beer Judge Certification Program. In addition, Michael is an award-winning brewer and writes a monthly column on beer for the Minneapolis Star
Blaise Aguirre
Blaise Aguirre, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University School of Medicine. He has been a staff psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, since 2000, and has been recognized for his work in the treatment of BPD in adolescence. In May 2007, he was named director of 3East, the Adolescent Dialectic Behavior Therapy Treatment Center at McLean - targeted specifically at treating adolescents with BPD.
Petra Ahnert
Petra Ahnert is the creative force behind Beehive Alchemy (, a growing artisan soap, body care, and home goods business. After a serendipitous meeting with a beekeeper at the library in 2002, Petra soon had a couple hives of her own and extra honey to sell. Of course, with the honey, comes beeswax, too so she sought out ways to make good use of the wax she had on hand. Since that time, Petra has first looked to her own life and products she uses to replace them with items she could make herself with the honey and beeswax she had on hand. Eventually, those products made their way into the product line-up for Beehive Alchemy.
Joan Aiken
JOAN AIKEN, the daughter of the American poet and novelist Conrad Aiken, was an immensely popular and prolific author who wrote over a hundred novels for adults and children. The creator of the stories about Arabel and her pet raven Mortimer, originally written for the BBC's Jackanory series and which have been televised on the BBC, she also wrote wonderful, quirky novels, full of humour and the unexpected. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase won the 1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was made into a film. Joan Aiken was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature in 1999. She died in 2004.
Ken Aiken
Rannie Gillis is a seasoned motorcycle traveler who lives in Nova Scotia and has written several popular travel books about Cape Breton Island and Labrador. He grew up in North Sydney and still lives in the family homestead about two miles from the Cabot Trail within sight of the ferry landing to and from Newfoundland. During good weather, he typically rides the entire Cabot Trail about twice a week! A colorful raconteur and historian, he is the perfect guide to help other riders planning a trip to Atlantic Canada.
Ben Ainslie
Sir Ben Ainslie CBE is the most successful sailor in Olympic history, and has won medals at five consecutive Olympics from 1996-2012, including gold at the last four.
Ai Akikusa
Ai Akikusa is a Japanese artist, illustrator, and picture books author based in Tokyo. She graduated from the Department of Graphic Design, Tama Art University. After working at the Nakamori Design Office she is now working as a freelance artist. Some of her publications to date are as follows: Easy-to-use Coloring Pencils, Cute Animals with Coloring Pencils, Let's Go To the Zoo, Buk's Baby, Me and My Little Popofu, The Hairy One, Asahiyama Zoo, Parudemar the Bear, and Little Puddle.
Cem Akin
Cem Akin and Leah Rottke are key members of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF), an award-winning international nonprofit charity dedicated to planting fruitful trees and plants to alleviate world hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities, and improve the surrounding air, soil, and water. FTPFÆs grounbreaking mission benefits the environment, human health, and animal welfare--all at once! For more information please visit
Takayo Akiyama
TAKAYO AKIYAMA is a London-based Japanese illustrator/cartoonist who rarely stops drawing.  She was born in Japan and is currently based in London.  She recently became a full-time freelancer and has many years of experience in illustration, comic, printmaking, T-shirt and textile design.
David Aksomitis
David Aksomitis is a knowledgeable historian on snowmobile racing and has contributed to many technical columns.
Linda and David Aksomitis
Linda and David were involved with snowmobile racing for a decade. Linda has contributed many articles to SnowRider Magazine, and is currently the Webmaster & Managing Editor for this online snowmobile magazine. She has authored many books on a variety of subjects, including Amazing Stories: Snowmobile Adventures, and Backroad Mapbook books for hiking, fishing, snowmobiling and getting around rugged parts of Canada.Linda's husband David is also a knowledgeable historian on snowmobile racing and has contributed to many technical columns in their online magazine.
Polly Alakija
POLLY ALAKIJA is a British artist living and working in South Africa. Before that, she lived for fifteen years in Nigeria. Her paintings have been widely exhibited in Africa and Europe, and her previous books include Catch That Goat for Barefoot Books. This is her first book for Frances Lincoln. She lives in Tewkesbury, Gloscestershire.
Jaakko Alatalo
Jaakko Alatalo was born in the Midwestern part of Finland. He studied photography at Lahti Institute of design and he has been working as a free lance photographer and author for over thirty years. He has lived in Lapland since the 1978. Numerous newspapers, magazines and book publishers have used his photographs and texts. He has created some photo-poem books together with poet Vilho Vähäsarja. The most popular books have been "Jo kukkii tunturimaa" (The land of fells is already blooming), "Taas tunturiin lauluni vien" (I'll take my song to the fells) and "Herran käsivarrella" (On the arms of the Lord). Jaakko Alatalo has also written some manuscripts for movies, drama and opera.
Ana Albero
ANA ALBERO was born in Alicante, Spain. She studied Visual Communication at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and illustration at the University of the Arts Berlin. She is now based in Berlin, where she works primarily in graphite and colored pencil creating vibrant textured images inspired by old pictures and movies.
Kurt H. Albertine
Kurt H. Albertine, Ph.D., is the Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Neurobiology and Anatomy in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Albertine has taught human gross anatomy for more than 25 years and is the Editor-in- Chief of the Anatomical Record.
Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s.
Bob Alderman
Bob Alderman started modelling back in the 1950s and over the years has worked in 4mm and later 7mm scale, which is now his main interest. Bob has built, and helped to build, several model railway layouts, has written a number of articles in modelling magazines, and has been a tutor on many railway modelling courses. In addition, he serviced on the Gauge O Guild's Technical Committee for over a decade and was one of the Guild's directors. Bob was for many years a mechanical engineer in a major aerospace company and his engineering background has given him an excellent understanding of how bridges and viaducts are built.
Erin Alderson
Erin Alderson is the recipe developer, photographer and voice behind the whole foods, vegetarian blog Naturally Ella. Erin started blogging on a whim in 2007 as a healthy baking blog but has since then grown into a thriving seasonal, whole foods resource site. She grew up in a traditional middle class family that had a diet largely subsistent on fast food. Five years ago Erin's father suffered a massive heart attack leaving Erin to question her own health and eating habits. Since then, she has ditched processed foods in lieu of a whole foods. Erin is a large proponent of local agriculture and seasonal eating which has become a large part of the Naturally Ella. Erin is also the author of The Homemade Flour Cookbook (Fair Winds Press).
David Alderton
David Alderton originally trained as a vet but has been writing about pets and pet care for the last fifteen years. He often makes radio and TV appearances and his books have won awards from the Cat Writers’ Association of America.
Jane Aldridge
Eighteen-year-old Jane Aldridge ( is both whimsical and sophisticated. Her globally recognised vision (and love of shoes!) has resulted in her own line of footwear with Urban Outfitters, and stars from Kanye West to Tory Burch list themselves as her fans.
Vladimir Aleksic
VLADIMIR ALEKSIC was born in Serbia and Montenegro and has a wealth of illustration experience. His style is often described as ‘semi-realistic’, as his illustrations have a clear comic book influence. He has worked for clients including DK, where he illustrated Pirate Attack! and Clash of the Gladiators. 
Heather Alexander
HEATHER ALEXANDER was born in New York City, and now lives in New Jersey. She began her career editing children's books such as Goosebumps and Fear Street, before moving into writing. She has written over 40 books for children.
Jesse Alexander
In 1953 Jesse Alexander left America for Europe with his young family to pursue his dream of becoming a motor racing photographer. In the next few years he became especially close to Ferrari, developing friendships with some of the teamu2019s most illustrious drivers, particularly fellow Americans such as Dan Gurney, Richie Ginther, and Phil Hill, who won the World Championship driving for Ferrari in 1961.
Prinz Alexander
Vincent Molenaar is an expert on the later Bay-Window buses, and is the founder of a popular website dedicated to Bay M-codes. He resides in the Netherlands.Alexander Prinz is an expert on early Bay-Window buses and is Vice-President of the German Bay club 'Interessengemeinschaft TS'.  He works for Volkswagen AG.
Skye Alexander
Skye Alexander is the author of the best-selling books 10-Minute Feng Shui and 10-Minute Clutter Control, as well as 10-Minute Magic Spells, 10-Minute Tarot, The Care and Feeding of Your Chi, and many other highly successful books that show readers how to bring new-found happiness, organization, and spiritual balance to their homes and hearts. She lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321) was an Italian poet, writer, and political thinker. After studying at the University of Bologna, he married and had four children. Dante was exiled from his hometown of Florence in 1302 due to his political leanings, finally settling in the city of Ravenna in 1307, when he began writing The Divine Comedy.
Dante Aligieri
Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321) was an Italian poet, writer, and political thinker. After studying at the University of Bologna, he married and had four children. Dante was exiled from his hometown of Florence in 1302 due to his political leanings, finally settling in the city of Ravenna in 1307, when he began writing The Divine Comedy.
Zena Alkayat
ZENA ALKAYAT has previously published successful guidebooks Tea & Cake London and London Villages. She spent 10 years working as a journalist at publications including Metro newspaper and Time Out London before moving into publishing. She is currently Senior Commissioning Editor at Frances Lincoln.
Shelby Allaho
Shelby Allaho has won numerous design awards, and her work has been published in Interweave Crochet and Inside Crochet, as well as in books from Sixth and Spring Books, and Sterling Publishing. She specializes in designing unique accessories for women and children, in traditional and freeform crochet. Ellen Gormley stitched more than 80 afghans before beginning her design career in 2004. Now, Ellen has sold more than 200 designs, and been published numerous times in many crochet magazines including Interweave Crochet, Crochet Today, Crochet!, Crochet World and Inside Crochet. Her designs have been shown on the PBS show Knit and Crochet Now! Her two books are Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook and Learn Bruges Lace.Shelby Allaho's blog: ; also as StitchStory on Twitter and Stitchstory on Gormley's blog: ; also as GoCrochet on Twitter and
Harry Allen
Harry Allen was born in the UK, but spent many of his teenage years in Nigeria. He was educated at International schools in Lagos and London, and at Leeds University. After graduating with a degree in Theatre Arts, Harry has worked as an actor, director teacher and writer and has had several plays for young people produced, enjoying collaborations with companies and individuals in Europe and Australia. Harry is currently the Arts Director for an international school in Singapore, where he lives with his wife and young son.
Jim Allen
Jim Allen has been a soldier, a sailor, an ASE Certified Master Auto Tech and an off-highway driving instructor. He's been writing for 4x4 magazines since the early 1980s and is the author of seven books on four-wheeling or technical topics. He's also a small-time farmer in the boondocks of Northwest Ohio. 
Laurel Allen
Laurel C. Allen grew up in the road race paddocks of North America, the daughter of a two-time Canadian national champion and twenty-five-year fixture on the AMA road race scene. Raised in the shadow of road race legends and alongside many of the fastest competitors racing today, it's no surprise Allen eventually sought her own place in the industry, starting out at Cycle News and ending up -- thirteen years later -- Senior Editor of Road Racer X magazine. She is currently at work on a second racing-related Whitehorse Press project.Mark Gardiner was an ad agency creative director and amateur motorcycle racer for 15 years. In 2002, he quit his job, sold all his possessions, and moved to the Isle of Man to race in the TT. Since then, as a motojournalist, his work has appeared in Bike, Classic Bike, Performance Bikes, Cycle Canada, Road Racer X, Cycle World, and a Swedish magazine with a name that simply cannot be pronounced at all in English. He is the author of the memoir Riding Man.
Sara Alm
Sara Alm started sewing dresses at age six, and she's never looked back. After graduating from the Apparel Arts patternmaking program in 2005, Alm has worked as a patternmaker, designer, and sewing instructor at Apparel Arts. She also shares her passion for garment-making by teaching sewing and fashion to at-risk teenage girls. Alm is the co-author of Famous Frocks, and her latest venture is launching a line of women's activewear.Alm is the instructor for five Craftsy Classes--Mastering Construction: Facings and Linings, Mastering Construction: Foundation Techniques, Mastering Construction: Zippers and Waistbands, The Essential Guide to Sewing with Sheers, and Inside Vogue Patterns: Tracy Reese V1397.
Maria Alomajan
Maria Alomajan is a freelance writer based in Auckland, New Zealand, having previously lived in England, Australia and the USA. She is passionate about animals and their welfare, and when she can, she shares her time with as many dogs as possible through rescue work, rehabilitation and training. Her own dogs appear in this book.
Juan Carlos Alonso
Juan Carlos Alonso is a Cuban American graphic designer, creative director, and illustrator. He has over 30 years experience in the graphic design/illustration field. In 1992, he founded Alonso & Company, a creative boutique specializing in branding, design, and advertising. He has been working with clients of all sizes from Fortune 500 to local businesses and has forged strong relationships with companies including the NBA franchise The Miami Heat, Bacardi Rum, Ryder System, Pitney Bowes, and Capitol Records. Alonso & Company has attained international acclaim for work in advertising and graphic design. His passion for nature has taken him around the world from Australia to the Galapagos Islands to study animals. Along with his work in the graphic arts, he is also an accomplished wildlife sculptor focusing mostly on prehistoric animals.
Jonathon Alsop
Jonathon Alsop is a wine writer who has written about wine, food, and travel since 1988. He is the author of the wine column "In Vino Veritas" as well as many articles for the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor's Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and others. Jonathon founded the Boston Wine School in 2000, where he teaches wine and food classes. For more about Jonathon and his work, visit and
Tabitha Alterman
Food writer Tabitha Alterman is a contributing editor at Mother Earth News, the food and garden editor at Mother Earth Living, and author of Voyageur Press' Whole Grain Baking Made Easy (2014).
Roger Amato
Roget V. Amato & Donald J. Heimburger
Dan Amatuzzi
Following a semester in Florence studying wine production, Dan entered the hospitality industry in New York City. His first job was polishing wine glasses at Mario Batali's flagship restaurant, Babbo. Since that time, Dan was sommelier at Del Posto in New York City before becoming wine director at Mario Batali's OTTO. He is currently the beverage director at Eataly, where he manages the wine program and teaches classes at Eataly's education center, La Scuola. His website,, is based on wine and spirits education, featuring interviews with winemakers and regional grape descriptions. In 2011, Das was chosen to Zagat's inaugural class of New York's rising "30 under 30" culinary stars. He has an MBA degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU and currently lives in Manhattan.
Curtly Ambrose
SIR CURTLY AMBROSE is one of the most impressive cricket players in history. During his career he played 98 Tests and 176 One Day Internationals for the West Indies and for much of that time he topped the ICC player rankings. Since his retirement he has turned to coaching and playing bass guitar in a reggae band.
Carol Amundson
Carol Amundson is the former editor of the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association newsletter, the Gopher Goat Gossip. Her articles have appeared in the Goat Magazine and the United Caprine News. She has been raising goats since 1989 on a farm near Scandia, Minnesota, with her husband and daughter. (
Cristiana Anca
Chris Anca loves developing healthy and delicious recipes, and started keeping track of her culinary creations on Tales of a Kitchen, her popular blog that she started in including a large selection of raw and vegan meals, she also owns Raw by Chris, a raw and organic catering business in Australia that specializes in delicious, guilt-free foods designed to nourish you from the inside out. Her most popular recipes are the "vegetable noodle" recipes she makes with her spiralizer, which inspired Nourishing Noodles.Chris has appeared on national television, and she was the winner of the People's Choice Award for Voices in 2014. She has also been voted one of the Top 5 Food & Well-Being bloggers in Australia. Her recipes have been featured in many places, including Fitness Magazine, The Huffington Post, Raw Food Magazine, Women's Health, Redbook Magazine, The Kitchn, Relish, BuzzFeed, Greatist, Chickpea Magazine, and more.
Chris Andersen
Chris Andersen is an illustrator and designer from Liverpool, UK. His interest and fascination in the simple, everyday mundane activities and objects we all encounter inspires his design work.
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen was a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, but is best known for his fairytales.
Alex Anderson
Elise Schebler Roberts is a quilt historian and writer who has been quilting for nearly twenty years. She is on the roster of Minnesota Folk Artists and the Minnesota Quilter's Guild, and she also works to preserve historic quilts as a member of the Minnesota Quilt Project. Previously the Curator of Education at the State Historical Society of Iowa, she is now working toward her doctorate in art and history while teaching art history and humanities at Minnesota School of Business. Elise has written numerous articles and is a contributing author to Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past, and Around the Quilt Frame, both published by Voyageur Press. She lives in the Twin Cities.Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the Elm Creek Quilts Novels Series.
Bruce Anderson
A respected, long-time Porsche expert and qualified Porsche appraiser, Bruce Anderson served as the National Technical Chairman of Porsche Club of America from 1981 through 2001, and is the current PCA Senior Technical Advisor. His writing on Porsche appears in such publications as Excellence and Porsche Panorama (US), Flat 6 Magazine and Talon Pointe (France), Porsche Post and 911 & Porsche World (UK), The 911 & Porsche Magazine (Japan), and Christophorus, the Porsche factory magazine. Anderson lives in Plymouth, California.
Isaac Anderson
Isaac Anderson is a self-taught artist who's passion for photography has taken him on many journeys as documentary filmmaker. He has spent the last eight years in Southern California experimenting with photography, mixed-media painting and documentary filmmaking. Joe Martino spent many years teaching chemistry, anatomy, and marine biology, but he has always been an artist at heart. He was recently featured as one of Stark County's finest artists in the book Stark ARThology.
John Anderson
John Anderson (Washington, D.C.) is the curator of aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum and a former professor of aerodynamics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of many books about aviation and aerodynamics, both trade titles and
Michael R. Anderson
Michael Anderson is an art director, photographer, and writer with a passion for designing buildable projects with simple elegance. In addition to his magazine and advertising work, he has supplied the illustrations for several Cool Springs Press books and shot all of the photography for the 2013 title Easy Birdhouses & Feeders. He lives in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
Wayne Anderson
Scoular Anderson is Scottish by birth. He studied Graphic Design at the Glasgow School of Art and worked as an illustrator for London University. He worked as a teacher at a comprehensive school in Scotland. He has been a freelance writer and illustrator for 16 years. To visit Scoular Anderson's website click here
ANDOTWIN has been illustrating since she could hold a crayon in her hand, but professionally since 2001 when she graduated with a degree in Graphic Design. Prior to setting up on her own, AndoTwin spent over 10 years working with digital agencies as lead creative in illustration, design and animation.
Mario Andretti
Mario Andretti is auto racing's definition of "Been There, Won That." His professional driving career spanned more than four decades and includes pit-stops as a Formula One driver (1978), an Indy 500 winner (1969), the Daytona 500 (1967), and four CART/USAC open-wheel racing national championships. Andretti has been called Mr. Versatile, known for driving everything from USAC sprint cars on the dirt to IndyCars, sports racing prototypes, and of course F1. He was Newman Haas Racing's first driver when the team was formed in 1982, raced there for 12 seasons, and is considered one of Paul Newman's closest friends.
Tim Andrew
Tim Andrew is one of Britainu2019s leading car photographers. His work has appeared regularly in Performance Car, and Classic and Sportscar. He lives in the UK.
Chris Andrews
Chris Andrews graduated from Falmouth University in 2001, with a first class degree in Illustration. Since then he has been working in illustration, producing work for a wide range of clients in publishing, editorial and packaging fields. He lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and 2 children. When Chris isn't illustrating he loves baking bread, watching birds, and producing screen prints.
Gavin Andrews
Gavin Andrews is the Assistant Director for Family, Student, and Teacher Programs at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. There she collaborates with artists, educators, students, and the youth, in developing studio and gallery experiences. She is dedicated to the role of art and creativity in people's lives, especially those of her two children, and strives to have people understand that everyone can be creative.
John Andrews

JOHN ANDREWS has been a writer and editor since the days when Everton actually won things. He has contributed to many food and travel guides, including the Good Food Guide and the Good Pub Guide, written on sport, the arts and popular culture for Reader's Digest, Monocle and Dorling Kindersley, and set countless quiz questions on all things sporty.

Olivia Andrews
Olivia Andrews is a food writer, recipe developer and food stylist who has worked for Feast magazine, MasterChef, Destination Down Under and delicious.
Madalina Andronic
Madalina Andronic is a Romanian illustrator currently based in Bucharest. Madalina draws inspiration from traditional fairy tales and Slavic folklore, never forgetting the magic of where she comes from. Since 2010, Madalina's freelance work includes projects for clients all around the world as well as 4 published books in Romania and the UK.
Julie Angel
JULIE ANGEL is a British filmmaker, artist, academic and writer. After finding Parkour, Julie became interested in the idea of movement and free-running, making it the focus of her PhD and setting up the movement group See&Do. Julie lives in Austin, Texas.
Steve Anglesey
Steve Anglesey's 3PM football gossip column has appeared weekly in the Daily Mirror since 2001. He is a co-creator of the popular website, having previously edited websites including - where he originated the infamous Mediawatch column. Steve has created and edited magazines for some of the country's biggest football clubs. He is a regular contributor to the Mirror and to FourFourTwo magazine, for whom he has interviewed superstars including Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard..
Catherine Anholt
Catherine Anholt and her husband Laurence are a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different languages. Their picture books – including the Chimp and Zee series – have won numerous awards and have been featured on television and radio. Catherine grew up in the Cotswolds as one of a family of eight. After a brief nursing career, she found her true vocation as an artist at Falmouth Art School, leaving to take an MA at the Royal College of Art in London. To visit the Anholts' website click here
Laurence Anholt
Laurence Anholt is part of a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different languages. Their picture books – including the Chimp and Zee series – have won numerous awards and have been featured on television and radio. Laurence has been described by William Watt as one of the most versatile authors writing for children today. He was brought up mainly in Holland where he developed a lasting passion for art. He is a much sought after public speaker, appearing at conferences such as the European Council of International Schools Conference, the Northern Children's Book Festival and the Edinburgh Festival. To visit the Anholts' website click here
Angelo Tito Anselmi
Angelo Tito Anselmi has carried out the own activity mainly in automotive field like organizer of great classis car events and author of its catalogues. It has published numerous history volumes of the automobile, with particular attention for the Italian Marques and the italian design makers. She has been adviser of ANFIA, Alfa Rome, Fiat and Pininfarina. Comprises fundamental reference material, which is indispensable to all Alfa enthusiasts.
Vita Apala
Vita Apala is a textile designer who lives and works in Italy. Born in La tvia, she learned to crochet at her grandmother’s knee and she now specializes in this craft, creating beautiful patterns, particularly for children’s clothes. Vita sells her garments and pa tterns through her Etsy shop, Mon Petit Violon, and blogs a bout her life andcraft at
Sue Apfelbaum
Sue Apfelbaum is a writer, editor, and consultant who works with brands to create meaningful content experiences. Based in New York, she was formerly the editorial director for AIGA, the professional association for design, and editor of RES magazine. She writes about design for Communication Arts, Surface, Adobe, and Red Bull Music Academy.
Bryan Apps
A lifelong motor racing enthusiast, Bryan Apps created a BRM scrapbook at the age of thirteen, with Raymond Mays writing its foreword In 1952. Mays continued corresponding with Bryan for many years, keeping him informed of the latest developments. Through his paintings, Bryan also formed lasting friendships with Manfred von Brauchitsch, Ken Tyrrell and many others. He has already had four books published, covering a number of motor racing subjects. As an Anglican priest, Bryan Apps acquired international recognition with a 97hp Mobile Church, and established entries in the Guinness Book of Records with a model car and train for Charities.
Jeff Apter
Jeff Apter is the author of more than twenty books. His work includes the bestselling Up From Down Under: How Australian Music Changed the World; A Pure Drop: The Life Of Jeff Buckley; and Together Alone: The Story of the Finn Brothers. He also worked on A Little Bird Told Me (with Kasey Chambers) and Dirty Deeds (with AC/DC's Mark Evans).
Caroline Arber
Jean-Louis Arbey
Frenchman Jean-Louis Arbey is a T40 owner of long standing and an expert on the model.
Lindsay Archer
The youngest of two children, Lindsay Archer was born in North Carolina, but has spent the majority of her life in Georgia. After graduating from high school, Lindsay received her first formal art lessons at Wesleyan College. After two years at Wesleyan, Lindsay transferred to The Art Institute of Atlanta to study 3-D animation. In 2003, Lindsay took the leap to professional full-time artist. She has since emerged on the fantasy/science fiction scene as an illustrator for several projects under Archer Productions and Signal Fire Studios. Learn more about Lindsay at
Mandy Archer
Mandy Archer is an experienced writer and consultant for the children’s book publishing industry. Pre-school development is one of her areas of expertise. She was formerly Creative Head of Children's Books at BBC Worldwide.
Lorenzo Ardizio
Lorenzo Ardizio is a journalist and automobile historian. He collaborates with the 'Historic Automobile Sector' of Alfa Romeo and provides consultancy as a demonstration and training driver for various manufacturers. He has worked with numerous editorial offices and conducted communications in the automobile world. He is the author of Alfa Romeo All the cars published in April 2015.
Edward Ardizzone
Edward Ardizzone was the eldest of five children. In 1905 his family moved to Ipswich, where he learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that he was to draw so often in the Little Tim books. Illustrator of more than 170 much-loved children's books, Edward Ardizzone was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956 and the CBE in 1971. He died in 1979.
Charles Argoff
Dr. Bradley Galer has been named one of the leading doctors in pain management by The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Galer was the chairman of the Pain Medicine Section of the American Academy of Neurology and founder of A Neuropathic Pain and Headache Treatment Center at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Charles Argoff is a Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Comprehensive Pain Program at Albany Medical Center, voted one of the top ten academic medical centers in the country by the University HealthSystem Consortium. Dr. Argoff is board certified in pain medicine--a credential bestowed to fewer than 2000 doctors in the United States. He is a member of the American Pain Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine and has conducted research in the pharmacologic management of chronic pain, and the development of treatment guidelines for drug-based pain therapies.
Carole Armstrong
Carole Armstrong has for many years been an art teacher and museum educator, working both in England and in the USA. She has introduced art activities, tours, workshops, poetry and art competitions for children.
Erik Arneson
Erik Arneson is a former design editor and motorsports reporter for USA Today and is now director of public relations for SPEED Channel. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and children. He is author of Motorbook's Mickey Thompson: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of a Racing Legend.
Chris Arnot
Chris Arnot is a national freelance feature writer who has written on specialist subjects including arts and education, property, pubs, food and travel. A regular contributor to the Guardian, he has also written for the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and the Observer. He co-wrote The Archers Archives for BBC Books and his book, Britain's Lost Cricket Grounds, was long-listed for the MCC's cricket book of the year in 2011. He is also the author of Britain's Lost Breweries and Beers, published by Aurum.
Mary Arrigan
Mary Arrigan studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, University College, Dublin and Florence University. She taught art for 18 years before starting to write for children. She was awarded the International Youth Library (Munich) White Ravens title in 1997, the Bisto Merit Award in 2000 and has also won The Sunday Times Crime Writers Association Short Story Award and The Hennessy Short Story Award. Her books for Frances Lincoln include Mario's Angels and Esty's Gold. To visit Mary Arrigan's website click here
Heidi Arriza
A trained graphic designer, Heidi Arriza's passion has always been creating patterns, stationery, and wrapping paper, and presenting items in unique and creative ways. She owns and runs Heidi, a versatile collection of vibrant, coordinating paper journals, note sets, gift wrap, and accessories sold in 35 stores nationally and online at Her company and designs have been featured in Instyle, Lucky Magazine,?Daily Candy, and elsewhere. Heidi lives in San Francisco, CA.
Simon Arron
Simon Arron has been infatuated with cars since before he could walk and has written about them for more than 20 years. A former editor of Motor Sport, he turned freelance in 1997 and contributes regularly to publications all around the world, including The Daily Telegraph and Motorsport News.
Anatoly Arutunoff
Anatoly Arutunoff has raced with Bob Bondurant, Phil Hill, Richie Ginther, Dan Gurney, Ak Miller, and Carroll Shelby back when cars slid, drivers were visible, and the average privateer like Arutunoff could finish fourth in a grand prix race against the factories.
Bruce Asakawa
Bruce Asakawa has been active in the green industry, landscape design, and gardening communication for most of his life. He graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona, with a major in landscape architecture, then went on to develop and teach horticulture classes with the University of California Extension Program. During the early nineties, Bruce was asked to host the West Coast Garden Line, the popular live call-in garden radio show that aired throughout California. Several years ago, the program became Garden Compass with co-hosts Sharon Asakawa and John Bagnasco.
Sharon Asakawa
Sharon Asakawa and her husband Bruce are, without question, the most highly respected gardening experts in California. Sharon has been part of the nursery industry for decades. She began working in their family gardening center shortly after marrying Bruce in the early 1960s. Ultimately, she was in charge of the floral department where she gained hands-on practical experience. As their business grew, Sharon and Bruce began leading garden tours to great locales around the world, helping introduce the garden travelers to notable gardens and plants. In addition to this book for Cool Springs Press, Sharon is the author or co-author of Bruce and Sharon Asakawa's California Gardener's Guide, California Gardener's Handbook, California Gardening Rhythms, Jackson & Perkins Beautiful Roses Made Easy, and Jackson & Perkins Selecting, Growing, and Combining Outstanding Perennials.She is also co-host of the nationally syndicated GardenLife Radio Show, which reaches 1.1 million listeners every weekend.
G. Fred Asbell
Steve Asbell
Steve Asbell grew up chasing lizards in the Mojave Desert, later becoming an avid hiker, enthusiastic amateur botanist, and passionate gardener. He started a blog called The Rainforest Garden for his terminally ill mother. Now that she has passed away, he continues to garden for others and tend to the lush gardens that he planted for his neighbors in his apartment community. Asbell currently lives with his wife Jennifer in Jacksonville, Florida, where he makes his living as a freelance writer, blogger, illustrator, and photographer. His writings and illustrations have appeared on Ferry-Morse seed packets and on the websites Gardening Gone Wild, Plants Nouveau, Southern Living online, Apartment Therapy, Mashable, and Mother Earth News. Plant by Numbers is Asbell's first book, but it won't be his last.
Christie Aschwanden
Christie Aschwanden is a journalist, essayist and poultry farmer in Cedaredge, Colorado. Her writing has appeared in more than 60 publications including the New York Times, Reader's Digest and New Scientist. She raises an assortment of free-range chickens, heritage turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks and geese at the Crag Crest Poultry Ranch and Farm.
Kevin Ash
A well-known motorcycle journalist worldwide, Ash is the motorcycle correspondent for The Daily Telegraph newspaper and a weekly columnist for Motor Cycle News.
Paddy Ashdown
Paddy Ashdown spent the first seventeen years of his adult life serving his country as an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos, a member of the Special Boat Service and as an employee of the €˜shadowy side' of the Foreign Office. He then went on to become Liberal Democrat MP for Yeovil and leader of his party, and the international community's High Representative in war-torn Bosnia. He currently sits in the House of Lords. He is author of two books for Aurum: A Brilliant Little Operation, which tells the story of the Cockleshell heroes of World War Two, and his autobiography, A Fortunate Life.
Rebecca Ashdown
Rebecca Ashdown studied at Norwich School of Art, Westminister University and Central St Martins, and then worked as a graphic and motion designer, film-maker and freelance vector artist. She is now concentrating on illustration and uses drawing, printmaking and digital techniques to create her pictures. How the Library (not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel is Rebecca's first published book. She lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Bernard Ashley
Bernard Ashley is a former head teacher who is now writing full-time. He lives in South London where he was born. Bernard's impressive list of titles reflects 35 years of writing realistic fiction – from picture books right up to teenage novels. Several of Bernard's books have been successfully televised and he has frequently appeared on prize lists – his Little Soldier was short-listed for the Guardian Prize in 2000. In addition to his other activities Bernard Ashley also advises internationally on matters concerned with literacy. He is also a very popular visitor to schools. To visit Bernard Ashley's website click here
George Ashurst
George Ashurst served with the Lancashire Fusiliers, taking part in First Ypres, Gallipoli and the Somme, and enduring months of trench warfare on the Western Front, making numerous grim and dangerous patrols into no man's land. Ashurst was often frightened and uncertain, occasionally infuriated by the 'shirking' amongst the officers, and was usually ready for a cigarette or drink, but when his battalion attacked he would not shrink from his duty.
Prof. Ken Ashwell
Dr. Ken Ashwell (B.Med.Sc., M.B. B.S., Ph.D.) is Professor of Anatomy in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He acted as the Chief Consultant for The Student's Anatomy of Exercise Manual and The Student's Anatomy of Stretching Manual.
Ken W. S. Ashwell
Chief consultant: Professor Ken W. S. Ashwell, the University of New South Wales.
Richard Askwith
Richard Askwith is Associate Editor of the Independent and author of Feet in the Clouds: A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession. He lives in France.
Clive Aslet
Clive Aslet is an award-winning writer and journalist, and an acknowledged authority on British architecture. He joined Country Life in 1977, was for thirteen years its Editor, and is now Editor-at-Large. He writes extensively for The Daily Telegraph and other publications. He is the author of many books, including The English House, Landmarks of Britain and Villages of Britain.
Ros Asquith
ROS ASQUITH has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years, and has written and illustrated over 70 books for young people, including the bestseller The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, the Teenage Worrier series, Letters from an Alien Schoolboy-which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize- and her debut picture story book It’s Not Fairy. Ros lives in north London with her husband and two sons. For more information about Ros, visit her website:  
Rick Astley
An electrical engineer, Rick Astley was born and educated in England. Tight budgets and a need to get to work meant he soon developed a thorough working knowledge of the many used British cars he owned; cars he later restored to an acceptable level of reliability.  Even though his professional life took him to Canada and eventually to the USA, where he now lives, through membership of his local MG club he has maintained his interest in the British cars of his youth. Rick now works part-time as an electrical engineering consultant in the Motor City of Detroit.
Philip Atkins
Philip Atkins inherited his interest in railways and locomotives from his late father, who extensively photographed Gresley 'Pacifics' when they were in their prime before the Second World War. He had his first railway article published in 1966, and in 1975 he was appointed Librarian at the then new National Railway Museum in York, a post he held until he retired in 2006.
Robin Atkins
Traveling widely to teach, lecture and research beadwork for nearly 20 years, Robin Atkins is a nationally known bead artist. She has authored several beading books as well as numerous magazine articles. Robin enjoys all types of beading. However, she especially loves to sew beads on cloth. Currently her two passions are fabricating sculptural pieces and combining bead embroidery with bookmaking to create bead-embellished journals. She is excited to see the development of beadwork in the past two decades, as it has shifted from the world of craft toward the world of art. She resides in Friday Harbor, WA. Visit her online at
Kevin Atkinson
A real Singer enthusiast, Kevin Atkinson has spent many years diligently researching the history of the Singer company. Kevin's quest for facts has brought him into contact with many helpful individuals, clubs, archives and museums.
Billy Attinger
Billy Attinger is an artist, entrepreneur, and creator of successful brands, including Stick World(r), an iconic collection of stick figure art whose multi-million dollar program has been licensed and sold successfully throughout major retailers around the world. Billy resides in sunny Southern California where lives with his wife and three beautiful children, whom he credits as the major source of inspiration for his lively, playful, and humorous style. His company, Inconceivable Studios, as well as his portfolio, can be viewed at and
Helena Attlee
Helena Attlee is an author and journalist who has made the garden and its history her special subject. Her books include The Gardens of Portugal Italian Gardens: A Cultural History and Gardens of Wales (all publishd by Frances Lincoln). She lectures widely, writes for a wide range of journals and magazines, and leads specialist garden tours. She lives in Presteigne, Powys, with her husband, the photographer Alex Ramsay.
Annette Aubrey
ANNETTE AUBREY is a psychotherapist with 20 years experience.These are her first children’s books and she is a fresh, new voice in children’s publishing.
Pat Averill
Pat Averill considers herself primarily self-taught, although she has attended an array of workshops and seminars on oil, watercolor, and colored pencil. She considers the way she figuratively "inhales" the colors, values, and shapes she observes around her to be an integral part of her artistic process. To her, the creation of art is based on a combination of life experiences and the artist's reaction to the subject matter. Pat is a charter member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and she has won numerous awards in juried international competitions for her work in colored pencil.
Tom Avery
Tom Avery grew up in Lewisham and trained as a primary teacher at the University of Greenwich. He taught in South London for two years, and then in inner-city Birmingham. He is now co-ordinator of English, Communication and Language at a primary school in Kentish Town, London. He loves working with young people, helping them to develop their interests and encouraging them to think about the world around them. The issues of street crime and unaccompanied refugee children, addressed in Too Much Trouble, affect the lives of many of the children he's met through his work. Tom lives in North London with his wife and young son.
AVone was once considered New York City's most wanted street artist. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he is the quintessential New York artist. Through his work, AVone creates a re-imagined urban environment, wrought with images of distinctive, gritty decay. The artist's work is mainly influenced by the city he calls home, as well as abstract expressionist Franz Kline and Andy Goldsworthy. Their work has inspired the Fragmenting of AVone's writing and self-developed textural surfaces. His illustrious list of clients includes the global cable television network ESPN, as well as the men's professional basketball league (the NBA). Currently, he works at Candamill Studios.However, unlike a lot of artists of our time, AVone produces every part of his art in-house - from the actual making of his silk screens, to printing, framing and working other materials. Every inch of his creation happens within his control, pushing him to constantly experiment with new mediums.!avone-/c1rph
Iain Ayre
Iain Ayre is a freelance motoring writer, with a special interest in budget classic cars. He contributes to many UK and US motoring magazines and has written several books, including Haynes’s well-received Kit Car Manual. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.
Amy Azzarito
Foreword writer Amy Azzarito is the managing editor of Design*Sponge. She graduated from the Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt with a Master's in the History of Decorative Arts and Design. She's published on diverse topics such as the evolution of French cuisine for Paris-New York: Design Fashion Culture, 1925-1940 and hand-built homes in late 1960s as part of the countercultural movement for West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in American Art, 1965-1977. She recently finished her first book, Past and Present, a book that translates topics of design history into a present-day craft projects and is based on herDesign*Sponge column. When not researching design history, she practices yoga, rides her bike or skateboard and tends to her bees, who live on a Brooklyn rooftop, and to her two cats, Loki and Freya, who allow her to live in their Williamsburg apartment.
F. Sehnaz Bac
Artist F. Sehnaz Bac is celebrated for her radiantly colorful and charming painted stones, which she sells on Etsy as I Sassi Dell'Adriatico (The Adriatic Stones). Sehnaz has more than 450,000 Facebook followers. She lives in Alba Adriatica, Italy, a small town on the Adriatic Sea.
Randy Bachman
Dave Hunter is a writer and musician who has worked in the United States and the U.K. on a range of print and multimedia publications. His books include The Fender Telecaster: The Life & Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed the World, The Home Recording Handbook, Star Guitars, Guitar Amp Handbook, The Rough Guide to Guitar, and several others. He also contributes regularly to Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines. An active musician, Hunter lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with his wife and two children.
Tony Bacon
Tony Bacon is one of the world's best-selling authors of books on guitars and guitar players. His many titles include The Ultimate Guitar Book and Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia.
Kim Baer
Kim Baer, is principal of Los Angeles-based design studio KBDA, which she founded in 1982. The firm's client list ranges from nonprofit organizations, such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation, UCLA, and Chamber Music Los Angeles, to consumer-oriented companies, such as Nike, Nissan, and Hilton Hotels.
Rob Bagchi
Rob Bagchi lasted almost as long at Sportspages bookshop as Don Revie spent at Elland Road. He works for the Guardian, for whom he writes a weekly sports column, and is author of four books, including The Unforgiven: The Story of Don Revie's Leeds United, which he co-authored with Paul Rogerson.
Marla Baggetta
Marla Baggetta has been a self-employed, professional artist since 1983. She currently lives in Oregon and holds painting workshops.
John Baggott
John Baggott has been an active motorsport competitor since 1977. John has written numerous magazine articles about classic cars and motorsport. His previous books include MGB – The Racing Story [Crowood 2002].
John Bagnasco
John Bagnasco has been an integral part of the gardening industry for over 45 years, starting with a degree in Horticultural Marketing (Michigan State University) and followed by a decade at Frank's Nursery and Crafts in Detroit. He moved to California to become regional manager and buyer for the Nurseryland division of Sunbelt Nursery Group and then became the head buyer for Armstrong Garden Centers based in Glendora, California. John joined Creative Promotions in October 2000 as a senior magazine editor and radio personality for Garden Compass. He is currently the president and co-host of the nationally syndicated GardenLife Radio Show, which reaches 1.1 million listeners every weekend. He is also the president of, a YouTube-type site for gardeners. As if that's not enough, he is a partner in SuperNaturals Grafted Vegetables, LLC., has also taught horticulture classes, and is a rose breeder who introduced over a dozen new varieties. He was host of the DVD The Essential Guide to Roses. John's other books include Plants for the Home Vol I.
Paul G. Bahn
Paul Bahn is a distinguished archaeologist and writer and broadcaster on archaeology. He led the team that discovered the caves of Creswell Crags. He lives in Hull.
Christine Bailey
CHRISTINE BAILEY is the director of Advanced Nutrition Ltd., and an award winning nutritionist, speaker, chef, food and health consultant and author, writing from her home in Reading, England. She is author of several health and recipe books including Tasty Treats for Healthy Kids and Top 100 Low Salt Recipes (Duncan Baird 2009). 
elinor bailey
elinor peace bailey is a trained artist, and discovered stitchery as she was raising her family. She travels and teaches, has designed fabrics, and has worked as a creative consulant for several companies. She is the author of Mother Plays With Dolls, and The Rag Doll From Plain to Fancy. She has self published books, quilt patterns, craft projects, and dolls, which she sells online and through quilt shops.
Gwen Bailey
First-hand experience with hundreds of different types of cat, naughty and good, has enabled Gwen Bailey to understand their actions and tell us what they are thinking. Gwen Bailey is the Animal Behaviorist for The Blue Cross, Britain's largest animal welfare charity. She is the author of several books about pet care including Rescue Dog and The Perfect Puppy.
Martin Bailey
Martin Bailey is the main writer for The Art Newspaper and is now the leading UK specialist on Van Gogh. With a background in investigative journalism, Martin Bailey began work on Van Gogh in the late 1980s. He has curated two exhibitions and written extensively on the artist. His book Letters from Provence sold over 60,000 copies in five languages, including German, French, Danish and Spanish.
Norman Bailey
Norman Bailey first learned to fly in the Army Air Corps and later became a graduate of the RAF's Central Flying School for Helicopter Instructors.  He is a CAA Helicopter Examiner and was a member of the UK Panel of Helicopter Examiners from 1976 to 1986. He lives in Manchester, England.
Ray Bailey
Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey are the writers behind the acclaimed Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog: They live in Cornwall.
Chris Baines
Chris Baines is an award-winning writer and broadcaster and one of the UK's leading environmental campaigners. He writes popular monthly columns for both BBC Wildlife and BBC Gardeners' World magazines. He also worked as a landscape and sustainability adviser on the Millennium Dome project. To find out more about Chris Baines, click here
Valerie Baines
Valerie Baines has drawn and painted as long as she can remember and has always had an interest in the wild-life around her. As a school-child she reared butterflies (especially cabbage whites, because she didn't like cabbage) and kept various pets, who were models for drawings and paintings. She now lives in Sussex, and finds much inspiration in the countryside around.
Talia Baiocchi
TALIA BAIOCCHI is a New York based writer specialising in wine, restaurants and culture. Previously a columnist at Wine Spectator, Talia went on to become the first-ever wine editor at Eater and has recently launched Punch, an online magazine about wine, spirits and cocktails. She has also written about wine for numerous publications including the San Francisco ChronicleDecanterBon Appétit, and Wine & Spirits magazine. Despite her young age Talia has received much acclaim in the world of wine with Time Out Magazine naming her one of New York’s “New Wine Prophets” in 2011 and being elected as a new top talent in the food and wine world by Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” feature in 2013.
Matthew Baird
MATTHEW BAIRD is the Features Editor of 220 Triathlon magazine, the UK's number one-selling triathlon magazine of the past 25 years. He has worked on 220 for the past six years, covering races, commissioning and writing features, and overseeing the news and gear sections. Matthew has also contributed to Men's Fitness, the Radio Times and a variety of international triathlon magazines. He lives in Bristol and dreams of one day placing in the top 75% of a triathlon.
Gergely Bajzath
Gergely Bajzath was born in Hungary in the very late 70s. A petrolhead since his youth, Gergely studied steel construction after leaving school, and - never one to work in an office - went on to work in the construction industry in Germany, before arriving in the UK in 2005.Highly experienced in metal fabrications, he started to make engine coffee tables in 2011, and has now made in excess of 50 different types, including other types of car furniture. After a few nice articles about his tables were published, the Saatchi Gallery bought and placed one of his V12 tables in its Saatchi Store in London.Gergely is always happy to help you bulid your own table!
Brian Baker
Brian Baker has been extensively involved in First and Second World War Living History for a number of years, having presented many educational displays across the country. Brian is the founder of Doing our bit, a historical group regularly doing talks for local schools around Leicestershire. Both authors have always had a keen interest in anti-gas equipment and military respirators.
David Baker
Dr David Baker, an Englishman, worked with NASA on the Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programmes between 1965 and 1990 and has written more than 80 books on spaceflight technology. His previous titles for Haynes include NASA Mars Rovers Manual (H5370), International Space Station Manual (H5218) andNASA Space Shuttle Manual (H4866). He lives in East Sussex.
Douglas Baker
Douglas Baker has worn out many perfectly reasonable shoes in his practice of mindful walking. He often sits down to practice seated meditation as well. He's the owner of three bicycles and countless yoga mats. When he isn't biking, walking, doing yoga, or meditating, he writes, speaks, and leads workshops on yoga and meditation. He has a counseling practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, using yoga and meditation as medicinal practices. He considers being a parent and the luxury of walking to work among life's great riches.
Greg Baker
Greg Baker is a very experienced motorcycle enthusiast, having owned more than 35 different motorcycles and ridden adventure-style through various terrains around the world. He is co-author, with Robert Wicks, of Haynes' Adventure Riding Techniques.
Harry Baker
Harry Baker was fruit officer for many years at the Royal Horticultural Society and is one of Britain's foremost authorities on apple growing.
J.S. Baker
James S. Baker has been in the animation industry since 1981, as an animator, character-designer and storyboard artist. He worked for a variety of studios in countries all over the world before settling in San Francisco in 1991. In his spare time he self-publishes comics, and threatens to one day write a children's book.
Nick Baker
Nick Baker has fantastic links with the media. A popular tv presenter, he has a big platform from which to tap into. The subject area is great for radio debate, serial and trendy magazines including outdoor magazines and travel.
R.J. Baker
Robert Baker taught Latin, Greek and Ancient History for over 35 years in the Universities of Tasmania and New England, Australia, retiring from the latter as Associate Professor in 2001. He is presently an Honorary Fellow in the School of Classics, History and Religion.
Rob Baker
Rob Baker is a music teacher,ethnomusicologist and author whospecialises in the social influences on musicaround the world. His teaching experiencehas taken him to schools in West Africa, Germany, the UK, Singapore Thailand andthe USA. His experience in ethnomusicologyhas given him an in-depth knowledge ofa broad range of musical styles, instrumentsand traditions from around the world.
Stephen Baker
Stephen Baker is the author of twenty one books, including How to Live with a Neurotic Cat. A former advertising creative director and columnist for Advertising Age, Baker is now president of his own advertising and marketing firm in New York City.
Susan Bakos
Susan Crain Bakos, dubbed ôour most peripatetic sex journalistö by Publishers Weekly, has interviewed thousands of men and women about their sexual behavior and attitudes. She is the author of The Sex Bible, and has also written numerous magazine articles for publications such as Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, MenÆs Health, and Penthouse. She lives in New York City.
Maite Balart
A talented illustrator, Maite Balart studied fashion at the Duperre School of Applied Arts in Paris. She has since worked as an art director, graphic designer, stylist, photographer, and costume designer in the fashion industry. She is currently the editor of Mai Mai magazine.
Janet Balaskas
Janet Balaskas is an internationally renowned pioneer of natural childbirth and the founder and director of the Active Birth Centre. The centre is famous for the unique and innovative environment it offers new parents both before and after birth. Janet is the author of numerous articles and books, including Active Birth, The Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Childbirth, Natural Pregnancy, Water Birth and Preparing for Birth with Yoga.
Dynise Balcavage
Dynise Balcavage is the author of The Urban Vegan, Celebrate Vegan, and 11 books for young readers. She has published recipes in VegNews, Vegetarian Times, Philadelphia Daily News, and Végéteriens (France's first vegetarian magazine). She's been interviewed in The New York Times and International Herald Tribune, and has done cooking demos everywhere from New York to Paris. She lives in Philadelphia, PA with her three cats. Visit her online at
Alessandro Baldanzi
Alessandro Baldanzi is a published illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Alessandro Baldanzi include A Day With Homo Habilis: Life 2,000,000 Years Ago (Early Humans) and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Classic Collection).
Ann Baldwin
Ann Baldwin was born in London, England, and lived there until 1990 when she came to live in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband. She began painting in 1991, after being a teacher of literature all of her working life. Within 18 months she was exhibiting landscapes in local juried shows. Initially self-taught, she began studying art history, painting, color theory, drawing and design, and became known as an abstractionist, and later developed her text-and-image collages. As a full-time artist, she continues to break rules and experiment, currently with encaustic.
Marcia Baldwin
Marcia Baldwin is a professional artist in Louisiana who specializes in vibrant oil paintings. After many years working in and around art--making a living as an advertising designer, art teacher, art consultant, photographic artisan and many other niches--Marcia finally opened her own art studio dedicated to fine art. Formerly trained in art, she has earned both a BFA and an MFA.
Susan Balee
Susan Balee has published essays and reviews on American and British literature in journals ranging from the Women's Review of Books to the Weekly Standard. She has been a regular contributor to the Hudson Review since 1992.
Christina Balit
Christina Balit was born in Manchester but grew up in the Middle East. She studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and also attended Morley Theatre School and Questors Theatre School. She has exhibited widely and is also a playwright. Her books have won several nominations, commendations and a shortlist place for the Kate Greenway Medal. Kingdom of the Sun (written by Jaqueline Mitton), won the 2002 English Association Award for non-fiction. To learn more about Christina Balit click here
Gabrielle Balkan
Author GABRIELLE BALKAN has worked with Scholastic, Harper Collins and Penguin. She lives and works in New York. 
K. Randall Ball
A former member of the Hells Angels MC (in good standing), author K. Randall Ball has edited and published rumbling motorcycle magazines for over 40 years. He currently publishes, the largest custom motorcycle website in the world, with over 125,000 unique users visiting his site every month. Ball has also written four motorcycle novels and two nonfiction
Liz Ball
Liz Ball is a horticultural writer, photographer, researcher, and teacher. Over the past 20 years, her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous catalogs, magazines, and books. She has co-authored nine books on plant and landscape care for Rodale and other publishers. She is the sole author of many others, including Cool Springs Press titles My Pennsylvania Garden, a Journal (2000); Month-By-Month Gardening in Pennsylvania (revised 2007) and Pennsylvania Gardener's Guide (2002).
Matthew Ball
Matthew Ball has always had a keen interest in building things. At the age of 10 he was designing things such as an infinitely variable bike sprocket (that never worked), and a pedal hovercraft (that did). Not content with these, he later came across a copy of Ron Champion's 'Build your own sports car for as little as £250, and built his own sports car for £3000. His interest in moving objects and machines led him to gain a degree in mechanical engineering, a useful qualification when building the first 1k camper.
Stuart Ball
Stuart Ball is 'Mr DIY' - so much so that he calls B&Q his second home. He is qualified in many areas - furniture making, wood turning, upholstery, and computer aided design, to name just a few - and is the proud owner of more power tools than most building companies. Stuart has undertaken many projects, most recently helping build a camper van with his older brother, Robert, a process through which he gained much experience of both how to, and how not to make and build the 1k camper - experience and knowledge that will make it so much simpler for you.
Tania Ballantine
TANIA BALLANTINE is Time Out's UK Eating & Drinking Editor. She has been a London restaurant critic for some ten years, reviewing for the capital's best-regarded publications. She has reviewed restaurants for a large number of London guides, including the last three Time Out Eating & Drinking guides, as well as four annual issues of leading London restaurant guide Square Meal. Prior to working at Time Out, Tania was an editor at Square Meal; she has also contributed to specialist publications such as Food and Travel; national consumer magazines such as Women's Health, and national newspapers such as The Times.
Craig Ballantyne
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, M.Sc., is a Strength & Conditioning coach, creator of the bestselling Turbulence Training plan. Craig also has an advanced research background, completing a Master's of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from McMaster University. He is a contributing author to Men’s Health and Women's Health magazines, and a member of the Training Advisory Board for Maximum Fitness and Oxygen magazines. He is also the creator of the lifestyle blog, Early to Rise.
Toby Ballentine
Toby Ballentine is a writer and photographer who has spent tens of thousands of miles riding and camping through the Rocky Mountains.
Paul Balmer
Paul Balmer is the author of The Fender Stratocaster Handbook and The Gibson Les Paul Handbook. A veteran guitarist, musician, and documentary film producer, he is the author of a biography and a film on Stephane Grappelli, among other projects. Balmer lives in the UK.
Debra Bandelin
Debra Bandelin's professional and academic background is in visual communication. She has received awards from the American Institute of Graphic Art, How Magazine, International Typeface Association & the NY Society of Illustrators.
Bethany Bandera
Bethany Bandera's photography has appeared in New York magazine, the New York Times, and a variety of other newspapers and magazines.
Jake Banfield
Jake Banfield has been performing magic for as long as he can remember. An esteemed member of the prestigious magic circle, Jake has performed for exclusive events around the UK and has even written his own show. His effortlessly cool approach makes learning magic look easy!
Emily Banis Stoehrer
Alicia Kennedy is a design editor and writer and teaches twentieth-century fashion history at Lasell College. She was cofounder and coeditor of the award-winning Assemblage: A Critical Journal of Architecture and Design Culture.Emily Banis Stoehrer is a fashion educator and heads the Fashion Program at Fisher College in Boston. She was formerly a curatorial research associate in textiles and fashion at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.Jay Calderin is director of creative marketing at the School of Fashion Design in Boston. He founded Boston Fashion Week and is creative director of Chengdu Fashion Week in China. He is the author of Form, Fit, and Fashion and Fashion Design
Michael Banks
Michael Banks has authored or co-authored over 45 books, including Crosley & Crosley Motors: America's First Compact Car & the Company that Built it for Enthusiast Books, and is a contributing editor/columnist for a variety of magazines in the U.S. and Japan. Michael has also served in many other editorial and acquisitions duties from writing ads to editing novels, being an agent for authors, and acquiring material for book and magazine length fiction.
Gili Bar-Hillel
GILI BAR-HILLEL is an editor, reviewer and translator. She worked as the editor of children's books for the Israeli publishing house Keter and has written for the major Israeli newspaper "Ha'aretz". The books she has translated into Hebrew include titles by Jacqueline Wilson, Dianne Wynne-Jones and Noel Streatfield and, most famously, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Gili Bar-Hillel lives in Tel-Aviv with her family.
Françoise Barbe-Gall
Francoise Barbe-Gall studied history of art at the Sorbonne and also at the Ecole du Louvre, where she now teaches. She also directs an association called CORETA (Comment Regarder un Tableau), for whom she gives many lectures. She is regularly called upon to participate in management workshops, where her experience of analysing images in relation to publicity and marketing is called upon. Editions de l'Agenda de L'Empresa have published a collection of her articles, and she is the author of several articles on the work of the sculptor Tom Carr. She is the author of How to Talk to Children about Art and How to Understand a Painting, both published in English by Frances Lincoln.
Antonia Barber
Antonia Barber's The Ghosts was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and filmed as The Amazing Mr Blunden. The Mousehole Cat was a finalist for the Smarties Prize, winner of the 1990 British Book Award and Commended for the 1991 Kate Greenaway Medal; it was later made into an animated film. In 1993 Tales from Grimm was selected for Child Education Best Collections of the Year.
Joseph Barber Dr.
Dr. Joseph Barber is co-editor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science as well as being an assistant professor at Hunter College (CUNY) and an associate director at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mark Hauber is professor in Animal Behavior and Conservation and head of Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology, Hunter College (CUNY).
Suzanne Barbezat
Suzanne Barbezat is a travel writer based in Oaxaca, Mexico. She has worked as a teacher, tour guide, and writer and holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from McGill University, Montreal.
Jay Barbieri
Born and raised in Stratford, Connecticut, Jay Barbieri graduated from the Paier College of Art in New Haven with a B.F.A in Fine Arts (1986), the same year he bought his first Harley-Davidson. For the next ten years, Barbieri worked in the music industry, where his most public and noteworthy triumph was his involvement with u201cCHANT,u201d the most successful classical-pop crossover album in music history. During these years, his obsession with American motorcycles grew so much that he partnered with a biker friend from Traverse City, Michigan to open a custom motorcycle shop called Old Mission Scooters. In 1996 Barbieri struck out on his own to found the first Internet recording label, J-Bird Music Group. In 2001 he sold his interest in J-Bird and moved to California to pursue his dream of combining his passion for motorcycles with the entertainment industry. In 2004 Barbieri was at the helm of SPEED Channelu2019s highest-rated and longest running motorcycle magazine show, American Thunder. Since he got his first Harley in 1986, Barbieri has racked up over two hundred and fifty thousand miles on two wheels and has attended Daytona Bike Week and Sturgis over twenty times combined. He has had the opportunity to ride with and meet other bikers such as Jay Leno, Tim McGraw, Big Kenny from Big and Rich, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry from Montgomery Gentry, Vince Neal of Motley Cru00fce, Rick Allen of Def Leppard, Neal Schone from Journey and NASCAR driver Greg Biffle, to name a few.
Kathy Barbro
An experienced art teacher and blogger, Kathy Barbro started her website more than ten years ago, when she began teaching art at her son's elementary school. Many years of teaching both during and after school have allowed her to try out hundreds of new projects, and find which ones were "keepers" and which were not. Kathy posts new projects to her site daily and is active on several social media platforms. Prior to becoming the Professional Expert in Visual Arts at her local elementary school, Kathy earned her B.F.A. at Minneapolis College of Arts and Design and enjoyed a 20-year career as a graphic designer.
Carla Bardi
Carla Bardi is the author of numerous books on cooking. Bardi learned to cook at an early age, encouraged by an extended family of talented cooks in Tuscany. She now runs a small vineyard and summertime restaurant on the shores of Lake Bolsena, in central Italy.
Richard Bardsley
Richard Bardsley is an experienced small-layout builder in N gauge and 00 gauge, and several of his model railways have been exhibited at shows. He has written over fifty articles in the model railway press, many of which have dealt with designing and planning small-space layouts. For over twelve years Richard has been the editor of the bimonthly N Gauge Society Journal, as well as being a member of the Society's management committee. He demonstrates and promotes N gauge model railways at shows and also designs and produces his nown N gauge wagons kits.
Imelda Bargas
Imelda Bargas is a Senior Historian in the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's History Group, having previously worked as a registration advisor at the then New Zealand Historic Places Trust. She has written extensively for, which she helps manage.
Jan Barger Cohen
Jan Barger Cohen has illustrated many children's picture books.
Hayley Barisa Ryczek
Hayley Barisa Ryczek is the voice behind the healthy cooking and natural lifestyle blog, Health Starts in the Kitchen. After a diagnosis of Celiac Disease in 2010 Hayley eliminated grains, gluten and legumes from her diet and set up a blog to help others enjoy a traditional, real-foods diet. She became a Holistic Health coach certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2012. Hayley's recipes have been featured in Readers Digest, Ziplist, Food Gawker, Chris Kresser and Dr David Perlmutter's websites. Additionally she is a contributor at Kitchen Daily and Wellness Media Magazine.
Bruce A. Barker
Bruce A. Barker is president of Dream Home Consultants, LLC., a Cary, North Carolina-based building inspection and consulting firm. He has built or inspected more than 2,000 homes during his 23 years in the construction and building inspection industries. Bruce is a Residential Combination Inspector, a licensed contractor, a certified building energy performance analyst, and a certified infrared thermographer.
Chris Barker
Chris Barker was part of the last intake of Student Apprentices at Rootes Motors, and after graduation from Loughborough University in 1973, he became a development engineer with Chrysler UK. Moving to helicopter design and development, he became Chief Designer for the Lynx, and then the Merlin helicopter. Chris still has the Sunbeam Alpine he bought in 1973, and in 2002, it was joined by a 1926 Model T Ford. He answers technical questions on the Sunbeam Alpine OC Forum, and is the Archivist of the Model T Ford Register of Great Britain. In recent years he has also restored machinery in his local Victorian 'twineworks,' and installed a 1927 16-litre oil engine to power it.
Graham Barker
John Bishop has run his own business as a piano tuner/technician since 1978. He has also imported and exported pianos and other musical instruments (see He's been a self-employed keyboard player since 1964. Bands and solo, rock to Fats Waller. Since 1978 he has also lectured at colleges/universities, covering a variety of subjects within the Business Studies/Economics area. Most recently, an MSc course for graduate engineers at Warwick University. He is a Music/music technology and economics consultant to funding body NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) 2001-2006.Graham Barker is a technical writer who knows little about pianos, but proved to be the ideal person to organize this manual into something even he could understand.
Margaret Barker
Margaret A. Barker is a writer and educator in the Chesapeake Bay region. Following a broadcast journalism career in the Southeast, she received a master's degree in environmental education. She served as coordinator of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch for six years and later managed the Kids Growing Food school garden program for Cornell's Department of Education. She wrote the "Backyard Birding" column for the Ithaca Journal newspaper for seven years and co-authored (with Jack Griggs) The FeederWatcher's Guide to Bird Feeding (HarperCollins, 2000). Her work has appeared in publications such as Birder's World and Bird Watcher's Digest
Stephen Barker
Stephen Barker is a children’s book illustrator whose work includes Baby’s First Christmas, Baby’s First Prayers, and books in the Baby Busy Books series, the Bubbly Bath Buddies series, and the Flip Flaps series, all published by Campbell Books. He has most recently illustrated children’s books for Really Decent Books. Both publishers are based in the UK.
Paul Barker (writer)
Paul Barker regularly writes and broadcasts on social, cultural and urban issues. He is a senior research fellow of the Young Foundation in East London, and the former Editor of New Society magazine. His latest book is Hebden Bridge : A Sense of Belonging, as well as The Other Britain, Living as Equals, Arts in Society and The Freedoms of Suburbia. Born in West Yorkshire, he now lives in North London.
Damien Barlow
Damien Barlow is a paper-cut illustrator from Newscastle, based in Leeds, United Kingdom. He is an illustrator on the UK Greetings character team and works mainly within the children's market and in paper cutting and paper mechanics.
Adrienne Barman
Adrienne Barman spent her childhood in the highlands of Southern Switzerland and obtained her graphics diploma at Lugano. In 2001 she moved to Geneva, where she worked for five years with the collective SO2 Design while also working with Le Courrier. She also enjoyed being close to wildlife there. Since 2007 she has devoted herself to illustrating for publishing and press.
Lucy Barnard
Lucy Barnard has been working as an illustrator for ten years, first designing greetings cards and then moving into children's book illustration. She lives in London.
Stephanie Barnard
Stephanie Barnard is a spokesperson and licensed designer for Sizzix, the owner/designer at The Stamps of Life, and owner of Cre8 It Stamps. She teaches card-making classes internationally and has had over 400 projects published in magazines and books. Stephanie considers herself a "reality" crafter and focuses on projects that are fun and easy to reproduce at home.
Betty Barnden
Betty Barnden is a freelance needlecraft designer whose crochet designs have appeared in many magazines and been published by prestigious yarn companies. She has written books on knitting and embroidery and continues to inspire crochet fans the world over.
Dr. Ian Barnes is Head of the Department of History and International Studies at the University of Derby, England. He studied at the University of Sussex, England; the University of Stockholm, Sweden; and the London School of Economics (University of London). He has also been a United States Information Agency Visiting Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has authored numerous articles on European history and has written The Historical Atlas of Asia, The Historical Atlas of Europe, and The Historical Atlas of the American Revolution.
Jessica L. Barnes
Jessica L. Barnes lives in beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, with her best friend and husband, Daniel, and their children, Emmett and Emerson. In her free time, she runs her silhouette art shop, She enjoys graphic design, drawing, sewing, home improvement with her hubby, reading to her children, and listening to audiobooks.
Juliet Barnes
Juliet Barnes was born and schooled in Kenya, and went to St Andrew’s University, Scotland. Today, she lives with her two children Lord Delamere’s ranch beside Lake Elmenteita in Kenya’s Rift Valley, looking out over the mountains surrounding “Happy Valley”. She writes for magazines and newspapers in the UK and Kenya and has had children’s fiction and non-fiction published in both countries.
Lesley Barnes
LESLEY BARNES is an illustrator and animator. Her work has shown at film festivals worldwide and has won numerous awards. She has also produced animation for television (BBC, Channel 4), film, documentary and has directed a number of adverts. Her illustration work is graphic, colourful and hopefully a little bit magic!
Scott Barnes
Currently, international celebrities compete for Scott Barnes' professional time. Jennifer Lopez, Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Lucy Liu, Kate Hudson, Courtney Cox, Jewel and Lil Kim are some of the leading ladies in music, film, and television who seek out Scott to design their latest looks. His work has been published on the magazine covers of Vogue, InStyle, Elle, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, and Premiere. Scott has also appeared on top national and regional television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Extra, Access Hollywood, and Good Day LA. In 2011, Scott embarked on a new chapter in his life, relocating from New York to Los Angeles. Visit him online at
Catherine Barr
CATHERINE BARR studied Ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions: Dinosaurs of the Gobi Desert and Myths and Monsters. Her previous books for Frances Lincoln are The Story of Life and Elliot's Arctic Surprise. She lives on a hill near Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire with her partner and two daughters.
Ed Barr
Ed Barr teaches welding and sheet metal restoration in the Technology Department at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. Barr has been restoring cars and creating metal sculpture since he was a teenager. Barr graduated from the University of the South in 1991 and pursued a career in art museum administration after receiving an M.A. degree from the University of Kansas. Barr then served as director of the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Barr earned a B.S. degree in automotive restoration technology from McPherson College and subsequently worked at Vintage Restorations Ltd. in Union Bridge, Maryland, where he restored British cars. He resides in McPherson,
Jessica Barrah
Jessica Barrah has written short stories, minibooks, poems and cartoons. She studied English Literature and travelled the world before settling in Brighton, where she lives with her partner and two young sons.
Liz Barrett
Liz Barrett is editor-at-large of the national foodservice trade publication PMQ Pizza Magazine ( She started the site, currently the top ranking food blog in Mississippi according to Urbanspoon and the winner of "best website" honors in three local reader
Tina Barrett
TINA BARRETT has knitted ever since her grandmother handed over a bundle of needles and yarn. Back then she never finished a single thing and every project had holes. However, since deciding to get her act together, she has become addicted to all yarny crafts and has gone on to design collections for Artesano and Blacker yarns. She is a regular contributor to many knitting and sewing magazines and the author of six books including: Learn to Knit, Natural Knits for Babies and Toddlers, and Natural Crochet for Babies and Toddlers.
J.M. Barrie
J.M. Barrie (1860–1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright. After finishing school in Scotland, he moved to London, where he met the five Llewelyn Davies boys, whom he originally told the tale of Peter Peter. In 1904, Barrie wrote the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, which was very successful and led to him writing the books we know today. Upon his death, he gave the rights to Peter Pan to London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, a children’s hospital.
Steve Barry
Steve Barry has been photographing locomotives and trains for more than 25 years. The managing editor of Railfan and Railroad magazine and the author of the bestselling Rail Power (Voyageur Press, 2006), he resides in Newton, New Jersey.
Brian Bartell
Brian Bartell is a PhD candidate in the English and Comparative Literature Department at Columbia University. He has also been a bookseller in independent bookstores in Paris and San Francisco.
Mel Bartholomew
Mel Bartholomew was the founder and inventor of Square Foot Gardening and the author of All New Square Foot Gardening, the best-selling gardening book in America for a generation. The book has sold 2.5 million copies since Bartholomew wrote the first book in 1981. He hosted a PBS TV show for five years, and then was telecast for three more years on the Learning Channel and Discovery Network. Bartholomew presided over the nonprofit Square Foot Gardening Foundation, which encourages every household around the world to have a small garden and eat fresh, healthy vegetables that are uncontaminated. He passed away in May, 2016.
Ben Bartlett
'BBQ BenÆ Bartlett was the first ever winner of BritainÆs 'Best BBQerÆ title awarded by the National BBQ Association. As well as writing regularly for the trade press, he has written for the Guardian and Sunday Times and has appeared on numerous TV programs including This Morning and Ready Steady Cook. He is President of the British BBQ Association and competes around the world with the Best of British BBQ Team.
Emily Bartlett
Emily Bartlett, LAc runs a busy Chinese medicine practice in Los Angeles, CA. When she not seeing patients or hanging at the beach with her husband and two lively kids, you can find her blogging at about fertility, natural health, and nutrition.
Sarah Bartlett
Sarah Bartlett is the author of several spiritual and occult books, including the bestselling Tarot Bible and the Essential Guide to Psychic Powers. An astrologer for many women's magazines such as UK Cosmopolitan, She, Spirit and Destiny, and the London Evening Standard, Sarah currently contributes to BBC Radio 2 show, Steve Wright in the Afternoon, as well as to, of which she is a founding member. She has recently written Supernatural Places for National Geographic, and The Afterlife Bible for Octopus. Dividing her time between London and the south of France, Sarah teaches and practices astrology, tarot, Wicca and other occult arts.
Christina Bartolomeo
Emily Jane Brontu00eb was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontu00eb siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell.
Patrice Barton
PATRICE BARTON found her artisitic talents at the young age of three, when she was foun creating a mural on the dining room wall with a pastry brush and a can of Crisco! Her passion for art grew and she earned a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas, where she now lives with her husband and son. Clients Patrice has worked with include QED, Scholastic Book Club and National Geographic.
E. W. Barton-Wright
E.W Barton-Wright (1860 -1951) studied jiu-jitsu and judo in Japan during the 1890's and went on to set up a school in England teaching a hybrid form of oriental and European self-defence he called Bartitsu.
Rod Barzilay
Rod Barzilay grew up with Dan Dare and Eagle magazine and is a lifelong enthusiast. In 2003 he launched Spaceship Away magazine, which features new Dan Dare stories illustrated in the original style along with other sci-fi stories. Graham Bleathman, an illustrator famous for his detailed cutaway drawings, has previously provided artwork for the Haynes Thunderbirds Manual and two Wallace & Gromit Cracking Contraptions Manuals.
Constanza Basaluzzo
Constanza Basaluzzo works in digital format and since 2003, has published work in several books, stationary cards, and children’s magazines in Argentina. Some of her recent projects incude: A Christmas Tree for Me: A New Holiday Tradition for your Family by Quinlan B. Lee (Reader's Digest),The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Scholastic), The Baby Bible series: ABCs, Animals and Christmas all written by Robin Currie (David C. Cook Publishing), Five Green and Speckled Frogs (Scholastic) and No More Diapers! by Melanie O'Brien (Piggy Toes Press), Cloverleaf Books - Holidays and Special Days: Emma's Easter & Sarah's Passover by Lisa Bullard (Millbrook Press), Caleb's Hanukkah by Lisa Bullard (Millbrook Pr Trade), and Not So Fast! by Anna Prokos (Red Chair Press).
Nicholas A. Basbanes
Nicholas A. Basbanes is an author and America's foremost historian of books and book culture. Among his nine published books are the acclaimed A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books and On Paper: The Everything of Its Two Thousand Year History. In addition to his books, Mr. Basbanes has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Smithsonian, and many other periodicals. He and his wife Constance live in Massachusetts.
Gray Baskerville
Gray Baskerville was a hot rodder through and through. Born in 1935, he grew up in car-crazy Southern California. Baskerville logged 35 years writing for both Hot Rod and Rod & Custom magazines where his unique perspective and lingo made his feature articles stand out. He retired from full-time writing in late 2000 and passed away in 2002.
Chris Bass
Chris Bass worked in advertising for 30 years, with a large proportion of that on or for Mercedes-Benz, covering everything from new model launches to after-sales. During this time, in 1997, he became Editor of the Mercedes-Benz Club Gazette, a role he still carries today. This award-winning journal has a strong history of technical content, and Chris has been able to draw on its many articles on SLK ownership, maintenance, and repair, in writing this book. He has driven just about every Mercedes-Benz model built since the 1980s, and maintains two of his own, with his W210 190E having covered in excess of 217,000 miles. His mechanical experience extends to restoring an Allard and a Triumph TR4A, as well as maintaining a Triumph Herald convertible and a 1930 Crossley Silver.
Srimalie Bassani
SRIMALIE BASSANI is a published illustrator who lives and works in Mantova, Italy.Srimalie holds an MA in Illustration Editorial and has been drawing and painting ever since she was a child. 
Mario Batali
Following a semester in Florence studying wine production, Dan entered the hospitality industry in New York City. His first job was polishing wine glasses at Mario Batali's flagship restaurant, Babbo. Since that time, Dan was sommelier at Del Posto in New York City before becoming wine director at Mario Batali's OTTO. He is currently the beverage director at Eataly, where he manages the wine program and teaches classes at Eataly's education center, La Scuola. His website,, is based on wine and spirits education, featuring interviews with winemakers and regional grape descriptions. In 2011, Das was chosen to Zagat's inaugural class of New York's rising "30 under 30" culinary stars. He has an MBA degree from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU and currently lives in Manhattan. Voted to Forbes "30 under 30" Food and Wine Professionals 2013 USA.
Dean Batchelor
Dean Batchelor started out as a hot rodder, but ultimately became an automotive renaissance man. He is best known for his motor journalism career, which spanned five decades and included stints at Hop Up and Motor Life in the 1950s, and a lengthy career as editorial director at Road & Track, as well as freelance writing and publishing. He passed away in 1995.
Helen Bate
Helen Bate is an exciting and versatile illustrator, who previously qualified as an architect. Her work for Frances Lincoln includes the Purple Class stories by Sean Taylor and Sita, Snake-Queen of Speed by Franzeska Ewart. She is also the publisher of Pictures to Share, a series of illustrated books for people with dementia. Her picture book ABC UK by James Dunn was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She currently lives in Cheshire.
Stephen Bates
STEPHEN BATES was educated at New College, Oxford, where he took a degree in Modern History. He was a journalist for 36 years until 2012, working for the BBC, Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail before joining the Guardian. He reported from more than 40 countries and was named British religion writer of the year in 2005 and 2006. A regular broadcaster, he has also written for the Spectator, New Statesman, Time magazine, the Tablet, the Church Times, History Today, BBC History Magazine and foreign publications.  Royalty Inc. will be Stephen Bates's eighth book. He is married, with three grown-up children and now lives on the Kent coast.
Tanya Batrak
Tanya Batrak (Kiev, Ukraine) is a paper crafter and graphic designer living in Kiev, Ukraine. She loves photography, travelling, reading, and, most of all, scrapbooking. Tanya creates a range of beautiful design and paper craft templates to sell online, including everything from lantern boxes to greetings cards.
Dawn Baumann Brunke
Dawn Baumann Brunke is an author, animal communicator, and dream enthusiast. She has designed a Tarot deck and written six books about connecting at deeper levels with nature, animals, self, and spirit. Her works include Animal Voices (Bear & Company, 2002); AnimalVoices, Animal Guides (Bear & Company 2004/2009); Shapeshifting with Our Animal Companions (Bear & Company, 2008); Animal Teachings (CICO Books, 2012); The Animal Wisdom Tarot (CICO Books, 2013); and Dreaming with Polar Bears (Bear & Company, 2015). Dawn offers private consultations and group classes in animal communication. She lives with her husband, daughter, and animal friends in Alaska. For more, please visit her site
Peter Baumber
Peter Baumber is a multi-skilled photographer with specific expertise and experience in the field of classic motorcycles, portraiture, dogs and cats. On commissioned projects he works closely with authors and editors to ensure that the images he creates best illustrate the subject matter.
Beth Ann Baumgartel
Beth Baumgartel (Madison, CT) has written for Vogue, Butterick, the Home Sewing Association, Family Craft Circle, and others. She is also the author of SINGERu00ae Simple Decorative Machine Stitching.
Juliet Bawden
Juliet Bawden is the author of numerous successful craft and sewing books, including The Shirt off his Back, The Art and Craft of Papier Mâché and The Art and Craft of Appliqué. She lives in London and runs a successful interior locations business and workshops as well as a craft blog.
Michael Baxandall
Michael Baxandall was probably the most influential art historian of his generation. In books including Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy, The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany, Patterns of Intention and Tiepolo and the Pictorial Intelligence (with Svetlana Alpers) he expanded the discipline's range of topics, approaches, and ways of writing. A professor at London's Warburg Institute and the University of California at Berkeley, he was also a member of the British Academy, and was awarded the Mitchell Prize, and prizes by the University of Hamburg, and the MacArthur Foundation. He died in 2008.
Richard Baxell
Richard Baxell is a research associate at the London School of Economics and a trustee of the International Brigade Memorial Trust. He is the author of a number of books and articles on British volunteers for the International Brigades, during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. His previous works include the critically acclaimed British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War: The British Battalion in the International Brigades, 1936-1939. With Jim Jump and Angela Jackson, he is a co-author of the IBMT's travelling exhibition, Antifascistas and the accompanying book.
Ian Baxter
Ian Baxter has been collecting wartime photographs and writing books on military subjects for many years. He lives in Essex, England.  
Raymond Baxter
Mark Whitelock's enthusiasm for motorsports was started when his father took him to Goodwood on Easter Monday 1957. His knowledge of the sport grew in the 1960s, giving him a special affinity with the 1-1/2-litre Formula 1. By the early 1990s he had become disillusioned by contemporary Grand Prix racing and turned his attention to historic racing. A retired banker, Whitelock lives in East Sussex, England.
Lesley Beake
LESLEY BEAKE is a multi-award-winning writer for children and young adults. Her international awards include, for Song of Be, a Children's Book of Note and the Best Book for Young Adults by the ALA. Outside South Africa her books have been published in ten countries. Of the 45 books published in South Africa, one has been translated into thirteen African languages. Her first book for Frances Lincoln was the highly-acclaimed picture book Home Now, illustrated by Karin Littlewood. She lives in Simon's Town, near Cape Town, South Africa.
Alex Bealer
Alex W. Bealer was an advertising executive in Atlanta, Georgia.  He was a collector of old tools, an expert on old crafts, and a skilled woodworker and blacksmith.  He is the author of The Art of Blacksmithing, Only the Names Remain, The Picture-Skin Story, and The Successful Craftsman.
Cara Bean
Cara Bean is a cartoonist and art teacher from Concord, Massachusetts. She graduated with a master's degree in painting and drawing from the University of Washington in Seattle. When she is not teaching, she makes comic books that relate to her life's experiences and fills sketchbooks with strange doodles. Cara likes: dogs, apes, tea, green hoodies, soup with crusty bread, people who walk alone and smile to themselves, hikes, mangos, befriending shy people, cats, libraries, thrift stores, Guadalajara, dancing with babies, crunchy leaves, owls, and nachos. Her students gather on Tuesdays after school for Illustration Club, which has become a place to draw and share ideas. Cara lives in a small cottage near Walden Pond with three wild dogs named Howie, Jackie, and Jon. Learn more about Cara Bean at:,
Christopher Beanland
CHRISTOPHER BEANLAND lives in London and writes about architecture, culture and the arts for newspapers including The Independent, Guardian, Telegraph and various magazines around the world. He's also written two novels.
Bob Bearden
Bob Bearden was a paratrooper with the 507th PIR during World War II. He lives in Belton, Texas.
Monica Bearden, RD, LD
Shara Aaron, MS, RD and Monica Bearden, RD are dietitians with years of experience communicating about health, wellness and food, as well as researching the cardiovascular benefits of foods and beverages. They regularly appear as guests on television and radio shows, as well as provide expert opinions in print media. In addition, they co-wrote The Baby Fat Diet and Chocolate -- A Healthy Passion and are owners of NutCom, LLC, Nutrition Communications.
Aubrey Beardsley
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Willis Wilde (1854-1900) was the son of Sir William Wilde, a noted Dublin eye specialist, and Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde, a well-known Irish poet and journalist. He was a brilliant student at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate Prize in 1878 for his poem Ravenna. He married his wife Constance in 1884 and they had two sons. Wilde's most prolific period was between 1888 and 1895. Following an ill-advised lawsuit against Lord Alfred Douglas's father, the Marquess of Queensberry, for libel, Wilde was prosecuted for homosexual acts and imprisoned for two years with hard labor in Reading Gaol. He died in Paris in 1900.Aubrey Beardsley (1872-98) was a book illustrator, caricaturist, poster-designer and novelist. He was closely associated with The Yellow Book, and illustrated The Rape of the Lock, The Lysistrata of Aristophanes and Oscar Wilde's Salome. Charles Robinson (1870- 37) was one of the most popular and prolific black-and-white artists of the Edwardian era. Brother of the artists Thomas and William Heath Robinson, he came to prominence when asked to illustrate Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses.
Cecil Beaton
SIR CECIL BEATON (1904–80) was educated at Harrow and Cambridge. His photographs first appeared in Vanity Fair and Vogue in the 1920s. During World War II he served in the British Ministry of Information, covering the fighting in Africa and East Asia. The foremost photographer of his day, he also designed the settings and costumes for numerous films and plays, and was a published and well-known diarist. Beaton was knighted in 1972.
Bob Beattie
Bob Beattie is a card enthusiast and the author of several hobby books including 101 Things to Make and Do at the Weekend.
Rob Beattie
Rob Beattie is a professional writer and life-long camper and angler. He has written numerous titles on a wide range of outdoor activities, including: The Pocket Survival Guide, The Campsite Companion: All You Need to Know for Life in the Great Outdoors, The Boating Companion: All You Need to Know for Life on the Open Water, and The Fishing Handbook (published in the UK as 101 Golden Rules of Fishing). All have been published internationally and translated into several languages. He lives with his wife and children in the seaside city of Brighton, England.
Stephen Beaumont
STEPHEN BEAUMONT is an author and journalist who has been writing about beer and food for over 20 years. Based in Toronto, Canada, Stephen has written for a very wide range of publications, from the International Herald Tribune to Wine Enthusiast Magazine. He is co-author, with Tim Webb, of the bestselling World Atlas of Beer and the Pocket Beer Book. He has also written, co-written or contributed to 10 books. He blogs at
Paul Beaver
Paul Beaver is a historian, broadcaster and commentator as well as an historic aeroplane pilot who has been flying the Spitfire since 2012. Although he has over 40 books to his credit, this is his first for 20 years. He lives near Salisbury, where he is chairman of Salisbury Wings Week. Spitfire People is based on research for his sell-out talk at the Chalke Valley History Festival.
Tim Beavis
Tinkering with and modifying his first car at the age of 18, Tim began a continual learning curve that developed into an obsession, with friends and family often looking for help with buying, selling, fixing and modifying many different vehicles. His love of Volvos however, began in childhood, when his father purchased a huge, shiny car that was very fast and exciting to a young boy, but safe and very comfortable. The car was a Volvo 740 Turbo Intercooler. Fast forward 20 years and youÆll find TimÆs passion and childhood joy combine in writing this essential buyers guide.
Holly Becker
Holly Becker, an American freelance journalist, design consultant, and stylist, launched the decor8 blog in January 2006, and it is now an established site known as a reliable design resource with over a million page views monthly and 48,000 daily readers. In addition, Holly is a weekly columnist at Real Simple magazine online. She has also worked for a number of online magazines, including Domino and Cookie, and a television network, and she was a bi-weekly columnist for the Boston Globe in their Style & Arts section.
Carol Beckerman
CAROL BECKERMAN is a food writer, blogger, recipe developer, and author of six popular cookbooks. Equipped with more than 40 years of culinary experience, Carol is passionate about bringing flavors from around the world together in innovative and exciting combinations, and in particular, fusing these elements into her recipes in simple, easy-to-follow steps. Having finished her last book, Doughnuts! Carol was eager to return to the healthy eating innovations of her earlier recipes in 500 Breakfasts, 500 Gluten Free Dishes, and The Halogen Oven Cookbook, where she created a wide range of allergy-friendly, low-fat, and low-sugar recipes. 
Kristen Beddard
KRISTEN BEDDARD is the American founder of The Kale Project.
Bella Bee
BELLA BEE is a well-established illustrator of characters within the greeting card industry. She is now illustrating children's books and is very excited that her characters are embarking on so many new adventures.
Drew Beechum
Drew Beechum has been brewing and writing about brewing since he first picked up a kettle in 1999. He is the author of The Everything Homebrewing Book, The Everything Hard Cider Book, and The Homebrewer's Journal, and coauthor of Experimental Homebrewing. Beechum has also written for Zymurgy, the journal of the American Homebrewers Association, writes a regular column for Beer Advocate, and is the cohost of the Experimental Brewing podcast. He lives in Pasadena, California, with his lovely wife, a dedicated brewery, and his loyal army of dogs and cats.
Duncan Beedie
Duncan Beedie is an illustrator and animator based in Bristol. Aside from drawing copious quirky images, he collects clockwork robots, can identify pretty much any military aircraft and has a dog called Ivor.
Colin Beever
From childhood, Colin Beever's main interests were cars and motor racing. In 1983 he joined a company supplying Lucas electrical products for classic British cars and made ignition his speciality. Through working closely with Lucas technical department, sorting out problems they had with early vintage distributors, Colin gained a wealth of knowledge and technical information, leading to his founding Retro Classic Car Parts Ltd,
Laszlo Bekesi
Laszlo Bekesi is a Hungarian economist and sociologist. Now a lecturer in geopolitics at Budapest Corvinus University, he wrote his PhD thesis on the cycles of military symbolism in the former Eastern Bloc countries. For many years he has collected Soviet militaria and related documents and photographs.
Marc Bekoff
Marc Bekoff, is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Marc is the author of more than 1000 scientific and popular essays, and 30 books about animals and animal behavior.
Steve Belasco
Steve Belasco has been a professional photographer since 1982, being awarded Associateships of both the Royal Photographic Society and British Institute of Professional Photography. He has Royal Yachting Association qualifications in sailing and powerboating. For the past 26 years he has worked for Dorset's daily and weekly newspapers and monthly magazines as both a photographer and journalist. Steve has lived in South Dorset for 26 years and he and his wife Josie and sons Louis and Tristan have their own motorboat berthed in Portland Harbour. They live in the village of Portesham, on the Jurassic Coast between Weymouth and Bridport.
Giles Belbin
GILES BELBIN is a freelance writer with a focus on cycling. His work has been published in ProcylingAustralia's Ride Cycling Review, the Independent and Guardian online. Giles reported on all of the cycling events at London 2012 for the Olympic News Service. His first cycling book Mountain Kings was published in 2013. 
A. Bell
A. Graham Bell is an acknowledged expert on engine tuning, with many years’ experience in this field. Other books to his credit are Modern Engine Tuning, Two-Stroke Performance Tuning and Forced Induction Performance Tuning. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.
Bob Bell
Bob Boze Bell is the co-owner and publisher of True West magazine and the host of Outrageous Arizona, an Emmy-winning documentary about Arizona's road to statehood. He has published and illustrated groundbreaking books on Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and Doc Holliday, as well as his series entitled Classic Gunfights. Boze’s artwork and writing have also appeared in Arizona Highways, New Times, Playboy, Wild West, and National Lampoon.
Chris Bell
Chris Bell has been a designer and illustrator for over 30 years and has worked on a wide range of publications for both children and adults. She loves conjuring up and solving puzzles and enjoys creating artworks for them. She does dot-to-dots in her leisure time to stay mindful.
Derek Bell
Journalist and broadcaster Stuart Codling has worked in motorsports for over a decade, covering sports cars in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world's best-selling Formula 1 magazine. He has ridden pillion with World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson, gone snowboarding with (former) FIA President Max Mosley, and been sworn at by ex--Ferrari F1 driver Eddie Irvine. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, has hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, and Autocar. He is the author of the Motorbooks bestsellers Art of the Formula 1 Race Car and Real Racers.www.stuartcodling.comJames Mann is one of the world's leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than 20 years of experience shooting for enthusiast publications, the motor industry, and businesses around the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than 40 books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sportscar, CAR magazine, Automobile Quarterly, Automobile magazine, and many others. His advertising clients include Aston Martin, BMW, and Toyota, among others. James is the photographer of the Motorbooks title Art of the Formula 1 Race Car. Visit his website at
Fiona Bell
Fiona Bell gained a degree in business studies before securing a job in her dream industry: fashion. She worked as a fashion buyer in Sydney, Australia, for several years before moving to London, where she was head of buying for various areas at Laura Ashley. The birth of her son, Finn (affectionately known as €˜his Nibs'), focused her mind on children's clothes and the gap in the market for a more eclectic look than that provided by major brands. In 2003 Fiona opened her first shop, Their Nibs, in London's Notting Hill. As well as the unique range of Their Nibs clothes, accessories and homeware, all produced in the distinctive signature prints, there is also a vintage collection of original retro clothes, which are often the inspiration behind new designs. A second shop opened in 2007 and Their Nibs range of gorgeous clothes is also available from and in various stores and boutiques around the world, including Mothercare, John Lewis, Harrods, Selfridges and Le Bon Marché. Fiona lives in London with her son, Finn, and partner, Charlie.
Lorraine Bell
Mixed-media artist Lorraine Bell resides in Windermere, Florida on the Butler chain of lakes. A painter, sketcher, traveler, and writer, she combines her passions to create illustrated art journals bursting with images and inspirations from her adventures on the road.Lorraine has been involved with the art industry for over twenty-five years. As the owner and manager of an art-supply store in the Cayman Islands for ten years, she hosted events that focused on the talents of local artists.She is the owner of Serendipity Studios and one of the four members that make up the collaborative team Art to the Fifth. She created a visual calendar/journal that is the inspiration for The Documented Life Project, a year-long undertaking that encourages the concept of visual and written chronicles.
Primrose Bell
Primrose Bell is a photographer and journalist with a second life and home in Italy.
Quentin Bell
Quentin Bell, the younger son of Clive and Vanessa Bell, grew up at Charleston, giving him an intimate knowledge of the house and its inhabitants. He was a painter, sculptor, potter and art critic, and held chairs in Fine Art and the History of Art at the universities of Leeds, Oxford and Sussex. He died in 1996.
Sarah Bellemare
Sarah Ahearn Bellemare is an artist from New England who first began painting as a way to illustrate poetry.  Her mixed media paintings are layered with found images, fragments of text from old books and pieces of outdated maps. The ephemera become the fabric and focus of her paintings, many of which are inspired by childhood memories of time spent by the seashore. Sarah has taught art to many students in a variety of settings ranging from art camps to museums, teaching students age 3 to 63. Most recently, Sarah has taught her playful techniques for making mixed media paintings at Squam Art Workshops. In 2013, Sarah will be leading in-person studio workshops in her hometown of Northampton, MA as well as online e-courses on painting and mixed media. Sarah's book, Painted Pages: Fueling Creativity Through Sketchbooks and Mixed Media was published by Quarry Books in May of 2011.  She can often be found making messes in her sunny studio in Northampton, MA. When she's not creating, she's dreaming up new adventures that she'll take with her ecologist husband, their precocious (yet adorable) three year old little girl and their lovable (but odd) mutt Chooch the pooch.
Giovannina Bellino
Chef Giovannina "Gio" Bellino is a long-time "foodie" entrepreneur and the owner of Goddess Gourmet, a catering company on Long Island, New York. Gio was a contestant on the popular cooking show, Chopped, on the Food Network in 2013. She launched her Flavor Bombs product line in 2015. She lives on Long Island with her children.
Laura Bellmont
Laura Bellmont and Emily Brink are the co-founders and lead teachers of The Good School, an arts-education school that cultivates and combines traditional art-making skills and the technologies involved in stop-motion animation filmmaking. They teach animation techniques at camps, schools, and events, including the New York International Children's Film Festival. They also offer professional development for teachers; among their clients are The Spring School, Spence School, and Pratt Institute.Laura is a trained illustrator and arts educator who has served children and adults in the New York area for over ten years. She is passionate about progressive arts education and has found a perfect mobile venue for her love of teaching in the formation of The Good School. Laura received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration as well as her MS in Art + Design Education from Pratt Institute, graduating from both programs with honors.Emily is a professional graphic designer and art educator who has been working in New York City since 2010. She believes that by inviting today's youth into the rich world of art making through the process of animation, she can help create a new generation of problem solvers, culture makers and intelligent consumers that could have the potential to bring creative change to all their spheres of influence. Emily received her BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Oklahoma and her MS in Art + Design Education from Pratt Institute, where she graduated with honors.
Ari Bendersky
Ari Bendersky, a longtime food and wine writer, is currently the director of content for Abe's Market, an e-commerce site that sources the best natural, organic, and sustainable products. Prior to joining Abe's, Ari was the founding editor of Eater Chicago and built it into the No. 1 destination for restaurant news in Chicago. He has also covered music, lifestyle, travel and more, writing for the New York Times, Associated Press,, Chicago magazine, Time Out Chicago, and more.
Jorge Bendersky
Jorge Bendersky is a celebrity dog groomer in New York City. He grooms Manhattan area dogs and consults on dog grooming. He has been a contestant on the Animal Planet show Groomer Has It, a judge on TLC's Extreme Poodles, and an expert on Animal Planet's Dogs 101. He has also appeared on The Today Show, ABC Nightline, CW11, and E! News, and in the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and more.
Matt Benfield
Matt Benfield has been passionate about radio-control cars since childhood, and is currently Editor of Racer magazine, the UK’s leading radio-control car monthly. He lives at Farnborough in Kent.
Ian Benfold Haywood
IAN BENFOLD HAYWooD studied Fine Art at the Nottingham School of Art and Design and Illustration at the North Wales School of Art & Design. He has painted in Spain, worked as a community artist and been an art teacher, been marketing manager for a Japanese company and established his own business supplying components to the major audio-logical manufacturers in Europe – as well as illustrating a number of children's books. Ian lives in Chester.
Tom Benford
Tom Benford has been a freelance journalist for more than 30 years and contributes regularly to several national magazines. His titles for Motorbooks include Corvette: Five Decades of Sports Car Speed, Corvette Performance Projects 1968–1982, Corvette Gallery, Garage and Workshop Gear Guide, The Street Rod, and others. He lives in Brick, New Jersey.
A. H. Benjamin
A.H. BENJAMIN is the author of more than 20 books for children. He started writing in the mid-1980s and had several stories published in storybooks, magazines and annuals. His work has been translated into over 20 languages including Greek, Arabic, Turkish and Korean and has also been adapted for radio, television and theatre. He is married with four grown-up children, who have been his inspiration, his audience and also his best friends.
A.H. Benjamin
A. H. BENJAMIN is an author of children's books and his superb work has been translated into over 20 languages including Greek, Arabic, Turkish and Korean, and has been adapted for radio, television and theatre.
Dianne Benjamin
Dianne Benjamin started writing a food blog in 2010 after discovering a love of photographing food. She began contributing food photos to for fun, and from there started her own blog, Delicious as it Looks. After discovering the low-FODMAP diet, she soon started converting her favorite recipes into low-FODMAP versions and sharing them on her blog. In addition to recipes, she likes to share her personal experiences with her health, IBS and food intolerance, as well as the goings-on in her life.
Floella Benjamin
One of six children, Floella Benjamin was born in Trinidad but was brought up in England. After leaving school she spent a short time in the world of banking and accountancy, but the staid Chief Accountants Office of Barclay's Bank just didn't suit her effervescent personality and she soon found her way into the theatre. She appeared in several successful West End shows including 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'The Black Mikado' with Michael Denison and 'The Husband in Law' with Kenneth Williams. She then progressed to television drama, her first appearance was in 'Within These Walls' with Googie Withers. Numerous drama roles followed and she worked with some of Britain's top directors including Richard Eyre, Martyn Friend and Jim O'Brien. Then fate took a hand and she found her place as a presenter of the BBC's legendary children's programmes, 'Playschool' and 'Playaway', through which she became a household name. Many drama, comedy, current affairs and magazine programmes followed, including 'The Gentle Touch', 'Angels', 'Bergerac', 'A Houseful of Plants' and 'Daytime Live' In 1977 she appeared in her first feature film, 'Black Joy'. She was critically acclaimed at the Cannes film festival for her portrayal of 'Miriam' in the film which was the British entry that year. She has appeared in many pantomimes and Christmas shows including 'Puss in Boots', 'Aladdin', 'Peter Pan' and 'Babes in the Wood'. Floella has also worked on numerous radio programmes, from children's education and entertainment shows to adult drama. She hosted her own current affairs programme on Radio London's 'Black Londoners'. She has also narrated many commercial audio books and story tapes. She has done many voice overs for television and radio commercials including, Haze air freshener, Aero chocolate, Farley's baby food, Kitkat, Anchor Butter, Bird's Eye Fish Fingers and an audio tour of the Tate Modern. Floella has written and appeared in several educational, religious and entertainment videos. She has appeared as narrator with a number orchestras, including, The Northern Symphony Orchestra, The East of England Orchestra and The Welsh Chamber Orchestra in performances of well loved, classical and contemporary pieces including, 'Carnival of the Animals', 'Peter and the Wolf', 'Barbar the Elephant', 'The Snowman', 'Paddington Bear' and 'Superted'. She appeared recently with The Ulster Orchestra in a series of six concerts in Northern Ireland. She narrated 'Tubby the Tuba' and performed one of Aaron Copland's 'Old American Songs' as well as introducing several well known classical pieces. The concerts were televised by BBC Ulster. Since 1983 Floella has written over 20 children's books including 'For Goodness Sake' a guide to choosing right from wrong for children and young people, plus a definitive guide to Caribbean Cookery. She has also written many articles for magazines and in- house journals and has had regular columns in 'Parents', 'TV Times' and 'Good Idea'. Her book 'Coming to England' published in hardback in October 1995 by Pavilion and in paperback by Puffin in 1997, recounts how she and her family moved to England from their home in Trinidad. The book has now been published as an educational edition and is on the National Reading List in schools and universities. The BBC Education commissioned her to make it into a television drama in 2002 which won an Royal Television Society (RTS) Award in 2003 and nominated for a RIMA Award in 2005. In 1987 Floella turned some of her boundless energy to setting up her own television production company with her husband Keith Taylor. Since then she has produced hundreds of programmes, primarily for the audience she loves best........children. 'Treehouse', her first production was a thirteen part series for Channel 4. She was then commissioned to produce a series of 131 pre-school programmes for BSB entitled 'Playabout'. The series has sold in Asia and the Middle East. Her Channel 4 production 'Hullaballoo'( 26 part series) has sold worldwide and won a major award in the USA - 'Parents Choice, Best Children's Video'. Her cookery programmes 'Caribbean Light' with Anton Edelman and 'Caribbean Kitchen' have been a great success both at home and abroad. 'Jamboree' her pre-school CITV programme has consistently claimed over 50% of the viewers. She has also produced 'A Taste of Barbados' a for Carlton Food Network which highlights the food and cultural diversity of the island. Her company produced two other cookery series - 'Great British Picnics' and 'Africa on a Plate' . She also produced and presented an eight part series called 'A Taste of Cuba' about the people, history, architecture, culture and food. She produced a four part series for Carlton entitled 'Statues & Monuments' screened in October 2002 and 'Coming to England' a children's drama for BBC Education based on her book about her childhood shown in 2003. As well as broadcaster and producer over the years she has sat on several boards and committees including, Ofcom Content Board, the Millennium Commission, the National Film & Television School and BAFTA. She celebrates 36 years in media and 30 years in Children's Television both as a presenter and Independent Producer. In 2004 she was awarded the BAFTA Special Lifetime Award for her services to children's television. She was awarded the OBE by her Majesty the Queen in the 2001 New Year's Honours List 'For Services to Broadcasting'. She is also an icon amongst both the young and the old. On 16th June 2004 her Production Company 'Floella Benjamin Productions Ltd' won a Royal Television Society Award for her film 'Coming to England. In 2005 she received the IVCA Clarion Champion Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award for her work right across the media. Also the GG2 Lifetime Leadership & Diversity Award. In 2006 she received a Trinidad and Tobago Lifetime Award and the British Association of Steelbands Award for her contribution to Art and Culture in the UK. She was conferred with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) by Exeter University in 2005. The Council and Senate of the University felt that Floella should receive this honour because of the influence she has had on British society through her work. In 2006, the University of Exeter appointed her as Chancellor, replacing Lord Alexander of Weedon who died in 2005. She has completed the London Marathon nine times raising money for Barnardos and Sickle Cell Society. She ran with the Olympic Flame on 26th June 2004. Carrying it through Peckham on its way through the streets of London. She is a Cultural Ambassodor for the 2012 London Olympics She is or has been: Chairman Women of the Year Lunch and Assembly 1995 - 2000 Chairman of BAFTA - Television - 1997 - 2000 Member of the Millennium Commission -1999 -to 2006 British Board of Film Classification, Video Consultative Council- 1996 - 1998 Honorary Associate, National Council of Women of Great Britain 1989 -to date Member of Royal Mail Stamp Advisory Committee - 1994 - 2001 Member of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Commonwealth Advisory Group -1997 - 2001 Taskforce for the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain - 1998 -1999 Governor of the Commonwealth Institute. - 1998 - 2005 Member of the Board of Advisors of The Royal Commonwealth Society 1998 - to date Member of the British Board of Film Classification's Advisory Panel on Children's Viewing - 1999 - 2004 Governor of The National Film & Television School - 1996 - to date Governor of Dulwich College - 2001 - to date Member of the LAMDA Development Committee - 1999 - to date Member of OFCOM content board 2003 - 2006 Chancellor of the Univer
Tony Benn
John Rosamond was, like the British motorcycle industry, born in the West Midlands. After leaving school, he learnt his trade as a skilled welder and shortly thereafter was employed by the world famous Triumph motorcycle factory at Meriden to work producing their new oil-bearing frames. A socialist and union man, John was elected to speak on behalf of his fellow welders. Returning to welding frames after the Meriden sit-in, John became, in 1977, the second and last chairman of the Triumph workers' board of directors in particular, seeing through the continuing development of the world famous Bonneville model until the factory's closure in 1983. After Meriden, John was employed by the new Triumph firm in Hinckley and then returned to his original trade as a welder, assessing students in the craft until his retirement in 2003.
Jackie Bennett
Jackie Bennett is a former editor of The Garden Design Journal, the English Garden Magazine and Gardening with the National Trust. She began her career in television, producing gardening and natural history programmes before become a full time writer. In 1990, she won an award for nature writing in the BBC Wildlife Magazine Awards and her books include The Wildlife Garden Month by Month (David & Charles 1990 -- reissued in 2011), The Cottage Garden and Wild About the Garden (1997 a Channel 4 tie-in book for the TV series presented by Carol Klein). She won the Garden Writer's Guild Gardening Column of the Year 2009 for a series about her own Norfolk garden. Jackie has studied garden design and landscape history. She runs writing workshops for the Society of Garden Designers and for the Cambridge and Oxford Botanic Gardens.
Martin Bennett
Martin Bennett – editor of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia’s journal Praeclarum from 1984 to 2004, and editor of the Sir Henry Royce Foundation of Australia’s Foundation Bulletin – has owned many Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars and has extensive driving experience of most models, from 1905 to the present. Gloucestershire-born, he now lives in Australia.
Matthew Bennett
Matthew Bennett is a senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He has written many academic articles on chivalric and crusader warfare, and his publications include The Cambridge Atlas of Warfare: The Middle Ages 786-1487.
Nigel Bennett
Nigel Bennett was one of Britain's most successful racing car designers of the 80s and 90s. His Indycars won 79 races, five National Drivers Championships, five Constructers Championships and five Indy 500 wins.He raced his home-built 750F car, and was Development Manager for the Firestone Racing Division, working with Team Lotus, Ferrari, BRM, Hesketh, Porsche and JW Automotive.He worked at Hesketh Racing before moving on to Team Lotus, and was engineer to Mario Andretti and Ronnie Peterson, becoming Chief Engineer to Colin Chapman. Designer of the Ensign F1 and Theodore Indy cars, Nigel was head-hunted by Lola Cars, later becoming Penske Cars' Chief Designer, a position he held for eight years.
Daniel Benson
Daniel Benson is the managing editor of He has reported on four Tour de France races.
Ross Bentley
Ross Bentley is the author of the popular Motorbooks Speed Secrets series. He is a racing coach, race car driver, author, and speaker. Bentley grew up in a racing family in Vancouver, British Columbia. He raced in the CART Indy Car series in the 1990s before moving on to endurance racing, where he won the 1998 GT3 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2003 SRPII Class Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Bentley currently resides in Issaquah, Washington. Official Website:
Peter Bently
Peter Bently is married with two children, and lives in south England. He studied languages at Oxford University and has written over 40 titles, one of which led to him being awarded the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011.
Enrico Benzing
After studying engineering Enrico Benzing became a journalist in 1951 and wrote for ItalyÆs La Gazzetta dello Sport for 20 years as their motoring columnist. Technical commissioner of the Italian Motorcycle Federation from 1978 until 1980, during his career Benzing has won various awards as a journalist. He published technical books on motoring, aerodynamics and monographics. He is one of the best known engineers in the world of Formula One.
E.M. Berens
E.M. Berens was a scholar and author who wrote more than a half a dozen books on Greek and Roman mythology. Unlike other Classics scholars of his time, Berens wrote accessible stories that explored the myths and other oral traditions of ancient peoples rather than simply researching the history of their worship of the gods. Berens' seminal work, The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, was published in 1894.
Steve Berg
Steve Berg attended his first Twins game at the old Met Stadium in 1962, and over the years he has poked around two dozen major league ballparks across the country. Raised in Fargo, North Dakota, Berg went on to pursue a career in journalism, including a 20-year stint at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He is now a writer and consultant on urban design issues, and his stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and, among other publications. Berg and his wife, Dixie, live in downtown Minneapolis.
Joshua Berger
Steve Gordon Jr. has experience ranging from Fortune 1000 in-house design at internationally recognized Fortune 1000 companies, agency, and studio work to work as an independent designer and creative consultant. He frequently lectures on how small studios/freelance designers can stay competitive in the design field at conferences such as the HOW Conference.Joshua Berger is a founder and creative director of Plazm. Berger received the Gold Medal at the Leipzig Bookfair for his collaboration with John C. Jay on the book Soul of the Game. His most recent projects include the art direction and design of ESPN's Ultimate Highlight Reel and development of the web site, dedicated to distribution of anti-war graphics to activists globally.Laurel Saville is a freelance writer whose essays, feature pieces, and short stories have been featured in Step Inside Design magazine, House Beautiful Home Remodeling, and Decorating, Seven Days, and Ellipses. She lives in Albany, New York. www.laurelsaville.comSarah Dougher is a composer, writer, musician and educator living in Portland, Oregon. Sarah teaches at Portland State University in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies department, and her academic interests focus around gender and popular music, and issues related to homeless youth and food security.
Michael Berger
Michael Berger is a nationally recognized home improvement expert and DIY enthusiast whose work has been featured in numerous regional and national publications. He is the author of The Best Birdhouses for Your Backyard (Popular Woodworking Books), and when not in his shop or watching birds, he spends his time underwater, identifying and documenting historic shipwrecks.
Todd R. Berger
Todd R. Berger is the acquiring editor for Cool Springs Press. He is the author or co-author of four books, including It Happened at Grand Canyon (2007; 2015) and Lighthouses of the Great Lakes (2002). He is also the editor of thirteen anthologies, with seven on dogs, including Love of Labs (1997), Love of Goldens (1998), and Goldens Forever (2006). A former president of the board of directors of the Publishers Association of the West, he lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Janith Bergeron
Janith Bergeron and Christine Ecker founded The Sewing Tree in the spring of 2003 and enjoy teaching sewing to people of all ages and interests. They have developed a very comprehensive method of teaching from beginner to advanced students.Janith Bergeron founded Designs by Janith in 1991, specializing in creating beautiful, custom-designed garments. She teaches classes at various sewing-related businesses and schools, striving to bring fun into every stitch and a sense of accomplishment into every project. Janith was the founder of the New Hampshire chapter of the American Sewing Guild in 2001. A Master Certified Sewing Educator-SEA (2008), a Trained Sewing Educator/S&CA since 2002, and a 4-H educator/leader, Janith has been a contributor to Threads magazine's Pattern Review since 2003. Janith lives in Barrington, New Hampshire.
Gijsbert-Paul Berk
Gijsbert-Paul Berk studied at the Institute for Automobile Management IVA, Driebergen, and worked as an apprentice for Maurice Gatsonides (Gatso). As a post graduate, he did courses on industrial time- and production management and on marketing communications. His first job was as an assistant in the sports department of the Netherlands Automobile Club, KNAC. At that time he started writing articles for their magazine De Auto. Between 1955 and 1959 he was technical editor of AutoVisie, and the first Dutch journalist to road test the Citroën DS. He participated in various economy runs and was a member of the NAV team, organizing motor races at the Zandvoort circuit. After a stint as a freelance journalist, working for, amongst others, Car and Driver (USA) and Popular Mechanics, as well as writing and translating books, he became PR manager for Renault in the Netherlands. In 1973 he was appointed Deputy Director at the Amsterdam Exhibition and Congress Centre RAI, responsible for all communications. He has also contributed to a TV documentary on the 50th anniversary of the Citroën DS and was a member of the jury for the International Concours d’Elégance at Het Loo, Apeldoorn (Netherlands).
Martin Berke
A resident of Mexico Beach, Florida, Berke is the author of two previous travel guides in the Motorcycle Journeys series.  He is a Motorcycle Safety Foundation instructor and focuses on finding good roads all over the world to share with his students and readers.
Alan Berman
Alan Berman practises as an architect in Oxford. He has extensive experience of renovating older properties, as well as in the design of new buildings and interiors. He has also taught at several architectural schools and is a regular contributor to architectural periodicals. He is the author of several books on design and sustainability and a board member of Oxford Inspires.
Todd Bernhardt
Todd Bernhardt has played, recorded, and toured with a number of bands based in the Washington DC area. He also has years of experience in corporate communications and freelance writing, having created pieces for Modern Drummer magazine and a number of other music-related publications. He's proud to be the father of two wonderful children, lover of a beautiful woman, and friend of Andy Partridge.
Joshua M. Bernstein
Joshua M. Bernstein written for scores of magazines and websites, including Bon Appetit, Men's Journal, Details, New York and The New York Times. He is also the author of Brewed Awakening and The Complete Beer Course. As a beer expert, he's been featured on NPR's Marketplace and Beer Sessions Radio.
Amanda Berry
AMANDA BERRY lives in Berkshire, England, with her husband and a menagerie of knitted animals.  She was taught the basics of knitting by her mother at a young age (one of her first successful projects was a sweater for her teddy bear), but it was more than 20 years before she rediscovered her love of the craft. With a renewed passion for knitting and design, Amanda left a career in accountancy to enrol on a degree course at London College of Fashion, and began designing knitting patterns as Fluff and Fuzz in 2010.  From small beginnings, Fluff and Fuzz grew to a selection of more than 50 toy knitting patterns which are available online from knitting and craft websites, including Ravelry, Folksy, and Etsy.  Amanda’s popular toy and accessory patterns have since been featured in many magazines including Craftseller and Let’s Get Crafting where she is a regular designer. Her designs have also appeared on the cover of Let’s Knit.  As a predominantly self-taught knitter, Amanda understands that new knitters may find some techniques scary, and she shares tips, techniques, and photo tutorials through her Fluff and Fuzz knitting blog to help newbie knitters along the way.  Because she is a big kid at heart, when Amanda isn’t knitting she loves watching cartoons and walking by the River Thames to feed the ducks. She loves to knit because each project is an opportunity to learn a new skill, create something unique, and you can always adapt patterns easily to suit your taste. Her favorite thing to do while knitting is drink lots of tea and watch old movies.
Bob Berry
Bob Berry has been an artist, illustrator, and character and graphic designer for more than 15 years. While the mainstay of Bob Berry's work is for children's publishing and textbooks, Bob has also provided art and illustration for CDs, children's games, toy packaging, and more. Visit
Jill K. Berry
Jill K. Berry is an author, teacher, and artist living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Her first book, Personal Geographies: Explorations of Mixed-Media Mapmaking, was published in 2011. She thought it would be fun to invite her sister Linden to explore the second book together, and the two developed Map Art Lab. Jill returned to books with Making Art from Maps. She makes artists' books, paintings, maps, and other storytelling structures, and her work has been publisehd in many books and magazines. She teachers her techniques worldwide.
Nancy E Berry
Nancy Berry has been writing about interior design and architecture for fifteen years as a staff editor for magazines such as Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Cape Cod Home, and Old-House Journal. Additionally, Berry hosted the weekly radio show "Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Live" on the topic of design. Today, she is the editor and art director of Old House Journal's New Old House. Nancy lives in Yarmouth Port, MA
Susan Berry
Susan Berry has written 10 gardening books, including three on container gardening. She has also edited many bestselling gardening books. An enthusiastic organic gardener, she lives in London where she cultivates a small garden and an allotment.
Jon Bertolino
Jon Bertolino is a natural collector. His business, Toizrit, Inc. specializes in the purchase and sale of vintage toys and antique writing instruments. His other lifetime interest is snowmobiles.
Paul Bertolli
As Executive Chef at the Sunny Side CafŠ, with locations in Berkeley and Albany, California, Aaron French strives to use local ingredients in all the dishes he prepares. His daily job is to keep his finger on the pulse of what local farmers are offering so he can create new options for his customers as the seasons change. AaronÆs studies of Ecology at UC San Diego and San Francisco State University, and sustainability at UC BerkeleyÆs Haas School of Business, reinforce his appreciation of a sustainable local food system. Chef French was the EcoChef columnist for ten Bay Area News Group newspapers and a contributing author for The New Green Grocer Cookbook. His writing and photography have been published by a wide range of print and online media including National Geographic, U.S. News and World Report, Gastronomica, and American Scientist. Elizabeth Tichenor is a California native who shoots food and editorial photography in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can see more of her work on her website
Barry Bertram
If truck-guy genes are in the blood, Barry surely got some handed down to him from his father. Both he and his father were particularly fond of White Trucks, and with Barry's on-hand experience, knowledge, and vast resources, he has created a book worthy of handing down to truck-guy generations to come.
John Bessette
Lieutenant Colonel John Bessette, US Air Force (Ret), is a veteran Air Force navigator and intelligence officer who flew in various combat aircraft during the Cold War. For three years he flew as navigator in C-97G cargo aircraft configured for spy missions over East Germany and the Baltic region. From May 1968 to August 1969 he was assigned to the 3rd Special Operations Squadron at Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, where he flew more than 1,200 hours as a navigator in AC-47 "Spooky" gunships. A three-year assignment in the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) followed, supporting the Joint Chiefs of Staff's Joint Reconnaissance Center (JRC) with assessments on the military and political risks of reconnaissance missions worldwide and the anticipated intelligence gain from them. He subsequently served in NATO air intelligence positions, retired from the Air Force in 1979, and after a year, rejoined DIA as an intelligence analyst specializing in the Soviet and Warsaw Pact air forces. He retired from DIA in 1996 to begin a third career as a researcher and author.
Vincent Bessieres
Sonny Rollins is one of the greatest living saxophonists, famous for honing his chops practicing on the Brooklyn Bridge. He first recorded with Miles Davis in 1951. Comedian Bill Cosby has been a jazz fan since way back when. Keyboardist Herbie Hancock joined Miles DavisÆ second great quintet in 1963 and played a starring role in redefining the jazz rhythm section and launching the post-bop sound. Jazz promoter and producer George Wein is one of the worldÆs most famous jazz impresarios and the most important non-player in jazz history. He is the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. Ashley Kahn has written books on the making of two major jazz albums, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, as well as a history of Impulse Records. Robin D. G. Kelley is the author of the landmark biography Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original. Francis Davis is the jazz critic for The Village Voice, a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly, and author of numerous books on jazz and the blues.
Jeannette Bessinger
Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C., is a board-certified, holistic health counselor, award-winning lifestyle and nutrition educator, and owner of Balance for Life, LLC,, which provides lifestyle health and nutrition education to individuals and organizations. A whole foods cook, she is co-author of The Healthiest Meals on Earth and a contributing writer for Clean Eating magazine. She is a lifestyle health and nutrition consultant to several public and private groups and coalitions working to improve the health of schools and cities in the United States.
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Laurie Betito
Dr. Laurie Betito is a clinical psychologist and sex therapist. She has been in private practice for the last 25 years and is also a member of an interdisciplinary team in a hospital Sex Clinic in Montreal. For much of her career she has also been dispensing sex advice on radio and television. For the last 14 years she has been hosting a nightly radio show called Passion in Montreal. Passion has been number one in its time slot since it began in 1999. Prior to this show, she co-hosted a weekly show for 9 years always on the subject of sex. Dr. Laurie has contributed to dozens of magazines as a sex expert and as a feature writer. She has also hosted a television show, seen across Canada, and has contributed to many television documentaries and talk shows, both in English and in French.
John Betjeman
John Betjeman was born in 1906 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. A prolific journalist, poet and broadcaster, he became a national celebrity, famous for his passionate defence of Britain's Victorian heritage. He was knighted in 1969 and became Poet Laureate in 1972. He died in 1984.
Bill Bevan
Over 21 years as an archaeologist Bill Bevan has written four books and numerous articles about archaeology, prehistory and history including Ancient Peakland (2007). As a photographer Bill has spent the last two years working on the Stonehenge Riverside Project to create a pictorial document of the archaeologists at work, with unprecedented access to photograph inside the circle. Bill has appeared on Channel 4's Time Team, and was a consultant to BBC TV's Time Flyers.
Ardith Beveridge
Ardith Beveridge, author of Fabulous Faux Florals and Faux Florals for Your Wedding, is a master floral designer, educator, and judge. Ardith is director of education for the Koehler & Dramm Institute of Floristry, an endorsed design education specialist for Teleflora wire service, and a master designer for FTD.
Monica Beyer
Monica Beyer is a mom of four and author of Baby Talk (2006) and Teach Your Baby to Sign (2007). She is currently a freelance writer for SheKnows, Pregnancy and Baby, and allParenting, and is an editor for Mommalogues. Her main areas of interest are baby sign language, attachment parenting, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and baby wearing.
Mayim Bialik
Mayim Hoya Bialik is best known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s NBC television sitcom Blossom. She currently plays the role of Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, a role for which she has received 3 consecutive Emmy nominations. After Blossom, Bialik took a break from acting to earn a BS and PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA. She is the author of Beyond the Sling (2012) and Mayim's Vegan Table (2014).
Loic Bienassis
Loïc Bienassis is a specialist in French culinary heritage and gastronomy, and a researcher and historian at the European Institute of the History and Culture of Food, an organisation connected to the University of Francois Rabelais (named after the great food writer) in the city of Tours. 
Richard Bienstock
Richard Bienstock is an editor with Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines and the author of Aerosmith: The Ultimate Illustrated History (Voyageur Press, 2011) and Slash: An Intimate Portrait (Insight Editions, 2012).
Jason Biggs
Jason Biggs is a pilot for a commercial airline in the UK. In his spare time he teaches aerobatics and previously trained fighter pilots for the RAF. He has always loved flying and has had a fascination for the aircraft and airmen of WW2 since he was small boy. He drives a 1965 Silver Birch Aston Martin DB5 and has a burning ambition to buy his own Spitfire.
Pia Jane Bijkerk
Pia Jane Bijkerk is an Australian stylist specializing in still life, food, interiors, and lifestyle imagery. She has a special interest in forecasting design trends. She lives in Amsterdam and Paris, and works internationally with renowned photographers for magazines and advertising agencies. Clients include Vogue Entertaining & Travel, GQ, Real Simple, Marie Claire, and Saatchi & Saatchi.
Jon Bill
Jon Bill is the Director of Education and Archives at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. He lives in his hometown of Fort Wayne, a city 20 miles to the south. A graduate of Purdue University, majoring in Industrial Education, Jon taught Technology Ecucation for 34 years before joining the museum staff in June of 2001. He has authored several Iconografix books on Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg.
Roger Billcliffe
Roger Billcliffe was formerly a lecturer at Glasgow University, Assistant Keeper of the University Art Collection, and subsequently Keeper of Fine Art at Glasgow Art Gallery, and then Director of The Fine Art Society. He now owns and runs the Roger Bilcliffe Gallery in Glasgow.
Susette Billedeaux Gertsch
Susette Billedeaux Gertsch is a longtime painter in Midway, Utah. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University and served as president of the Midway Art Association. Susette specializes in plein air painting, and her works have won several awards and are exhibited throughout the Southwest. Learn more at
Rachel Billington
Rachel Billington is a renowned and successful novelist for adults and children. The daughter of Lord and Lady Longford and sister of writers Antonia Fraser and Thomas Pakenham, Rachel has been an editor and regular contributor to Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners, since it was founded over twenty years ago. Rachel is married to the film and theatre director, Kevin Billington. They have four children and five grandchildren, all keen readers, and live in Notting Hill, London and near Sherborne, Dorset.
Caroline Binch
Caroline Binch's illustrations for Hue Boy, written by Rita Phillips Mitchell, won the Smarties Prize. She illustrated the bestselling story Amazing Grace and several other Grace stories by Mary Hoffman. Gregory Cool, which Caroline wrote and illustrated, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and her Since Dad Left won the United Kingdom Book Award in 1998. To visit Caroline's website click here
Marcus Binney
Marcus Binney CBE is Architecture Correspondent to the Times of London and founder and President of SAVE Britain's Heritage. He is also co-presenter of the 39-part TV series Great Houses of Europe. He has written frequently on country houses from Portugal to Poland. His other title for Frances Lincoln is Croatia (ISBN 9780711229211). He lives in Jersey.
Antony Bird
Antony Bird has an MPhil from University College London.  With his brother Nick Bird, he regularly conducts tours of the battlefields of the Western Front and Gallipoli.  In 2006 Antony and Nick Bird were the co-editors of Eyewitness to War, their personal collection of the most vivid and eloquent writing on war.  He is a resident of Chichester, England.
Bill Birkett
Bill Birkett is one of Britain's foremost mountain writers and photographers. Photography, climbing and walking have been his lifelong passions. He first started exploring the mountains with his father Jim Birkett, a leading climber and naturalist. Twice a winner of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild BEST OUTDOOR BOOK for his A Year in the Life of the Duddon Valley. and A Year in the Life of Langdale Valley, Bill is also the author of photographic portaits of Borrowdale and Glencoe and Scafell - Portrait of a Mountain. To find out more about Bill Birkett, click here
Derek Birley
Sir Derek Birley is the author of several books for Aurum, including The Willow Wand, A Social History of English Cricket and the trilogy Sport and the Making of Britain, which won the British Society of Sports History's Aberdare Literary Award in 1995. He retired as vice-chancellor of the University of Ulster in 1991 after a distinguished career as an educational administrator. He died in 2002.
Shane Birley
SHANE BIRLEY is a seasoned blogger with a technical background and a degree in Literature. He has combined these talents to co-author several editions of Blogging for Dummies, as well as founding Left Right Minds, a web development and arts management company based in Vancouver, Canada.
Pete Biro
Photographer Pete Biro began shooting motorsports in the 1950s, contributing to magazines such as Road & Track and Car and Driver. As his career progressed, his work found greater fame on the pages of outlets such as Time, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated, eventually garnering high-profile clients like the Big Three US automakers and Goodyear Tire. He followed the Can-Am series throughout its 1966 to 1974 glory years, becoming good friends with its top drivers, team owners, and engineers.
Chris Bishop
Chris Bishop is the author of German Campaigns of World War II, The Rise of Hitler's Third Reich, SS: Hitler's Foreign Divisions, The Essential Tank Identification Guide: Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions, 1939-45, The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Luftwaffe Squadrons, 1939-45, and The Essential Submarine Identification Guide: Kriegsmarine U-Boats, 1939-45. Chris Bishop lives in England.
John Bishop
John Bishop has run his own business as a piano tuner/technician since 1978. He has also imported and exported pianos and other musical instruments (see He's been a self-employed keyboard player since 1964. Bands and solo, rock to Fats Waller. Since 1978 he has also lectured at colleges/universities, covering a variety of subjects within the Business Studies/Economics area. Most recently, an MSc course for graduate engineers at Warwick University. He is a Music/music technology and economics consultant to funding body NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) 2001-2006.
Mike Bishop
Mike Bishop is a lifelong technoid gearhead scribe. He has been the senior editor for the Saturn V press-information package, author of over 30 how-to books on motorcycles, cars, trucks, and snowmobiles, an editor and feature writer for motorcycle and hot-rod magazines, and an award-winning writer/producer of service and sales training videos for the import automobile and motorcycle industries. He is the author of How to Build a Traditional Ford Hot Rod (Motorbooks, 2000).
Will Bishop-Stephens
Will Bishop-Stephens is a freelance animation director and writer as well as a lecturer at the University of East London and previously at the Royal College of Art. He's worked on a number of animation projects and had work shown at several international film festivals. Will has more than 14 years' experience leading animation workshops for children and beginning animators.
Aleksei Bitskoff
Aleksei Bitskoff always loved to draw as a child, covering his exercise books in doodles. His illustration for the AOI's Transport For London competition was exhibited in the summer and his story Me and You gained 3rd place in the Macmillan Prize. He has also been highly commended in the Cheltenham Illustration Award.
Piers Bizony
Piers Bizony’s book Atom, the dramatic story of the rivalries and passions behind the discovery of quantum physics, was a tie-in for a BBC TV series.An earlier book, The Rivers of Mars, a critically acclaimed analysis of the life on Mars debate, was shortlisted for the NASA/Eugene M. Emme Award for Astronautical Writing, while Invisible Worlds explored the strange borderland where twenty-first century science meets art.He now serves as a member of an Editorial Advisory Board overseeing the quality of science and technology publications linked to the BBC brand and is a regular contributor to Engineering and Technology (E&T) magazine, Flipside, Focus, and New Scientist.
Ian Black
Ian Black flew the Tornado ADV in the first Gulf War and over Kosovo. He is now an A340 Airbus captain with Virgin Atlantic. An accomplished aviation author and photographer, he lives in Switzerland and the UK.
Louise Blackah
Louise Balckah is also an aircraft enthusiast and has worked with Paul on his other books.
Paul Blackah
Paul Blackah joined the RAF in 1976 and trained as an airframe fitter. In 1993 he was posted to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. His specialized knowledge of vintage aircraft is considered crucial to the maintenance of the aircraft in the flight. In the 1990s Paul was closely involved in the restoration-to-flight of the Messerschmitt Bf109F 'Black 6'. He is co-author with Alfred Price of the Supermarine Spitfire Manual. He lives in Lincolnshire, England.
Jon Blackburn
Originally into the classic Mini scene, or as the author puts it served his 'apprenticeshipÆ running a modified Mini for a number of years, the author moved up to the Peugeot 205 GTI.
Tony Blackman
Tony Blackman is an ex-RAF aircrew officer and Vulcan test pilot.
Anastasia Blaes
Anastasia Blaes was taught to crochet by her grandmother at six 6 years old. Too rebellious to follow traditional patterns, she soon began designing for herself. Discovering that others were interested in her original designs, she sold original finished garments locally and in a baby boutique in Chicago. Anastasia has designed for such companies as Lion Brand Yarns and Jeanette Crews Designs. She is a member of TNNA and the Prince William Purlers knitting guild, where she served on the board as publicity chair for the years 2002 and 2003.
Thomas Blaikie
THOMAS BLAIKIE is the Manners and Etiquette Correspondent of The Lady magazine. He is the author of two previous best-selling books of Royal anecdotes, You Look Awfully Like the Queen and Corgi and Bess. He is also the author of 'Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners'. He lives in London.   
Dru Blair
JoAnn Bortles owns Crazy Horse Painting in Waxhaw, North Carolina, a highly regarded custom paint shop used by many of today's top chopper and hot-rod builders. Vehicles she has painted have appeared on the covers of major magazines, including Easyriders and American Iron. An accomplished writer and photographer, JoAnn is the author of MBI's How to Custom Paint Your Car, How to Paint Your Motorcycle, and How to Custom Paint Your Motorcycle. Her technical articles have appeared in The Horse magazine.
Mark Blake
Mark Blake is a former Assistant Editor of Q and long-time contributor to Mojo magazine. He is the author of the definitive Pink Floyd biography, Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd, Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen, and editor of Stone Me: the Wit & Wisdom of Keith Richards (all published by Aurum) and also the editor of Dylan: Visions, Portraits and Back Pages and Punk: The Whole Story. He lives in London with his wife and son.
Quentin Blake
Quentin Blake is one of the best-known and best-loved illustrators of our time, and his books with a wide range of authors, including Joan Aiken, Russell Hoban, Michael Rosen and Roald Dahl, have been treasured by generations of children throughout the world. In 1999 he became the first Children's Laureate. In 2005 he was awarded a CBE.
Susannah Blake
SUSANNAH BLAKE is a London-based freelance food writer and editor. She consults, commissions, project-manages, art-directs and writes for various book publishers and magazines. She has produced over 30 cookbooks, including four award-winning titles. Her previous titles include 500 Appetisers and 500 Soups.
Raymond Blanc
Entirely self-taught while growing up in the Franche-Comte region of eastern France, Raymond Blanc has been a restauranteur since 1977, and has nurtured the talents of scores of the world's finest chefs in his kitchens and gardens. Raymond was recently awarded an OBE in recognition of his efforts to promote culinary excellence. Author of the seminal Foolproof French Cookery and owner of a number of Michelin-starred restaurants, he was also recently awarded a Lifetime Acheivement Award at The Catey Awards - the catering industry's 'Oscars'.
John Blaney
John Blaney is a passionate Beatles fan who brings to his writing the expertise and rigour of a professional historian. He trained as a graphic designer and studied History Of Art at Camberwell Colledge Of Arts and at Goldsmith College (both in London) before taking up his presaent post as curator of a museum of technology.
Michael Blaszak
Michael W. Blaszak was born into a Pennsylvania Railroad family in Chicago, his grandmother having gone to work in the 12th Street Coach Yard during the Depression. After graduating from law school, he joined the Santa Fe Railway. Throughout his legal career, he has represented many Class 1, short-line, and passenger railroads, as well as writing numerous articles about the railroad industry and taking railroad photographs for nearly 50 years.
John Blatchley
Born and educated in Gloucestershire, England, Martin Bennett has lived in Australia since 1962. He has several books on the Rolls-Royce and Bentley marques to his credit, the first having been published in 1973, and he has been the editor of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club of Australia journal PRAECLARVM since 1983. He has owned numerous Bentley cars and has extensive driving experience of all models, including those covered by this book.
David Blattel
David Blattel is a commercial photographer whose clients include Disney, Fox Broadcasting, Microsoft and more. He lives and works in Topanga, California.
James Blaylock
James Blaylock is one of the originators of Steampunk science fiction. He is the author of The Narbondo Series, including The Digging Leviathan, Homunculus, Lord Kelvin's Machine, The Adventures of Langdon St. Ives, The Ebb Tide, The Affair of the Chalk Cliffs, Zeuglodon, and The Aylesford Skull; The Balumnia Trilogy, including The Elfin Ship, The Disappearing Dwarf, The Stone Giant, and The Man in the Moon; The Christian Trilogy, including The Last Coin, The Paper Grail, and All the Bells on Earth; The Ghosts Trilogy, including Night Relics, Winter Tides, and The Rainy Season; plus The Complete Twelve Hours of the Night, Land of Dreams, The Magic Spectacles, 13 Phantasms, On Pirates, The Devils in the Details, In for a Penny, The Knights of the Cornerstone, and The Shadow on the Doorstep.
James P. Blaylock
James P. Blaylock is one of the founding fathers of Steampunk and the author of a number of seminal novels of the genre, including The Digging Leviathan and Homunculus.
Chris Blazina
Dr Chris Blazina is a psychologist, professor, and author. Specialising in men's psychology, Dr Blazina is now applying that knowledge to an in-depth understanding of 'man's best friend.' He has written three books focused on the psychology of men, and two additional books guiding researchers and clinicians about the importance of animal companions in our lives. Dr Blazina has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the United States and Canada, ranging from National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Company, to Sirius XM. He has been quoted in popular magazines, such as Cosmopolitan and Women's Health, and in newspapers, such as the Huffington Post. His latest book, When Man Meets Dog is a memoir with a purpose, explaining the meaning of the human-animal bond from a male perspective. This includes sharing his own story about how two shelter dogs not only changed the trajectory of his own life, but how he redefines what it means to be a man in our society.
Sam Bleakley
Sam Bleakley is a widely travelled writer and professional surfer based in the UK. During his competitive career he won a veritable hoard of silverware including multiple English, British and European titles. His travel writing has been published in international surfing magazines such as Carve, Pacific Longboarder, Surf News and The Surfer s Path, and he is the author of two books, Surfing Brilliant Corners and Surfing Tropical Beats. He lives with his wife and children near Sennen on the far western tip of Cornwall.
Gillian Blease
Gillian Blease is a freelance illustrator based in London, UK. She studied Fine Art at university and worked as an artist for a number of years. Clients include The British Council, Random House Publishing and BBC Worldwide. She is a weekly contributor to the The Guardian Newspaper.
Graham Bleathman
Sam Denham is an authority on Thunderbirds and has written several books on the subject. Graham Bleathman is renowned and respected for his cutaway drawings of the Thunderbirds and no one knows more about their inner workings.
David Bleckmann
David Bleckmann is an obsessed home cheesemaker in Portland, Oregon. Before cheese, he worked his way through other domestic culinary crafts including making beer and wine, preserving jam, pickling, curing bacon and other meat, and roasting coffee. This interest in creating food from scratch and a fascination with food science led to an immersion in the art of turning liquid milk into solid cheese. David teaches cheesemaking classes and writes freelance articles for the national magazine Culture: The Word on Cheese. David also maintains a blog and hosts a hobby cheesemaking podcast at his website,
Jill Blee
Jill Blee is the author of novels and histories, including three titles in Exisle's well-respected Little Red Books series. Jill Blee is a past chairperson of Ballarat Writers and a board member of the Ballarat Mechanics' Institute and the Victorian Writers' Centre. Before returning to Victoria in 1999 she was actively involved for many years in the activities of the New South Wales Writing Centre and the New South Wales Ice Skating Association.
Christiane Blenski
Christiane Blenski is a dog-owner and writer. Since a schoolgirl, she has written for local newspapers and, in 2001, began a career as a freelance writer. She fell in love with the Australian Shepherd dog and now has one of her own; Jaden, a blue-merle with blue/brown eyes. This active, challenging breed has taught Christiane much about dog behavior and training.
Richard Blizzard
Richard Blizzard is a writer and broadcaster who specializes in woodworking projects such as toys, furniture and garden schemes. Garden railways have always been a particular passion, ever since he built his first one aged 10.
Serge Bloch
Iconic illustrator Serge Bloch was awarded a gold medal by the Society of Illustrators in 2015. His illustrations have appeared in more than one hundred books for children, as well as The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, among other publications.
Joel Block
Dr. Joel Block is a senior psychologist at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center and is on the clinical faculty of Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of fifteen books, and has written for popular magazines and appeared as a guest on numerous television and radio shows including "Today" and "Good Morning America." In addition he is the relationship guru on, the second largest condom company in the United States. A full listing of Dr. Block's books is on
Robert Blofield
ROBERT BLOFIELD is an independent filmmaker and film production teacher from Hampshire, UK. He began creating independent video productions for film festivals and freelance projects in 2005 and, since becoming enthralled with the medium, has gone on to teach professional film and television production techniques to a new generation of filmmakers. Robert is currently in the pre-production stages of three fictional shorts, which he will be directing and unveiling at major film festivals in 2015/16.
Jinny Blom
JINNY BLOM has enjoyed a meteoric rise as a landscape and garden designer since she began her London-based practice in 2000. Jinny works on a wide range of projects, taking her across the UK, Europe, the United States and Africa. She has exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show four times, collaborating with HRH The Prince of Wales on a Healing Garden in 2002, and designing a garden for HRH Prince Harry for the RHS centenary show in 2013. She won the gold medal at Chelsea in 2007 with a garden for Laurent-Perrier. She has been a columnist for The Times and has appeared in a wide range of publications.
Stacie Bloomfield
In a story as cute as her artwork, Stacie Bloomfield met her smarty-pants husband when she was eleven, growing up in Springfield, Missouri. They got married when they were twenty and four years ago, moved to Arkansas to start a family and pursue their dreams; his - a PhD, hers - artist extraordinaire. Today, Stacie runs the #1-rated nursery decor shop on Etsy - Gingiber, blogs about her adventures in art and motherhood on and serves as the design editor for La Petite Magazine, a quarterly online children's magazine.
Suzi Blu
Known for her quirky videos and down to earth style, Suzi Blu is a leader in teaching art to women all over the world through her online school Les Petit Academy. She lives in a gypsy cottage in San Diego, California with her best pet friends Gigi Rainbow Sparkle and Finnegan Glitter Sunshine Magic. She encourages everyone to be an artist. Visit her blog at
Emily Blumenthal
Emily Blumenthal is the founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards and spearheads the website She designed the Yasmena bag that has appeared on Sex and the City and has been sold at discerning department stores such as Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, and Bloomingdale'
Jessica Boak
Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey are the writers behind the acclaimed Boak & Bailey's Beer Blog: They live in Cornwall.
Chris Boardman
Chris Boardman is a leading bicycle designer and the Chairman and Design Director of Boardman Bikes, a subsidiary of Halfords. An Olympic gold medalist, he set three world cycling records and multiple British records and has worn the yellow three times in the Tour de France. A tireless bicycling advocate, he has been awarded an MBE for services to the sport. His nickname, "The Professor," comes from his technical know-how and meticulous attention to detail. Chris has been associated with cutting-edge design since riding his famously radical Lotus bicycle to a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics.
Tessa Boase
TESSA BOASE read English at Lincoln College, Oxford, then worked as a voiceover artist, a children’s scriptwriter, and as a commissioning editor for The Daily and Sunday Telegraphand The Daily Mail. As a freelance feature writer she contributes to The Daily TelegraphThe Sunday TimesThe FTThe Daily MailThe GuardianThe Observer and various magazines.   She was co-founder of the Salon des Amis (a London salon of ideas, debate and entertainment), and more recently restored a ruin in Italy’s Sabine Hills where she produces olive oil. She lives in north London with her husband and two young children.
Malcolm Bobbitt
Malcolm Bobbitt is the author of more than thirty marque histories and general automotive books, a number of which have been published as foreign language editions. As a regular contributor to several periodicals and newspapers, his work and photography have appeared worldwide. A member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, Society of Automotive Historians and Society of Authors, Malcolm is acclaimed for his books on Rolls-Royce and Bentley, which include a companion volume on the Silver Spirit and Bentley Mulsanne as well as an Essential Buyer's Guide to the Silver Shadow and T-Series Bentley, both of which are published by Veloce. Other Rolls-Royce and Bentley related titles include histories of the Crewe and Derby factories and a biography of W.O. Bentley.Married to Jean and living on the northern edge of England's Lake District, Malcolm has an interest in all forms of transport. He also enjoys activities as diverse as public speaking, fell walking, classical music, collecting motoring ephemera and getting behind the wheel of his early British-built Citroen DS.
Warren Bobrow
Warren Bobrow is the creator of the popular blog and the author of Apothecary CocktailsWhiskey Cocktails and Bitters & Shrub Syrup Cocktails. Warren has taught classes on spirits and cocktails all over the world, including an advanced class on rum at the Moscow Bar Show. He's taught the fine art of social media and food writing at the New School in New York as well as classes on creative cocktails and mocktails at Stonewall Kitchen in Maine. Warren has written hundreds of articles on cocktails and food for Chilled Magazine, Saveur, Whole Foods/Dark Rye, Total Food Service, Eater, Voda, Serious Eats, Foodista, Distiller, Sip andBeverage Media as well as many other international outlets. He has also written for the Oxford Encyclopedia: Gotham issue and the Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues. He has forthcoming research being published in the History of Food and Drink of New Jersey by Wiley Publishing. Warren was a 2010 Ministry of Rum judge, was selected to be a judge for the 2016 Edible Communities EDDY Awards, and was the only American food journalist asked to participate in Fete de la Gastronomie, a nationwide celebration of French cuisine in Burgundy.
Peter Bodensteiner
Peter Bodensteiner (Vadnais Heights, MN) is the founder of Stance & Speed, a niche publishing company devoted to providing the very best books for automotive enthusiasts.
Cassandra Bodzak

CASSANDRA BODZAK is a global meditation and wellness teacher who teaches people how to utilize the technologies of food meditation and self-care to make peace with their bodies and their plate so that they can live their best life. She's an author, speaker, and certified kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. You may know her as the happy, healthy living guru from ABC's The Taste or the host of Eat with Intention TV as well as various other healthy online cooking series.

Lexi Boeger
The recipient of a bachelor's degree in fine art from UC Davis, author Lexi Boeger is the founder of, an Internet-based forum for unusual handspun yarns and fiber art. She is the innovator of highly original new techniques in handspinning and is carving a place for handspun yarn in the realm of pop culture.
Trice Boerens
Trice Boerens has worked in the craft industry for the past 22 years. She has spent most of her time in publishing, working as an author/designer for such companies as Better Homes and Gardens, Martingale and Company, Sterling Publishing and Watson-Guptill Publishers. She was employed by Crafts Magazine as the creative editor during it's relocation from Peoria, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Steve Boggan
Steve Boggan was chief reporter at The Independent and co-founder of its investigations unit before moving into feature writing for The Times, the Guardian, the Daily Mail and the Evening Standard. He lives in London and this is his first book.
Teresa Bolick
Teresa Bolick, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in autism spectrum disorders. She received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University. Dr. Bolick is a consultant to schools and maintains a private practice in Nashua, New Hampshire. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.
Mark Bolitho
MARK BOLITHO is a longstanding member of the British Origami Society. He devotes his time to origami, from creating and authoring books and kits to undertaking commissions for large-scale exhibitions. He works on personal projects as well as numerous bespoke one-offs; this includes advertising and design projects for Canon, BBC TV, Sony and the Telegraph Newspaper Group. Much of his work centres on the London design community, but he has also worked on projects around the world. He is the author of several books and kits about origami including The Origami Home (Jacqui Small), Start Origami, Origami London and Creaselightning.
Bill Bolton
A British illustrator, BILL BOLTON graduated in 1990 from Oxford Brookes University. and For several years after his degree, he worked exclusively for two major greeting card publishers Bill can assume various styles, from highly stylised people, to whimsical cutes. Some clients he has worked with include Barclays, tesco, Templar, Oxford University Press and QED.
Janet Bolton
JANET BOLTON composes textile pictures using the simplest of hand sewing techniques. Her inspiration comes from experience, memory and imagination. The placement of each element within the composition and the feeling this evokes are an important factor of the work. Janet has been on the Crafts Council selected index of makers since 1985. Her work appears in many private and public collections including the British Council, the Crafts Council and the Embroiderer's Guild Museum.
Patricia Bolton
Patricia Chatham Bolton is the founder and editor-in-chief of Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors. Patricia lives in Stow, MA.
Simon Bolton
Simon Bolton became a modeller as soon as he was old enough to follow the step-by-step guides in his father's railway modelling magazines. He was inspired to start scratch-building after reading stories about wonderful Great Western locomotives, many of which were not available as models in kit form. Moved to build models of his own, he acquired the necessary skills from journals, railway modelling club members and by trial and error. Now an accomplished modeller, Simon has published articles in the model railway press and society journals, his locomootives have appeared at the Gauge O Guild Annual Exhibition, and he has been an active layout operator and skills demonstrator for the Model Railway Club.
Jane Bonacci
Jane Bonacci is a food writer, professional recipe developer, and editor. She is the creator, writer, and photographer of the blog The Heritage Cook, where she shares favorite recipes--many of which are gluten-free--and kitchen wisdom. She and her blog are one of three finalists in this year's IACP Awards for Best Recipe Blog. After a successful career in high tech, she changed directions to pursue her lifelong passion for cooking and baking, working at a number of cooking schools where she cooked with and learned from many of the country's finest chefs. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
Carolyn Bonner
Kit Bonner and Carolyn Bonner are naval historians and photographers. They have authored or co-authored numerous books, including USS Iowa at War, Modern Warships, Great Ship Disasters, Warship Boneyards, Cold War at Sea, and Great Naval Disasters. The Bonners live in Ione, California.
Kermit "Kit" Bonner
Kit Bonner is a naval historian and photographer. He has authored or co-authored numerous books on naval history, including USS Iowa at War, Modern Warships, Great Ship Disasters, Warship Boneyards, Cold War at Sea, and Great Naval Disasters. Kit was the naval consultant for the 1997 blockbuster film, Titanic. He lives in Ione, California.
Kit Bonner
Kit and Carolyn Bonner are naval historians and photographers. They have authored or co-authored numerous books, including Great Ship Disasters, Warship Boneyards, Cold War at Sea, and Great Naval Disasters. Kit was the naval consultant for the 1997 blockbuster film, Titanic. They live in Ione, California.Governor Tom Vilsack was elected Iowa's 39th Governor in 1998, the first Democratic governor of the state in more than 30 years. He was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2002. Prior to being elected governor, Governor Vilsack was an Iowa State Senator (1992-98) and the mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa (1987-92) as well as managing a private law practice with his father-in-law.
Jeroen Booij
After a career as a test editor for a Dutch motoring magazine, Jeroen Booij (1975) decided to become a freelance motoring journalist. He prefers describing the weird and wonderful of the automotive industry, specializing in classic, specialist or simply unusual cars, which has often lead to full features on vehicles that are hardly taken seriously by the regular press. With a passion for Minis, it was a logical step to write a book about all the cars derived from it, which Jeroen spent nearly five years researching. He lives in Amsterdam.
Terry Booker
Terry Booker was born at the outbreak of the Second World War and grew up in a small village at the foot of the Berkshire Downs close to the main line from Paddington to the West Country. He was lucky enough to witness the last months of the old GWR, the early 'Golden Years' of British Railways and the last steam-hauled freight trains in West Germany. Terry has had a lifelong interest in railway modelling and enjoys exhibiting his work. His highly acclaimed loft-layout, Wessex Lines, has featured on video, DVD and on the pages of Railway Modeller and Model Rail.
Lauri Boone
Lauri Boone, R.D., is a registered dietitian and raw food instructor. She is a regular contributor to One Green Planet and has written articles for Crazy Sexy Life and has appeared in numerous media outlets including CNN, BBC Radio, NPR, the Huffington Post, Fox, Oxygen magazine, and the Vegetarian Nutrition Update. She has worked with clients in private practice and conducted nutrition classes for a variety of groups including Whole Foods Market, DC United Major League Soccer, and Avon 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. She lives in Victor, NY.
Julie Booth
Julie B. Booth has a BA in studio art, a certificate in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, and 18 years of experience as a graphic designer. Julie's business, Thread Born Dolls, specializes in one-of-a-kind soft sculptured figures and doll patterns. As an educator, Julie specializes in teaching classes in doll making, fiber sculpture, surface design, and embellishment techniques. She teaches fiber-related classes on a regular basis for G Street Fabrics (Rockville, MD and Falls Church, VA) and for The Art League School (Alexandria, VA), as well as giving lectures and workshops to local quilt and fiber guilds. She has designed and hand printed yardage for the home decorating arm of the Washington, D. C. gallery Caos on F, and she was awarded the Margaret M. Conant Grant from the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. She has exhibited her work in a number of Washington DC area galleries as well as in nationally traveling exhibitions.
Dave Boothroyd
Dave Boothroyd has always been fascinated by the workings of engines, in particular with two-stroke motorcycles and their engines. He bought his first motorcycle at fifteen and since then has rarely passed a week without riding one. After attending university and qualifying as a teacher, he introduced motorcycle engineering to schools before moving on to teach college students and apprentices in the north of England.
Michele Borboa
Michele Borboa, M.S., is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, and freelance writer specializing in food, fitness and balanced living. She is a food columnist at, channel editor at, and the author of the cookbook The Fitness Kitchen. Michele holds a master's degree in exercise science and health promotion and has been a personal chef for more than five years, specializing in healthy, practical meals. She lives with her family in Bozeman, Montana.
Louise Borden
Louise Borden graduated from Denison University with a degree in history. For several years she taught young children and later was part owner of a bookshop in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to writing children's books, she also speaks to students about the writing process. She has written a number of picture books, including Just in Time for Christmas, illustrated by Ted Lewin, The Watching Game, illustrated by Teri Weidner, and, with co-author Mary Kay Kroeger, Paperboy, illustrated by Ted Lewin. Louise lives with her family in Terrace Park, Ohio.
Sonia Borg
Dr. Sonia Borg earned her Ph.D. in human sexuality and masters in public health from The Institute for The Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco and her masters degree in communication from San Francisco State University. She is certified as a clinical sexologist by the American College of Sexologists and is a member of The American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). Sonia has been featured on television and radio shows such as Discovery Channel Canada, Playboy Radio, Good Morning San Diego, and programs on KUSI in San Diego. Her authentic, dynamic, and engaging style makes her a sought-after speaker, educator, author, and sex expert. She lives in Lahaina, Hawaii. Visit her website at
Mikkel Borg Bjergso
MIKKEL BORG BJERGSØ is the founder of one of Denmark’s first microbreweries, Mikkeller. After working as a Maths and Physics teacher, Mikkel decided to use his skills to experiment at home making a variety of different beers. From there, stemmed a world-acclaimed company exporting their beers to 40 different countries, making bespoke beers for some of the most prominent restaurants in Denmark and collaborating with innovative microbreweries around the world, including Three Floyds and Anchorage. After mastering the brewery side of the business, Mikkel has expanded, setting up his own bars and shops, that can now be found in large cities across the globe, from Bangkok to his home city of Copenhagen.
Montse Borras
Montse Borras (Barcelona, Spain) studied photography before getting her degree in english philology at the Universitat de Barcelona, and subsequently she got a master's degree in editing at Oxford Brookes University. She has worked in several literary publishing houses and also as a freelance translator and editor. She now combines these activities with her work at Loft Publications, where she has edited the titles City Lofts, Open Kitchens and Lobby Design.
Ryan Borroff
Ryan Borroff is an automotive design writer, journalist and psychologist. He is a contributing writer and editor to print media, including Interior Motives magazine, the car design magazine he conceived and created in 2001. Borroff has organized and chaired various design-related conferences and awards competitions around the world. He lives in London.
JoAnn Bortles
JoAnn Bortles is a nationally recognized and award-winning custom painter. Her work has been featured in dozens of magazines, and she has written six books on custom painting techniques for Motorbooks, including the bestselling How to Master Airbrush Painting Techniques. She has won Best Paint of the Year four times since 2004, and has been featured on The Today Show and PowerBlock's MuscleCar TV show. She lives and works in Waxhaw, North Carolina, where she owns and operates her own custom painting shop, Crazy Horse Painting. Find her shop on Facebook: or Twitter: @CrazyHorseFlame
Toby Bost
As field faculty emeritus, Toby Bost is best known for his thirty-one years as a horticulturist and Extension Agent with the NC Cooperative Extension Service. For more than two decades, he recruited and certified more than 400 Master Gardeners in Durham and Forsyth counties, appearing frequently in the media as a gardening educator. He has been a garden writer for several newspapers and magazines, including Carolina Gardener and Our State. Many landscape professionals have attended the programs he developed to assist them with licensure in myriad trade associations. For six years, he was director of the Arboretum at Tanglewood Park.Toby continues to dedicate his time to helping gardeners conquer stubborn clay soils and grow healthy lawns and gardens as both a volunteer mentor and consultant. He is an adjunct instructor at the local community college in the horticulture department. He is the author of North Carolina Gardener’s Guide and co-author of Carolinas Gardener’s Guide; co-editor of The Successful Gardeners Guide: North Carolina by Blair Publishing; and co-author of Carolinas Gardener’s Handbook by Cool Springs Press.Toby and his wife, Becky, reside in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where they serve in leadership at their church. In his leisure time, Toby enjoys golf, fishing, and of course, the joy of gardening.
Alison Boteler
Alison Boteler
Beth Botts
Beth Botts has written hundreds of articles about gardens and nature for publications including the Chicago Tribune and magazines including Organic Gardening, Country Gardens and Chicagoland Gardening. Raised on the south side of Chicago by an organic gardener, she now gardens in deep shade on the north side of a four-story apartment building. Botts is a senior writer at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. Her website is
Louis Bou
Louis Bou (Barcelona) is a graphic designer, art director, editor, book author and photographer specializing in contemporary fashion, and the director of his own studio in Madrid, Spain. Working in the publishing world more than a decade from now, he is the author of more than 30 books about graphic design, photography, illustration, street art, toys and fashion. Some of his books have become real best sellers, such as We are Paper Toys!, Street Art: The spray Files, NYC-BCN: Street Art revolution, Street T, Windows of The World and Couture Hats, published by Harper Collins Design, selling together more than 100,000 copies worldwide. He has worked for some other publishing houses like GraphicSha and BNN in Japan, Pageone and Basheer Graphics in Asia, Monsa Publications, Loft Publications and Mao Mao in Europe, just to mention a few. In 2012 he decided to jump on his own career opening his own studio of photography and publishing Mista Studio by Louis Bou in Madrid, where he works for publishers and magazines worldwide. He also works as a photographer for models and actors agencies. Bou has also ventured himself into the world of video-clip filming and directing his first music video for the Spanish pop band called Alivem. He is now preparing his first feature film.
Patrice Bouchard
Patrice Bouchard is research scientist and curator of Coleoptera at the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes. He is the coauthor of Family-Group Names in Coleoptera and the award-winning Tenebrionid Beetles of Australia. Bouchard serves on the editorial boards of The Canadian Entomologist, ZooKeys, and Zoological Bibliography.
Jennifer Boudinot
Jennifer Boudinot, author of Gourmet Pizza Made Easy, brings the same easy to follow step by step directions on how to make the best tasting meatballs and sauces that will have a line of hungry fans outside your kitchen. She is also a bestselling writer and editor who has worked for over a decade with seniors in writing workshops.
Jonny Bowden
Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., a board-certified nutritionist with a master's degree in psychology, is a nationally known expert on nutrition, weight loss, and health. He is the author of several best-selling titles, including The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer, and The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy. He is the nutrition editor for Pilates Style, a contributing editor for Clean Eating, and a columnist for Better Nutrition. His work has been featured in dozens of national publications (print and online) including The New York Times, Forbes, Time, Oxygen, Marie Claire, Diabetes Focus, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Self, Fitness, Allure, Essence, Men's Health, Weight Watchers, Prevention, Woman's World, Fitness, Natural Health, and Shape. He lives in Woodland Hills, CA. Visit
Robert Bowden
Tom MacCubbin (Orlando, FL) is known to gardeners in Florida through his radio and television programs and as a garden columnist for The Orlando Georgia Tasker (Miami, FL) has been a garden writer for the Miami Herald for more than 20
Sandra Bowden
Sandra Bowden taught in primary schools for thirteen years before retraining as a school counsellor, her vocation for the past nine years. She is also a registered psychologist who has embraced the principles of ACT. Sandra has created the artwork for this book. Tim and Sandra live on the Central Coast of New South Wales.
Timothy Bowden
Timothy Bowden taught English and History in high schools for fourteen years before retraining as a school counsellor. Since learning about ACT, he now uses its principles when counselling young people in both primary and secondary schools.
Stephanie Bower
Honored with the 2013 and 2012 KRob Architectural Delineation awards for Best Travel Sketch and the 2013 Gabriel Prize fellowship for 3 months in France, Stephanie Bower is a Seattle-based architectural illustrator, teacher, watercolorist, and traveling Urban Sketcher.Stephanie worked as a licensed Architect in New York City before gravitating to professional architectural illustration and concept design. In Seattle, she produces pencil and watercolor images for many renowned architecture and design firms.For over twenty-five years, Stephanie has taught the how-to's of architectural sketching--for a decade in New York City at Parsons, in Seattle at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts, and most recently, in popular sketching workshops called "Good Bones" where she teaches the concepts of basic perspective sketching and watercolor. She was an instructor at the 2014 Urban Sketchers Symposium in Paraty, Brazil and also teaches an annual workshop in Civita di Bagnoregio ITALY. People around the world follow her sketches online via Flickr, her blog "Drawing Perspectives", and as blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers. She is also a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society.Stephanie continues to learn about architecture through her sketches, pursuing her lifelong dream of seeing the world, sketching, teaching and encouraging others to see their world through the magic of www.stephaniebower.comblog: www.stephaniebower.blogspot.comsketches:
Jenny Bowers
JENNY BOWERS is one tenth of the UK based illustration collective Peepshow. She studied Illustration and Animation at Manchester Metropolitan University and then did an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art graduating in 1999. She joined Peepshow in 2003 has worked collaboratively with Peepshow members and individually on commercial and self initiated projects ever since. Her work all starts with a pencil, a paint brush and a tube of black paint. Her clients are many and varied, encompassing editorial work, packaging illustration, and textile design. Clients include AOL, Clinique, Kate Spade, Roxy, Elle Decoration, The Guardian, howies, Samsung, Waitrose, and The Victoria and Albert Museum.
Nora Bowers
Nora Bowers and her husband Rick Bowers are professional travel and nature photographers with more than forty years of photography experience between them. Their work has been featured in numerous books and magazines. The Bowers are on the road often, but make their home in Tucson, Arizona.
Rick Bowers
Jim Hinckley's passion for the open road has translated into regular contributions to a wide variety of periodicals, including Route 66, American Road, and others. He is the author of The Big Book of American Car Culture and Backroads of Arizona. He lives in Kingman, Arizona. Kerrick James has been a professional photographer for more than twenty years. His images have appeared in such publications as Arizona Highways, Sunset, and National Geographic Adventure. He provided the photography for Backroads of Arizona and is the author of Our Arizona. He lives in Mesa, Arizona. Rick and Nora Bowers are professional travel and nature photographers with more than forty years of photography experience between them. Their work has been featured in numerous books and magazines. The Bowers are on the road often, but make their home in Tucson, Arizona.
Steve Bowers
The late Steve Bowers was a well-known horse trainer and author. He wrote a book on draft horses titled A Teamster's View: More and Different, and he promoted the use and training of horses that are light on the lines and strong on the traces. He sought to develop horses and teamsters who are "calmer, smarter, better."
Tim Bowers
Illustrator Tim Bowers has created memorable art for over thirty-five children's books, including The New York Times bestsellers, Dream Big, Little Pig! written by Kristi Yamaguchi and Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka and Marc Sedaka. His work has been published in children's magazines, his illustrations have been used on a wide variety of products and his characters have appeared on hundreds of greeting cards. Bowers and his wife live in central Ohio. They are the parents of four grown children and are proud grandparents.
Ian Bowie
An enthusiastic ambassador for all things British, Ian has spent over 20 years working with international business executives to improve their spoken English and knowledge of the nuances and intricacies of British culture. Having lived overseas for more than half his life, Ian has gained a deep insight into how foreign visitors perceive Britain -- and the English in particular -- and what interests them most about our island.
Mark Bowler
Mark Bowler is the editor of Flyfishing and Fly tying magazine and has extensive experience in all types of fly fishing.
Flora Bowley
Flora Bowley is an internationally celebrated painter, workshop facilitator, author, visionary, and inspirationalist. Her soulful and transformational approach to painting has inspired thousands of people across the globe to "let go, be bold, and unfold" as they move through fear and welcome joyful spontaneous expression back into the creative process. Combining twenty years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, massage therapist, and lifelong truth seeker, Flora infuses her teaching and painting style with a deep connection to body, mind, and spirit. This unique fusion offers up a truly transformational experience - one that honors intuition, self-discovery, and the perfect, ever-changing present moment.Flora's vibrant original paintings are sold in several galleries throughout the United States and her licensed product lines and prints are available worldwide. Flora is also the author of the book, Brave Intuitive Painting.
Brad Bowling
Brad Bowling has been writing about and photographing Mustangs since 1985. He has been the editor of Mustang Times, public relations coordinator for Saleen Autosport, associate editor of Mustang Illustrated, editor of Old Cars Weekly and director of Web site development for Charlotte Motor Speedway. The author of 12 previous automotive books, Bowling lives with his wife Heather in Concord, North Carolina.
John Bowman
John S. Bowman is a graduate of Harvard University and did his post-graduate work at Trinity College, Cambridge, and the University of Munich. He has edited a number of volumes on American and Civil War history and has played a major role in the compilation of the Cambridge University Press Dictionary of American Biography.
Alice Bowsher
ALICE BOWSHER is a graduate of Bath School Of Art and Design, currently working and living in London. Primarily utilising black ink, the imagery she creates is simple and intriguing, and she enjoys making quick spontaneous marks. Her clients include White Stuff, WGSN, and Virgin.
Duke Boyd
Duke Boyd is himself a legend of surfing. He is a surfer, of course, but even better known as co-founder in 1962 of Hang Ten surfwear, the first surfwear clothing line. He lives in Hawaii.
Ken Boyd
Ken Boyd has been a fine-art and experimental photographer for more than 35 years. His areas of expertise include fine-art printing, digital imaging and processing, lighting and infrared techniques, and large-format equipment. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama.
Roger Boylan
Roger Boylan is the author of the novels Killoyle, The Great Pint-Pulling Olympiad and The Adorations. He lives in San Marcos, Texas.
Derry Brabbs
Derry Brabbs is regarded as one of England's finest photographers within the sphere of heritage and landscape, with over 20 illustrated books to his credit. His stunning colour photographs for the worldwide best-seller James Herriot's Yorkshire contributed to its success. He is the author of several beautifully photographed titles celebrating England's landscape and architectural legacy. Derry lives in Harrogate.To visit Derry Brabbs' website click here
Nikki Bradford
Nikki Bradford is an award-winning author and medical journalist. She was formerly health correspondent for Good Housekeeping magazine.
Richard Bradford
'Elegantly written and cogently argued ... His book is founded on a deep respect for, and love of, his subject's curious greatness' Paul Bailey reviews Richard Bradford's earlier Larkin biography First Boredom, Then Fear in The Independent Richard Bradford is Research Professor in English at the University of Ulster and aside from having published a large number of academic monographs he has earned a considerable reputation as the author of literary biographies of Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Alan Sillitoe and Martin Amis. His book The Odd Couple on the curious relationship between Amis and Larkin was described as 'a lively, readable and often scandalous portrait' by theSunday Times.
Arthur Bradley
 Dr. Arthur T. Bradley is an army veteran, father of four, martial arts expert, and homeschooler.  He is active in volunteer youth organizations, including Boy and Girl Scouts of America.  He currently works as a senior engineer for NASA.
Tony Bradman
Tony Bradman has written more than 50 books for children. Well-known as a children's book reviewer for Parents magazine, he also founded the Best Book for Babies Award. His books for Frances Lincoln are Has Anyone Seen Jack?, Look Out He's Behind You, This Little Baby, Through my Window and he edited the story anthology Give Me Shelter. Tony lives in Kent.
Paul Brand
Nationally renowned automotive expert Paul Brand is well known and respected for his vast knowledge of all things automotive. He is the host of Autotalk, a radio show devoted to automobiles and also an automotive columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. As an automotive troubleshooter, race-car driver, and leading instructor of law enforcement pursuit driving, Brand makes his shows and columns informative and entertaining with his wit, knowledge, and easy-to-understand advice.
Anthony Brandt
Anthony Brandt is the editor of the Adventure Classics series published by National Geographic Society Press, and the books editor at National Geographic Adventure magazine. Formerly the book critic at Men's Journal, Brandt has written for The Atlantic, GQ, Esquire, and many other magazines, and is the author of two previous books. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
Steven Bratman, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Steven Bratman began his career as an organic farmer in upstate New York in the late 1970s. After attending medical school, he practiced alternative medicine, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary therapy. In the late 1990s, he directed a research project evaluating and summarizing all published scientific evidence on alternative medicine methods. He coined the term orthorexia in an article in Yoga Journal in 1997. Dr. Bratman is the author and editor of numerous articles and books, including the Natural Health Bible and Health Food Junkies. Currently, he practices preventive/occupational medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jacques Braunstein
Jacques Braunstein, a journalist at GQ and former editor-in-chief at Technikart, is the author of two graphic novels as well as one novel. He used to drive a Lancia coupé 1970 and then an Audi Quattro 1984 before giving up and buying a motorcycle like most Parisians.
Mercedes Braunstein
Mercedes Braunstein has collaborated on more than 25 books with Parramon, a Spanish publisher of fine art books for beginning artists. She resides in Barcelona, Spain.
Martin Brawley
Martin Brayley is a military photographer who has seen service all over the world, from the jungles of the far east to the mountains of Norway. He is a life-long collector of militaria, and has contributed as a writer and photographer to many magazines, as well as writing several books.
Martin Brayley
Martin J Brayley is a professional photographer and author, specializing in works on uniforms and militaria.  He served in the armed forces for 24 years, and has a keen interest in all aspects of military history, particularly the uniforms and equipment of the 20th century.  He is also a dedicated military researcher and collector and a regular contributor to the French magazine Militaria.  He had had many books published by Crowood including The World War II Tommy - British Army Uniforms, Europe 1939-45 and Khaki Drill and Jungle Green - British Tropical Uniforms 1939-45.
Martin J. Brayley
Martin J Brayley is a professional photographer and author, who is best known for his works on uniforms and militaria. He served in the armed forces for twenty-four years and has a keen interest in military history, particularly the uniforms and equipment of the twentieth century. He is a dedicated military researcher and collector and the author of several Crowood books including Camouflage Uniforms and British Web Equipment of the Two World Wars (EM32). He has written and illustrated a number of other works on the British Army, women's auxiliary and nursing services, and contributes to the French magazine Militaria.
Jon Bream
Jon Bream, the award-winning critic of the Minneapolis Star Tribune since 1975, has the second longest tenure of any current daily newspaper pop-music critic in the United States. His work has appeared everywhere from the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times to Rolling Stone and TV Guide. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Bream is the author of the bestselling biographies Prince: Inside the Purple Reign (1984) and Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time (2008). Visit
Jamie Breese
Jamie Breese’s experience includes nine years of network TV presenting (BBC2’s The Life Laundry and The Antiques Show and ITV1’s This Morning and Everything Must Go!), journalism (weekly columns for eight years in the Sunday Mirror and one year in the Daily Mail, features for BBC Homes & Antiques magazine) and consultancy (eBay’s collectables spokesman).
Greg Breining
Greg Breining writes about the environment, adventure, and worldwide travel for The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Sports Illustrated, Audubon, and other publications. His books include A Hard-Water World, Minnesota Yesterday & Today, Wild Shore, and Return of the Eagle, among others. Breining lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Margaret Bremner
Margaret Bremner was never really interested in being anything but an artist. She loves colors, patterns, visual textures and designs. Margaret has been married to her husband for 33 years. The couple recently returned home to Quebec after spending two years in China teaching By day Norma J. Burnell is a website designer. At night, SheÆs a "Tangler." Norma enjoys drawing and painting in addition to tangling and has taught art to adults and Penny Raile is a mixed media and digital artist, as well as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She teaches Zentangle workshops regularly. Lara Wils is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and was a graduate of the first CZT training. In addition to Zentangle, she enjoys creating jewelry and other crafts. She lives with her wonderful partner Ned and their terrifically terrorizing kitten,
Tim Brenchley
Happily married to Nicki for twenty years, who he met when he was seventeen, Tim Brenchley has been in the motor trade all his working life. Starting as an apprentice technician with a Fiat & Lancia main dealer. Once qualified he spent a short while in a tuning garage, fitting turbo chargers to anything that had an engine. From here Brenchley moved to a BMW dealer working as a service advisor and progressing to senior service advisor. Eventually needing a change he left BMW and started to do u0022smartu0022 interior trim repairs to cars at main dealers, which is where he met Bryan Purves, who he then started working part time for. Purves and Brenchley started to do a few rallies together, firstly in his MG A and then in his Mini Cooper. This is when we purchased the last two works Minis and the rest, as they say, is history.
Mike Breslin
Mike Breslin is a well-known motorsport journalist, and a regular contributor to several leading practical motorsport magazines, including Circuit Driver. He is a former Formula Ford racer, and regularly participates in track days in his own modified Mazda MX-5. He lives in London.
Dean Brettschneider
Dean Brettschneider is a global-based professional baker and pâtissier with an international following. Award-winning author of ten best-selling cookbooks, Dean co-owns Global Baker - Dean Brettschneider-branded artisan bakeries in Shanghai and Auckland. He recently worked with British celebrity chef Rick Stein, teaching a special baking skills course in Cornwall. He resides in Denmark and Shanghai.
William Breuer
William B. Breuer is a military historian and author of more than 25 books, 10 of which have been main selections of the Military Book Club.  Books in his World War II series include Undercover Tales of World War II, Bizarre Tales of World War II, Secret Weapons of World War II, Unexplained Mysteries of World War II, and Daring Missions of World War II and many more!
Mike Brewer
Ex -Car trader Mike Brewer has spent most of his 48 years selling thousands of motor vehicles and is perhaps best known as the star of Channel 4Æs second-hand car show Deals On Wheels and the top-rated motoring program Driven.The youngest in a family of six, Mike had a South London upbringing, before the family eventually settled down in Surrey where, during school holidays, you could hear Mike shouting as he was selling fruit 'nÆ veg on a stall. Mike got into the motor trade in his late teens and quickly built a reputation for being sharp and honest. He set up and ran the biggest 4u00d74 center in the south of England, importing cars from around the globe. He embarked on his television career through pure luck -- he answered a telephone call from a friendÆs and soon discovered he was talking to a television producer. A long chat and a few anecdotes followed and Mike was hired for the first series of Deals On Wheels. His success in this role led him into the presenterÆs position on Driven.Mike has also presented several TV specials, including Driven at Le Mans as well as The British Rally Championships for Channel 4 Sports and now Sky Sports, HeÆs Gotta Have It, For Discovery channel, as well as the massively popular 10 part motoring series Wheeler Dealers.
Emily Brickel Edelson

Emily Brickel Edelson is a published fashion illustrator who was named one of WhoWhatWear's best fashion illustrators. She was also named one of the seven most influential women in New York City by EliteDaily and OnMogul for #InternationalWomensDay. Emily is frequently commissioned to sketch for top-tier fashion editors, publicists, musicians, and celebrities. Her sketches have appeared in the magazines Vogue Espana, Elle Mexico, Allure, InStyle, People's StyleWatch, and Seventeen, and on fashion blogs and websites including WhoWhatWear, Bustle, Refinery29, StyleCaster, AOL, Hollywood Life, Radar Online, Huffington Post, and Today, among others. In 2015 fashion marketplace Bene Rialto featured Emily's custom, life-size fashion illustrations as part of a permanent window display on 38th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. Other clients include Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Hermes, Swarovski, Kate Spade, Cartier, L'Oreal Paris, Tommy Hilfiger, Sephora, IMG, Miss Universe, Sports Illustrated, Pepsi, and more!
Emily can be seen sitting front row and backstage sketching at the most prestigious shows at New York Fashion Week as well as covering London, Paris, and Milan Fashion Weeks. Emily is the co-founder and lead fashion illustrator of the mobile application and live fashion illustration company Chic Sketch, named "One of Today's Most Interesting Fashion Apps" by Vogue Espana.

Editors of Briday
Shelly and Lilah Rokah are sisters who have been working together for fifteen years. For thirteen years they ran a successful advertising agency in Tel Aviv, Israel, until they decided they had had enough of the rat race. So they changed course. Their love of creating and generating ideas led them to form Shellyscard, an innovative concept house that specializes in designing, producing, and selling paper products to a young, trendy audience, and in the development of marketing strategies and execution of commercial art for international companies.
Emma Bridgewater
From humble beginnings, working a kiln set up in the bathroom of a squat she was living in, Emma Bridgewater has built up her eponymous pottery design business over the last twenty five years to a turnover of £8m. All of her ceramics are made in a nineteenth century factory on the Caldon canal in Stoke on Trent. She is married to Mathew Rice, and they collaborate on pottery designs. Emma and Matthew live in Oxford, but retain a home in Norfolk.
Todd Bridigum
Todd Bridigum is a welding instructor at Minneapolis Community Technical College. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Michael Bright
Michael Bright is an executive producer with the BBC Natural History Unit, based in Bristol. He has been a producer in many parts of the BBC, including departments responsible for science, arts, general documentaries, current affairs and natural history programmes, both on radio and television, and was a recipient of the prestigious Prix Italia for the programme Men, Nations and Whales: will the bloody story ever end? He is a graduate of the University of London and author of over 60 books on natural history, natural sciences, conservation and the environment, including Andes to Amazon: A Guide to Wild South America.
Jennifer Bright Reich
Jennifer Bright Reich, the mother of two young boys, has more than 10 yearsÆ experience in the publishing industry. She has contributed to hundreds of books through fact-checking, writing, editing, indexing, and researching and has published magazine articles on a variety of topics. She lives in Hellertown, PA.
Catherine Brighton
Catherine Brighton trained at St Martin's College of Art and the Royal College of Art. She has held exhibitions of her work in the Barbican, London, at the Bath Festival, and at a Southern Arts travelling exhibition. She is now a successful full-time author/illustrator of children's books. She lives in London.
James Brisson
Jim Brisson is an artist and graphic designer living in Vermont who's happy with the knowledge that there are a few areas in our life where we are guaranteed to be able to connect the dots and come away a little less puzzled.
Jade Britton
Jade Britton is a practicing medical herbalist based in London, UK, and a member of the National Institute of Herbal Medicine.
Jim Broadbent
JIM BROADBENT is one of Britain's most versatile actors. He won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Iris.
Billy Broas
Billy Broas is the founder of The Homebrew Academy, an online training website for homebrewers with thousands of members worldwide. He is also the homebrewing expert in the Rocky Mountain PBS television show Colorado Brews. Billy started brewing beer in college and hasn't slowed down. Billy also blogs about craft beer culture at
Harold Brock
Harold L. Brock was chief engineer of the Ford N Series tractors covered in this book. He worked beside Henry Ford and Harry Ferguson, and has inside stories to tell about these men, machines, and their history. He later was an engineer at Deere & Company.;
Sean Brock
Sean Brock is Executive Chef at Husk in Charleston, South Carolina. He was the winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast in 2010. His first book, Heritage, won the 2015 James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year in American Cooking.
Jane Brocket
Jane Brocket is the successful author of The Gentle Art of Domesticity and Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer. Both books include recipes for favourite family treats and old-fashioned cakes. She has written about baking with children for The Guardian and her baking skills have been featured on Claudia Winkleman's Radio 2 Friday Culture Show. Jane's blog Yarnstorm was started in 2007 and covers quilting, baking, colour, culture and inspiration. Yarnstorm is regarded as the leading domestic/craft blog in the UK, but also has a very wide international readership in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Adam Bronkhorst
Adam Bronkhorst is a professional photographer who specialises in shooting people. He works with camera phones, old film cameras and new digital cameras. His photography has been exhibited in solo exhibitions as well as group shows and has been published in magazines, newspapers and books around the world. He also teaches photography workshops and trains other photographers.
Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Bronte sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. She originally wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.
Emily Bronte
Emily Jane Bronte was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Bronte siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell.
Jeremy Brook
Jeremy Brook was born in 1950 and made his first Airfix kit about eight years later. Passionate about Airfix, he lives in Wiltshire where he now runs the Airfix Collectors' Club and produces the Club's journal, Constant Scale. Details of the club can be found at He is also Honorary Archivist for Airfix at Hornby Hobbies Ltd.
Stephen Brook
Stephen Brook is the author of numerous books on travel, wine and other subjects, as well as an award-winning wine journalist. He has compiled anthologies and written a number of books on wine, especially on the wines of Bordeaux and California –including The Finest Wines of California, published by Aurum. He contributes articles regularly to four international wine magazines, lectures on wine at Christie's Education in London, and is in demand as a guest judge at wine competitions around the world. He lives in London with his wife Maria.
Lindsay Brooke
Detroit-based auto writer Lindsay Brooke has been covering automotive and motorcycle technology and history for more than 25 years. He is senior editor of Automotive Engineering International, published by the SAE, and has served as editor of Automotive Industries magazine (successor to The Horseless Age and The Automobile).
John Brookes
John Brookes has often been described as the world’s most influential garden designer both because of gardens he has created for clients and his books on garden design have been multi-million sellers ever since his ground-breaking classic ‘Room Outside’ was published in 1969. He is Chairman of the Society of Garden Designers, has made several appearances on BBC’s Gardener’s World and runs the Clock House School of Garden Design in the UK in addition to his world-renowned lecturing and workshop tours. John Brookes lives in Denmans, Southern England.
Leah Brooks
Leah Brooks is the founder of Young Urban Modern Chefs (Y.U.M. Chefs), a San Francisco cooking school for kids. Y.U.M. Chefs holds classes, summer camps, and birthday parties for hundreds of children a year in its kitchen/classroom in the Mission District. Their focus is on changing the way kids see food, making it approachable, healthy, and fun. They also emphasize seasonality, and have a well-used classroom garden to teach growing and harvesting fresh vegetables. They’re also a staple at the Noe Valley Farmers Market, where they do community outreach and hold a monthly class. They are a project of Open Mind, a non-profit dedicated to the development and education of children. Leah Brooks grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where she began her culinary career. She graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle’s culinary program and worked under two of Seattle’s James Beard Award winning chefs for seven years. Leah currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she shares her passion for local fresh foods with young people in her celebrated hands-on cooking classes at Young Urban Modern Chefs (Y.U.M. Chefs). Leah’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as well as on local Bay Area parent resource websites.
Jenny Broom
Author JENNY BROOM studied at the Slade before becoming a writer and editor of children's books. Her natural history title Animalium was awarded Children's Book of the Year by the Sunday Times, and shortlisted for the National Book Awards and Blue Peter Award. She lives and works in London. 
Dennis Brouse
Nationally renowned trainer and TV host Dennis Brouse has been training horses since age fourteen. His media empire includes his television show, his website, and his five-disc training DVD set. He is creating a six-part documentary called The History of the Horse with Dennis Brouse and is in talks with Meredith Publishing to launch a quarterly magazine, Dennis Brouse's Hope for Horses.
Cara Brower
Cara Brower and Rachel Mallory are graduates of the University of Cincinnati's prestigious five-year graphic design and co-op program. Rachel is a trained industrial designer who lives in California, USA. Cara, a trained graphic designer, lives in New York, USA. Zachary Ohlman is a graphic designer working and living between Paris, France, and Louisville, Kentucky.
Benjamin Brown
Benjamin Brown is a brilliant young Australian naturopath resident in the UK, a vivid writer and an in-demand speaker. He teaches nutritional medicine and contributes regularly to industry magazines and scientific journals. In the digestive health area Ben is 'the man'. Ben is on boards at the UK College of Nutrition and Health (BCNH) and lectures at more top places in the world than you can shake a stick at. He specializes in plain English solutions that come from science.
Carron Brown
Carron Brown (London, UK) has been a children's nonfiction editor and writer for more than 16 years. She has written 12 books in the Ivy Kids Shine-a-Light series, which has over 1 million books in print. Bee Johnson (Brooklyn, USA)is a Memphis-bred and Brooklyn-based illustrator and creative director. She studied Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design and has worked for a variety of clients including Cambridge University Press and Atlanta Magazine.
Denise Whichello Brown
Denise Whichello Brown is a fully qualified reflexologist, osteopath, aromatherapist, masseuse, and nutritionist, and has also studied pediatric osteopathy.   She holds a BSc Degree and a Certificate of Education, and has been teaching and lecturing since 1979.   In 1987 Denise established Beaumont College, her own college of natural medicine in Lancaster, UK. As well as being an accomplished practitioner and lecturer, Denise is the author of several books on complementary medicine.  Her articles have been published in numerous journals, and she has appeared on radio and television.
Ellen Brown
Ellen Brown is the founding food editor of USA Today and the author of many cookbooks, including the award-winning Gourmet Gazelle Cookbook. Ellen's writing has appeared in more than two dozen publications, including Bon Appetit, Art Culinaire, Coastal Living, and The Washington Post. She lives in Providence, RI.
Gina Brown
Gina M. Brown is an architect and textile artist, living in the Traverse City, Michigan area. She and her sister Sandra Salamony are coauthors of 1000 Artisan Textiles (Quarry Books, 2010).
Gretchen Brown
Gretchen Brown, R.D., is the founder of, a popular gluten-free blog devoted to the belief that gluten-free food can and should be easy to prepare, wholesome, and delicious enough for everyone. Gretchen has worked in the test kitchens and photography studios of Oxmoor House and is now a freelance recipe developer, food stylist, food writer, and food photographer. She has been gluten-free for several years, as a result of a lifetime of stomach pains and health problems. She lives with her husband and son in Charlottesville, Virginia.
James Brown
James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer with a secondary specialty in research and development. His active-duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.
Jared Brown
Jared M. Brown, along with wife/co-author Anistatia R. Miller, is a contributing editor for Gotham, Hamptons, and LA Confidential magazines. Former contributing editors to Adobe Magazine, Miller and Brown authored the Rockport Books What Logos Do and How They Do It (1998), Design Sense: Graphic Design on Limited Budget (1998), Graphic Design Speak: A Visual Dictionary for Designers and Clients (1999), and Global Graphics: Symbols (2001).
Jenny Brown
Jenny Brown is the founder and director of the Family Systems Institute in Sydney, Australia, where she has a counselling practice and trains mental health professionals and organisations. She has trained and earned academic awards at the University of Sydney and Columbia University New York. Additionally, Jenny has completed many years of post-graduate education in systems approaches to counselling at Relationships Australia, Sydney; the Family Institute of Westchester, New York; and the Tavistock and Portman in London. She is currently undertaking PhD research at the University of New South Wales into parents' experiences of their adolescents' mental health treatment. Jenny lives in Sydney with her husband and two dogs and enjoys keeping in touch with her important relationships, in particular her two adult daughters as they make their way in the world.
Mike Brown
A Texas high school teacher by day, motojournalist and avid Brit rebuilder by night, Mike Brown has been wrenching and learning the nuances of Triumph/BSA unit twins for more than 20 years.  He has written numerous technical articles for Old Bike Journal, Walneck’s Cycle Trader, and other U.S. magazines.  He also fields reader questions about rebuilding and restoring old bikes.
Pete Brown
PETE BROWN makes people thirsty for a living. The author of seven books on beer, cider, pubs and why they matter, his broad, fresh approach takes in social history, cultural commentary, travel writing, personal discovery and natural history, always delivered with the humanity and wit you’d expect from a great night in the pub. His work has appeared in the UK in publications including The GuardianThe Times, the Daily Telegraph and a host of beer-themed publications, and in the US in titles including All About BeerDraft and Cidercraft. He also features regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme, and judges a range of beer, cider and pub competitions. His blog, has global reach, and he is internationally regarded as one of the leading commentators on the vibrant craft beer scene. Pete has twice been named British Beer Writer of the Year, and is also twice winner of Fortnum & Mason Drinks Writing awards.  
Renata Brown
As Associate Director of Education, Renata Fossen Brown (Cleveland, OH) oversees the thousands of school children visiting Cleveland Botanical Garden yearly, as well as the development and implementation of teacher professional development workshops. She assisted in the planning and facilitating of a 10-day teacher workshop that traveled to Costa Rica to study biodiversity. Brown is involved in the writing of interpretation and exhibit graphics at the Garden and served as president of the Cleveland Regional Council of Science Teachers. Brown holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Toledo and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Bradley University, in Peoria, Illinois. She is certified to teach grades 7-12 science, and has been active in informal science education since 1993. As Assistant Curator of Education at the Toledo Zoo, Brown was responsible for all educational programs occurring on Zoo grounds, as well as researching and writing for their Emmy award winning television show, "Zoo Today." Creating and implementing their very first Earth Day Celebration is a task of which she is particularly proud. She continued her education role, while adding volunteer coordinator duties while working at Luthy Botanical Garden in Peoria, Illinois.A native Clevelander, Renata Fossen Brown gladly returned home in 2004 after a 15 year absence. She was named the Garden's Clara DeMallie Sherwin Chair in Education in December 2004. She is usually surrounded in her yard by her three dogs and prefers natives and perennials over annuals any day. She is particularly in love with purple coneflower.
Eileen Browne
Eileen Browne worked as a school teacher and youth worker before becoming an author and illustrator. Her best known books are Handa's Surprise , Handa's Hen and No Problem . Handa's Surprise and No Problem were both shortlisted for awards.
Billie Brownell
Billie Brownell spent many years in the corporate world of marketing, advertising, and publishing from Scripps-Howard to PC World magazine to the largest ad agency in the Southeast to Cool Springs Press. She now balances (or, tries to balance) being an editor, writer (as a co-author of Garden Rules, The Snappy Synopsis for the Modern Gardener), aspiring author of children's books, and gardener with her passion of riding horses. She knows how to cut to the chase in order to fit it all in, although this is partly due to arising at 5 a.m - or sooner! In addition to taking care of her horse Keillor (named for Garrison Keillor), Billie volunteers at a therapeutic riding facility and serves as the self-nominated social cruise director for all who will allow it. You can find Billie on Facebook and sometimes on Twitter. Or, you can just look in the phone book and call her.
Tom Brownell
A professor of technical writing at Ferris State University in Michigan, Tom Brownell's books include How To Restore Your Chevrolet Pickup and How To Restore Your Ford Pickup.
Barbara Brownell Grogan
Barbara Brownell Grogan, former editor in chief at National Geographic Books, is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, in New York City. At National Geographic she grew the health line of publications, including Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine, Body: The Complete Human, Brainworks, and Guide to Medicinal Herbs, and has worked with health and well-being experts including Joe and Terry Graedon, of The People's Pharmacy, among others.
Edgar Browning
Edgar A. Browning was always fascinated with road building and construction equipment. He wrote his first story at the age of 14 for Northwest Engineering, a manufacturer of shovels and cranes. In addition to being a retired Homicide Detective and Supervisor, U.S. Army Engineer, and in the U.S. Navy Seabee Reserves, heÆs also owner of a small contracting firm engaged in excavating and concrete work.
Peter Browning
The two authors were personally involved with MGs, Mike Allison as a technical specialist with the company and Peter Browning as the last BMC Competitions Manager.
David Brownstein
David Brownstein, M.D., is a board certified family practitioner and medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine (West Bloomfield, Michigan). He is the author of ten books, including Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can't Live Without It and Overcoming Thyroid Disorders. Visit him online at
Gordon Bruce
A qualified mechanical engineer, Gordon Bruce runs his own company, Gordon Bruce Associates, providing marketing and PR services to the motor and motorsport industries. Prior to founding GBA in 1982, he worked as a road tester on Motor magazine (1971-77) and in PR with Ford (1977-82). A lifelong motorsport enthusiast, he lives in Buckinghamshire.
Robert Bruce
Robert Bruce is a US Army Sergeant First Class and a former infantryman, tank crewman and military intelligence analyst.  An internationally published magazine writer and book author, photojournalist, archivist, lecturer and authority on military small arms of the 20th century, he has been shooting, evaluating and writing about the world's infantry weapons for over 20 years.
David Brun-Lambert
David Brun-Lambert is a highly regarded French writer, journalist and radio producer. He is author of Nina Simone: The Biography, and co-author with Laurent Garnier of Electrochoc, a history of electronic music.
John Bruning
John R. Bruning has been a professional military historian and writer since 1990. He is the author of Crimson Sky: The Air Battle for Korea, Jungle Ace, Elusive Glory, Ship Strike Pacific, Luck of the Draw, and The Devilu2019s Sandbox: With the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry at War in Iraq. He served as an embedded civilian historian with the 2/162 during Operation Southern Comfort, the post–Hurricane Katrina relief operation in New Orleans. Bruning also has numerous articles, documentaries, multimedia CD-ROM programs, flight simulators, and museum displays to his credit. He lives in Independence, Oregon.
Adam Brunner
A lifelong baseball fan, Adam Brunner works as an editor and lives in Saint Paul, MN. Josh Leventhal, born and raised in New York City, first became a baseball fan during the wild days of Billy, Reggie, Thurman, and George, and he has been an avid follower of the game ever since. He is the author of several books, including Take Me Out to the Ballpark, The World Series: An Illustrated History of the Fall Classic, and Baseball Yesterday & Today. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and daughter.
Shelley Brunskill-Matson
Shelley Brunskill-Matson has an honors degree in psychology and is an experienced life coach, writer and speaker. Since leaving the corporate world to establish her own coaching practice 14 years ago, she has helped hundreds of clients get unstuck through one-on-one coaching and group workshops. This is her first book and outlines, in a very practical way, her step-by-step process for clarifying what you want and making it happen. Shelley is married with four children and lives in Wellington.
Steve Brusatte
DR. STEVE BRUSATTE is an American paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, who specialises in the anatomy and evolution of dinosaurs. He was resident palaeontologist and scientific consultant for the BBC Earth and 20th Century Fox's 2013 film Walking With Dinosaurs.
Jim Bruton
Jim Bruton spent 35 years in the field of corrections and retired as the warden of Minnesota's maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights. A member of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team from 1965 to 1966, Bruton is the author of several books, including The Big House, A Tradition of Purple, Gopher Glory, and We Love Our Twins. He is also the co-author of Lou Nanne's A Passion to Win and Frank Tarkenton's Every Day Is Game Day. He lives in White Bear Lake, MN.
Ryan Brutt
Ryan Brutt, "automotive archaeologist," travels the United States documenting lost and abandoned automotive gems. He is a contributing editor to Hot Rod magazine and organizes the "barn finds" class for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. He is based in Skokie, IL.
Hal Bryan
Hal Bryan is EAA's Senior Editor and a lifelong, second-generation pilot and aviation geek. He's logged time in a variety of aircraft types, most of them old and weird, and he wouldn't have it any other way. He lives in Oshkosh with his wife, Muffy, and two benevolent dictators disguised as cats.
Ursula Buchan
Ursula Buchan is an award-winning garden journalist and author with more than 30 years' experience. After Cambridge University, she trained as a gardener at the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Wisley and at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She has presented two series on flower shows for Channel 4 and has appeared on BBC radio. She has written columns for the Observer, Sunday Telegraph, Independent, the Spectator, the Daily Telegraph and The Garden magazine and has published many books.
Shaun Buchanan
Shaun Buchanan is a professional User Experience designer and has been designing and photographing for the last decade. As an in-house designer at a plant nursery in North County San Diego where he currently resides with his wife Kate, he developed a love for cacti and succulents while photographing and designing ads for marketing material. This is his first book project.
Stefan Bucher
Stefan G. Bucher is the Art Director of Pasadena-based 344 Design designing CD packages for Sting, Minority Report, The Matrix, Solar Twins, Whitney Houston, Alanis Morissette, S Club 7, and bossa:nova. In a land beyond CDs, he is responsible for the Roxio "Burning CD" logo, as well as for the five and a half pound annual American Photography 17 for which he received the 2002 D&AD Silver Award for "Most Outstanding Complete Book Design". His work has been recognized by AIGA, the Art Directors Club, the American Center for Design, the One Show, the Type Directors Club, HOW, Print, STEP, novum, and Communication Arts Magazine. He lives in Los Angeles.
Stefan G. Bucher
Stefan G. Bucher is the man behind 344 Design and the online drawing and storytelling experiment, He is often engaged to speak on all things design, and produced a regular illustrated column that appeared in STEP magazine. His books include The Graphic Eye and 344 Questions: The Creative Person's Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment.
Shannon Buck
Shannon Buck is an Herbalist, natural-beauty expert, and author of the popular natural beauty blog, Fresh-Picked Beauty. She enjoys creating home-spun skincare and beauty products in her kitchen near Seattle, Washington and is currently training to become a Certified Aromatherapist.Read Shannon's blog at
Jill Buckley
Self-taught artist Jill Buckley had her start in the garment industry and has since expanded her creative expertise to include drawing, quilting, knitting, beading, gardening, and blogging. Learn more at
Jonathan Buckley
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June Buckley
June Buckley and her husband Norman are professional writers, and the authors of numerous guide books and walking books. They live in Windermere, and are long standing members of the Beatrix Potter society.
Norman Buckley
Norman Buckley and his wife June are professional writers, and the authors of numerous guide books and walking books. Norman was awarded an M.A. degree in Lake District Studies at Lancaster University in 2006. They live in Windermere.
Martin Bucksch
Dr. Martin Bucksch studied veterinary medicine in Italy and qualified with a PhD. He then trained as a veterinary specialist for small animals in Hamburg and as a veterinary dermatologist in Germany, the United States, Luxembourg and Vienna. In 2002, he became managing director and senior partner of a German veterinary practice, where he mainly worked as a veterinary dermatologist. For several years, he also worked as a science photographer and a writer for several magazines, and as a nonfiction writer for two German publishing companies.
Stefan Buczacki
Stefan Buczacki is one of Britain's most popular and most highly respected gardening experts and has presented many television programmes. For more information about Stefan Buczacki click here
The Happy Buddha
Suryacitta, aka The Happy Buddha, is a member of the Western Buddhist Order, and has led retreats in Europe on the art of happiness for over eight years.
Kevin Budelmann
Since 1997, Peopledesign has been helping clients discover the needs of their customers, working with leaders inside small and large organizations to translate their value propositions into brand experiences designed to meet those customer needs. In Brand Identity Essentials, the firmÆs founders, Yang Kim and Kevin Budelmann, and senior editor Curt Wozniak, break down the essential elements that go into building strong, future-proof brand identities.
E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was a noted English Egyptologists. He worked for the British Museum during the era of Victorian fascination in ancient cultures and wrote numerous books on Egypt including the important work, The Egyptian Book of the Dead.

On behalf of the British Museum, Budge traveled to Egypt and Sudan numerous times to acquire antiquities, many of which continue to reside at the Museum. His acquisitions and writing helped to bring Egyptology to a wider audience, and they continue to resonate today.

In 1920, Budge was knighted for his work of bringing Egyptology to the masses, and to the British Museum. He retired from the museum in 1924, and died ten years later. In his will, he established a scholarship for intrepid young minds at both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford to continue his work in Egyptology.

Erik Buell
Kevin Cameron is one of the premier motorcycle writers. His feature stories and monthly column have been appearing in the industry's largest-circulation magazine, Cycle World, for more than 20 years. Kevin lives in Gill, Massachusetts.
Lindsey Bugbee
Lindsey Bugbee is a designer with a love for calligraphy, typography, and illustration. Lindsey's work has been featured in international magazines, celebrity weddings, and on many sites across the web. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys creating beautiful snail mail pieces and blogging for her website,
J. B. Bullen
J. B. BULLEN holds the Chair of English Literature and Culture in the Department of English Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also Professor Emeritus of the University of Reading where he lectured on English Literature and Art History for over twenty-five years. He is the author of many books and articles including, for Frances Lincoln, Rossetti (9780711232259).
Stephen Bungay
Stephen Bungay was born in Kent in 1954 and educated at Oxford and Tübingen. He has spent his career working for the Boston Consulting Group in London and Munich as a chief executive in an insurance company. He is now working in executive education, specialising in military history and modern management practice. His first book, The Most Dangerous Enemy: A History of the Battle of Britain, published by Aurum in 2001 has now become accepted as the definitive book on the subject. His subsequent book, Alamein, also published by Aurum, was praised by Lawrence James in the Daily Mail as €˜a brilliant balance between lucid analysis and piquant detail', and by John Lukacs in the Los Angeles Times as €˜terse and brilliantly written by a thorough master of his subject'. He regularly appears on TV documentaries about the Second World War. He lives in Kent.
Traci Bunkers
Traci Bunkers is a passionate and quirky self-employed mixed-media and fiber artist living in Lawrence, Kansas. Through her one-woman business Bonkers Handmade Originals, she sells her nifty creations such as hand-dyed spinning fibers and yarns, original rubber stamps, handmade books, kits and original artwork. She also creates an artzine called Tub Legs, designs knitwear, and is a knitting, spinning, and crochet technical editor. She has been teaching workshops across the US since the early 90s and her visual journal pages, artwork, and knit designs have been published in numerous books and magazines. To learn more about her work, visit her web site at
Don Bunn
Don Bunn developed his love for Dodge trucks as a teenager when he bought his first old truck. Since then, he has been collecting everything he can find regarding Dodge trucks, as well as materials pertaining to all makes of trucks. He stays abreast of the subject by reading, writing, and of course talking with other truck enthusiasts.
Massimo Burbi
When Massimo Burbi, watching television aged 8, saw Patrick Tambay win the 1983 San Marino Grand Prix, he became a fan. More than 30 years later, he has collaborated with his childhood hero as a labour of love to create this book. Nowadays he runs his own engineering design studio in Tuscany, Italy.
Barbara Burg
Barbara Burg has been baking for dogs since 1994. Developing recipes to embrace the all-natural, holistic lifestyle has been her number one priority. She received her BFA degree from East Carolina University. Barbara and her husband founded BarbaraÆs Canine Catering in 1995 and went on to further create Canine Caf¬ Charlotte in 2004. She is active in animal rescue organizations throughout the country and in Baja, Mexico.
Deborah Burger
Deborah Burger is the author of Crochet 101 and How to Make 100 Crochet Appliqués. She learned to crochet from her grandmother at age 12. While she has found enjoyment in many fiber, textile and other art forms, crochet remains her lifelong favorite. She has been teaching crochet for more than 20 years, through Girl Scouting, various community centers, summer camps, at Charlotte’s Fibers (a yarn shop in Western North Carolina), and the John C. Campbell Folk School. She is active in the online community, Ravelry, and has written articles and patterns for Interweave Crochet and the e-zines, Crochet Insider and Crochet Uncut. Deb and her musician/potter husband, Don, are the parents of seven grown children and have several grandchildren, most of whom also crochet. In addition to crochet, Deb enjoys knitting, embroidery, painting, fiber sculpture, gardening, performing folk music, and reading.
Paul Burgess
Paul Burgess is a web designer based in Brighton, UK. He spent 20 years as creative director at some of London’s fastest growing agencies, and is now principal of Burge Agency ( Paul has a multi-disciplined and integrated approach to design and creative campaigns, successfully working for some of the world’s biggest (and smallest) brands. Visit him online at
Peter Burgess
Peter Burgess runs a well-known tuning business in Derbyshire, England. He's been working with MGBs since 1978 and his engine building expertise has produced many race wins for MGBs.
Damien Burke
Damien Burke gained an Honours Degree in Software Engineering, and has worked in software ever since from manufacturing logistics support to military systems. Gaining a private pilot's licence in 2005, Damien is also a keen aviation photographer and his work is regularly published in aviation magazines.
David Burke
David Burke is the news editor and features writer on R2/Rock'n'Reel magazine and a contributor to Vintage Rock. He has written two books, Crisis in the Community: The African-Caribbean Experience Of Mental Health, and the acclaimed Heart Of Darkness: Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska. He lives in the UK with his wife, Shirley, and their children, Francesca and Dylan.
Julia Burke
Julia Burke is a freelance writer with a passion for beer, wine, and food. She grew up in Western New York, where she fell in love with the region's emerging craft beer industry and the Niagara Escarpment wine region. Her work has been featured in Great Lakes Brewing News; New York Cork Report;; and Isthmus, the alternative weekly newspaper of Madison, Wisconsin, where she currently resides. The first beer she ever loved was Flying Bison's oatmeal stout.
Nigel Burkin
Nigel Burkin is a life-long modeler with interest in British outline modeling and North American Prototypes including The BNSF Railway and Montana Rail Link. He is a published author, editor and photographer with hundreds of magazine articles to his name.
Cristy Burne
Cristy Burne has joint New Zealand and Australian citizenship, has travelled widely and lived for several years in Japan as a teacher and editor. It was during this time that she became fascinated with Japanese folklore and the supernatural yokai - demons - which are very much a part of Japanese culture, but little known outside Japan. She won the Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Award for emerging writers, in Queensland, Australia, but Takeshita Demons was her first published book. Cristy and her family live in Perth, Australia. To find out more about Cristy Burne and for downloads and resources click here
Norma J. Burnell
Norma J. Burnell, Certified Zentangle(r) Teacher, is an accomplished artist and has been involved in the arts all of her life. Norma has won several People's Choice awards for her Fairy-Tangles(tm) Artist Trading Cards. She is a contributing author to The Art of Zentangle. Find out more at
Peter Burness
Peter Burness is a Senior Historian at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and the Memorial's longest serving employee. A specialist in the battles of World War One, he has written several books on the subject, and has also worked on numerous permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an English writer and playwright. In 1865, she and her family emigrated to the United States, settling in Tennessee. At the age of nineteen, she began writing and publishing stories in magazines to help support her family. She married in 1872 and began writing novels a few years later, becoming a successful writer of both children's fiction and adult romances.
Ricky Burns
Ricky Burns has been an avid restorer of motorcycles since the 1970s. He has restored many classic motorbikes from the 70s and 80s, from small Yamaha 2-strokes, all the way up to large multi cylinder machines. Ricky has now decided to share his experience and knowledge with like-minded enthusiasts. Aiming to connect with all the Honda CX enthusiasts out there, he decided to dedicate his evenings to a Honda CX500 restoration project and this new book was born!
Karen S Burns-Booth
  KAREN S BURNS-BOOTH is a professional recipe writer and food stylist who splits her time between the UK and France.  
David Stanford Burr
David Stanford Burr is the anthology editor of seven titles--including The Love Poems of Lord Byron: A Romantic's Passion; The Love Poems of John Keats: In Praise of Beauty; Love Poems; and Christmas Poems--and the author of The Poet's Notebook: Inspiration, Techniques, and Advice on Craft. He is a published poet, and his poems have appeared in Poetry, Barrow Street, The Kean Review, the Paterson Literary Review, and in other journals and anthologies. He is a managing editor at St. Martin's Press/Macmillan and a professor in the writing department of New York University's School of Professional Studies. David lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and their daughter.
Norman Burr
Trained as an engineer at Rolls Royce Aero Engines and Bath University, lifelong petrolhead Norman Burr has been a technical journalist practically all his working life. Initially with professional and industrial magazines, then as a freelance, and subsequently through Pagefast Ltd, a small printing and publishing company that he helped found, he later returned to freelance journalism in 2006. It was Keith Duckworth's enthusiasm for aviation, rather than his better-known motor sport contribution, that provides the connection, but as an accomplished author in both areas, Norman Burr is ideally positioned to chronicle the life of this legendary engineer.
Sara Burrier
Sarah Burrier received her BFA in illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and began immediately creating art with the intent to license and publish. She sells her own art prints and painting commission work for private clients, illustrates self-published children's books, and creates cover art. She also teaches drawing and painting at the Des Moines Art Center, offering classes on Manga and fantasy. She is passionate about connecting with the younger community through art and those that follow her online. For more information, visit her website at
Terry Burrows
Terry Burrows is one of the world's best-known authors on playing, maintaining, and buying guitars. His work has been translated into at least a dozen languages and published in more than sixteen different countries. He also has a parallel career as an experimental musician, performing throughout Europe, frequently using home-built instruments, and has more than fifty professional releases.
Anthony Burton
Anthony Burton is the author of a number of books in the National Trail Guides series for Aurum, including The West Highland Way, Hadrian's Wall Path, The Cotswold Way and The Ridgeway, as well as a biography of Richard Trevithick and Thomas Telford and numerous other works of industrial history. He lives in Stroud.
Nigel Burton
Nigel Burton has been testing and writing about cars for more than two decades. The Toyota MR2 holds a special place in his heart, as it was the first car he road tested as a young journalist and he once owned a much-cherished MR2 Mk II. Currently Motoring Editor of The Northern Echo, Nigel is a former motoring correspondent for ITV Teletext. He previously wrote A History of Electric Cars, also published by Crowood.
Richard Francis Burton Sir
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was known for many endeavors, including his explorations of Asia and Africa as well as his comprehensive language skills. His complete and unexpurgated English translation of Arabian Nights in the 1880s continues to be lauded.
Karen Bush
Despite growing up in a family of keen gardeners, it looked as though the gardening gene had skipped a generation for Karen Bush -- until the arrival of a large shaggy dog from an animal rescue shelter, whose presence triggered a fairly urgent need to do something about the wilderness outside the kitchen window. Boris was soon joined by another rescue puppy, and, as the pair enthusiastically set about investigating their surroundings, it became apparent that a little more than mowing the lawn was needed if the garden was to be a relaxing and safe place for everyone ... Karen is the author of 18 books to date, including two on dogs, and has written regularly for leading national magazine Your Dog since its inception.
James P. Busha
Jim Busha is the director of publications at EAA and the editor-in-chief of Sport Aviation, Warbirds, and Vintage magazines. Jim is also a contributing editor of Flight Journal and has had numerous articles published in FlyPast, Aircraft Illustrated, Classic Aircraft, and Air & Space/Smithsonian. Most recently Jim authored The Fight in the Clouds (Zenith Press, 2014) and Wings of War (Zenith Press, 2015). An avid pilot and aviation historian, Jim owns and flies a 1943 Aeronca L-3 and Stinson L-5.
Christina Butcher
Christina Butcher is a huge believer in helping people to get the most out of their hair. Her website Hair Romance produces hair and beauty tutorials, reviews beauty products and styling tools, reports on fashion events, and forecasts hair and beauty trends with a dash of celebrity hair gossip. Since its launch at the end of 2010, the site has garnered a global audience of over 5 million. Christina is based in Sydney, Australia.
Lawrence Butcher
Cars and motorsport have been a lifelong passion for Lawrence Butcher, be it competing, preparing, writing about or photographing them. During his journalistic career he has worked for magazines such as Autosport and Racecar Engineering, and has also contributed to VolksWorld, running the product testing programme and writing technical features. Since going freelance in 2010, Lawrence has continued to cover all things VW, building a Beetle circuit racer and undertaking a number of restoration projects.
Michael Butkus
Michael Butkus was trained at Otis Parsons in Los Angeles and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He has taught illustration and rendering techniques, along with character design and visual development, to art industry professionals and commercial art students. Michael has worked on more than 2,500 films in the areas of advertising, movie poster art, set design, and character design. Michael also invented and illustrated hundreds of characters for Lucasfilms' Shadow of the Empire. Clients include Paramount, Warner Brothers, Universal, Disney, DreamWorks, and LucasArts, as well as a number of toy companies that employ his imaginative creations and conceptual renderings for product design. Michael lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Clay Butler
Clay Butler is the creator of the weekly alternative political comic strip "Sidewalk Bubblegum," co-founder of Claytowne Productions documentary video production company and creator of the online PC Technology humor magazine Pctyrant (an oldie but a goodie), A darn good illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer, web designer, concert photographer and writer, Clay has been working professionally since 1984.
Jill Butler
William Lidwell writes, speaks, and consults on topics of design and engineering. He is the author of multiple books including the best-selling design book Universal Principles of Design, which has been translated into 16 languages. He lives in Houston, TX.
Moira Butterfield
Moira Butterfield has written numerous children's books, including award-winning work for under-5s, highly commended historical, science and natural history non-fiction. Moira lives in Bath.
Daniele Buzzonetti
Mauro Forghieri was born Modena in 1935. A mechanical engineer, he joined Ferrari in 1960, becoming its chief technician and, later, overall head of the racing department until 1984. Among the innumerable successes of 'hisÆ cars, the 54 world championship Grands Prix victories stand out, as do the four driversÆ world titles and seven constructorsÆ championships. He founded a company for the design and construction of prototypes, where he is still fully active.Daniele Buzzonetti was born in Parma in 1944 and began his journalistic career in the motoring field in Rome in 1970. He has been the editor of the most important Italian motoring publications and still collaborates with many of them today.
Carl Byron
Donald J. Heimburger & Carl Byron
Roger Bywater
Co-founder of AJ6 engineering, Roger Bywater has accumulated 30 years of continuous involvement with the Jaguar V12 engine, having worked as a Senior Development Engineer at Jaguar Cars in the 1970s in the Experimental Department on fuel injection, exhaust emission control and engine development.
Diana Cage
Diana Cage has been writing about lesbian sexuality for more than a decade. She is the former editor of On Our Backs, the first lesbian porn magazine made by women for women and the author of seven previous books: The On OurBacks Guide to Lesbian Sex, On Our Backs: The Best Erotic Fiction, Box Lunch: The Layperson's Guide to Cunnilingus, Threeways: Fulfill Your Ultimate Fantasy, Bottoms Up: Writing about Sex, Girl Meets Girl: A Dating Survival Guide, and Mind-Blowing Sex: A Woman's Guide. She has written about sex and sexuality for dozens of publications and was formerly host of The Diana Cage Show on Sirius XM. Diana holds an MFA from San Francisco State University and teaches in the Women and Gender Studies department at Hunter College.
Paul-Henri Cahier
Xavier Chimits is a former editor-in-chief of France's L'Automobile Magazine and has published several books about Formula One. Over the two decades that he has covered F1 racing, he formed a close friendship with Bernard and Paul-Henri Cahier. This book is the result of that friendship.
James Cain
James T. Cain is the author of One-on-One Baseball, written with former Yankee coach Dom Scala. Cain's son is continuing a family pitching tradition by playing for Washington University in St. Louis.
Bill Cakebread
Born in London in 1941, Bill Cakebread’s sole ambition was to work with motorcycles. This enthusiasm secured him an apprenticeship with Associated Motor Cycles Ltd. When the British motorcycle industry collapsed, he joined Peter Berthon, famous for his association with ERA and BRM racing cars. Adapting his vehicle engineering knowledge to mobile cranes, Bill then became one of this country’s leading experts in crane safety. As managing director of his company, he was a regular contributor of articles on the subject and represented the UK at international standards meetings.
Sam Calagione
Sam Calagione is the founder and owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery ( in Milton, DE, one of the nation’s fastest-growing independent breweries, and Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats in Rehoboth Beach, DE. His innovative style has earned him a reputation as one of America’s most adventurous brewers; he has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, People, Forbes, Bon Appetit, and many other magazines and newspapers. He lives in Lewes, DE.
Jay Calderin
Jay Calderin teaches a wide variety of fashion and professional development courses at the School of Fashion Design in Boston, MA, where he is also the Director of Creative Marketing. He founded and serves as Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week. Calderin’s designs have appeared in the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines.
Carolyn Caldicott
For many years, Carolyn Caldicott and her husband Chris owned the World Food Café in London's Covent Garden, where they cooked and served delicious vegetarian food from recipes collected on their travels. They are the authors of three vegetarian cookery books published by Frances Lincoln. They now live in Winchester.
Chris Caldicott
Chris Caldicott is a journalist and photographer. With his wife Carolyn Caldicott he owned and ran the World Food Café in London's Covent Garden. He and Carolyn are co-authors of three Frances Lincoln vegetarian cookery books and his photographs also appear in a wide range of newspapers and magazines. Since 1991 he has been an official photographer for the Royal Geographical Society. He lives in Winchester.
Timothy Callaghan
Timothy Callaghan is a painter who lives and works in Cleveland, OH. He received an MFA from Kent State in 2005 and a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999. Presently, he is a visiting professor at Oberlin College and an adjunct faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Cuyahoga Community College. Callaghan has exhibited his work in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City. The Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Art Association have collected his work, and he is represented by William Busta Gallery in Cleveland. Visit him online at and
Sean Callery
Sean Callery has 12 years' experience as a primary school teacher. He now combines his classroom skills with his other passion – writing for children. He is the author of numerous non-fiction and fiction titles for primary age children. Sean visits primary schools regularly to run writing workshops, particularly with cross-curricular themes.
Simon Callow
Simon Callow is a highly acclaimed actor, director and author. As well as his theatre and television work, he has made film appearances in Shakespeare in Love, Four Weddings and a Funeral, A Room with a View and Amadeus. His books include biographies of Charles Laughton and Orson Welles. He played London's West End and toured the UK and America with his award-winning one-man show The Mystery of Charles Dickens.
Ian Callum
Tony Lewin has spent most of his working life driving cars, analyzing them, and reporting on the ups and downs of the global enterprises that build them. As a writer and editor for many of the industry's leading business publications, he has kept a constant watch on the world's top carmakers for many years. Today, Lewin divides his time between journalism, books, and cycling. He lives in East Sussex, England. Ryan Borroff is an automotive design writer, journalist, and psychologist. He writes and edits for print media, including Interior Motives magazine, the car design publication he conceived and created in 2001. Borroff has organized and chaired various design-related conferences and awards competitions around the world. He lives in London.
Denis Calvert
Denis J. Calvert is an authority on the Harrier and as an aviation journalist he has covered its service over 30 years. He lives in Cambridgeshire. Brian Johnstone MBE served in the Royal Navy as a Sea Harrier airframe and engines maintainer. He lives in Spain.
Gracie Calvey
GRACIE CALVEY has worked as a fashion illustrator, journalist and artist. She lives in France.
Andrea Cambridge
Better known by her stage name, Bambi the Mermaid, Andrea Cambridge is a performer at Coney Island, where she met and married Indian Larry in the late 1990s.
Kevin Cameron
Kevin Cameron is one of the premier motorcycle writers. His feature stories and monthly column have been appearing in the industry's largest-circulation magazine, Cycle World, for more than 20 years. Kevin lives in Gill, Massachusetts.
Dick Camp
Dick Camp is a retired Marine Corps colonel and the author of Lima-6, his memoir as a Marine infantry company commander at Khe Sanh. He has written several combat histories of the U.S. Marines, including The Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood, Battleship Arizona's Marines at War, Iwo Jima Recon, and Last Man Standing: The 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu. He is also the author of Leatherneck Legends: Conversations with the Marine Corps' Old Breed and has published over sixty articles in various military-oriented magazines, including Vietnam, World War II, Marine Corps Gazette, and Leatherneck. Camp is currently the vice president for museum operations at the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, overseeing the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia.
Gabriel Campanario
Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of Urban Sketchers (, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Campanario's newspaper column, Seattle Sketcher, was awarded first place for blog writing in "The Best of the West" journalism contest. The blog and weekly print column, which combine location sketches and written stories, have quickly become popular in the Seattle area, where Campanario has been featured in TV and radio appearances. A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona,
Bruce Campbell
Bruce Campbell is the ultimate €˜B' movie actor. Star of the cult Evil Dead trilogy, he has a CV that ranges from buddy Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, through The X-Files, Xena: Warrior Princess and Burn Notice, to Man With the Screaming Brain, My Name is Bruce and Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters. He is author of If Chins Could Kill!, a major sleeper hit and a New York Times bestseller. His most recent book, Make Love* The Bruce Campbell Way was published by Aurum in 2010.
Jean Campbell
Jean Campbell is a freelance craft editor and author. She is the founding editor of Interweave’s Beadwork magazine and has written and edited more than 40 books. Jean has appeared on the DIY Jewelry Making show, The Shay Pendray Show, and PBS' Beads, Baubles, and Jewels where she gives how-to instructions, provides inspiration, and offers crafting advice. She lives in Eden Prairie, MN. Visit her online at
Jim Campbell
Based out of Nottinghamshire, England, Jim Campbell is a professional comic-book letterer, one-time writer (perhaps again in the future!) and occasional artist (although his enthusiasm rather outstrips his actual ability).
Lori Campbell
Lori Campbell is a lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches courses in 19th- and 20th-century literature and cultural studies. She is the author of Portals of Power: Magical Agency and Transformation in Literary Fantasy.
Sophie Campbell
Sophie Campbell writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph and is a qualified London Blue Badge Guide. She lives in London.
Lori M. Campbell, Ph.D.
Lori M. Campbell, Ph.D., is a lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh, where she teaches courses in 19th- and 20th-century literature and cultural studies. She is the author of Portals of Power: Magical Agency and Transformation in Literary Fantasy.
Cristian Campos
Cristian Campos is a Barcelona-based editor and journalist that specializes in design, comics, illustration, and music. Former editor-in-chief of H Magazine, he regularly contributes to publications such as Rolling Stone and Man. He is the author of more than ten books, including Graphic Design in Holland and The New Wave of Japanese Illustration.
Gianni Cancellieri
Gianni Cancellieri is one of the best known Italian motor sport writers. Born in Mantua in 1934, he now lives and works in Milan. He has previously edited a number of the country's most important motoring and motor sport magazines, among them Autosprint and Ruoteclassiche. Cancellieri has written, contributed to and edited numerous books on Formula One and its drivers.
Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield, along with Mark Victor Hansen, are the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
Peter Cannon
Peter Cannon is an H. P. Lovecraft scholar and an author of Cthulhu Mythos fiction. He is also a senior reviews editor at Publishers Weekly, where he assigns and edits the mystery and thriller reviews.
Christopher P. Cannon M.D.
Christopher P. Cannon, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is a senior investigator of the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group, and for over the past two decades has been the principal investigator for 10 international clinical trials in the area of heart attacks and prevention. Elizabeth Vierck is a noted health writer who has been a consultant and writer for many national health organizations. She has authored 17 books.
John Cantwell
John Cantwell's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Autoweek, The Awl, Design Observer and many other publications. A faculty member of the Design Criticism graduate program at the School of Visual Arts, John has also taught design history at Rutgers University. He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Peter Caplen
Peter Caplen has been a life long boat enthusiast and, with his training in mechanical engineering. He is well versed in the art of running and maintaining motorboats on a limited budget. He is also an established marine journalist.
Phil Capone
Phil Capone studied guitar at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music in London. His many years of experience as a professional guitarist and teacher have given him a unique understanding and knowledge of the world of the contemporary guitarist and an insight into the pitfalls and frustrations that the aspiring guitarist can be faced with. Phil is a regular performer on the London music scene. He teaches at the Contemporary Institute of Music Performance, London, and is a regular contributor to Total Guitar magazine and Guitar Techniques.
Diane Cardaci
Diane Cardaci was classically trained at the Art Students League of New York City, Parsons School of Design, and the School of Visual Arts. Her passion for both realism and nature led her to start her professional art career working as a Natural Science Illustrator in New York City, where she specialized in medical and natural science illustrations. Her work has been published by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, as well as by major textbook companies such as Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. After studying portraiture with such nationally acclaimed artists such as Nelson Shanks and John Sanden, commissioned portrait work soon became an important part of her artwork. She is a signature member of the American Society of Portrait Artists and has contributed writing for the organizations publications. Diane is also a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the Illustrator's Partnership of America.
Julian Carder
Julian Carder is Worldwide Product Marketing Manger for JCB's Backhoe Business Unit. He is passionate about JCB products, having restored his first classic JCB at the age of 16. After gaining an engineering degree, Julian began a career working with plant machinery, and has been working for JCB for 11 years. When he is not at his desk or travelling the world promoting the latest JCB Backhoe products, Julian continues to both advise and participate in JCB restoration projects. He also has an extensive collection of JCB literature and scale models. He lives at Utoxeter in Staffordshire.
Laurent Cardon
Laurent Cardon's background is in film animation and he has worked in Japan, China, and Korea. The illustrator of Wolf Wanted, he lives in Sao Paulo.
Rod Carew
A Hall of Famer and one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball, Rod Carew remains involved with Major League Baseball through executive roles with the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and as the commissionerÆs Special Advisor for International Player Development in Latin America, Europe, and Australia. Frank Pace is one of televisionÆs most prolific producers, with nearly 600 episodes of network TV to his credit. Armen Keteyian is the chief investigative correspondent for CBS News and a correspondent for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." He is the author or coauthor of nine books.
John Carey
John Carey is a British literary critic and Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Oxford.
Eric Carle
Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929, ERIC CARLE is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into 60 languages and sold over 38 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 127 million copies of his books have sold around the world.
Carles Ballesteros
Carles Ballesteros is a Spanish-born illustrator living and working in Santiago, Chile. He uses a mixture of traditional drawing skills with digital techniques to create his work, and is a member of the Catalan Illustration Association (APIC).
Alyn Carlson
Alyn Carlson is a New England-based graphic designer, painter, performer, paper artist, and part-time chicken rancher. In the past three decades, she has been a street performer in California, renovated a church into a home, and been the artistic producer for three theater companies. She also writes a blog called Colorgirl. Her designs and art have been featured in numerous blogs and published in magazines such as Uppercase, Print, Redbook, Communication Arts, Photo District News, and RI Monthly. Her paintings are featured in Deborah Forman's book, Paint Lab and her home appears in Grace Bonney's Design Sponge at Home. Alyn's art, design, and hat shop can be found at
Clay Carmichael
Clay Carmichael is an award-winning author and illustrator. Clay was born and grew up in Chapel Hill, NC. She attended Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and graduated summa cum laude in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her picture books, including Bear at the Beach, and her young adult novels have been translated into many languages. Her young adult novel, Wild Things, was nameda 2010 ALA Notable Children's Book and a 2010 Bank Street College Book of the Year/Starred. She lives, writes, and illustrates in Carrboro, NC, with her sculptor-husband, Mike Roig, and an ever-growing number of animals. Each year, she and her husband open their art studios to the public the first two weekends in November.
Milan-based design duo CARNOVSKY was started by Silvia Quintanilla and Francesco Rugi in 2007. They have gained wide recognition for their RGB project, first displayed in 2010. Their work has been published in magazines around the world, such as VogueWired, FrameWallpaperElle Décor, and Whitewall. Their wallpaper 'Jungla' won the 2012 Wallpaper Magazine Design Award for Best Wallpaper. 
John Carollo
Bill has written 55 books in the transportation field, from automotive to aviation, in addition to thousands of articles to his credit. His non-bookwriting work is impressive too, with an Aerospace Engineering degree from Purdue University working on Boeing and NASA projects, as well as the US Army. Now retired, he continues to be Director of the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame, an organization he formed honoring dirt stock car drivers.John has been a writer/photographer for over 20 years and has seen his work grace well over 100 titles worldwide in publications like Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Stock Car Racing, Circle Track, Drag Racer, Street Trucks, Old Skool Rodz and programs at various national speedways such as Daytona, Atlanta and Charlotte. For 40 years, Rod Hall has desert raced 4x4 off-road trucks. He's won the famous Baja 1000 in his class 19 times. He's truly 'Mr. 4x4', and he'll tell you that's all he will race.
Dana Carpender
Best-selling author Dana Carpender was startled to discover that limiting her carbohydrate intake not only helped her control her weight, but produced the health and vitality a low fat diet had promised but never delivered. Fifteen years later, she laughs at people who say "You can't eat that way long-term." Her eight cookbooks are the result of her realization that the key to permanent dietary change is the answer to the age-old question, "What's for supper?" To date they have sold over a million copies worldwide. Dana blogs about low carb nutrition at; her weekly blog digest goes out to over 20,000 readers. She is also Managing Editor of CarbSmart magazine at, as well as a featured staff writer. Dana lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband and a menagerie of pets, all of whom are well and healthily fed.
Autumn Carpenter
Autumn Carpenter is a nationally known confectionery artist, author, and demonstrator. She has published several books, including The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating, The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie Decorating, and Decorating Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cookies with Kids. Autumn's book Let's Bake Angry Birds Cakes will be publishedin October 2014. She demonstrates annually at the I.C.E.S. (International Cake ExplorationSociete) and travels across the United States, sharing the craft of cake decorating and otherconfectionery arts.Autumn is co-owner of Country Kitchen SweetArt, a retail cake and candy supply store that hasbeen in her family for over 45 years. The business caters to walk-in store sales, catalog sales, andan online store, has developed her own line of useful tools and equipment for cake decorating and cookiedecorating, and sells them online and in many cake and candy supply stores throughout theUnited States and in several other countries. Her cakes and products have been featured innumerous publications and magazines including American Cake Decorating and Cake Central.
B.J. Carpenter
B. J. Carpenter is a freelance food and travel writer who was a cooking instructor at Cooks of Crocus Hill for 18 years. She was also the chef/owner of Black’s Cafe and Catering in Minneapolis for 6 years. She co-authored Baking with the St. Paul Bread Club, published by Borealis Books. She lives in Roseville, Minnesota.
Gina Carpenter
A graphic designer and project commissioner, Gina Carpenter delights in producing card games, paper creations and art-inspired projects. She is a prolific crafter herself and often works in a team with other designers on craft books and series. She lives in Surrey, England, and now works freelance while renovating houses and looking after her two sons.  
Hugh Carpenter
The husband-and-wife team of Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison are the authors of Hot Wok; Hot Chicken; Hot Pasta; Hot Barbecue; Hot Vegetables; The Fusion Food Cookbook, which received a James Beard Award nomination in 1995; Chopstix, which received the IACP nomination for Best Food Photography.Hugh Carpenter is one of America's most popular cooking teachers and writers, and his articles appear in many newspapers and magazines.  In addition to  the cooks he has influenced through frequent television and radio appearances, he has taught more than 70,000 students in classes at cooking schools throughout North America and at his own school in Napa Valley, CA, which he runs in association with Cakebread Winery.Teri Sandison began her art career in painting and drawing.  She then studied photography at Art Center College of Design, where she specialized in food and wine photography and later was a member of the photography faculty.  She has done the photography for more than 40 cookbooks from leading publishers and clients.Teri and Hugh live in the Napa Valley community of Oakville.
Linda Carr
Linda Carr (Madison, CT) designs toys, dolls, and kids' and doll clothing for Vogue patterns. She has worked with Vogue to create many licensed patterns, including Jim Henson's Muppets, Cabbage Patch Kids, World Wildlife Federation toys, and the Madame Alexander series. Linda was featured in the February 2007 issue of Vogue Patterns. She is also the author of Classic Cloth Dolls: Beautiful Fabric Dolls and Clothes from the Vogue Patterns Collection.
Peter Carr
Born in Australia and brought up on the Cornish coast, Peter Carr has been surfing since 1975. Surf trips have taken him throughout Europe and the Canaries, the USA, Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Indonesia and Australia, and his experience spans competitive surfing, surf exploration, board manufacture, surf film, the retail industry and surf rescue instruction.
Gill Carrick
Gill Carrick is an author and feature writer who has contributed to a range of national newspapers and magazines in the UK, and abroad. A former producer and presenter for BBC radio and TV, Gill hosted her own health program, which was syndicated to radio stations across the UK.Gill is particularly interested in the subject of arthritis, which she believes is an often overlooked area of concern for animals, as well as humans.Her first book on arthritis, Arthritis -- The Essential Guide, was published in September 2011. Her second book on the subject, My Dog has Arthritis, but lives life to the full, was published in 2012. Gill is a member of the Medical Journalists' Association.
Lewis Carroll
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll, was an English mathematician, photographer, and prolific writer, especially known for his beloved books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Preferring the company of children to adults, his Alice books were inspired by his friendship with the young Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, where Carroll was a mathematics instructor.
Abby Carter
Abby Carter has drawn all of her life. When she was eleven, she and her grandmother had a card business: Abby drew and her grandmother sold. In college she studied art, but also liked science and nutrition, and wished there was a way to combine them all. Several years later, she and her husband founded Fresh Samantha, the juice company, which fulfilled that dream. In addition to her graphics for Fresh Samantha, she has illustrated many picture books and chapter books for children. She loves to draw odd characters and hates to draw straight lines. Abby lives with her husband and two children in Connecticut.
Anthony Carter
The author began writing about motor racing, Grand Prix racing in particular, after he retired from a career in the insurance industry in London. He has followed the sport since childhood and took many photographs as a young man which were published by Veloce in 2005, revised and reprinted in 2007 - 'Motor Racing. Reflections of a Lost Era'. Contributions to other works followed. The author built up an intimate knowledge of the sport and it's personalities at a time when it was open to the enthusiast. Access to the paddock was always possible and the author has since been privileged to draw upon the experiences of numerous personalities he came to recognize all those years ago. That knowledge has been put to good use in these pages.
Ben Carter
Ben Carter is a studio potter and workshop instructor based in Santa Cruz, California. He received his BFA in ceramics/painting from Appalachian State University and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts in Asheville, North Carolina, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado, and the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. From 2010–2012 he served as the Education Director of the Pottery Workshop in Shanghai, China. He has lectured and presented workshops at universities and craft centers in the United States, China, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand and exhibited internationally in numerous invitational and juried shows, including the Australian Ceramic Triannale Exhibition, Shanghai University International Residency Exhibition, and Mastery in Clay at The Clay Studio. Ben's work has been featured in the Australian Journal of Ceramics and Pottery Making Illustrated.Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated named him Ceramic Arts 2016 Yearbook Artist of the Year.
Chris Carter
Chris Carter, a Nashville native who was born and raised in Hendersonville, made his entree into the restaurant industry when he was in high school working as a busboy. After graduating from Hendersonville High, he attended the University of Memphis where he graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management. Throughout his time in college Chris did promotions for a local radio station and additionally worked in restaurants both as a bartender and a server before leaving Memphis in pursuit of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.While studying the culinary arts, Chris elected to continue his undergraduate education, majoring in Culinary Management. During school he took his first kitchen job as the sous chef at Dragon Fly Cafe, but switched gears a year and a half later, working in both Atlas Bistro and Twisted Rose Winery and Eatery, further opening his eyes to the culinary arts.It was after culinary school however, working at Flemings Steakhouse, where Chris really mastered the art of grilling meats and came to understand and appreciate high quality meat. In 2009 he moved back to Nashville and took a job at the Capital Grille where he met James and jump-started their business partnership.While not driving all over the region to pick up animals or serving our customers in the shop, Chris enjoys going to a good concert, drinking a few cold beers while fishing, roaming the aisles of Bass Pro Shop out at Opry Mills and occasionally finds his center in a sweaty hot yoga class--you ought to see this guy's headstand.
Clive Carter
Clive Carter was born in York, England, educated at local schools and the University of Leeds. He immigrated to the United States in 1966 to work as an engineer with the Bowing Company in Renton, WA. He retired from Boeing as a manager in 1995. Since then he has spent his hobby time writing about railroads, specifically structures and rolling stock. Numerous articles have appeared in Mainline Modeler, The Streamliner and Great Northeren Railway Historical Reference Sheets together with two books published in the United Kingdom. He now lives in Bellevue, WA and Dunoon, Scotland.
James Carter
James Carter is a prize-winning poet and guitarist. He travels all over the UK and abroad to give lively poetry performances and workshops - in schools, libraries and at literary festivals. His poetry titles include Cars Stars Electric Guitars and Orange Silver Sausage (Walker Books) and Time-Travelling Underpants and Greetings, Earthlings! (Macmillan). James was the major contributor to the recent Cbeebies TV series Poetry Pie. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Ron Carter
Sonny Rollins is one of the greatest living saxophonists, famous for honing his chops practicing on the Brooklyn Bridge. He first recorded with Miles Davis in 1951. Comedian Bill Cosby has been a jazz fan since way back when. Keyboardist Herbie Hancock joined Miles DavisÆ second great quintet in 1963 and played a starring role in redefining the jazz rhythm section and launching the post-bop sound. Jazz promoter and producer George Wein is one of the worldÆs most famous jazz impresarios and the most important non-player in jazz history. He is the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. Ashley Kahn has written books on the making of two major jazz albums, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, as well as a history of Impulse Records. Robin D. G. Kelley is the author of the landmark biography Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original. Francis Davis is the jazz critic for The Village Voice, a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly, and author of numerous books on jazz and the blues.
Garth Cartwright
Sonny Rollins is one of the greatest living saxophonists, famous for honing his chops practicing on the Brooklyn Bridge. He first recorded with Miles Davis in 1951. Comedian Bill Cosby has been a jazz fan since way back when. Keyboardist Herbie Hancock joined Miles DavisÆ second great quintet in 1963 and played a starring role in redefining the jazz rhythm section and launching the post-bop sound. Jazz promoter and producer George Wein is one of the worldÆs most famous jazz impresarios and the most important non-player in jazz history. He is the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. Ashley Kahn has written books on the making of two major jazz albums, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, as well as a history of Impulse Records. Robin D. G. Kelley is the author of the landmark biography Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original. Francis Davis is the jazz critic for The Village Voice, a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly, and author of numerous books on jazz and the blues.
Maddalena Caruso
Maddalena Caruso lives with her husband and son in Asolo, in the province of Treviso, north-west of Venice, where she has spent much of her life. She studied for a diploma at the prestigious Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland and has also lived in Paris. Maddalena credits the fact that she never saw either her mother or grandmother anywhere near an oven with her inspiration to explore her passion for cooking. She believes the language of food is the most immediate and direct way with which to spread happiness and joy, and the language through which she would prefer people to know her. Maddalena also writes a blog that includes numerous marvellous recipes ( and has featured in Italian publications including Case & Country, L'espresso, Elle Í  table and Monsieur.
Bernardo P. Carvalho
Born in Lisbon in 1973, BERNARDO P. CARVALHO attended the College of Fine Arts of Lisbon, and later co-founded the children's publishing company, Planeta Tangerina. He has since created more than twenty books for children and won several prestigious awards for his illustrations. 
Alfonso Casas
Alfonso Casas (58,000 followers on Instagram) is a top illustrator, with thousands of followers on social networks. His work regularly appears in magazines and on social networks.
Cesare Casella
Aliza Green is an award-winning Philadelphia-based author, journalist, and influential chef whose books include The Butcher's Apprentice and Making Artisan Pasta(Quarry Books, 2012),The Fishmonger's Apprentice(Quarry Books, 2010), Starting with Ingredients: Baking (Running Press, 2008) and Starting with Ingredients (Running Press, 2006), four perennially popular Field Guides to food (Quirk, 2004-2007), Beans: More than 200 Delicious, Wholesome Recipes from Around the World (Running Press, 2004) and successful collaborations with renowned chefs Guillermo Pernot and Georges Perrier. A former food columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Cooking Light Magazine, Green is known for her encyclopedic knowledge of every possible ingredient, its history, culture, and use in the kitchen and bakery and for her lively story-telling. Green also leads culinary tours--her next is scheduled for October 2013 to Puglia, Italy, which she calls "land of 1,000-year-old olive trees." Green's books have garnered high praise from critics, readers, and culinary professionals alike, including a James Beard award for "Best Single-Subject Cookbook" in 2001 for Ceviche!: Seafood, Salads, and Cocktails with a Latino Twist (Running Press, 2001), which she co-authored with Chef Guillermo Pernot. For more information about Aliza's books and tours or to send her a message, visit her website at Legato is a freelance photographer specializing in food, restaurant industry, cookbooks and advertising. His work has been featured in Art Culinaire, The New York Times, Food and Wine, Wine Spectator, Food Arts, GQ, Departures, Wine & Spirits, Travel & Leisure, Philadelphia Magazine, Delaware Today, New Jersey Monthly and Main Line Today. He resides just outside of Philadelphia, PA. Visit his website at
Brian Cassidy
Brian Cassidy was as an architect in the UK and Australia for most of his working life. He is an authority on the Empire flying boats, an interest that has spanned more than half a century. He lives in Bath.
Caroline Castle
Caroline Castle is the author of several picture book texts as well as two novels for older children. She has also illustrated two picture books for Piccadilly Press, Elizabeth Jane Gets Dressed and Mary Ann Can.
Rodney Castleden
Rodney Castleden has a passionate interest in history and archaeology, and has written extensively on these subjects over the last thirty years. Reviewers and readers have commended his meticulous research, fluency of expression and the originality of his ideas. He is the author of over thirty published titles, including People Who Changed the World, The Making of Stonehenge and Attack on Troy.
Brian Castles-Onion
Brian Castles-Onion is one of Australia's most brilliant young conductors and pianists, and regularly conducts for the Australian Opera. He is a popular choice to conduct such major events as Opera in the Park and Opera in the Vineyards, and has worked at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Rossini Festival in Italy. He has released several recordings and appeared in cabaret in New York, Berlin and London.
Trevor Cates
Dr. Trevor Cates, N.D. received her medical degree from the National College of Natural Medicine (Portland, OR) and was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in the state of California. She was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to California's Bureau of Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Council and has served on the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians' board. For the past fifteen years, she has been educating individuals and groups on how to take control of their health and wellness and do so in a safe and natural way. Dr. Cates consults patients over the phone and in her office in Park City, UT. She is also a feature contributor on FOX13 News, has a regular podcast called THE SPA DR: Secrets to Smart, Sexy and Strong, and hosts the Glowing Skin Summit, which brings 35 of the world's top wellness, nutrition, hormone, and skin experts together to discuss natural treatments for glowing skin and vibrant health.
Alan Cathcart
Norm DeWitt, a life-long motorcycle racing fan, has written about motorcycles and racing for many national magazines. He lives in San Diego, California.
Andrew Catling
ANDY CATLING is a professional illustrator with more than 30 illustrated titles under his belt. He works in both traditional and digital mediums to make artwork with a rigorous mangle-like process. First he draws a picture. Then he rubs it out and draws it again. He colours using watercolour, pencils and ink, sniffs it, screws it up and starts over. The digital work process is much the same but without the sniffing. (All digital artwork smells of screen wipe.)
Bob Cattell
Bob Cattell has been a cricket fan all his life and a supporter of the England team through thick and thin. He also supports Yorkshire, especially for their fast bowlers from Fred Trueman to Tim Bresnan. He is the author of the bestselling Glory Gardens series about cricket, highly recommended by TestMatch Special, and the Strikers series about football, written with David Ross. He also wrote the Butter-Finger cricket books for Frances Lincoln, with John Agard: Butter-Finger, Shine on, Butter-Finger and Big City Butter Finger ("hugely entertaining" - Carousel). Bob describes his own criciketing abilities as 'a left-arm sprin bowler who surprises batters with the lack of spin'. He lives in Suffolk.
Max Cavalera
Max Cavalera has been a professional musician since 1984 and has toured the world many times. He was a founder member of the award-winning Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura before forming Soulfly, an immensely successful group who continue to play headline slots at the world's largest festivals and released their ninth studio album, Savages, in 2013. He also plays in Cavalera Conspiracy, the band he formed with his brother Iggor in 2006.
Steven Cavalier
Stephen Cavalier has almost two decades of experience in the animation and games industries. He has written and directed award-winning shorts, has been employed in the animation team at Steven Spielberg's studio and as an animation director for Disney and the BBC. He is author of The World History of Animation, published by Aurum. He also runs his own company working as an animator, writer and director. He lives in Brighton.
Valentina Cavallini
VALENTINA CAVALLINI was born and brought up in Milan, Italy. She studied Illustration at Chelsea School of Art and Design and the University of the West of England, Bristol, where she now lives. She works in watercolour, combining hand-painted paper with found materials to create textured images. In 2007 her illustrations were chosen for the Bologna Book Fair Illustrators' Exhibition and toured Japan and Korea. Going to Mecca is Valentina's first published picture book.
Alessandra Cave
Originally from Brazil, Alessandra Cave thought all she needed was a camera and a backpack, until her round the world travels revealed a fierce love for texture, light, and design, as old as the stories she once called home. After working for over 10 years as a producer in the film industry, in 2009, Alessandra kissed the cubicle goodbye to pursue her dream of working as a professional photographer. She currently lives in San Francisco and splits her time between commercial and editorial photography assignments, teaching workshops at creative retreats, and raising her amazing daughter, who is her biggest creative achievement to date. Alessandra holds a Master in Arts degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design, but she considers herself completely self-taught when it comes to photography. A former contributor to Shutter Sisters, the widely acclaimed photo-blog celebrating women photographers, Alessandra is passionate about inspiring and empowering women to pick up the camera and follow their creative dreams. Her work has been featured extensively around the world-wide-web, as well as in national and international publications, such as: The Beauty of Different, Nine to Five, Artful Blogging, Somerset Studio and Mingle. You can follow her work and journey at
Kathryn Cave
Kathryn Cave has worked in publishing for over 25 years and written many books for children. In 1997, Something Else, illustrated by Chris Riddell, won the UNESCO Prize for children's literature in the service of tolerance. She lives in Hampstead, London. To visit her website click here
Nigel Cawthorne
Nigel Cawthorne is the author of over a 160 books, from serious political works such as The Iron Cage to lightweight comic romps such as Sex Lives of the Popes. He's well versed in all forms of facts and trivia of the historical, musical, and pop-culture variety, so there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.
Mirabel Cecil
Mirabel Cecil has written for The Times, started a design page for Country Life and was one of the first contributors to The World of Interiors, for which she has written continuously since. She is also the author of a several biographies.
Adam Centamore
Adam Centamore is a professional educator who conducts private and corporate cheese and wine tasting experiences with the goal of sharing the pure enjoyment of these foods. He is certified by the Elizabeth Bishop Wine Program, and is a member of the French Wine Society and Society of Wine Educators. He is also the Maitre d 'Fromage for the Boston chapter of the Chevalier du Tastevin, a prestigious French wine society. By day, Adam works at Bin Ends, an award-winning wine retailer. He has also worked and teaches at Formaggio Kitchen, a world-renowned cheese importer featuring artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, and condiments from Europe and the United States. Adam enjoys eating, drinking, and talking about it!
Mattia Cerato
Mattia Cerato has illustrated many books including Sticker, Punch–out & Play!: Construction. He resides in Turin, Italy.
Carolina Cerimedo
Carolina Cerimedo studied Media and Fine Arts in Argentina and received her masteru2019s degree in Fashion Communication in Barcelona, Spain.
Courtney Cerruti
Maker extraordinaire, Courtney Cerruti ( teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, and online at She studied painting at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Bordeaux in Bordeaux, France where she had her first exhibition and hosted many book making parties. In addition to teaching, Courtney is a freelance artist and avid instagrammer and pinner (on pinterest). In a previous life she did windows and display at Anthropologie as well as teaching and working at Paper Source. She makes something everyday and works mostly doing windows, wedding installations and set design. She is the author of Washi Tape and Playing with Image
Juliette Cezzar
Juliette Cezzar is a designer, author, and educator based in New York City. She is the Director of the BFA Communication Design and BFA Design & Technology programs at Parsons / The New School. She is the author-designer of four books: Office Mayhem (Abrams), Paper Pilot, Paper Captain, and Paper Astronaut (Universe / Rizzoli).
Samantha Chagollan
Samantha Chagollan (Orange County, CA) is an award-winning author and editor of a variety of children's and arts and crafts books. A native Southern Californian, Samantha grew up with a passion for telling and writing stories. Through the family's art store in Huntington Beach, California, she taught arts and crafts to both children and adults for five years. She went on to earn a degree in literature from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, where she focused her studies on multicultural literature and the Spanish language. After working for several publishers in the area, Samantha is currently working as a freelance editor and writer and is probably crafting a new story at this very moment.
Chris Chalik
Chris Chalik was born in 1973 on the Polish-German border into a family with German and Russian roots. His work has been published in Polish magazines, children’s books and graphic novels. He is the co-author of ‘Shadow Healer’, a graphic novel which has been published in the US by Monofonus Press.
Eric Chaline
Eric Chaline is a professional journalist and writer specializing in history, philosophy, and religion. A graduate of Cambridge University and The School of African and Oriental Studies, London, he lived in Tokyo for seven years where he was English-language editor for Kodansha Publishers. His book credits from that time include Martial Arts for Fitness and Tai Chi for Mind, Body and Spirit, which have been translated into several languages. More recently, he has published titles on philosophy, including The Book of Zen, and on history, including Traveler's Guide to the Ancient World: Ancient Greece, History's Worst Inventions, and History's Worst Deceptions. He now lives and works in London, where he is conducting doctoral research in sociology at South Bank University.
Jack Challoner
Jack Challoner studied physics and is a trained science teacher, and has been writing books on all aspects of science and technology, and for all ages, for twenty years. He has written books on the brain, on reproduction, on the history of medicine, on nutrition and on cell biology. Jack has also worked in television, researching and advising on programs on a wide range of topics including human biology. Along the way, he has picked up some amazing insight into our amazing human body, and he wants to share it with you, in this book.
Margaret Chamberlain
Margaret Chamberlain is a well-respected illustrator of children's books. She lives in Dorset. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Has Anyone Seen Jack?, Look Out He's Behind You and Tales from Grimm.
Richard Chambers Dr.
Dr. Richard Chambers is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in mindfulness-based therapies. He is also an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. Dr. Chambers is pioneering a university-wide mindfulness approach at Melbourne's Monash University and consults to a growing number of educational institutions, businesses, sporting clubs and community organizations. He is a developer of the Smiling Mind app and co-author of Mindful Learning.
Tim Chambers
Timothy Chambers believes that painting isnÆt something one chooses so much as something one is compelled to do. After being trained as a young child by his father, distinguished artist William T. Chambers, Tim spent more than 10 years in apprenticeships with other great artists, including Richard Lack, Henry Hensche, and Cedric B. Egeli. Tim continues the Chambers family tradition by teaching his own children to paint. He also teaches students in workshops across the US and in Central America. He resides in beautiful rural Virginia with his stupendously beautiful wife and children. Tim echoes artist Charles HawthorneÆs advice when it comes to painting: "Have enthusiasm--it helps your work if you have a good time."
Tim Champlin
Tim Champlin was born in Fargo, North Dakota, only 80 miles from Jamestown, where Louis L’Amour was born twenty-nine years earlier. Similarities in their histories don’t end there. Both have French/Irish ancestry and the fathers of both writers were large-animal veterinarians—a fact that may explain their mutual love of horses, buffalo, and other wild and domestic critters.Champlin grew up on the fringes of the old frontier in Nebraska, Missouri, and Arizona before moving to Tennessee. After earning a degree in English from Middle Tennessee State College, he went on to finish his master’s at Peabody College (now part of Vanderbilt University).Living in the West fostered Champlin’s lifelong interest in the Old West, which eventually led him to write historical fiction. After he sold magazine articles and short stories for ten years, Ballantine published his first Western novel in 1981. Today, with more than thirty novels to his credit, he is highly regarded for his well-researched stories that touch on almost every aspect of frontier America.
Eric Chan
Eric Chan’s firm, Ecco Design, specializes in product identity and development. Ecco works with companies such as Herman Miller, Virgin, Toyota, LG Electronics, and Lenovo. ID Magazine named Chan among the 40 most influential designers in the U.S.
Jenny Chan
Jenny W. Chan is an origami teacher, artist, and designer based in New York City. Her work has been featured in local newspapers, Good Housekeeping, Post-it® Brand, Craft Passion, and more. Jenny has been a featured speaker at Stream Con NYC and is also the first place winner of The Craftys in the papercrafts and scrapbook category, which celebrates the best in crafts and DIY and is judged on technical expertise, creative expression, and innovation. Jenny offers free craft tutorials on her YouTube channel, home to millions of viewers since November 2013. Visit to learn more.
Twinkie Chan
Twinkie Chan rocked the craft and fashion world in 2005 with her unique accessory designs, most noteably her food-themed scarves. She launched her website,, with a dozen one-of-a-kind scarves and a couple of tater tot plush dolls. Since then, her work has developed a crafty cult following--there's nothing else quite like it out there.In 2010, Chan released Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies, which featured patterns for crocheting food-inspired fashion accessories like hats, mittens, scarves, and tissue-box cozies. Her designs have been featured in Crochet Today magazine, Giant Robot magazine, Glamour Italia,, the Huffington Post,, and HGTV's "Uncommon Threads." As a designer, she is highly sought after by companies such as Sanrio, major yarn brands such as Lion Brand Yarn and Lily's Sugar 'n Cream Yarn, and craft stores such as Michaels.Chan learned to crochet from her best friend's grandmother when she was ten years old, and she has always turned to crochet to make gifts for friends and family. She has a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Stanford University, but after working in the publishing industry for ten years, she now crafts and crochets full-time.
Yenna Chan
Yenna Chan has taught design and architectural history in Boston, where she worked for the architectural journal Assemblage and practiced residential architecture at the firm of Robert Luchetti Associates. She earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University School of Architecture and a master's degree in Architectural Theory from Harvard Design School. Yenna lives in New York, NY.
Ndugu Chancler
Among his work on Thriller and Bad, Ndugu Chancler provided one of the most famous drumbeats of all-time on “Billie Jean.” He also has played with artists including Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, George Duke, Weather Report, Santana, and Lionel Richie. He played on “Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)” by Donna Summer. Listed as one of the Top 25 drummers in the world, aside from his ongoing musical career, he is currently Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Music Studies at the Thornton School Of Music, University Of Southern California.
Hannah Chandler
Hannah Chandler used to dictate tales to her mum Renee to write down when she was just three. Her love of words and stories continued until, challenged by her principal to write a book, at the age of 11 she wrote I Don't Like Cheese! Now still only 12 and not yet in high school, she's planning the sequel.
(Flora) Chia Jung Chang
Marisa Edghill is a writer, crafter, and shopkeeper. Her love of Japan and its phenomenal shopping led her to open -- a sweet online shop specializing in cute and crafty things from Japan and beyond. She can be found here and there on the internet crafting up a storm but mainly on her blog Omiyage Blogs. Marisa loves pretty paper, afternoon tea, the smell of the ocean and flip flops.www.omiyageblogs.caToronto, Ontario, Canada Amanda Wright is a self-proclaimed design nerd, and the girl behind the shop Wit & Whistle, which offers witty greeting cards and whistle worthy paper goods--all designed and illustrated by Amanda. She lives with  her husband in a quirky A-frame house in Cary, North Carolina, with their two dogs, Oliver and Mabel.  When she's not inventing new goodies for her shop, Amanda tries to make sure life is brimming with creative moments by filling sketchbook pages, dreaming up DIY projects, decorating her home, getting dirt under her fingernails in the garden, and dabbling in photography.www.witandwhistle.comCary, NC, USA
Dave Chang
Dave Chang is a record producer by day and a slot car racer by night. He has been deeply involved in the hobby for years. He is the author of the definitive guide to slot car tuning, The Slot Car Handbook [Crowood 2007]. This is his second book for Crowood. Resident -
Christopher Chant
Christopher Chant is a successful writer on aviation and modern military matters, and has a substantial number of authoritative titles to his credit.
Amy Chaplin
A native of Australia, AMY CHAPLIN has worked as a vegetarian chef for over 20 years. Prior to settling in New York and working as Executive Chef at Angelica's Kitchen, Amy founded a catering company in London specializing in gourmet vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free food. Her cakes were featured in British Vogue and BBC Good Food magazine. In Amsterdam, Amy worked as a chef as Shizen, a popular Japanese macrobiotic restaurant, and as a pastry chef at the famed bakery and cake studio De Taart van m'n Tante. Currently, Amy teaches and cooks privately for clients that include Natalie Portman and Liv Tyler, consults and develops recipes for restaurants and food companies, and blogs at, where she shares original, seasonal recipes and health tips. Amy contributes weekly recipes to the Food Network's Healthy Eats blog. She has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, regularly appears as a guest on WNYC radio's "Last Chance Foods," and has contributed for publications such as Whole Living, the Guardian, Delicious Living, and Reader's Digest's Best You. Her whole food cleanse was featured in New York Magazine.    
Rob Chapman
Rob Chapman spent twenty-five years on the label side of the music business, working with such notable artists as Warren Zevon, Robert Plant, and Billy Idol. A former radio show host, he's particularly fond of blues and reggae. Rob lives with his wife Alyssa and daughters Izzy and Jade in Minneapolis.
Robyn Chapman
Robyn Chapman has studied cartooning at two of the medium’s finest institutions, receiving her BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and her MFA from The Center for Cartoon Studies. In 2005 she became The Center for Cartoon Studies’ first fellow, and spent the next five years as their program coordinator and a faculty member. She has built and managed the curriculum for their successful Create Comics and Cartooning Studio workshops. Her cartooning courses, workshops, and lectures have brought her to classrooms at The New School, Wellesley College, The University of Iowa, and the 92nd Street Y. She lives in New York City. Visit her online at
Matt Chapple
Matt Chapple, the UK's top amateur stitcher and winner of the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee 2015, shares everything you need to know about repairing and maintaining your attire.
Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman is an experienced journalist and lifelong railway enthusiast with an extensive knowledge of the steam locomotive scene, and he is in the process of taking the training course that will eventually see him become a qualified driver on a heritage steam railway -- currently he is a trainee fireman on the narrow-gauge Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway in mid-Wales. As well as his own extensive knowledge of steam locomotives and their operation, he has direct access to all necessary professional assistance, including around a dozen former British Railways locomen.
Elle Chase
Sex educator, writer and sex & intimacy coach Elle Chase is a graduate of the prestigious San Francisco Sex Information Sex Educator Training Program and a member of the American College of Sexologists. She is best known as the creator, curator, and editor of two award-winning and highly trafficked sexuality websites: (NSFW), and its companion editorial site was listed number one in Cosmopolitan's "Best Porn Sites for Women," and also named to's list "The Best of Tumblr Porn." has been LA Weekly's choice as "Best Sex Blog" since 2013. Elle also serves as the Director of Education and Lead Sex Educator at the Los Angeles Academy of Sex Education, where she offers master classes on sexuality, sexual health, and sexual lifestyles, taught by leading sex educators in their field and serving the community at large.
Mike Chase
Mike Chase is a lifelong gearhead who has owned and built numerous hot rods and motorcycles. Photographing and writing about all things mechanical, he has published in top American hot rod and motorcycle magazines including Hot Rod, Rod and Custom, Street Rodder, Popular Hot Rodding, Custom and Classic Trucks, American Rodder, Easyriders, Hot Bike, and Cycle World, as well as magazines and books in England, France, Japan, Australia, Germany, and Italy. Mike has also contributed to a number of books on topics ranging from hot rods and motorcycles to World War II aircraft. He's a Northern California native.
Owen Chase
Owen Chase was first mate of the whale ship Essex, which was struck and sunk by asperm whale on November 20, 1820. Chase wrote about the incident in Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex. This book, published in 1821, inspired Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick.
Will Chase
Will Chase is a writer best known for his role as publisher of Burning Man's online newsletter, Jackrabbit Speaks, and as editor of The Burning Blog. He is also a long-time art curator and arts consultant through his company, Will Chase Arts.
Debjani Chatterjee
Debjani Chatterjee has been called 'a poet full of wit and charm' (Andrew Motion), 'a national treasure' (Barry Tebb) and 'the UK's best-known Asian poet' (Elisabetta Marino). She has written and edited well over 60 books, including Animal Antics, Masala, Monkey King’s Party and The Elephant-headed God & Other Hindu Tales - selected for Children's Books of the Year. Her multilingual interactive play The Honoured Guest was toured by Twisting Yarn Theatre. She enjoys performing her work at schools and children's libraries. Her residencies have included the Ilkley Literature Festival, Bedfordshire Schools, Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery, Sheffield Children's Hospital and the Millennium Galleries. Sheffield Hallam University awarded her an honorary doctorate in 2002, in 2008 she received an MBE for services to Literature, and in 2012 she was an Olympic Torchbearer in the Arts & Culture category. She lives in Sheffield. For more about her books and work see
Lauren Chattman
A former pastry chef, Lauren Chattman is the author of nine cookbooks and co-author of numerous other books, including Dessert University with former White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier. Her recipes have appeared in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Cook's Illustrated, The New York Times, and Redbook, among others. She lives in Sag Harbor, New York with her husband and two daughters.
Beth Chatto
Beth Chatto (born 27/06/1923) is a plantswomen, gardener and writer. Whilst having no formal horticultural training, she was inspired by her parents' enthusiastic gardening, her husband's lifelong study of natural associations of plants, and friendship with the great plantsman and artist Sir Cedric Morris. The Beth Chatto Gardens began at Elmstead Market, Essex in 1960. By applying the principles of ecological gardening, she transformed an overgrown area of wasteland into informal gardens that harmonise with the surrounding countryside. Complementing the gardens is a large plant nursery producing a wide range of unusual plants, which attracts thousands of visitors each year. She has won ten Gold Medals the Chelsea Flower Show and was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Victoria Medal of Honour (1987), the Lawrence Memorial Medal and an honorary doctorate from Essex University. She is the author of many books including her classics The Dry Garden (1978) and The Damp Garden (revised 2004) as well as Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden (2000) and Beth Chatto's Woodland Garden (2002). An engaging exchange of letters with Christopher Lloyd, Dear Friend and Gardener, was published in 1998. In 2002 she was awarded the OBE for her services to horticulture. A keen advocate of organic gardening, she has lectured worldwide. She lives in Colchester in Essex. To visit the Beth Chatto Gardens website click here
Amit Chaudhuri
AMIT CHAUDHURI is the author of five highly acclaimed novels: A Strange and Sublime Address, Afternoon Raag, Freedom Song, A New World, and The Immortals. He is also a poet, an acclaimed musician, and a highly regarded critic, and has edited The Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. Amit Chaudhuri lives in Calcutta and Norwich.
James Cheadie
James Cheadie is a successful freelance photographer who regularly undertakes commissions both throughout the UK and worldwide for a host of clients in various media fields.
Louise Cheadle
Louise Cheadle and her co-founder Nick Kilby left Tetley to form teapigs in 2006. They started off in Ealing and were lucky enough to outgrow their premises.
Polly Cheeseman
POLLY CHEESEMAN is an experienced writer and editor, with a particular interest in children's publishing. She has edited and written for a wide variety of publications, including books, annuals, magazines and part-work collections. The children's licensed brands she has worked with include Disney, Thomas the Tank Engine, Ben 10, Transformers Prime, Ice Age and Fireman Sam.
Kathleen Cheetham
Kathleen Cheetham teaches workshops and sells her pattern line at trade shows throughout the U.S. and Canada. She also runs a woman’s custom tailoring shop and teaches classes on fitting and design. Her articles have appeared in Threads magazine and her line of patterns has been featured in Sew News, Threads, Australian Stitches, and Sewing World UK. She is a graduate of Kwantlen University College, Richmond, British Columbia.
Georgia Cherry
GEORGIA CHERRY is a children's writer and editor. She lives in London, UK.
Gerard Cheshire
Gerard Cheshire, BSc MPhil, is a qualified ecological consultant with more than 15 years' experience as a freelance natural history writer for publishers in both the US and UK. He has a comprehensive knowledge of British wildlife and specialises in invertebrates, with a masters' degree in this area. He has also worked as a landscape designer and a housing developer, and is a trained artist.
Andrea Chesman
Andrea Chesman has been a food writer, cookbook author, and editor for three decades. Roughly half of the books she has written focus on vegetable cooking. These include The Pickled Pantry, Serving Up the Harvest, and Recipes from the Root Cellar, all published by Storey, and The New Vegetarian Grill, published by Harvard Common Press and a James Beard Cookbook Award nominee. She also has written for The New York Times, Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, Eating Well, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, and Organic Gardening. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives with her family in Ripton, Vermont, near Middlebury.
Francesca Chessa
FRANCESCA CHESSA graduated in Architecture but, after some years of working as an architect, realised she would rather paint animals and the things that surrounded her. After doing a course in Illustration, she has illustrated more than 40 children's books working with publishers in various parts of the world including Italy, England, the US, France, Canada, Spain and Japan. In 2010 Love a Duck by Alan James Brown, published by Gullane (UK), was a finalist at the People's Book Prize. In 2012, Library Lily, written by Gillian Shields and published by Gullane (UK) , won the Patterson Prize for Books for Young People, Pre K-3. Francesca lives in Turin, Italy.
Daniel Chester
Daniel Chester set up the animation studio 'Moth Collective' with Dave Prosser, and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits. The studio has collaborated with clients such as The New York Times, NSPCC, and WWF. They have a BAFTA nomination for Matter Fisher, 2011.
Ryan Chetiyawardana
MR LYAN (aka Ryan Chetiyawardana) is the man behind White Lyan and Dandelyan bars in London (and Henry's in New York). He's celebrated around the world for his inventive cocktail menus and magic way with a shaker. His long list of awards includes being crowned UK bartender of the year (twice), winning International Bartender of the Year 2015, Best New International Cocktail Bar 2015 (for Dandelyan) and Best New International Cocktail Bar 2014 (for White Lyan) at the Spirited Awards.
Moreno Chiacchiera
MORENO CHIACCHIERA is an Italian illustrator with over 27 year of experience in the world of illustration, comics and communication. He has worked with magazines, publishing houses and advertising agencies, both at national and international level.
Jennifer Chiaverini
Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the Elm Creek Quilts Novels Series.
Lauren Child
Lauren Child is one of the top children's author-illustrators in the UK. Her Charlie and Lola series of picture books have been made into a BBC television series. She lives in Hampstead in London To visit Lauren Child's website click here
Lawrence Chilnick
Lawrence D. Chilnick is the author and creator of the New York Times bestseller The Pill Book, which has sold 17 million copies and is still in print after more than two decades. He is a publishing executive, editor, teacher, journalist, broadcaster, and author of several popular health reference books, electronic products, audiotapes, and videos.
Nate Chinen
Sonny Rollins is one of the greatest living saxophonists, famous for honing his chops practicing on the Brooklyn Bridge. He first recorded with Miles Davis in 1951. Comedian Bill Cosby has been a jazz fan since way back when. Keyboardist Herbie Hancock joined Miles DavisÆ second great quintet in 1963 and played a starring role in redefining the jazz rhythm section and launching the post-bop sound. Jazz promoter and producer George Wein is one of the worldÆs most famous jazz impresarios and the most important non-player in jazz history. He is the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. Ashley Kahn has written books on the making of two major jazz albums, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, as well as a history of Impulse Records. Robin D. G. Kelley is the author of the landmark biography Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original. Francis Davis is the jazz critic for The Village Voice, a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly, and author of numerous books on jazz and the blues.
Helen Chislett
Helen Chislett is a design and garden journalist who has written books with Nina Campbell and Kelly Hoppen.
Claire Sun-ok Choi
Claire, named Sun-ok Choi in Korean, was born in South Korea. She worked as a quilling paper craft instructor at Hyundai Culture Center and the Education Center for the Quilling Paper Craft Association for five years in Korea. In 2000, she had her first solo exhibition at Insadong Gallery in Seoul entitled, ôPaper Wanting to be Flower,ö and was invited by Ferry Building Gallery to a group exhibition held at Vancouver, Canada, in 2002. She is currently living and studying in Vancouver. She has had solo exhibits in New York and London. She is the author of Designing Handcrafted Cards (Quarry Books, 2004).
Stephen Christena
Stephen Blake Christena is the owner of Midwest Metal Works in Chicago, IL. MW2 offers custom fabrication services and a learning center for hobbyists interested in MIG welding. Christena teaches small-size courses designed to cover the basics and explore students' projects and interests. He is also a spokesman for Miller welding equipment. Originally from Flint, Michigan, Christena moved to Chicago in 1998 after graduating from Western Michigan University with a degree in art. During his time at WMU, his primary focus was directed toward metal sculpture, photography, and painting. He opened his first custom metal sculpture studio in August of
Liana Joy Christensen
Dr Liana Joy Christensen was for five years editor of the wildlife and natural resources magazine 'Landscope'. She has worked extensively with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), earning from them a citation for excellence in science journalism. Her work is published in literary and scientific journals around the world, including Taiwan, North America, the Netherlands and India.
Anneli Christian-Phillips
Anneli Christian-Phillips is a commercial pilot with over 3,000 hours' instructional experience.
Errol Christie
Errol Christie is a former professional boxer and was a record-breaking amateur. In 1980 he was made captain of the England boxing team and in 1983 he became European champion. He has since built a career as a trainer and is one of the country's leading coaches of €˜white-collar boxing', with students including Dermot O'Leary and Gianluca Vialli. He also works in inner-city schools, using boxing and his first-hand experiences of racism and street violence to campaign against knife and gun crime.
Perry Chua
Perry Chua (Vancouver, BC, Canada) is coauthor of Logo Savvy. He is a graphic designer based in Vancouver, BC. 
Katie Chudy
Katie Chudy began her blog, The Small Boston Kitchen, in 2009 and attended the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in 2011. Upon receiving her Culinary Certificate, she opened The Skinny Beet, a boutique personal chef and catering company that services the Greater Boston Area. She and her husband Richard also teach cooking classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education as well as private cooking lessons.Katie is also a food writer and photographer. She is best known for her work with Eater Boston and her recipes and photos have been featured in and Boston magazine as well as PBS Food and The Huffington Post. Katie has also appeared in a Cooking Channel commercial and has done cooking videos for Cambridge-based company how2heros. In addition to her writing, Katie co-hosts The Skinny Beet Dinner Party, a podcast featuring people in the local food industry. She lives with her husband in Newtonville, MA.
Al Cimino
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Al Camino's fascination with the West befan when he visted Tombstone, Arizona, and became captivated by western history. He is the author of a large number of historical western biographies.
Laura Ciolkowski
Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys.  Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s.
Valeria Cis
Valeria Cis was born and raised in the city of Rosario, Argentina, where she lives with her son, daughter, and husband. As a little girl, Valeria spent many hours painting, drawing, and reading, especially on rainy days. Once she realized that she could merge her passions, she dedicated her time and talent to illustrating children's books. Valeria studied fine art at The University of Humanities and Arts in Rosario. Her illustration, inspired by daily events and ordinary objects, is brought to life with special attention to detail and pattern. When not illustrating, she likes to spend her time playing with her son, Facundo, and cat, Roberta, and collecting wooden chairs and old irons.
Phoebe Clapham
PHOEBE CLAPHAM is a commissioning editor at Yale University Press in London, where she lives.
Gary Clark
Gary Clark is the weekly nature columnist for the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News and a professor at Lone Star College-North Harris. The winner of eight writing awards, he also publishes feature articles in state and national magazines and has written several books, including Backroads of the Texas Hill Country, Texas Wildlife Portfolio, and Portrait of Houston.
Helen Clark
Helen Clark is the former New Zealand Prime Minister, now Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.
Linda Clark
Keith Martin (Portland, OR) has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator, and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors throughout the world. Keith founded the Sports Car Market magazine 20 years ago, and it has developed into the authoritative, informed voice of the collector car hobby.
Nigel Clark
Nigel Clark was raised in a family wherein motorcycles were never far away. His day job as an architect took him into the outbuildings and sheds of clients, where he discovered, bought, restored and sold countless machines, all the while learning specific details of the different marques. A serious road accident on the Isle of Man left him partially disabled, but this did not dent his enthusiasm for old British motorcycles, and indirectly opened a door to a change of career - a move into classic motorcycle journalism. Since leaving this sphere of work, he continues to restore bikes, but he sells on his restorations, giving someone else the pleasure of a restored British classic motorcycle.
Arthur Clarke
In 2004, Dan Linehan attended the launch of SpaceShipOne when it captured the Ansari X Prize. A senior science editor for educational publishing companies, he has a background in physics and engineering, and has written numerous articles about aviation and space. Linehan was the editor and principle feature writer for the California International Airshow's event program from 2003 to 2005. During 2006 and 2007, he spent two months studying wildlife and environmental concerns in Antarctica and its surrounds. Dan lives in Monterey, California.
Becky Clarke
Clive Boursnell is a renowned photographer of architecture, gardens, landscapes and, above all, people. He turned to photography as the culmination of a career which included classical ballet and working as a woodsman, a farmhand, a miner and prospector and a mountaineer. He lives in London.
David Clarke
DR. DAVID CLARKE, is one of Britain's leading writers on folklore and mythology and in recent years he has acted as a consultant and spokesperson for The National Archives during the release of the Ministry of Defence's files on investigations into UFO 'sightings' under the Freedom of Information Act. As such he appears regularly in print for major national newspapers, and on air for programmes such as BBC Radio 4's Today and BBC 2's Timewatch. He lives in Leeds.
Martin Clarke
Martin Clarke is fascinated by water. A native Australian, he has spent most of that time surfing, swimming, and soaking up his muse: the ocean. Although Martin came to painting late in life, he is driven by a constant strive to make each piece his best. When asked where his inspiration comes from, he talks of the beach on an early summermorning: "how the surf pounds the sandy shore's back, how the sun glistens off towering wave faces, and the sea spray catches light, sparkling like diamonds."Based in Mandurah, Western Australia, Martin is surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Peel Harvey Estuary, and the Dawesville Cut.
Sally Clarke
Sally Clarke is one of Britain's most acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs. Trained in Paris and London, she moved to California in 1979, where she worked in the kitchens and dining rooms of Michael's and West Beach Café. It was while in California that she met her mentor Alice Waters, chef and proprietor of Chez Panisse, and that her love of disarmingly simple cooking based on the freshest local ingredients was born. She returned to London in 1983 and a year later in December 1984 Clarke's, the now legendary restaurant on Kensington Church Street in Notting Hill Gate, opened its doors. With its no-choice menu of superb seasonal dishes the restaurant was an instant success. In its first year it was awarded the Good Food Guide's Restaurant of the Year and attracted a strong following of discerning customers, including Elizabeth David, who championed Sally Clarke as a pioneer. In 1989, building on the success of the restaurant, Sally Clarke Shop opened to equal acclaim. Like the restaurant, the shop followed the principle of quality, stocking goods made with only the freshest and best ingredients.  The extraordinary demand for its bread and patisserie led to the opening a year later of Clarke's Bread, a wholesale bakery. Today the shop is a much-loved institution in Notting Hill and the bakery a thriving business that supplies restaurants and hotels throughout London. In 1999, on the fifteenth anniversary of the restaurant, Sally Clarke wrote Sally Clarke's Book: Recipes from a Restaurant, Shop & Bakery. The book's simple recipes distilled the ethos of Clarke's cooking into easy-to-make dishes for the domestic cook. It won the Glenfiddich Award for the best food book and was shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers Award. 2013 saw the expansion of Clarke's. The shop moved to new premises, just across the road, where its ever-loyal clientele line the street. And the restaurant doubled its size, adding a beautiful small garden room off the main dining room, a private dining room, and increasing the size of the kitchen. Sally Clarke still oversees the kitchen, as she has done since the restaurant opened. And while Clarke's now offers an Í  la carte menu, it continues to win awards and accolades, as do the shop and bakery.  2014-15 is the thirtieth anniversary year of the opening of the restaurant. The year began with a series of fundraising lunches and dinners, hosted by Sally Clarke and Alice Waters, in aid of the Edible Schoolyard Project. In September 2015 Sally Clarke 30 Ingredients will be published by Frances Lincoln. Awards Restaurant of the Year – Decanter Magazine Restaurateur of the Year – Hotel & Caterer MBE - 2009
Suzy Clarkson
Suzy Clarkson, Dip PHYS, PG Dip BJ originally qualified as a physiotherapist in 1988. She then went on to an extensive and successful career in broadcasting, completing a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism (England 2002) before becoming a television news presenter for six years. Her book on general health and wellbeing, Healthy Body Healthy Mind, was published in 1997. She has also created and produced four aerobic videos: Fit Kit, Fit Kit 2, Fitness Plus and Move It. She currently lives in Auckland.
Anders Ditlev Clausager
Anders Ditlev Clausager was born in Denmark in 1949 and came to Britain in 1974 to study automotive design at the Royal College of Art. After graduating he briefly worked as a designer for Volkswagen but returned to Britain to work for BL cars. In 1979 he became the archivist to BL Heritage and later the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. He held this position until 2000, when he was invited to move to a similar post at the Jaguar Daimler Heritage trust. He has written over 16 books.
David Clayton
Since 1977 David Clayton has followed Manchester City religiously and written about them almost non-stop for the past ten years, first as a fan, than an editor of the official club magazine. Today, he is employed by the club as a journalist.
Clayton Junior
Clayton Junior is a fresh and innovative illustrator based in London, where he works on diverse projects ranging from book and magazine illustration, to animation and digital design. Clayton's work has also been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums, both in group and solo shows.
Kevin Clemens
Kevin Clemens has been a part of the automotive industry for more than 25 years. Trained as an engineer, he worked as a research scientist, designer of racing and sports car tires, and public relations counselor. He has been an editor and contributor at some of the industry's most influential automotive enthusiast magazines, such as Automobile Magazine, and is presently Editor-at-Large for European Car magazine. He has written extensively about everything from racing vintage sports cars to the most sophisticated present-day automotive technologies.
Jonathan Clements
Jonathan Clements studied at the universities of Leeds, Cheng Chi, Kansai and Stirling. He speaks Chinese and Japanese and was dubbed 'the medium's most sought-after translator' by the Sunday Times for his work in Japanese animation. He has worked as an Asian linguist and writer for the BBC, the Financial Times and the Guardian.
Jeff Clew
Jeff has been an active motorcyclist since 1946 in both road and competition events. He retired in 1991 from his role as Editorial Director of the Haynes Publishing Group. Jeff is a regular contributor to Old Bike Mart and on irregular occasions to most other motorcycling magazines.A member of the Vintage MCC and founder of one of its sections, he is also a member of the LE Velo Club and a life member of the London Douglas MCC and the Kickstart Club or Torbay.
Caroline Clifton-Mogg
Caroline Clifton-Mogg is a writer and journalist who specialises in interior design, antiques and gardens. She is the author of many books, including The White Home, China and Glass, The Curtain Design Sourcebook, Decorating with Antiques, Textile Style and A Passion for Collecting, and writes regularly for a number of magazines and newspapers. She lives in London.
Ulrich Cloesen
Uli Cloesen is the author of seven books on motorcycles, with topics ranging from custom bikes to cafe racers and sidecars. He also contributes articles to New Zealand and German bike magazines. His interest in British motorcycles stems from ownership of a Hinckley Triumph Bonneville and an Indian-built Royal Enfield Bullet. Uli was born and raised in Germany and lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
Tom Clohosy Cole
Tom Clohosy Cole is a London-based freelance illustrator, designer & animator. He was born in Brighton, and since graduating from Kingston University he has worked for a number of clients, including The Guardian, The New York Times and Morrisons. This is his first illustrated book for Wide Eyed Editions.
John Clor
Veteran journalist John Clor has owned, raced, worked on and written about Fords and Mustangs for nearly 40 years. After a 15-year career at The Detroit News, Clor shifted to automotive journalism with stints at AutoWeek and later He joined the Ford Special Vehicle Team in 1995 and spent the better part of the next decade working on SVT Communications, PR and Marketing. Since 2006 he’s been managing Ford Racing’s club outreach program and the “Enthusiasts” content on Clor is the author of the sold-out hardcover history book, Mustang Dynasty (2007 & 2009), editor of SVT Enthusiast magazine, and host of his own local cable-access TV show, “Cars In Context.” He’s also a member of several Ford-based car-clubs, and is the proud owner of two ’70s era Mustangs, including one he calls "a long-term project."
Kate Clover
Kate Clover is Gallery Program Manager at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul. She currently serves as education advisor for the International Sand Collectors Society.
Chris Coady
Chris Coady trained in Illustration at Manchester Polytechnic. A freelance illustrator of children's books, he has also worked for design groups in Manchester and London.
Tania Coates
Tania Coates is the founder of SOS Animals UK; a not-for profit animal rescue organisation. Tania has been involved in animal rescue since the age of 18 when she worked in the Middle East helping stray dogs, volunteering at an animal shelter, and ultimately bringing two rescue dogs to the UK with her. She founded SOS Animals UK after a trip to south Spain in 2008. Since the founding of SOS Animals UK Tania has been responsible for the successful rehoming of over 300 dogs from throughout the UK and Europe, and continues the run the organization from her home in Wales. Tania is also a professional freelance photographer with a foundation in fine art photography, who has undertaken exhibitions in London, Brussels, Berlin other locations throughout the UK, and undertaken various private commissions and commercial projects.Sam Morris is a freelance writer with a keen interest in organic farming and permaculture. He runs an eight-acre smallholding in Wales, and is also employed at a local organic farm specializing in soft fruits. Sam is originally from London but has farming family in Norfolk, and moved to Wales with Tania to pursue a more rural life and attempt to be self-sufficient. Dogs have surrounded him since an early age, and he cannot remember a time when there has not been at least one dog in his household.
Vicki Cobb
Vicki Cobb is the author of more than 85 highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Ever since 1972, when Science Experiments You Can Eat was first published, Cobb's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has become her trademark for getting kids involved in experiences that create real learning. It is no surprise that she is known as the "Julia Child of hands-on science." Today's popular buzzwords in education, "hands-on science," "experimental learning," "outcome-based," "multi-disciplinary," and "critical thinking," are embodied in Vicki Cobb's work. Vicki has performed "Science Surprises," her interactive and engrossing show for kids, in 49 of the 50 states and internationally. She uses her expertise, humor, wit, and background as an educator to inspire teachers to make teaching science the high point of their day. She is president and founder of InkThinkTank, LLC, a company that focuses on the contribution that nonfiction literature and its authors can make to education. She contributes to three blogs: Interesting Nonfiction for Kids, Education Update, and the Huffington Post. In 2012, Vicki received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Visit to learn more.
Vince Cobley
Vince Cobley is Britain's best-known off-roader, with over 25 years' experience as a professional competitor and instructor, working for the Land Rover Experience and his own company, Pro-Trax, running off-road expeditions all over the world. He has also been a regular contributor to Land Rover Owner International magazine for over 15 years.Dave Phillips is Britain's best-known Land Rover journalist. A former editor of Land Rover Owner International, he is now a regular contributor and columnist for Land Rover Monthly. He drove his first Land Rover at the age of 14, in a farmer's field and since then he has driven off-road all over the world, from the Arctic Circle to the Tropics.
Gaetano Cocco
Mechanical engineer Gaetano Cocco is a consultant and senior expert for Innovation and New Product Development. He has worked for Alfa Romeo, Aprilia, Ducati Motor, BMW Group and Husqvarna Motorcycles
Scott Cochran
As the editor of U.S. Rider News (formerly Dixie Rider News), Scott Cochran is uniquely qualified to introduce fellow motorcyclists to the joys of two-wheel travel through the American South. A native of Keysville, Georgia, he is at home on the back roads and byways of this fascinating region and writes about its culture and history as only a Southern motojournalist can.
Kira Cochrane
Kira Cochrane is a journalist and features writer for the Guardian newspaper and was their women's editor from 2006 to 2010. She lives in London.
Gary Cockerill
GARY COCKERILL is one of the UK's most successful celebrity make-up artists with a repertoire of work spanning stage and screen, editorial, events and advertising. Much sought after for his super-sexy, glamorous make-up style, Gary has an extensive client list that includes male and female stars of all ages – Kelly Brook, Martine McCutcheon, Jerry Hall, Eva Longoria, Honor Blackman, Isla Fisher, Katie Price, Rachel Hunter, Melanie Griffith, Rupert Everett and David Beckham, to name a few. Gary's attention to detail and drive for perfection result in some of the most exquisite imagery. His philosophy – €˜external beauty promotes inner confidence' – means that he strives to make every client look and feel amazing. In his expert capacity as one of the country's leading make-up artists, Gary has made several television appearances, both presenting and in guest roles on high-profile shows. He is a regular guest speaker and consultant for make-up brands on product development, and has had many roles as a brand ambassador. He is currently working on an exciting new colour cosmetics collection for launch in 2016. Gary has written one other book, his autobiography, From Coal Dust to Stardust.
Stuart Codling
Stuart CodlingÆs and James MannÆs previous Motorbooks title, Art of the Formula 1 Race Car received the "Best of Books" award for 2010 from the International Society for Vehicle PreservationÆs International Automotive Media Awards competition. A journalist and broadcaster, Stuart Codling has worked in motorsport and automotive writing for more than a decade, covering sports car racing in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the worldÆs biggest-selling Formula 1 magazine, in 2001. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, Autocar and the Red Bulletin. He is the author of the Motorbooks best-seller Real Racers: Formula 1 Racing in the 1950s and 1960s. He lives in Farnham, Surrey, England. James Mann is one of the worldÆs leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than twenty years of experience shooting for car and bike publications, the motor industry, and businesses all over the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than forty books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sportscar, CAR magazine, Automobile Quarterly, Autocar, Motorsport, Automobile magazine, and many others. His advertising clients include Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, BMW, and Toyota, among others. James is the author of the Motorbooks titles How to Photograph Cars and Art of the Formula 1 Race Car. He lives in Dorset, England. Frank Stephenson is one of the most distinguished automotive designers of his generation. His career began with BMW, where he designed the X5 model as well as the wildly popular re-imagining of the MINI Cooper in 1999. Moving on to Ferrari and Maserati, Stephenson penned the Ferrari 612 and 430, as well as the Maserati Quattroporte and MC12 before becoming design director for Fiat/Lancia and then Alfa Romeo. While there he led the design of the new Fiat 500, the Alfa Mito, and the Fiat Bravo. Stephenson joined McLaren Automotive as design director in 2008, where his first project was the design of the firmÆs new supercar, the MP4-12C.
Frank Coffey
New York City journalist and screenwriter with twenty fiction and nonfiction books to his credit.
David Coffin
David Page Coffin, a former editor at Threads magazine, is the author of Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing (Taunton Press, 1998). He has conducted sewing and tailoring workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. David has also been a frequent guest host on several online sewing forums and has hosted live chats on He has appeared on Sandra Betzina's HGTV sewing program, and his instructional videos have been broadcast on and have received great reviews on,, and other sewing sites. David hosts and He lives with his wife, Ellen, in Brookings, Oregon.
Heidi Cogdill
Full-time writer and illustrator Heidi Cogdill is a watercolor artist, fashion tangler/doodler, writer, doll-maker, and the creator of the children book series Sissy Grace & the Gumptionettes. Find out more at
Patty Cogen
Patty Cogen has a doctorate in education and a master's degree in clinical psychology and has taught in both universities and elementary schools. She leads First Year Home groups for adoptive families, and advises parents all over the United States about their internationally adopted children and lectures to organizations across the nation on adoption and child development. She lives with her husband and two children, one of whom was adopted from China.
Cecilia Cohen
Cecilia Cohen, of Glass & Light, Israel, is an experienced glass artist and instructor. She has infused The Glass ArtistÆs Studio Handbook with her experience and her love of glass, creating a book rich with clear instructions, unique projects, eco-friendly tips, and an international outlook. She welcomes visitors to her studio and website, Cohen Kadosh graduated from Sapir College of the Negev in 1997, with a degree in television and film. She polished her photography skills as a photojournalist until 2002, when she opened her own business as a freelance photographer. Her love of image, texture, and color brings a process of discovery into the art of studio photography. Nataly resides with her family in the desert town of Metar, in southern Israel.
Misha Ruth Cohen
Misha Ruth Cohen, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncturist, has practiced traditional Asian medicine for the past 40 years. She is the Clinical Director of Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, Executive Director of the Misha Ruth Cohen Education Foundation, and Research Specialist of Integrative Medicine at the University of California, all in San Francisco. She is on the board of directors of the Society for Integrative Oncologyhas authored seven books, for both professionals and for consumers along with numerous professional journal and consumer magazine articles.Misha is internationally renowned as a senior teacher, mentor and leading expert in Chinese traditional medicine. She regularly trains Chinese medicine practitioners as well as medical doctors and practitioners in cancer support, gynecology, liver disease and HIV. She frequently presents at international AIDS, hepatitis and cancer symposiums, along with Chinese medicine and lay conferences.She has collaborated with Western university and community-based research teams as a leading researcher in Chinese herbal medicine, acupressure and acupuncture in the areas of HIV/AIDS, HPV, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, and breast cancer.
Monica Feinberg Cohen
Monica F. Cohen is Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Columbia University and Instructor in the English Department at Barnard College. She is author of Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel: Women, Work and Home and numerous articles on topics significant to the nineteenth-century novel and Victorian culture.
Sherm Cohen
Allison Cole
Allison Cole is an illustrator and artist who never stops creating. She loves dreaming up characters, scenes, and typography that reflect a playful spirit and bright colors. Over the past twelve years, Allison has worked with a wide variety of clients that span many different industries, including advertising, editorial, stationery, wall art, giftware, home furnishings, apparel, bolt fabric and book covers. In addition to her client work, Allison launched her own boutique stationery line in 2014, Handmade by Allison Cole, that specializes in eco-friendly printed cards featuring her whimsical illustrations. Allison graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and currently lives in Providence with her husband, son, and two cats.
Lance Cole
Lance Cole is the author of ten books, three of them for Crowood; this is his second book on Saab. He has a global reputation not just as a Saab commentator, but also as a journalist and design writer. Lance won the 1983 Jaguar Cars/Guild of Motoring Writer Sir William Lyons Award and trained at Autocar magazine. Since then he has written for major titles including The Daily Telegraph, The Independent , Aeroplane and Classic Cars. He has become well known as an automotive and aviation correspondent.
Robert Cole
Robert Cole has been flying since 1955 and instructing since 1965. In 1973 he was posted to 'A' Squadron Boscombe Down and it was here that he was the central figure in the Thames Television Test Pilot shown in 1976. He left the RAF in 1979 to join Pilatus as a test pilot and in 1989 he joined the CAA as the Light Aircraft Test Pilot.
E. C. Coleman
Ernest C. Coleman entered the Royal Navy as a 'Junior', and left thirty-six years later as a Lieutenant.  A life-long student of the Royal Navy's history, he has published several books on the subject including a two-volume history of the Royal Navy in polar exploration.  Ernest has always had a fascination with the Royal Navy's insignia.  In this book he has pulled together all the research he has done as the first of a trilogy of works covering officers, ratings, and associated branches of the services.  He is a resident of Lincolnshire, England.
Maria Colletti
Maria Colletti is the terrarium designer and store manager for theShop in the Garden at The New York Botanical Garden. At the Shop, she creates displays filled with terrariums, hanging glass globes, and tropicals or succulents. She loves to experiment in her designs with carnivorous plants, cacti and succulents, ferns, and tropical foliage, incorporating stones, moss, and even a petrified dragonfly.
John Colley
John Colleyu2019s photography has appeared in car magazines all over the world. Having trained as an industrial photographer with Rolls-Royce aero engines, he made his name initially as a freelance motor racing photographer. Porsche 911s are a passion of his. He lives in Derbyshire, Great Britain.
Joe Collias
Joe G. Collias
Catharine Collingridge
Catharine Collingridge studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art before working as an in-house illustrator and designing packaging and promotional products. She has since turned to illustrating children’s books and greeting cards and has a variation of styles. Catharine has worked with a range of publishers including QED and Harper Collins.
Carl Collins
Carl Collins has been providing straightforward technical help and advice for the last six years through
Fern Collins

Fern Collins, once a typical country-dweller, living in a farmhouse in rural Lincolnshire in the north east of England, went through something of a life-change when she moved to London to work as an editor in general publishing. Even though her rural life has given way to a hectic, urban lifestyle, she still retains her love of the countryside and rural matters. Also a passionate animal-lover, Fern has compiled this interesting and quirky book on dogs for all dog enthusiasts to enjoy.

Martyn Collins
Passionate about automobiles from an early age, Martyn Collins is an enthusiast of all cars, in particular the Mini brand. A motoring journalist since graduating in 1999, Martyn has worked on Parkers Car guides, Mini magazine, and Autoblog UK, among other titles. He closely followed the new Mini development through to launch in 2001, and has been an owner since 2002. Having worked his way up from a Mini One, Martyn currently drives a 2006 Cooper S GP -- his dream Mini.
Michael Collins
Michael Collins has been a historical interpreter and museum staffer for the New England Air Museum, the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, the Irish American Heritage Museum, and the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center. He lives in Hartford, Connecticut. Martin King is a military historian who has conducted tours for many Allied veterans and interviewed both German veterans and civilian witnesses in and around EuropeÆs World War II battlefields. He lives in Belgium, where he researches and lectures, serves as a consultant for the History Channel, and has been a tour guide for veterans, their families, active U.S. military personnel, NATO staff, and other visiting dignitaries.
Peter Collins
Born in London, Peter Collins has been a motoring journalist and photographer for fifteen years. He has a lifelong interest in motorsport and racing history and has been attending events worldwide since 1965. Co-founder and editor-at-large of Auto Italia magazine, he also contributes to American and other European magazines, as well as websites. Peter now lives in South London and travels extensively throughout the year covering motoring events of all disciplines and maintaining his close ties with racing people of all persuasions.
Mario Colombo
Authorative Italian expert in classic motorcycles, Mario Coombo is the author of books such as 'Moto Guzzi. The complete history from 1921',' Moto Guzzi Falcone', 'Moto Guzzi Airone', 'Moto Sertum' and 'Moto MV Agusta'.
Rob Colson
ROB COLSON is an author and editor of a wide range of books for children and adults, including many natural history, maths and science titles. Previous titles as author: Wayland: Ultimate Cars, Ultimate Machines (Wayland); Super Science (Franklin Watts).
Colin Comer
Colin Comer, respected authority on collector cars, is editor-at-large for Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines and a contributing editor for Road & Track magazine. Colin also regularly appears in such diverse publications as the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today, among others. Comer is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed books Million-Dollar Muscle Cars, The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles, and Shelby Cobra Fifty Years. When not writing about cars, Colin is an avid vintage racer and pilot. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with wife Cana, daughter Remington, and a herd of dogs. Official Website:
Hope Comerford
Hope Comerford runs the website A Busy Mom's Slow Cooker Adventures (, where she develops and photographs slow cooker recipes, the majority of which are gluten-free. She's also a mom, wife, and full-time music teacher.
Renee Comet
Kathy Hester lives in Durham, NC with her two cats who would rather not live together, a cute dog with a belly rub addiction, her very own picky eater, a kitchen garden, and more slow cookers than one person should own.  She writes, is the vegan blogger for Key Ingredient ( and writes for various publications like Chickpea Magazine. She also teaches vegan cooking classes, has put together a social media class for writers and has more classes in the works.
Philip Comfort
Philip Comofrt has been a senior editor of Bible and Reference materials at Tyndale House Publishers since 1984. He also teaches at Coastal Carolina University. With a doctoral degree from the University of South Africa, he has written many books about the ancient texts and translations of the New Testament.
Cara Comini
Cara Comini is the founder of the popular website Health, Home, Happiness (, where she features grain-free and GAPS-approved recipes. Cara began her daughter on a grain-free diet in 2008, to help with developmental delays. Six years later, her daughter is still thriving, and Cara's blog is more popular than ever.Cara has a popular self-published ebook called What Can I Eat Now: 30 Days on the GAPS Intro Diet, and sells her grain-free meal plans on her site.
Jenny Condie
Jenny Condie was born in Edinburgh and took a degree in Italian and History of Art at UCL. She has translated a number of substantial works in the area of art and literary history and criticism, and she has also written in Italian as a journalist. More recently she has worked with the Fondazione di Venezia to originate and run workshops on English Literature for children in local schools. Jenny Condie has lived in Venice since 2002 with her husband, the novelist Enrico Palandri and their three children.  
Ken Condon
A motorcyclist for more than three decades, Ken Condon is best known as the current author of the monthly Proficient Motorcycling and Street Strategies columns for Motorcycle Consumer News. He is also the chief instructor for Tony's Track Days at Loudon race track and is an experienced Motorcycle Safety Foundation instructor.
Steve Cone
Steve Cone is a professional upholsterer. He has also taught upholstery classes at a technical college for many years. He has written articles on upholstery techniques for Upholstery Journal magazine. Since creating SINGER Upholstery Basics, Steve has been using the book as the textbook for his classes.
Lisa Congdon
Portland illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon, named one of 2015's 40 Women over 40, was raised in both upstate New York and Northern California where she grew to love the trees and animals that surrounded her. That love is now expressed through her paintings and drawings. Lisa is predominantly self taught and did not begin painting until she was 31 years old. She is also a prolific collector of old and unusual things and surrounds herself with these things in her home & studio. In 2010 she chronicled her collections in her Collection A Day 2010 Project. That project is now a book, published in March 2011. In 2012, Lisa engaged in another daily project called 365 Days of Hand Lettering, 100 of her hand lettered quotes from that project published by Chronicle Books in Spring of 2014. Lisa is also the author of 50 Ways to Draw a Tulip, Just Add Color: Folk Art, Just Add Color: Geometric Patterns, and Draw 500 Fabulous Flowers. She was named one of 2015's 40 Women to Watch over
Gwen Conley
Gwen Conley is the Director of Brewery Production and Quality at Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, California, one of the most highly regarded and award-winning breweries in the United States. Previously, she has worked as Quality Assurance and Sensory Director at Flying Dog Brewery and as a Flavor Panel Leader for Ball Packaging Corporation. In a previous life, she was a microbiologist, environmental chemist, and biology teacher. She is a veteran judge at the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival and an instructor for the American Brewer's Guild and the University of California, San Diego, Brewer's Certificate Program. She tweets about beer as @SensoryGoddess.
Denny Conn
Denny Conn brewed his first batch of homebrew in 1998 and since then has brewed over 500 more. He is a BJCP national-ranked beer judge and has been a member of the governing committee of the American Homebrewers Association for nine years. His recipes have been brewed by several commercial breweries in both the United States and Europe. He was a contributing author to Craft Beer for the Homebrewer and coauthor of Experimental Homebrewing. He currently consults for several breweries, is a field educator for Oakshire Brewing in Eugene, Oregon, and cohosts the Experimental Brewing podcast. He lives in the foothills of the Coast Range in Oregon with his wife, five cats, and two dogs.
Heather Connell
Heather Connell is the author of the popular food and lifestyle blog, Multiply Delicious. As a mother of twin daughters and a passionate home chef, Heather spends each day focusing on providing her family and her blog followers with great recipes made from the very best ingredients.
Jo Connell
Jo Connell has lectured in ceramics in schools and colleges for over 25 years and has run workshops in the UK, USA and France. Her love of travel, the countryside and the sea, together with a keen interest in ceramic history has inspired a sense of colour and pattern which have become the hallmark of her own decorative work. A professional member of the Craft Potters Association, she exhibits and sells her ceramics internationally and examples have appeared in many publications. She continues to explore other media such as glass, metal, photography and print. She has a long-established workshop and now makes ceramics as well as running courses at her home studio in Warwickshire.
Fergal Connolly
FERGAL CONNOLLY is a chef and food stylist in London. He studied culinary arts in Scotland an  has worked at restaurants throughout Europe and  the United  States.  Fergal has worked on the Silvana Franco  High Low series of cookbooks and has been a food stylist for television commercials and programs.
Jan Constantine
Jan Constantine spent her early career as a successful fashion designer in London before moving to the Cheshire countryside to build a career in interior design and raise two daughters with her husband David. Her homes have been featured in many prestigious magazines and he has appeared on several television makeover programmes. Jan has also worked as a stylist on various advertising campaigns and on magazines such as Italian Vogue and W. In 2002 Jan launched her hand-embroidery business, creating an exquisite range of original designs for textiles and home accessories, hand-worked on high-quality natural cottons, linens, wools and silks. In just a few years it grew from a cottage industry, with friends sewing round her kitchen table, to an established brand selling through its own website (, as well as supplying Harrods, Liberty of London, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and John Lewis in the UK, Bergdorf Goodman in New York, and several independent shops around the world. Jan's first book, Heirloom Embroidery, was published by Jacqui Small in 2008, her second book Love Stitching was published in 2011. Jan has been appointed the official licensee for hand-embroidered textiles by LOCOG for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is also now licensing her brand to include many different product lines. Her collections now include stationery, china, greetings cards, gift wrap, kitchen textiles, cook ware, scented candles, bed linen and a home ware collection in collaboration with House of Fraser stores.
David Conway
David Conway was born in Ireland but moved to England as a baby, and has lived here ever since. He currently works at home, bringing up his daughter and son, and writing for children. His poetry has been published in many anthologies, including Loose Change in association with War on Want. David lives in North London.
Louise Conway
LOUISE CONWAY worked as a librarian for 10 years before pursuing her passion for children's illustration. She holds a BA in Graphic Design and has drawn ever since she was a child. She currently lives in Herefordshire, England.
Andrew Cook
Andrew Cook has just come to the end of his airline pilot training and has compiled this book throughout the course. He now has a job as a pilot for British Airways flying Boeing 737s.
Beryl Cook
BERYL COOK (O.B.E. 1926 - 2008) was born in 1926 in Surrey, England, one of four sisters. She left school at fourteen, showing little talent for painting and worked in a variety of jobs. Moving to London in 1943 Beryl became a showgirl in a touring production of €˜The Gypsy Princess'. She also worked in the fashion industry, which inspired her life-long interest in the way people dress and how they look. In 1946 Beryl married her childhood friend John, who was in the Merchant Navy. Their son John was born in 1950, and the following year they left to live in Southern Rhodesia. This move was to prove a turning point for Beryl. One day she picked up some paints belonging to her son and started a picture. She enjoyed it so much she could not stop. She painted on any surface she could find, scraps of wood, fire screens and most notably a breadboard, as can be seen from her famous early painting of Bowling Ladies. In 1963 the Cooks returned to England to live in Cornwall where Beryl began to paint in earnest. They moved to Plymouth, where in the summer months they ran a busy theatrical boarding house. Beryl loved Plymouth, a thriving, lively seaside town full of pubs, fishermen and sailors and she and John enjoyed going to their local bars and watching flamboyant drag acts. Beryl would concentrate on painting in the winter months, recreating her personal views of Plymouth in vivid oils on wooden panels. Eventually an antique dealer friend persuaded her to let him try and sell a few. To her surprise he sold them very quickly. Bernard Samuels of the Plymouth Art Centre became aware of this €˜local phenomenon' and in 1975 he finally convinced her to have an exhibition. It was, of course an enormous success. The show received a great deal of publicity, which resulted in a cover and feature in the Sunday Times Magazine followed by a swift phone call from London's Portal Gallery. The following year, Beryl Cook had her first London exhibition. It was a sell out and the start of an exceptional relationship with Portal, where she exhibited continuously for 32 years From the beginning Beryl's work had a remarkable effect on the British, who immediately took her to their hearts. Her appeal was classless and she rapidly became Britain's most popular artist. She was a €˜heart and soul' painter, compelled to paint with a passion. Her paintings encapsulate joy; her style totally original, warm and so instantly recognisable that her work became part of our artistic vernacular. She possessed that rare gift – the power to uplift. Beryl travelled considerably, gleaning new material for her work, often discreetly sketching on small cards inside her handbag to be hidden from view. Based in her beloved Plymouth, she recorded local life with as much relish as that in Buenos Aries, New York, Cuba, Paris and Barcelona. Though a late starter, Beryl completed over 500 paintings in her relatively short painting career. Beryl Cook's work is particularly interesting when viewed in the context of the tradition of British social realist painting and she could easily be described as a contemporary Hogarth or Gilray, although she had a more sympathetic view of the human race. She was, like them, above all a social observer.
James Cook
James Cook (1728-1779) was a British explorer, mapmaker, and navy captain. His three voyages to the South Pacific resulted in the mapping of previously uncharted lands. His voyages were also renowned for their scientific discoveries and for Cook's own extraordinary leadership skills.
Matt Cook
An IT, Network and electronics engineer, Matt Cook has had a keen interest in cars from an early age, influenced by strong family ties with Ford Motor Company, both in Detroit and the UK. He has owned a number of Mustangs, culminating in the addition to his stable, a 2013 Mustang Boss 302, whith which he hopes to explore motorsport and track day events. A well-known, active member of the club scene, Matt provides free valuations for club members, advising on cars and potential Mustang purchases.
Paul Cookson
PAUL COOKSON has worked with The National Football Museum as their official Poet in Residence since 2004. He has also worked with Liverpool Libraries as Poet For The Everton Collection and his football poems have featured on Match of The Day and various national radio stations. Paul has over 40 titles to his name and his poems have appeared in over two hundred collections. He spends most of his time visiting schools and festivals, performing his work and leading workshops. He lives in Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Wendy Cooling
Wendy Cooling is a highly respected figure in the children's book world. A former teacher, she is the founder of the Bookstart programme and has edited story collections for Puffin, Orion and Collins, poetry anthologies for Franklin Watts and has retold traditional tales for Barefoot Books. Wendy lives in Hertfordshire.
John L. Coombes
John L. Coombes is a freelance photographer based just outside Sydney. An exhibition of his work entitled 'Above and Beyond Wine Country' and showcasing the beautiful Hunter wine region was held in Wollombi in 2004. Tall Ships: The Sixteen Square Riggers of Australia and New Zealand has been a labour of love for John, allowing him to combine his passion for sailing with his photographic career.
Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is a legendary rock icon and a household name who tours the world every year. He has hosted ten of his own annual Alice Cooper Celebrity Golf Tournaments, and is a comfortable five handicap. He is author of Alice Cooper, Golf Monster, published by Aurum.
Christopher Cooper
Christopher Cooper is an acknowledged expert on energy and environmental policy. He holds a J.D. in energy law from Vermont Law School and a Master's Degree in communication from the University of Miami. Former Senior Fellow at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Cooper has traveled the globe analyzing the most effective methods of harnessing the sun's energy -- from solar towers in South Korea to massive photovoltaic arrays in Mongolia's Gobi Desert. He writes about the history of science and technology, with an emphasis on the adoption of electricity innovations. Among his other books are The Governance of Energy Megaprojects and Our Sun: Biography of a Star.
Peter Cooper
Peter Cooper was born in Farnborough in Hampshire, England. He began his career as an apprentice with the Royal Aircraft Establishment, which was based there. He now works as an insurance assessor dealing with air accidents.
Erin Coopey
Erin Coopey calls herself a "glorified home chef" even though she has training as a culinary professional and was selected to be a judge for the 2016 Edible Communities EDDY Awards. Cooking is her passion, and she loves the way food brings people together.  Coopey's philosophy is that good cooks must possess a generous spirit. She also believes that cooking should be fun! This philosophy is reflected through Coopey's books, blogs, and classes. If you're in Seattle, you can join her for a cooking class. Otherwise, check out The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook and her blog, The Glorified
Carolyn Cope
CAROLYN COPE is the voice behind the popular food and lifestyle blog Umami Girl from her home in New Jersey.  
Joanna Copestick
Joanna Copestick is a writer and editor specializing in interior design and decoration. She is the author of more than ten books, including Decorate, Perfect Palettes (with Stephanie Hoppen), The Family Home, Children’s Rooms, Vital Colour and Smart Storage and her work has appeared in the Evening Standard, Red and Junior magazines. She has also worked as an interior designer, creating and adapting comfortable family homes, and has appeared on television and radio.
Jim Coplestone
Jim Coplestone studied Graphic Illustration at Exeter College of Art and completed an MA in Theatre Design. His rapport with children has led him to work as a primary school teacher, arts workshop leader and home-tutor and this is apparent in his lively ink pictures. He lives in Symondsbury, Dorset. Jim's books for Frances Lincoln are Noah's Bed, Animals Aboard, Seven for a Secret, A Walk in the Wild Woods and The No-No Bird.
Lis Coplestone
Jim Coplestone studied Graphic Illustration at Exeter College of Art and completed an MA in Theatre Design. His rapport with children has led him to work as a primary school teacher, arts workshop leader and home-tutor and this is apparent in his lively ink pictures. He lives in Symondsbury, Dorset. Jim's books for Frances Lincoln are Noah's Bed, Animals Aboard, Seven for a Secret, A Walk in the Wild Woods and The No-No Bird.
Richard Copping
Richard Copping has had a passion for Volkswagens for many years, and a particular love of the Beetle of which he has owned many examples. For the last decade his time has been devoted to writing about the cars, his work being published in various magazines and several books. Richard has also collected an enviable hoard of archive material relating to all Volkswagen models. He is also a former editor of VW Motoring magazine.
Kate Copsey
Kate Copsey has been a certified Master Gardener since 1988. Although she has lived all over the country, gardening in a variety of zones and climates, Copsey has now put down her roots in Jackson, New Jersey, where she maintains vegetable and perennial gardens.Copsey is a popular gardening speaker in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. She actively seeks out opportunities to educate the public about best growing practices. She also writes for magazines and websites, including the Atlee Burpee & Co., where she is the editor for regional writing. For several years, Copsey hosted the weekly garden radio show America's Homegrown Veggie Show, and she now hosts its sister program, Master Gardener Hour.
Val Corbett
Val Corbett has been a freelance photographer for 20 years. Her garden photographs appear regularly in national magazines such as English Garden and Country Life. Gardens of the Lake District by Tim Longville, with photographs by Val Corbett (Frances Lincoln) won the 2008 Lakeland Book of the Year Award. To find out more about Val Corbett click here
Tom Corcoran
Corcoran & Davis
Flor de María Cordero
Flor de Maria Cordero is a Mexican photographer who lives with her family in Mexico City.
Michelle Cordero
Michelle Cordero is a food and lifestyle blogger who loves to entertain. Dubbed the "Jello Shot Queen", Michelle's boozy party creations have been featured in Bon Appetit, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Buzzfeed, Country Living, RedBook and more! A former reporter who has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC, Michelle now works in Washington DC in media relations. She lives in Virginia with her husband, son and yellow lab.
Stanley Coren
Stanley Coren is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Although best known to the public for his extremely popular books on dogs, he is also a highly respected behavioural researcher, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was named as one of the 2000 outstanding scientists of the Twentieth Century. His many books on dog behaviour and human-canine interactions have been international bestsellers and have received many awards such as the Maxwell Medal of Excellence from The Dog Writers Association of America.
Stephanie Corfee
Painter, illustrator, and graphic designer Stephanie Corfee is the author of three books on art and illustration, all published by Walter Foster: Fashion Design Workshop (7/11), Creative Doodling & Beyond (12/11), and Creative Illustration & Beyond (11/13). She has licensed her artwork for use on children's wall decor, apparel, home goods, and other products to such clients as Lil Blue Boo, Oopsy Daisy, and Target, and sells commissioned artwork, prints of her illustrations, and one-of-a-kind accessories online. Stephanie also offers tutorials, downloads, and online workshops on her website/blog,
David Corfield
David Corfield is a respected photographer and writer who, for many years, has worked as editor on several well-known photography and motoring magazines including Practical Photography, Performance French Cars, Golf+, Modern MINI, VW Motoring, Photography Monthly and Octane. Having driven some of the best roads in Wales in search of great locations to photograph cars and landscapes, David decided to share his experiences in this new book.
Lipavsky Corina
Corina Lipavsky works in investigation, teaching and in developing multimedia projects, as well as writing for various publications related to image, art, and culture.
Ian Corless
Ian Corless is a photographer, writer, reviewer and blogger at Ian is currently travelling the world capturing stories from some of the most iconic ultras on the planet. In addition, Ian is creative director and host of an ultra running podcast called Talk Ultra. It covers ultra running throughout the world bringing news, reviews and interviews.
Dinah Corley
Dinah Corley is a cooking teacher and a designer and decorator. She has designed restaurants and residences. She wrote this book to show people how to "craft containers for my true talent - cooking." Corley lived on Martha's Vineyard for 20 years; she now lives in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.
Kari Cornell
Editor Kari Cornell has been knitting and collecting vintage patterns for years. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two sons, and a beagle. Jennifer Simonson is a photographer in Minneapolis, MN. Her photographs have appeared in Sew Retro, published by Voyageur Press, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Martyn Cornell
Martyn Cornell is one of the leading authorities on the history of British beer and the development of British beer styles, and his publications include Beer: The Story of the Pint (2003) and Amber Gold and Black: the History of Britain's Great Beer Styles (2010). His blog is one of the best-read and most influential blogs on beer in the UK.
Tricia Cornell
Tricia Cornell is a Minneapolis writer, foodie, urban chicken-keeper, former editor of Minnesota Parent magazine, and contributor to monthly newspaper City Pages and food blog The Heavy Table. She is also the author of Eat More Vegetables: Making the Most of Your Seasonal Produce (April 2012, Minnesota Historical Society Press) and Voyageur Press' Minnesota Farmers' Market Cookbook. Follow her on Twitter:, or at The Heavy Table Blog:
Joe Cornish
JOE CORNISH is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest contemporary landscape photographers. He has lectured and exhibited in Britain and overseas, led workshops and written a number of successful books, including Scotland's Coast and Scotland's Mountains, both published by Aurum, and The Northumberland Coast with Frances Lincoln. His first job for the National Trust was the 1990 book In Search of Neptune and he has continued to work freelance for the Trust ever since. In 2006 Amateur Photographer honoured him with their annual Power of Photography award, and in 2008 he was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
Nicki Cornwell
Nicki Cornwell has previously worked as a social worker, a teacher and a university lecturer. She now divides her time as an author and French language interpreter. She lives in Walthamstow, London. To visit Nicki Cornwell's website click here
Shawna Coronado
Shawna Coronado is an author, columnist, blogger, photographer, and spokesperson for organic gardening, green lifestyle living, and culinary preparation who campaigns for social good. Shawna's goal in authoring gardening and green lifestyle books is to promote a world initiative to encourage healthy and sustainable living. Shawna was featured as a Chicago Tribune "Remarkable Woman" and speaks internationally on building community, simple urban garden living, and green lifestyle tips for the everyday person. Shawna lives in the western suburbs of Chicago where she has a suburban front lawn vegetable garden. This adventurous garden is highlighted in all her books and has been featured in many media venues including radio, and TV. Her organic living photographs and stories have been shown both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books. You can learn more about her at
Christopher Corr
CHRISTOPHER CORR is an established author/illustrator whose many books have won him international acclaim. He studied at the Royal College of Art, and now lives and works in London as an artist and tutor at Goldsmiths University.
Gemma Correll
Gemma Correll ( is a freelance illustrator from Norwich, England. Known for her cleverly styled typography, comics, and illustrations, Gemma's artwork has been featured in many publications and exhibitions across the globe. Her greeting cards and range of gift products are available from various retailers, including Paperchase and WH Smith. She has worked with clients including Hallmark, The New York Times, Oxford University Press, Knock Knock, Chronicle Books, and The Observer. Gemma has a solid and prolific online presence that grows daily.
Natasha Corrett
Vicki Edgson has six books to her name, developed Food and has also appeared on television programmes including Fat Nation and The Diet Doctors.
Bill Cosby
Comedian Bill Cosby has been a jazz fan since way back when.
Melissa Cosby
MELISSA COSBY has been involved in health and fitness for 22 years. She initially trained as a Remedial Therapist, Personal Trainer and Pilates teacher in her native Australia, arriving in the UK in 1994 as a personal trainer specializing in corrective exercise and running a massage clinic. For the past 14 years, Melissa has managed her own private practice in Notting Hill, London, as a Massage Therapist and Pilates teacher.
Nina Cosford
Nina Cosford is a freelance illustrator based in Hastings and London. Her work takes her around the world and encompasses editorial, advertising, lettering, reportage and educational illustration. Her work has been featured by NYLON magazine, HBO, Buzzfeed and TimeOut New York.
Brian Cosgrove
Brian Cosgrove's expertise in meteorology comes from his days in the Royal Air Force and from his love for flying and gliding. He lives in England.
Peter Cossins
First drawn into the sport while a student in Spain in the mid-1980s, PETER COSSINS has been writing about cycling since 1993. He has covered more than a dozen editions of the Tour de France and spent three years as editor of Procycling magazine and the last five as contributing editor to that title. In 2012 he collaborated with Tour de France winner Stephen Roche on his autobiography, Born to Ride. The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, when he also translated former French pro Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break. Resident in Ilkley, he is the co-author of Two Days in Yorkshire, a review of the 2014 Tour's Grand Depart in the county.
Sara Cotner
Sara Cotner (Houston, TX) is a popular blogger at and is a known resource for those interested in meaningful, budget-minded, hand-crafted weddings. She has been featured on, Inside Edition, the pages of the Wall Street Journal, and more.
Jarrod Cotter
Jarrod Cotter is deputy editor of FlyPast magazine. He is the co-author of Avro Lancaster Manual, and author of Living Lancasters for Sutton (2006).
Tom Cotter
Tom Cotter writes regularly for Road & Track, and has a deep-seated love for automotive rescue. One of his best-known saves, a neglected Shelby Cobra, was chronicled by Peter Egan in Road & Track. Tom has been in and around cars all of his life, and built up one of the most successful PR agencies in motorsports, with a client list that includes Lowe's, McDonalds, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Dodge, Pontiac, BMW, John Deere, UPS, General Foods, Sears, and that Speed. The lifelong auto enthusiast is co-chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Cotter resides in Davidson, North Carolina, with his family and a garage full of collector cars.
Andrew Cotton
Andrew Cotton is a professional motoring and motorsport journalist and is currently Editor of the highly respected Racecar Engineering magazine. In the past he has worked in motorsport PR with various suppliers, motor manufacturers and teams, and as press officer for the British Formula Three and Formula Vauxhall Junior championships. He has contributed to numerous magazines and books, including Porsche Sport yearbook and Automobile Year, and was author of the FIA GT Championship and Le Mans Series yearbooks from 2004–2009. He lives in Hertfordshire.
Katie Cotton
KATIE COTTON studied English at Oxford University before becoming an editor and author of children's books. She lives and works in London.
Sally Coulthard
Sally Coulthard is author of the bestselling Shed Chic and also blogs as The Garden Decorator. She has written more than eight other books about property, gardens and home life, including The Reclaimers, Restored to Glory: A Guide to Renovating Your Period Home and Pure Living: How to Detox Your Home. After reading Archaeology and Anthropology at Oxford University, Sally channelled her love of old buildings and gardens into restoring, decorating and writing about characterful houses and outdoor spaces. A regular contributor to Country Living magazine and a monthly columnist for the Yorkshire Post, Sally has also written for BBC Homes & Antiques, The Sunday Times, the Guardian and the Independent, as well as appearing on television and radio. Sally also runs 'Huts & Hideaways', a company making miniature shepherds huts for children.
Rosemary Counter
Rosemary Counter has been published in Chatelaine and The Globe & Mail. She studied English literature and Women's Studies at the University of Toronto, where she learned keen sense of irony and how to write a kick-ass paper without reading a book.
A.D. Cousins
A. D. Cousins is Professor of English and Head of the English Department at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and of the General Division of the Order of Australia. His books include Shakespeare's Sonnets and Narrative Poems and The Shakespeare Encyclopedia (Apple Press, 2009).
Lauren Covington
Lauren Covington founded Charm & Fig a studio that provides pretty paper goods for special occasions and beyond. Lauren's long love affair with paper, typography and texture brings a fresh approach to a timeless medium.
Barbara Cox
Barbara Cox has extensive eperience as a professional scriptwriter and editor and has worked on numberous TV drama programmes, including The Bill and Wycliffe.
Caroline Cox
Caroline Cox is an international authority on fashion history who has been head of cultural studies at the London College of Fashion and is now trends adviser for Sassoon Academy. She lectures at Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her many books include Stiletto, Vintage Shoes, Lingerie: a Lexicon of Style and Hair and Fashion.
Devon Cox
DEVON COX is a writer and historian. Originally from the United States, Devon first moved to Chelsea in 2005 where he developed a strong interest in the area and its artistic heritage. He has worked for the Imperial War Museum and Sotheby's. The Street of Wonderful Possibilities is his first book.
Kenneth Cox
Kenneth Cox is grandson of planthunter, writer and nurseryman Euan Cox and son of Peter Cox VMH. These three were and are considered the world's leading experts on rhododendrons. Himself a nurseryman, Kenneth is managing director of the family firm Glendoick Gardens Ltd near Perth and author of numerous books, including The Encyclopedia of Rhododendron Hybrids (with Peter A. Cox), A Plantsman's Guide to Rhododendrons, Cox's Guide to Choosing Rhododendrons (with Peter Cox), The Encyclopedia of Rhododendron Species (with Peter Cox), Rhododendrons: a Hamlyn Care Manual and Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
Patricia Cox
Elise Schebler Roberts is a quilt historian and writer who has been quilting for nearly twenty years. She is on the roster of Minnesota Folk Artists and the Minnesota Quilter's Guild, and she also works to preserve historic quilts as a member of the Minnesota Quilt Project. Previously the Curator of Education at the State Historical Society of Iowa, she is now working toward her doctorate in art and history while teaching art history and humanities at Minnesota School of Business. Elise has written numerous articles and is a contributing author to Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past, and Around the Quilt Frame, both published by Voyageur Press. She lives in the Twin Cities.Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the Elm Creek Quilts Novels Series.
Peter Cox
Peter Cox undertook detailed study of the battle of Sidi Rezegh to write his first book, Good Luck to All the Lads (2008), which told the wartime story of his father, Brian Cox, who fought at Sidi Rezegh. He has now written this more extensive and authoritative account of the battle.
Dale Coyner
Dale Coyner is the owner of Open Road Outfitters, a motorcycle accessory shop in Sterling, Virginia. He is a member of the Governor's Motorcycle Advisory Council for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the author/photographer of Motorcycle Journeys Through the Appalachians, a popular guide for enthusiasts planning trips through the region.
Jesse Cozean
Jesse Cozean, M.B.A., is a medical researcher and author. He has designed and overseen clinical trials of both over-the-counter and prescription drugs, authored multiple peer-reviewed papers, and holds several patents on medical devices and pharmaceutical products. He is also the author of My Grandfather’s War: A Young Man’s Lessons from the Greatest Generation, and fortunate enough to be married to Nicole.
Nicole Cozean
Nicole Cozean, D.PT., P.T., W.C.S., C.S.C.S., is the founder of the PelvicSanity clinic, a specialty physical therapy clinic that focuses solely on pelvic pain conditions such as interstitial cystitis. One of fewer than 300 board-certified physical therapists in pelvic health, she has helped hundreds of patients navigate their healing journey with IC. Nicole is the first physical therapist to be elected to the board of directors of the Interstitial Cystitis Association, started the blog, and teaches online educational courses to help both patients and practitioners learn about pelvic conditions such as IC.
Gary Crabbe
Gary Crabbe is the owner of Enlightened Images Photography and the photographer for Voyageur Press's Our San Francisco, Backroads of the California Wine Country, and The California Coast.
Genevieve Crabe
Art has always been part of Genevieve Crabe's life in one form or another. Her mother was an artist and always encouraged her artistic endeavors, which have included drawing, crochet, needlepoint, painting, pen & ink, and beading. Always looking for ways to integrate several of these art forms together, she has a strong affinity to using painting and fibers in jewelry making. Following a 30-year career in high-tech, Genevieve is now devoting all her time to artistic pursuits and expanding her arts & crafts business by publishing patterns and kits. She has written several books, including Macintosh Graphics Techniques for Multimedia and The Crafters' Internet Handbook: Research, Connect and Sell Your Crafts Online, which is now a blog, Crafters' Internet 2.0. Genevieve is a Certified Zentangle Teacher™; and a member of Decorative Artists in Canada, the Society of Decorative Painters, the Toronto Bead Society, and the St. Thomas Elgin Artists Guild.
Ian Craighead
Ian Craighead is Head of Corporate Heritage at Rolls-Royce and the Chief Executive of the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust.
Susan Crain Bakos
Susan Crain Bakos, dubbed "our most peripatetic sex journalist" by Publishers Weekly, has interviewed thousands of men and women about their sexual behavior and attitudes. She is the author of The Sex Bible, and has also written numerous magazine articles for publications such as Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Men's Health, and Penthouse. She lives in New York City. Visit her blog at
Marc Cranswick
Marc Cranswick has lived in several countries, and through formal study of the post war American car market brings valuable insight to this topic on pony cars. A long association with US, European and Japanese marques permits a complete and unbiased account to be given of the book's subject. A grassroots involvement with car clubs and the hobby of classic car ownership, makes Marc finely attuned to the needs of car enthusiasts.
Thomas J. Craughwell
Thomas J. Craughwell is the author of several books, most recently How the Barbarian Invasions Shaped the Modern World, and Stealing Lincoln's Body.  He has written articles on history, religion, politics, and popular culture for the Wall Street Journal, American Spectator, and U.S. News & World Report.  He lives in Bethel, Connecticut.Journalist, lecturer, and historian M. William Phelps is the author of eleven books, including his most recent, Nathan Hale:  The Life and Death of America's First Spy.  He lives in Vernon, Connecticut.
Lisa Craven
Lisa Craven is a juice devotee from New York City. She developed her passion for juicing eight years ago when, at a friend's apartment in New York, she decided she needed a wine-free night and instead tried a green juice. She's never looked back! Lisa is passionate about wellbeing and keeping life in balance. With over 15 years of experience in Human Resources and Talent, her career focus has always been on keeping employees healthy and well balanced at work. She is a life coach, yoga teacher and a champion for wellness in the workplace. Now resident in Sydney, Australia, she returns regularly to the US.
John Crawford
John Crawford is the New Zealand Defence Force Historian. In 2007 he edited, with Ian McGibbon, Exisle's monumental book "New Zealand's Great War." His other major publications include "To Fight for the Empire: An Illustrated History of New Zealand and the South African War, 1899-1902;" "Kia Kaha: New Zealand in the Second World War;" and, with the assistance of Peter Cooke, "No Better Death: The Great War Diaries and Letters of William G. Malone." John Crawford lives in Wellington.
T.S. Crawford
T.S. Crawford was born in Devon and educated at Marlborough College in Wiltshire at a time when there was much public interest in the army's retention of the Salisbury Plain village of Imber, which had been evacuated in 1943 for training purposes. This awakened his interest in the military use of Wiltshire. Subsequently he joined the Civil Service, first as an editor and then as a press officer. After retiring he researched in great detail army training in Wiltshire between 1897 and 1920, resulting in the publication of the first edition of Wiltshire and the Great War in 1999. He has spent most of his life in and around Wiltshire and now devotes his time to voluntary environmental work.
Siobhan Creaton
Siobhán Creaton is a journalist and author of the bestselling Ryanair, the story of Europe's biggest airline, first published in 2004, and A Mobile Fortune: The Life and Times of Denis O'Brien, both published by Aurum, and Panic at the Bank, (2002). She is a former Irish Times finance correspondent. She lives in Dublin.
Peter Crespin
A medical writer by profession, Peter has also written several books on Jaguars, reflecting his passion for the Coventry marque. He has owned a long line of Jaguars and Daimlers and currently drives or restores a 1966 E-type, a rare 1976 Series 2 Daimler Double Six Coupu00e9, a 1985 Series 3 Daimler Double Six HE, and – his favorite – a 1984 XJ-S Banham 5-speed convertible.
John Cretti
A regionally known gardening expert, radio and television host, author, columnist, and former horticulture specialist for Colorado State University Extension, John Cretti has more than 32 years of horticulture experience. John hosted the Gardening with an Altitude radio program for thirty years and has been an expert on Rocky Mountain Gardening for area TV and HGTV.His down-to-earth approach broadens the horizons of gardeners dealing with the unique and challenging climates of the region, where temperature fluctuations, wind, hail, unpredictable storms, difficult soils, and cunning critters are the norm.John has spent his life growing all kinds of plants, beginning as a child under the tutelage of his Italian grandmother, aunts, and uncle. This inspired his interest and passion for gardening while growing up in western Colorado.John is the author of several books for Cool Springs Press, including Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Guide and Month-by-Month Gardening in the Rocky Mountains. Learn more about him at his website:
Simon Croft
Simon Croft is widely known as a writer for the musical instrument and professional media sectors. He is the co-founder of Playmusic (the UK's only free magazine for musicians) and author of several technical books. A keen musician, he is also a trained musical instrument maker and repairer.
Gerard Crombac
Gérard ‘Jabby' Crombac was a close friend of Colin Chapman throughout his life, having bought one of the earliest Lotus Mark VI sports cars in 1953. In 1954 he founded the Paris-based magazine Sport Auto and eventually sold it in the late 1970s, having been its editor throughout. He remained an active Formula 1 journalist until 2003 and died in 2005.
Walter Cronkite
Starr Smith is an international journalist and author who has chronicled his adventures to more than one hundred countries. Smith was a combat intelligence officer with the Eighth Air Force in England during World War II, and later served on General Eisenhower's press staff at his London and Paris headquarters.After the war, Smith worked with the military's top brass, including Anderson, Arnold, Doolittle, Eaker, Kenney, Spaatz, and other great World War II leaders and generals. He has been a correspondent for NBC Radio, a reporter for Newsweek, and his byline has appeared in newspapers and magazines from six continents.Smith's other books include Only the Days are Long and Starr Smith's Southern Scenes. He lives in Montgomery, Alabama.
Susan Cropper
Susan Cropper's passion for knitting, crochet and textiles led to the opening of Loop in London in July 2005. Trusting in her creative instincts Susan conceived the kind of shop she wanted to be able to go to – one that is warm and friendly, sells fabulous yarns, has great pattern support and knowledgeable, helpful staff. Loop was voted one of the top 100 shops in London by Time Out magazine, as well as one of the hottest shops by Elle Decoration. Originally from New York, Susan studied Textile Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts, New York. For the past 20 years she has worked as an Art Director and Designer for major UK publications and companies in both home and lifestyle areas. She lives in London with her husband and three children.
Roy Crosier
Roy Crosier was an engineer by experience, although a physicist by training. He has owned an MGA Twin Cam for over 40 years, and has done all the rebuilding work on it, including welding, bodywork, painting, mechanical, and electrical. He also takes care of all servicing and tuning of the Twin Cam. When requested, Roy carries out appraisals of MGAs for overseas purchasers. Roy is a keen and active member of his local MG group and organizes visits, rallies, and tours, including trips to France.
Charles Cross
Charles Cross is a music journalist and the author of several acclaimed biographies, including Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix and Cobain Unseen. He was editor of the Rocket in Seattle for fifteen years during the height of the Seattle music scene. His 2001 biography of Kurt Cobain, titled Heavier Than Heaven, was awarded the 2002 ASCAP Award for Outstanding Biography.
Gillian Cross
Gillian Cross worked in a school and bakery before studying at Oxford and Sussex universities. Gillian has written over thirty books for children, in 1991 she won the Carnegie Medal for WOLF and has won both the Smarties Prize and the Whitbred Award for The Great Elephant Chase. Gillian lives in Warwickshire with her husband and some of her four children.
Meg Cross
Phil Cross is a former bodyguard, martial-arts instructor, and amatuer photographer. A former member of the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club, he has been a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club since 1969 and is still active in the club. This is his first book.
Phil Cross
Phil Cross is a former bodyguard, martial-arts instructor, and amateur photographer. A former member of the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club, he has been a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club since 1969 and is still active in the club. He is the author of Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel, a true chronicle of his life and wild times.
Roy Cross
Roy Cross was born in Southwark and began work as an illustrator in Fairey Aviation during World War Two.  Over the next thirty years, Roy progressed to top-class advertising art for the aircraft industry and other companies including Airfix.  For ten years he supplied artwork for Airfix, with his last painting for the company being the Germany heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen in 1974.  In that year Roy set out on his own and he still paints and his glorious paintings can still be found today in art galleries and in private collections.  Sadly, much of his Airfix artwork was destroyed and all that remains are the lids of many millions of boxes. He is  a resident of Kent, England.
Ruth Cross
Ruth Cross started her hand knit company Ruth Cross in 2004, following her degree in Fashion Textiles Design with Business Studies at the University of Brighton. Initially designing collections of garments and accessories that sold internationally, the company started to win awards and get noticed by the press. Soon Ruth Cross became involved in projects and collaborations with other leading companies and organisations including Woolmark, Harvey Nichols and Anthropologie, and an interiors collection shortly followed. Now established as the go-to people for innovative knitted design, the Ruth Cross remit has never been wider, but the goal has always remained the same – to develop knit as a fresh and exciting contemporary craft.
Samantha Crossland
Samantha Crossland began her design career with her label "Blasphemina's Closet" in 2000. After closing "Blasphemina's Closet" in September of 2013, she started anew with her new eponymous label "Samantha Rei." Samantha attended the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minnesota, choosing to hone her skills as an illustrator and painter so she could pursue comic book art. After graduating in 1999, she spent a year at the College of Visual Arts (CoVA) in Saint Paul to major in illustration and then continued her education at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College for Apparel Technologies. Samantha has a growing fan base, with more than 3,500 followers on Facebook, 300 Pinterest followers, and nearly 500 Instagram followers. Samantha has been featured in numerous publications, including the Star Tribune, L'etoile Magazine, Cloud Orchid Magazine (Steampunk issue), New York Times, and Maxim.
Allan Crouch
Allan Crouch studied Sciences at Reading University and then pursued a career as a production engineer in the telecommunications industry in Brazil and the UK. Now retired, he is the Registrar for SS cars for the Jaguar Drivers Club, and has expanded the register to include all the known cars worldwide by incorporating the major overseas registers in the USA, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and continental Europe. He is a volunteer archivist for the Jaguar Heritage, computerizing all the factory sales and orders ledgers for pushrod-engined cars from the early S.S.I and S.S.II to the Jaguar Mk V. In 1979 he found and acquired a rundown and partially dismantled 1948 Jaguar 21⁄2-litre drophead coupŠ, which he set about restoring and which has since won a number of Concours competitions.
Kent Crowley
Kent Crowley writes about music for numerous publications, including Vintage Guitar and Shakin' Fever. He researched Bob Keane's The Oracle of Del-Fi and edited Hollywood Gold Star Studio founders Stan Ross and Dave Gold's Gold Star Album. He is the author of Surf Beat (Backbeat, 2011), and also consulted on Freak Out In Cucamonga, an upcoming documentary on Frank Zappa's Pal Studios/Studio Z.
Andrew Crowson
ANDREW CROWSON is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Andrew Crowson include Spinning Wheels: Diggers and Dumpers (Spinning Wheels), Spinning Wheels: Race Cars (Spinning Wheels), Submarine Sam (Quarto Children's Book), and Spaceman Sam.
Max Cryer
Max Cryer is a well-known writer, broadcaster and entertainer. In a long career, he has been a school teacher, a compere and television host, as well as a performer on the opera stage in London and in cabaret in Las Vegas and Hollywood. Now a full-time writer living in Auckland, he has written many books, including Every Dog Has Its Day, Who Said That First?, Love Me Tender, The Godzone Dictionary, Preposterous Proverbs and Curious English Words and Phrases.
Kenneth Cservenka
Having owned and repaired various models of Volkswagen since 1969, Ken Cservenka is a well known figure around the VW show scene. As well as being an occasional Concours du2019 Elegance judge, he is well known for his photography. His articles, photography and answers to technical queries have appeared in several well known magazines. He has also provided photography for several books and has previously co-written two books for the Veloce Buyers Guide series.
Robbin Cuddy
Robbin Cuddy began her career designing packaging for toys, games, and puzzles. She eventually became a freelance illustrator and concentrates primarily on children's books. She resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Dan Cuffaro
Dan Cuffaro is a professor of industrial design and the chair of industrial design at The Cleveland Institute of Art. Prior to that, he worked as design director for a design firm where his clients included Compaq, Polaroid, Symbol Technologies, Tupperware, Lego, Black & Decker, DeWalt, and Sunbeam.
Brian Cull
Brian Cull has written and co-authored more than 20 books on the air war of 1939–45. He lives in Suffolk, England.
Cheryl Cullen
Cheryl Cullen of Cullen Communications in Frankfort, IL, is a marketing and graphic design consultant. She is the author of a number of books, including The Best of Annual Report Design, Large Graphics, Small Graphics, Then Is Now, Promotion Design That Works, and Identity Design That Works.
Kristin Cullen
Kristin Cullen teaches graphic design at the University of Cincinnati and has also taught at the University of Illinois and the Rhode Island School of Design. For years, she worked as a designer at award-winning Chicago design firms, where she created a wide range of communication materials. She lives in Cincinnati, OH.
Laura Cumming
Laura Cumming is the art critic of the Observer.
Beverly Cummings
Beverly Cummings is a sex and health writer. She lives in Boston, MA.
Joseph Cummins
Joseph Cummins (Maplewood, NJ) is the author of History's Great Untold Stories: Larger Than Life Characters and Dramatic Events That Changed the World. His forthcoming books include Turn Around and Run Like Hell: Unconventional Military Strategies That Worked, History's Greatest Hits, and Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks and October Surprises in America's Presidential Campaigns
Scott Cupit
SCOTT CUPIT founded Swing Patrol in Australia in 1998 and it is now regarded as the world's largest swing-dancing school, with weekly classes held in Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmania, Berlin and London. Swing Patrol London, which launched in 2009, now has more than 1,400 students a week through its many venues and weekly social dances. Scott achieved global media attention in 2009 with his interactive swinging hour on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, which was voted one of the top ten hours of the project by the Evening Standard. Since Swing Patrol's successful pitch on BBC2's Dragon's Den in July 2014, with three of the four dragons making an offer, the company has enjoyed a second wave of media attention, with various major fashion brands interested in collaborations – Keds footwear is now a sponsor. As well as running Swing Patrol, Scott continues to teach weekly classes and regularly leads workshops in the UK and abroad. After sixteen years, he still thinks he has the best job in the world.
Andrea Curami
Andrea Curami is a recognized authority on historic vehicle restoration and conservation. He has held technical and scientific positions within the Italian historic Automotoclub (ASI) , technical cordinator for the Mille Miglia Race and member of the Technical Commission of the F.I.V.A.
Louise Curley
Trained horticulturist LOUISE CURLEY writes for the Guardian newspaper, Grow Your Own, The Simple Things and Gardens Illustrated magazines. She started her Wellywoman blog in 2011 and was a finalist in the 'best blog' category at the Garden Media Guild Awards in 2012. She gardens organically and has kept an allotment for four years on which she grows all her cut flowers.
Suzue Curley
Suzue Curley completes the team with an equally impressive patisserie background. Born in Japan, Suzue was influenced and inspired by many Japanese patissiers but recognized that she needed to move to Europe to complete her training. She met William while working as a patissier at The Savoy, having previously trained at Claridge's and Le Cordon Bleu.
William Curley
William Curley began his career with an apprenticeship at Gleneagles Hotel, near to his home town in Scotland. He has since worked in several Michelin-starred establishments under some of the world's most respected chefs, including Pierre Koffmann at La Tante Claire, Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, Marco Pierre White at The Restaurant in Knightsbridge and Marc Meneau at L'Esperance in France. His outstanding skills as a patissier flourished during these years, leading to an appointment as Chef Patissier at the London Savoy where he met fellow patissier and future wife and collaborator, Suzue, whose Japanese heritage influences many of the flavours found in their recipes. William's numerous awards include Pastry Chef of the Year, British Dessert of the Year and together with Suzue they won Gold representing Scotland at the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt and at international events in Basle, Chicago, London and Luxembourg. Additionally, they have won four Best British Chocolatier accolades together with over 25 golds for their chocolates. William's book Couture Chocolate won the best chocolate book at the Gourmand Awards 2012. In 2004 William and Suzue opened their first shop in Richmond upon Thames and recently a second in Belgravia, where, alongside an array of chocolate confections and patisserie they also created London's first Dessert Bar. Downstairs a professional quality kitchen hosts regular master classes and courses for both children and adults.
David Curnock
David Curnock has written numerous military books for Green Umbrella in the Little Book Series.
Bruce Curtis
Bruce Curtis has been a professional photographer for many decades, contributing to such esteemed publications as Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated.
Vanessa Curtis
Vanessa Curtis's first children's book Zelah Green: Queen of Clean (Egmont) was shortlisted for the 2009 Waterstones Children's Book Prize. The sequel Zelah Green: One More Little Problem was released in July 2010. Vanessa is also a freelance book reviewer and the author of three books on Virginia Woolf. She co-edits The Virginia Woolf Bulletin, the magazine of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain and, as a trained pianist, also teaches the piano part-time. She works as a reader for a literary consultancy. Vanessa lives near Chichester harbour, West Sussex. Vist Vanessa's website at
Raoul Curtis-Machin
Born in Scotland, Raoul Curtis-Machin developed a passionate interest in gardening from the age of thirteen. With an honours degree in landscape management from Reading University, he became Head Gardener for ICI, then set up his own London-based business, designing gardens for celebrity chefs, rock stars, Crown Arab Princes and business tycoons. He has improved gardens and estates throughout Scotland, the UK, France, and Istanbul. After freelancing for a year, Raoul launched The Northern Garden in 2003, a new glossy magazine specifically aimed at gardening in the cooler northern climate. Raoul is currently Landscape Historian with Historic Scotland. He lives with his family in Fife and is also gardening correspondent for The Herald magazine, and a part-time lecturer in garden design. Image © Ray Cox
Dawn Cusick
Dawn Cusick writes children's nature nonfiction books that celebrate the intersection of science and fun. She has won the Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Science Book award twice, and her books appear on best-book lists by the National Science Teacher's Association, the International Reading Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science Books & Films. She lives in western North Carolina and teaches biology at Haywood Community College.
Lisa Cyr
Lisa Cyr is a designer/illustrator, writer, and national lecturer. She writes for Communication Arts, Step Inside Design, HOW, International Design, and Applied Arts and is the author of Brochure Design That Works (Rockport Publishers). The author lives in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
Jorg Czypionka
Professor Colin D. Heaton served in the U.S. Army and later the U.S. Marines as a scout sniper under Livingston's command. He was a guest historian on the History Channel program Dogfights: Secret Weapons and has authored several books of military history: German Anti-Partisan Warfare in Europe 1939--1945 (Schiffer Publishing 2001); Night Fighters: The Luftwaffe and RAF Air Combat over Europe, 1939--1945 (Naval Inst. Press, 2008), which he coauthored with Anne-Marie Lewis; and Occupation and Insurgency: A Selective Examination of The Hague and Geneva Conventions on the Eastern Front (Algora, 2008). He has taught history and military history at American Military University. Anne-Marie Lewis (Southport, NC) has coauthored Night Fighters: The Luftwaffe and RAF Air Combat over Europe 1939--1945, The German Aces Speak, Noble Warrior, and is working on a biography of Hans Marseille with Colin Heaton.
Dan D'Addario
Dan D'Addario has been drawing as far back as he can remember. It wasn't until he was in college, that one of his art instructors encouraged him to try doing caricature drawings for a High School Graduation party in 1977. He was hooked! Since then Dan has never looked back!Dan is a freelance illustrator and caricaturist in Macomb Township, Michigan. Dan's career spans almost 30 years as a graphic designer in the automotive field, while pursuing his passion of caricatures and cartooning. From 1996 until 2008, Dan freelanced editorial cartoons for Crain's Detroit Business Magazine.
Andrea D'Aquino
Andrea D'Aquino has always resisted labels like "art director", "illustrator", "graphic designer" and finds herself happiest straddling the line between all those things. She has worked as a senior art director for major advertising agencies. As an illustrator and designer, clients include Anthropologie, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveller, The Washington Post, Elle Magazine, One Kings Lane, Vegetarian Times, Family Fun, Chronicle Books, Uppercase, Flow Magazine, PlanSponsor Magazine, and many others. Her work has been recognized by Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Art Director's Club, Communication Arts, 3x3 Magazine, The One Club, and The Type Director's Club.
Brian D'Arcy
BRIAN D'ARCY is an Anglo-Irish poet who has contributed to many anthologies of children's poetry and has had two collections published. He retired from lecturing at Sheffield Hallam University, after having previously lectured in Huddersfield, Blackburn and Lancaster. Brian is a member of the Mini Mushaira writers, has a passion for horses, retelling Irish folktales and writing poetry for children and adults. His poetry prizes include First Prize in the Edward Lear Centenary Limerick Competition. He lives in Sheffield with his wife Debjani Chatterjee, with whom he has edited Let's Celebrate! Festival Poems from around the World and Let’s Play! Poems about Sports and Games from around the World.  
Paul d'Orleans
Paul d'Orléans, better known as the publisher of website The Vintagent, travels the world following the vintage motorcycle scene. As a rider, collector, and recognized expert on moto-history, he is a passionate advocate for old motorcycles and writes for numerous magazines (including Cycle World, MCN, Men's File, Klassik Motorrad, and Café Racers FR), websites, and club journals worldwide.
Bob Dacey
Over the last 28 years, Bob Dacey's work has been published internationally by a wide variety of clients, including magazines, communication networks, major corporations and the White House. His illustrations have received gold and silver medals and over three dozen certificates of merit from the Society of Illustrators.
Fred Dahlinger
Bruce Nelson has worked in the transportation industry since graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Following more than 25 years of service with the Chicago Transit Authority, where he worked his way up through the ranks to the position of general manager, he is now employed by Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international engineering consulting firm. His interests include photography, music performance and the study of American history. He has authored many articles on transportation-related subjects for a variety of publications, and his photographs have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and history books. A lifelong resident of northeastern Illinois, Bruce lives in Chicago with his wife, Jennifer.
Luca Dal Monte
Born in Cremona, Italy, in 1963, Luca Dal Monte has led Public Relations for Ferrari in the United States and is now the Head of Global PR for Maserati. He has authored several books on motor racing in Italy and in the United States, including a fiction novel set in the Nazi-driven 1930s European Grand Prix scene.
Elizabeth Dale
ELIZABETH DALE studied physics and worked for many years in the health service. After her three daughters were born, she was re-introduced to children's books. Elizabeth lives in rural West Sussex. She has had over 1600 stories (teenage and adult) published all over the world, and has children's books published for Bloomsbury, Egmont, Andersen, Simon and Schuster and others.
Hannah Dale
HANNAH DALE has her own successful company, Wrendale Designs, that started on a crowded farmhouse kitchen table. With an eclectic background in art, biolgy and the London Stock Exchange, Hannah started painting hares when she and her husband had their baby, because she was drawn to their expressive faces; a trait she captures perfectly in this, her first book.
Iain Dale
Iain Dale is a political blogger, broadcaster, writer and fan who also runs the 'West Ham 'Till I Die' blog. It was natural that Iain should become a Hammer's fan, he did after all live in Essex. He saw his first game at Upton Park in 1977 when West Ham lost 1-0 to Chelsea.
Sandra Dallas
Elise Schebler Roberts is a quilt historian and writer who has been quilting for nearly twenty years. She is on the roster of Minnesota Folk Artists and the Minnesota Quilter's Guild, and she also works to preserve historic quilts as a member of the Minnesota Quilt Project. Previously the Curator of Education at the State Historical Society of Iowa, she is now working toward her doctorate in art and history while teaching art history and humanities at Minnesota School of Business. Elise has written numerous articles and is a contributing author to Minnesota Quilts: Creating Connections with Our Past, and Around the Quilt Frame, both published by Voyageur Press. She lives in the Twin Cities.Jennifer Chiaverini is the author of the Elm Creek Quilts Novels Series.
Tony Dalton
Tony Dalton is a writer and film historian who has known Ray Harryhausen for over thirty years. They met whilst Tony was working for the British Film Institute and have been close friends ever since. Tony has worked as a film publicist, television researcher and producer. Today, in addition to writing, he is a consultant to The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (Bafta). He is also curator of the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation.
Jude Daly
Jude Daly was born in London and emigrated to South Africa as a young child. She went to art college in Cape Town, and now lives there with her husband, the writer and illustrator Niki Daly, and their two sons.
Mark Daly
Mark Daly is a writer and publisher with a longstanding interest in secret and little-known aspects of London. He has also devised a number of walking tours of unseen London. He lives in South Nutfield, Surrey.
Niki Daly
Niki Daly has won many awards for his exuberant work. His groundbreaking Not So fast Songololo (1986), winner of a U.S Parent's Choice Award, paved the way for post-apartheid South African children's books. Since then, he has been published across the globe and has visited and presented talks in several countries. Among his many Frances Lincoln books, Once Upon a Time was an Honor Winner in the US Children's Africana Book Awards of 2004. Jamela's Dress - first in the Jamela series - was another milestone book, chosen by the ALA as a Notable Children's Book and by Booklist as one of the Top 10 African American Picture Books of 2000, and winning both the Children's Literature Choice Award and the Parent's Choice Silver Award. Niki lives with his wife, the illustrator Jude Daly, in Mowbray, a bustling Cape Town suburb.
Trina Dalziel
Trina Dalziel is represented by illustration agency Lilla Rogers Studio. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for over seventeen years. Originally from the North of Scotland, she grew up on a tomato farm. In her teens and twenties she spent time living in the Netherlands, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Paris. She earned a degree in illustration, and at the post-graduate level studied twentieth-century art and design history, which has all fed into her love of art, design, nature, animals, Scandinavia and European cities. She lives in London where she greatly appreciates the access to exhibitions, galleries, and museums which fuel her inspiration and
Emma Damon
Emma Damon trained at Manchester Art School, where she gained a first class honours degree, followed by an MA. Emma's interests iinclude fashion and textiles. She has worked for museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, and the V&A in London. She now lives near Melbourne, Australia.
Clea Danaan
Clea Danaan was born in Seattle, Washington. She attended Western Washington University's Fairhaven College, where she studied the arts, psychology, and environmental education. She moved to eastern Colorado, where she practiced massage and studied somatic psychology and creation spirituality. The Rocky Mountains have taught her much about gardening, permaculture, and the medicine of the earth. She homeschools her two children and continues to write about conscious relationship with the sacred earth. Her books have been translated into French and German, and published in six countries. Her book Sacred Land was a 2007 Foreword Book of the Year Finalist and a Bronze Medal Winner in the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards for "Most Likely to Save the Planet".
Natalie Danford
Natalie Danford is a seasoned food and travel writer and book critic whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Fine Cooking and many other publications. She is also an experienced translator of Italian whose credits include Puglia: A Culinary Memoir, A Family Farm in Tuscany: Recipes and Stories from Fattoria Poggio Alloro and La Cucina Italiana: The Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking. She has also translated numerous books for Sassi Editore, including Roma Aeterna and Bella! Italia. The author of a novel, Inheritance, she lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Cheryl Dangel Cullen
Cheryl Dangel Cullen is a marketing and graphic design consultant who writes for several major graphic design publications. She is the author of a number of books, including The Best of Annual Report Design, Large Graphics, Small Graphics, Then Is Now, Promotion Design That Works, and the forthcoming Identity Design That Works. She lives outside Chicago, Illinois.
Daniel Daniel
Daniel Howarth has illustrated a number of successful children's books, charming young audiences with his mesmerising artwork. He lives with his wife, two children and beloved dogs, ducks and chickens in a cottage in Devon, England.
Neil Daniels
Neil Daniels (London, England) has written about classic rock and heavy metal for a wide range of magazines, newspapers, fanzines, and websites. He is also the author of more than ten books about artists including Judas Priest, Robert Plant, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, and Journey. For more information, please visit
Krissi Danielsson
Krissi Danielsson lost three babies to miscarriage before giving birth to her two children. A freelance writer who has co-authored five books with her husband, Matt Danielsson, she is now studying to be a nurse. Danielsson runs a miscarriage website (
Fiona Danks
Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire.Through their website Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website click here
Helen Dardik
A resident of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Helen Dardik is a versatile artist, dividing her creative energies between illustration, crafting, and oil painting. Everything Helen sees inspires her, especially her children’s drawings, which come from “the ultimate source––infinite imagination.” When she isn’t working on digital illustrations, Helen makes plush toys, paints, and spends time with her girls and husband.
Joan Darflinger
Joan Darflinger is a nationally known Master artist, art teacher, author, and national art TV personality. After more than 30 years of teaching thousands of students at the Joan Darflinger School of Fine Art in St. Charles, Illinois, Joan is now enjoying the next chapter in her life as she focuses on painting for pleasure, part-time teaching, and conducting painting retreats. Joan offers art classes at the Quinlan Visual Art Center in Gainesville, Georgia, as well as traveling workshops all over the country. She also conducts World Wide Artists' Adventures, which are en plein air painting retreats all over the world for fellow artists and non-artists. Joan has conducted these painting retreats in Monet's Garden, Giverny, France, as well as many beautiful locations throughout the United States, Italy, the British West Indies, Switzerland, and Germany.
John Darkin
John Darkin is a writer based in Gisborne, New Zealand.
Kev Darling
Kev Darling spent more than twenty years in the Royal Air Force, engineering aircraft ranging in size from the Tiger Moth to the TriStar.  Medically discharged after the first Gulf War he strengthened his writing career, which he had begun in 1986.  Since then he has authored numerous magazine articles and more than twenty books and monographs.  He lives in Vale of Glamorgan.
Peter Darman
Peter Darman holds a postgraduate degree in military history from the University of York. He has written a number of books on military subjects, including Uniforms of World War II and A-Z of the SAS. He currently lives in London.
Adam Nergal Darski
Born in Gdynia in 1977, Adam Nergal Darski is a Polish musician and singer best known as the leader of the international renowned black metal group Behemoth, with whom he has recorded ten studio albums across three decades, the most recent of which is The Satanist. This is his first book.
Charles Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts. Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life on Earth.
Prodeepta Das
Prodeepta Das was born in Cuttack, in eastern India. He is a freelance photographer and author whose pictures have been published in over 20 children's books. In 1991 Inside India, which he also wrote, won the Commonwealth Photographer's Award. Prodeepta's books for Frances Lincoln are P is for Pakistan, Prita Goes to India, K is for Korea, We are Britain!, Geeta's Day, I is for India, J is for Jamaica, Kamal Goes to Trinidad, P is for Poland, T is for Turkey, S is for South Africa, R is for Russia and B is for Bangladesh.
Colin Date
Colin Date was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. There he worked in the advertising and marketing field, primarily in the retail packaged goods industry. After relocating to Oregon in 1994, Colin became involved in the automotive publishing realm, writing and shooting numerous features for magazines such as Chevy High Performance, Mustang Monthly, Mopar Muscle, and Muscle Car Review. He is the editor of Legendary Ford Magazine.
Anni Daulter
Anni Daulter is a professional cook, advocate of sustainable living, and author of Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies & Toddlers (Rodale, May 2010) and Ice Pop Joy (Sellers). She was also the founder and operator of a fresh organic baby food company, Bohemian Baby, for three years, where she developed all recipes and branding for the company. Her food was sold to all the top celebrity babies including the children of Gwyneth Paltrow, Adam Sandler, Christy Turlington, Stevie Wonder, Bridget Fonda, Debi Mazar, the late Heath Ledger, Angela Bassett and many others. Bohemian Baby food was featured in more 60 articles and was sold in local Whole Foods stores. Anni has since ceased production and has begun to write cookbooks with a healthy focus for families. She has also launched her new site, Conscious Family Living (, which she hopes to turn into an online magazine. Anni lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband Tim and four children.Elena Rego is a writer and photographer committed to creating work that highlights conscious living. Deeply drawn to food and the cultural patterns we all share with one another across the dinner table, she has created a food blog at, where she explores recipes, mealtime rituals, sustainable slow food, and rich enticing food photography. She is currently writing a book on the basics of food practice and enjoying her new home on the lush island of Maui with her beloved and their dog.
Christine Davenier
Christine Davenier worked as a teacher for three years before illustrating her first book in France in 1988. Since 1999, Christine has also been illustrating books in the United States. Her energetic style and exuberant characters have helped her books garner Parents' Choice and Booksense Top Ten awards. In 2002, The First Thing My Mama Told Me (North-South) was chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. More recently, books in the Very Fairy Princess series (Little, Brown), written by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, have spent several weeks on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly children's bestseller lists. Christine has also illustrated bestsellers by Judith Viorst, Jack Prelutsky, Kimberly Willis Holt, Madeline L'Engle, Peter Yarrow, and Amanda Peet, as well as the Iris and Walter series Miss Lina's Ballerinas series.
Jane Davenport
Jane Davenport is a professional Artist, prize-winning author, popular Workshop Leader and her Online Schools are home to thousands of creatives from all around the world. Jane's artwork has featured in magazines, books, tv and movies. She designs signature art products, hosts art retreats in Byron Bay, Bali and Paris and her first mixed-media technique book is Drawing and Painting Faces (Quarry).
Vickie Davenport
Vickie Davenport is a qualified and experienced dog trainer who began training and showing her pet dogs at Cruft's, when she was just 13 years old. After completing her Animal Behaviour degree in 2004 at the University College of Chester, Vickie went on to work in Thailand, where she carried out behavioural studies and cared for a range of species. Vickie has also worked for 'Hearing Dogs for Deaf People' as a Dog Welfare Manager, and now teaches dog training and behaviour at degree level. Vickie lives and works in York, UK, and is a proud mum of two boys, and her two rescue dogs.
Arnold Davey
Arnold Davey joined the Lagonda Club fifty years ago and is its Vice President and Registrar. His knowledge of all matters Lagonda is unsurpassed.
Owen Davey
Owen Davey is an award-winning freelance illustrator living and working in the UK. His work has been published in every continent except Antarctica.
Dennis David
Dennis is not new to automotive writing - besides authoring Fifties Fins, How to Restore Classic Toys, and History of the Tonka Toy Company, his work has appeared in Car Collector, Cars & Parts, Special Interest Autos, and Automobile Quarterly. He's been involved in the Society of Automotive Historians, American Truck Historical Society, Classic Car Club of America, Antique Automobile Club of America, amongst being involved with esteemed events like judging for the Greenwich Concours de Elegance and the Councours de Elegance of the Eastern United States. To further prove his candidacy  for this subject, Dennis was the winner of the 1998 Hernando DeSoto Award and was also the Technical Editor of the National DeSoto club.
Keren David
Keren David was brought up in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and went to school in Hatfield. She left school at 18 and got a job as a messenger girl on a newspaper, then turned down a place to read English at university to take an apprenticeship as a junior reporter. She was freelancing as a reporter on the old Fleet Street by her mid-twenties and, after living and working in Scotland for two years, was appointed as a news editor on The Independent at the age of 27. She worked at The Independent for six years, moving from news to become a commissioning editor on the Comment pages. She and her family then went to live in Amsterdam for eight years where she was editor in chief of a photo-journalism agency. On returning to the UK in 2007 she decided to attend a course on writing for children at the City University. When I Was Joe started out as a project for that course. She lives in London with her husband and two children and studying for an Open University degree in Humanities with Art History. To read a Q&A with Keren David, click here
Bill Davidson
Randy Leffingwell (Montecito, CA), best-selling MBI author and renowned photographer, has earned a reputation as one of the most thorough researchers working today. He has written and photographed over two dozen books on topics ranging from tractors to motorcycles to cars to barns. Darwin Holmstrom has written or co-written many books on motorcycling, including the best-selling BMW Motorcycles and The Complete IdiotÆs Guide to Motorcycles. He also contributed essays to The Harley-Davidson Reader and Harley-Davidson Century. Darwin lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Bill Davidson is the vice president of core customer marketing for Harley-Davidson Motor Co. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Donald Davidson
'Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian Donald Davidson first showed up at the track in 1964, obsessed with the u201c500u201d and having memorized a plethora of trivial facts about the event and its participants. Returning in 1965, he was invited by IMS Radio Network Chief Announcer Sid Collins to participate as a commentator on the race-day broadcast, a duty he has performed ever since. The week after that race, he was hired (by Director of Competition Henry Banks) to be the keeper of records for the United States Auto Club (USAC), and since that time has contributed to dozens of books, written numerous magazine stories and local newspaper columns, given hundreds of talks, been featured on ABC News, and been a guest, along with Mario Andretti and Jackie Stewart, on Ted Koppelu2019s Nightline. He has hosted a call-in radio show every May since 1971, and for 20 years has conducted a four-night course on u201c500u201d history for IUPUI, the Indianapolis-based combined campus of Purdue and Indiana Universities. He joined IMS full time in 1998.
Caitlin Davies
Londoner Caitlin Davies has been swimming at the Heath ponds and Lido since she was a child. A writer, teacher and journalist, she is the author of three non-fiction books, four novels and several short stories.
Hannah Davies
Hannah Davies is an award-winning freelance illustrator living and working by the seaside in Wales, UK. Patterns and hand drawn elements are combined in Hannah's designs to create something new and unique. She works by layering together her own textile patterns, colored papers, watercolors, and ink drawings. She is also fascinated by microscopic patterns and the extraordinary level of detail they can display. Her style is best described as fine, decorative, dreamy, and full of whimsical detail. You can see more of Hannah's work at
Hunter Davies
Hunter Davies is the author of over 30 books, many of them with a Lake District connection, as well as biographies of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Eddie Stobart. His authorised biography of Wainwright appeared in 1995. He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster and they divide their time between London and their Lake District home in Loweswater.
Mark Davies
Mark Davies has 10 years and 150,000 miles of experience owning, driving, maintaining, and modifying Audi TTs. For many years he has been an active member of the UK TT Owner’s Club, both serving on the national Club Committee and organising events for local members. He is a regular contributor to the Club’s magazine ‘absoluTTe,’ writing about all matters relating to owning and driving a TT. He is also an active member of the UK’s most popular TT-related internet chat forum, His car can regularly be seen on display with the TTOC at motor shows around the country.
Pete Davies
The Scarborough scooter rallies of the late 1970s were where Pete DaviesÆ interest in Lambretta scooters began, and, since the 1980s, Pete has owned a variety of Lambrettas that were made in Italy, Spain and India, from the humble LD 150 to a tuned GP 150.In 1999, Pete took on the role of Vehicle Registrar for the Lambretta Club of Great Britain, and with the position came the desire to unearth far more detailed information about Lambretta scooters, wherever they were built.Now running the British Lambretta Archive, Pete is still discovering - and sharing with fellow enthusiasts - information about what he considers to be the worldÆs finest scooter.
Sasha Davies
Sasha Davies is an author and cheesemonger in Portland, Oregon. She started her cheese career in New York City as an apprentice in the cheese caves of Artisanal Premium Cheese, going on to manage the caves at Murray's Cheese, serve as a resident cheese expert for Marlow & Sons, and consult for cheese shops across America. Sasha serves on the board of the American Cheese Society. Her interest in cheese led her to embark on a tour of 45 American cheesemakers, a project documented at Her first book, The Guide to West Coast Cheese: More than 300 Cheeses Handcrafted in California, Oregon, and Washington, was published in September 2010. Davies has taught classes at the French Culinary Institute and the Cheese School of San Francisco. Other food writing by Davies has appeared in Mix Magazine, the Diner Journal, and the cheese-focused magazine Culture.David Bleckmann is an obsessed home cheesemaker in Portland, Oregon. Before cheese, he worked his way through other domestic culinary crafts including making beer and wine, preserving jam, pickling, curing bacon and other meat, and roasting coffee. This interest in creating food from scratch and a fascination with food science led to an immersion in the art of turning liquid milk into solid cheese. He teaches cheesemaking classes and writes freelance articles for Culture, and also maintains a blog and hosts a hobby cheesemaking podcast at his website,
Steve Davies
Steve Davies is a freelance aviation journalist and photographer living in Cambridge, England. He is the author of F-15E Units in Combat 1991-2005 (Osprey), F-15C Units in Combat (Osprey), F-15C/E Units in OIF (Osprey), F-15E Strike Eagle: All Weather Attack Aircraft (Airlife), and F-15 Eagle & Strike Eagle: Combat Legends (Airlife). He is also a regular contributor to the aviation press including International Air Power Review, Combat Aircraft, Air Forces Monthly, Aircraft Illustrated and Air Pictorial.
Valerie Davies
Nicola Davies trained as a zoologist. She worked as a presenter, assistant producer and writer for the BBC before becoming an author. She now writes non fiction and fiction, for children and adults, and is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Bath Spa University. Nicola has written many non fiction titles for BBC Worldwide, for Kingfisher and for Walker Books including several in the award winning 'Read and Wonder' series: €˜Big Blue Whale', €˜Bat Loves the Night', €˜One Tiny Turtle', €˜Surprising Sharks' and 'Ice Bear'. €˜Surprising Sharks' became a Boston Globe Honour Book in October 2004. €˜Ice Bear', about Polar bears and Inuit in the Arctic, ( illustrated by Gary Blythe) was published in 2005 and won the English Society Award for young non fiction. A new title, 'White Owl, Barn Owl', will be out in Autumn 2006. Nicola's 2004 title for Walker, €˜Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable' (illustrated by Neal Layton), was the subject of an exhibition at the Rothschild Museum (part of the Natural History Museum) and has appeared in more than ten foreign language editions. It has won two prizes for science books in Italy and is shortlisted for another in Germany this year.. The next title, also illustrated by Neal Layton, €˜Extreme Animals', will be published in the UK in Autumn 2006. €˜Home', Nicola's first novel for older children, was published by Walker in 2005 and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Her second novel €˜Twins' is due out in 2007. In addition to writing, Nicola works with children in schools helping to develop their writing skills, using natural history as a trigger for creative writing. She is a popular author at literary festivals such as Edinburgh, Oxford, Cheltenham and the Festivaletteratura in Mantova, Italy. She has a long association with the Young Cultural Creators project and is involved in various other arts projects with children. She has been writer in residence for the Swansea Wordplay Festival and for Farms For City Chidren, among others. In 2005 Nicola organised a one day conference on children's non fiction 'Adventures in the Real World' at the Dylan Thomas Center in Swansea. She recently wrote the libretto for a children's opera, performed at the King's Hunting Lodge in Epping Forest in June 2006. Under her pen name, Stevie Morgan, Nicola has written humorous columns for the Independent, and three adult novels for Hodder and Stoughton. Some Books for Children Big Blue Whale Walker Books 1997 Bat Loves the Night Walker Books 2000 One Tiny Turtle Walker Books 2000 Surprising Sharks Walker Books 2002 Wild About Dolphins Walker Books 2000 Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable Walker Books 2004 Home (older children's fiction) Walker Books 2005 Twins (older children's fiction) Walker books 2007 Extereme Animals Walker Books 2005 Ice Bear, Walker Books 2005 White Owl, Barn Owl Walker Books 2006 Some Reviews €˜ A marvellous meeting with a Blue Whale...fills the reader with wonder...stranger than any fiction...' The Observer €˜... gentle, unhurried, lyrical ...' Books for Keeps €˜Nicola Davies is an author who gets the balance exactly right. Her scientific love of the particular translates into the precise well chosen language that so appeals to children. There is not a word too many,there is not a word out of place ... near-poetic narrative' Times Educational Supplement €˜If only all natural history books were as well pitched as this!' The Independent €˜I would not change a single word!' Books for Keeps '...I was caught, hook, line and sinker...' The Guardian
Ardie Davis
Straight out of barbecue country in Kansas City, MO, Ardie (aka Remus Powers, PhB) is the founder of the renowned American Royal International BBQ Sauce, Rub, and Baste Contest, as well as the Great American Barbecue Sauce, Baste, and Rub Contest, and is an inductee in the BBQ Hall of Fame.
Ashley Davis
The dreamy vintage quality of Ashley Davis's photographs is undeniable. Soft muted colors, familiar cityscapes and whimsical imagery are the elements Ashley uses to compose her images. She loves making pretty things to share with others, especially her whimsical, vintage style photography and her custom design work. She is best known for her surreal photography series, "Balloons over New York." Voted 2012 Dallas RAW Photographer of the Year! Visit her at
Earl Davis
Corcoran & Davis
Forest Walker Davis
Forest Walker Davis, "the tape guy," is an artist who works mainly with duct tape. Duck Brand has commissioned his work. He currently teaches a middle-school afterschool program, in which he encourages the students "to go beyond the wallet."
Francis Davis
Francis Davis is the jazz critic for The Village Voice, a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly, and author of numerous books on jazz and the blues.
Jassy Davis
  JASSY DAVIS is a recipe writer for British organic vegetable company, Able & Cole, and a professional food stylist.  
John Davis
John Davis is a highly creative and renowned photographer who has worked withleading international brands and taught at the American College in London.His wealth of experience as a photographer and a dad means he is well placedto help children really get creative with their cameras.
Kristin Davis
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Lisa Davis
Barbara Rowe, M.P.H., R.D., L.D., C.N.S.D., is the program manager at Johns Hopkins' Weight Management Center. With over sixteen years of experience as a dietician, she has worked individually with countless clients helping them manage their health through diet. Rowe has authored several articles on nutrition and inflammation. She uses her vast knowledge of nutrition and her enjoyment of good food to develop tasty recipes that promote good health.
Matt Davis
Matt B. Davis is a journalist and podcaster who specializes in obstacle racing and mud runs. He has completed over 50 events of every distance and difficulty level. Through the Obstacle Racing Media website and podcast, Matt has interviewed over 100 people including athletes, race directors, and other OCR insiders. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and 3 children.
Michael Davis
In Western Kentucky, the one thing that most people have in common is a history of coal mining in their families. Michael Davis grew up hearing mining stories from his dad, two grandfathers, a great-grandfather, and an aunt -- with their combined 200 years of mining experience. Although Michael has driven some of the equipment in this book, fate never led him quite down the same path as a miner, yet his interest in mining machines never waned and led him to gather the information and materials to document one of the most dynamic regions of coal mining in North America. The area is home to legends like The Everly Brothers, Mose Rager, Merle Travis, and John PrineÆs popular folk song "Paradise," but if youÆre like most people in Western Kentucky and the surrounding counties, the fame goes to families like the DavisÆs and others with a rich heritage of mining in their blood.
Mike Lee Davis
Mike Lee Davis is a retired English professor and the former Honors Program Director at Cameron University. He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Princeton University and is the author of Reading the Text That Isn't There: Paranoia in the Nineteenth-century American Novel.
Neal Davis
Neal Davis was bitten by the travel bug early in life and has spent his years seeking a cure all over the world.  He has ridden in 21 countries spanning nearly every corner of the globe.  He is the author of two already highly successful titles in this series, Motorcycle Journeys Through Northern Mexico, and Motorcycle Journeys Through Southern Mexico.  A native of Alabama, Davis currently lives in Montana.
Rich Davis
Rich Davis is a professional artist, children's book artist, and drawing game inventor. He has published more than fifteen books, incluidng the popular Tiny the Dog series. Rich teaches drawing instructionals at schools and also created Pick and Draw, which he developed into an activity book and game. He lives in Arkansas.
Vanessa Davis
Julia Rothman is a pattern designer and illustrator located in Brooklyn, New York. Her pattern designs can be seen on products for companies such as Urban Outfitters, The Land of Nod, and Garnet Hill. She has her own line of letterpress stationery with Hello Lucky, office products through Galison, and a wallpaper line through Hygge & West. Recently Julia finished up a new pattern for Victoria Secret which they used on their new Tease for Two beauty products. Her illustrations can be found in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan magazine and on a poster displayed throughout the New York City's subway system as part of the MTA Arts for Transit program. Articles about her work have been published in Paper, City, Blanket and Tokion magazines. Her blog, Book By Its Cover (, has a very devoted readership.
Anthony Dawson
Paul Dawson has written extensively on the guns of the Napoleonic Wars. He is a resident of West Yorkshire, England.Anthony Dawson has written extensively on the guns of the Napoleonic Wars. He is a resident of West Yorkshire, England.Stephen Summerfield has written extensively on the guns of the Napoleonic Wars. He is a resident of Hull, England.
Doyne Dawson
Dr. Doyne Dawson studied ancient history at Princeton and military history at West Point. He is professor of international affairs at Sejong University, Seoul, Korea, and has written key works on the origins of warfare.
Paul Dawson
Paul Dawson has written extensively on the guns of the Napoleonic Wars. He is a resident of West Yorkshire, England.Anthony Dawson has written extensively on the guns of the Napoleonic Wars. He is a resident of West Yorkshire, England.Stephen Summerfield has written extensively on the guns of the Napoleonic Wars. He is a resident of Hull, England.
Peter Dawson
Peter Dawson ( has over 19 years experience in the UK design arena and co-founded his practice, Grade, in 2000. He has won a number of awards for his work including an ISTD Certificate of Excellence, and, most recently, Best Jacket/Cover Design at the 2010 British Book Design and Production Awards. He is a Fellow, and former Chair, of the International Society of Typographic Designers and has also acted as a visiting typography lecturer at a number of Universities.
A. Colin Day
A. Colin Day, M.A., Ph.D., is a graduate of Cambridge University and the University of London, where he earned his doctorate in linguistics. He has worked with the Wycliffe Bible Translators in Vietnam, India, and Nepal and has been a computer consultant with the University of London. The author of seven books on computer language and usage, Day is unique as an expert on Bible translation, linguistics, and computer applications.
Peter Dazeley
PETER DAZELEY FRPS, known as Dazeley, is a celebrated London photographer renowned for fine art and advertising  photography. He was born in West Kensington and studied photography at Holland Park School, now known as the Socialist Eton.  Being dyslexic he left school at 15 without any formal qualifications.  He feels his dyslexia is an asset because it gives him the ability to look at problems and objectives from a different point of view; he is a meticulous planner and imaginative problem solver. "Making the ordinary look extraordinary is Dazeley's gift,” says Sarah Ryder Richardson, who represents Dazeley in the UK.His work has won many awards from organisations across the world, including the Association of Photographers and the Royal Photographic Society in the UK, EPICA in France, Applied Arts Magazine in Canada, and Graphis Inc. in the USA . Dazeley is one of the few modern photographers whose fine art work is produced as platinum prints and is currently working on several fine art projects out of his own studio complex in Chelsea, London.Dazeley became a member of the Association of Photographers in 1977 and became a life member in 1984. In June 2013 he was awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society. Fellowship is the highest distinction of the RPS and recognizes original work and outstanding ability. He is married and has a daughter and a son; they live in Coombe Hill, Surrey.
Cesare De Agostini
Cesare De Agostini is one of the best known Italian authors on motor sport much liked for his highly individual style, which is able to transmit such excitement. First a journalist and then an author of a multitude of books on the world of motor racing, his extensive list of successes include unforgettable titles on Tazio Nuvolari, Giuseppe Farina, Alberto Ascari and Clay Regazzoni.
Maria de Fatima Campos
Maria de Fatima Campos was born in Brazil. She runs photographic workshops for both children and photographers, and held a one-woman show at the Museum of Image and Sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1995 she was elected Associate of the Royal Photographic Society. She lives in London.
Wilberforce de Forte
Wilberforce de Forte was born shortly after the end of the First World War, in the village of Bales, Shropshire, where he still lives. He is the son of Gordon Bennett Cup car racer Basil de Forte, and the grandson of Sir Cecil de Forte, a gentleman farmer who owned the first car in the county.As a young man, de Forte established himself as a successful independent motoring writer, working for a number of specialist automotive periodicals. During the Second World War, de Forte served with distinction throughout Europe in the Army Transport Corps, and he continued to write whenever his duties allowed.Subsequently, de Forte travelled the world as a motoring journalist, and his outpourings continued unabated until a high speed prang while testing a wayward Rudge Ulster, in the autumn of 2014, brought him up with a jolt.Once back home in Bales, he removed himself to his study on a semi-permanent basis, wherein he started work on an autobiographical memoir, a work much requested over very many years, and now eagerly anticipated by friends and motoring historians alike.
John de Frayssinet
John de Frayssinet's interest in model railways began when he was a small child. He discovered the narrow-gauge Talyllyn Railway before it went into preservation and this began a life-long interest in 'wayward' railways. John has always striven to create a 'railway in landscape' rather than just a train set. He built his first scenic diorama in 1959 and, apart from building models for clients, he has built the award-winning County Gate narrow gauge diorama followed by Bratton Fleming Snow Scene and his new diorama, Cliffhanger.  John has written extensively for yachting, aviation and model railway magazines and actively campaigns for good disabled access at model railway exhibitions.
Richard de Kerbrech
Richard P. de Kerbrech BSc, Cert Ed, I Eng, served his marine engineering apprenticeship with Shaw, Savill & Albion shipping company. He was an inspector at the Admiralty Marine Engineering Establishment before becoming a lecturer in Mechanical and Production Engineering. He is the author of more than twelve books on maritime history. He lives on the Isle of Wight. David Hutchings I Eng, MRINA, served his shipwright apprenticeship in the Royal Dockyard at Portsmouth. He followed a career as a draughtsman, weights engineer, and technical librarian in the Royal Dockyard, at the Admiralty Experimental Works, Haslar, with Vosper International and Marconi Underwater Systems, and finally with Vosper Thornycroft. He is the author of nine books on maritime history and lives in Lee-on-The-Solent.
Camilla de la Bedoyere
A background in science, education and journalism has been the perfect foundation for author, Camilla de la Bedoyere. She studied Zoology and Geology at Bristol University, and has subsequently written or edited more than 200 books for children and adults, many of which aim to explain and explore the natural world and our relationship with it. As a freelance journalist, Camilla compiled the Children's Page in a British national newspaper for more than six years, and her work for adults includes magazine articles and books on health, art, design, biography and travel. Camilla is a specialist literacy teacher at a London high school, developing reading skills and encouraging a love of learning through books. In her spare time, Camilla pursues an interest in art and likes to travel, visiting the places she writes about and watching wildlife in action.
Anne de la Forest
Anne De La Forest has been a journalist for over 20 years. As the editor of a monthly food magazine, she is a writer and food-lover at heart, and spent four years developing the concept of Frites before she wrote it. Anne now advises restaurants on their menus and the preparation of frites. She also organises cookery workshops and tastings in her Montmartre home, which are dedicated to showcasing emblematic French dishes€¦ and chips.
Lynda de Lacey
Lynda de Lacey is a writing and editing consultant and contractor based in Sydney, Australia.
Camilla de le Bédoyère
CAMILLA DE LE BEDOYERE was a teacher for 10 years before she became a full-time non-fiction author. She studied Zoology and Geology at Bristol University, and has subsequently written or edited more than 200 books for children and adults, many of which aim to explain and explore the natural world and our relationship with it Camilla is a specialist literacy teacher at a London high school, developing reading skills and encouraging a love of learning through books.
Louise De Masi
Louise De Masi is a wildlife artist who specializes in watercolor paintings. She sells many wildlife paintings on her etsy shop at
Michael de Medeiros
Michael De Medeiros is the former vice president and editor in chief of Men's Fitness magazine, former editor in chief of Maximum Fitness magazine, and author of 13 books, including historical biographies, educational textbooks, and active health and fitness books. He has been nominated and shortlisted for several awards, including best book and best book in a series (Weigl Publishers).
Jose de Miguel
Former professional race car driver Jose de Miguel began building custom motorcycles in his home town of San Juan, Puerto Rico from necessity. In San Juan a rider had to build his own custom bike because there were no custom shops at the time. Today he runs the thriving Caribbean Custom Motorcycle shop in San Juan, but he still relies on the resourcefulness and creativity that made his early builds possible.
Maayke de Ridder
Photographer Maayke de Ridder is a former fashion stylist with a strong sense of design and photographer several books in her native Holland.
Liz Dean
Liz Dean (London, England) is a professional tarot reader at Psychic Sisters in Selfridges, London. A bestselling tarot author, she has researched and read tarot since she happened upon her first tarot deck, the Morgan Greer, in 1989; later favourite decks included The Sacred Rose, Visconti Sforza and Rider Waite tarots. Liz is the author of six tarot/divination decks and books, including The Ultimate Guide to Tarot, The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Spreads, The Victorian Steampunk Tarot; Fairy Tale Fortune Cards, The Golden Tarot, The Mystery of the Tarot, The Love Tarot and the bestseller The Art of Tarot. Liz is also one of the 'Tarot Masters' included in Kim Arnold's eponymous collection of 38 essays.Liz is particularly interested in creative empowerment in tarot - using archetypes and tarot symbols as a pathway to intuition and psychic development, while researching the evidential origins of the earliest tarots in Renaissance Italy and their pre-occult usage. She is also a former Co-Editor of the UK's leading spiritual magazine, Kindred Spirit (2011-2013), and an award-winning poet. She lives in south London.
Allison DeBlasio
Allison DeBlasio (Mrs. Grymm) and her husband Joey Marsocci (Dr. Grymm) own Dr. Grymm Laboratories, a custom prop fabrication and fine art business based in Connecticut. They plan an annual Steampunk art exhibit called the Steampunk Bizarre which was hosted at Mark Twain House and Museum in the winter of 2012. They live in Middletown, CT and have two children who both love costumes and props already! Visit them online at
Paul Debois
Nigel Thorley has been involved with Jaguars from a very early age, his father and older brother having owned many examples of the marque. One of his earliest memories is of traveling in the passenger seat of his father's SS 21/2-liter saloon at the age of five. Since learning to drive, Nigel has owned all kinds of Jaguars, including no fewer than sixteen examples of the MkII series. This practical experience has allowed him to study this Jaguar model range in depth over many years, making him ideally qualified to write this book. He has been a director of the Jaguars Drivers' Club and at one time was editor of its magazine, Jaguar Driver. Subsequently he was founder member and chairman of the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club, today being a director of the club and editor of the magazine, Jaguar Enthusiast. As well as many magazine articles about Jaguar, he has written over twenty books on the marque and its models.
Jennifer DeCurtins
Jennifer DeCurtins is a fitness instructor, personal trainer, yoga teacher and creator of the popular blog PeanutButterRunner. She also holds a 200-hour registered yoga teacher certification through Yoga Alliance and teaches hot yoga, power yoga, and vinyasa flow yoga at several studios in Charlotte, NC. Her classes often have 30-40 people in attendance and she was just named "Twitter Personality to Follow" by Charlotte Magazine in their "Best of the Best" awards. She has also served as a Lululemon Ambassador.
Elvio Deganello
Born in 1946, Elvio Deganello is a leading automotive historian and as a freelance journalist he has contributed to numerous specialist periodicals. He has also published a number of books including Fiat Abarth 595/695 and Fiat Abarth 850/1000.Arturo Rizzoli was born in 1957. A radio and television journalist, for a period of time he was also the press officer at the Imola racing circuit. In 1990 he joined the editorial team at Autosprint, one of the most important Italian motorsport magazines.
Davide Del Gatto
DAVIDE DEL GATTO is a chef from Italy. Together they run the Savage Salads stall in Soho, London serving healthy, fresh, gourmet salads to hundreds of adoring fans.
Wheeler del Torro
Wheeler del Torro is the founder and owner of Wheeleru2019s Frozen Desserts, a microcreamery based in Boston that produces vegan ice cream using soy, coconut, rice and almond milks. Del Torro, who was born in Jamaica and moved to the U.S. as a teen, began the company in 2001, initially creating custom flavors for restaurants, companies, and high-end clientele. He opened his first store this year in Boston, and plans on opening a sister shop in L.A. soon. You can find him at
Ken Delve
Ken Delve left the RAF after a twenty-year flying career to become Editor of Flypast magazine and subsequently Editor-in-Chief with Key Publishing with responsibility for eight aviation magazines.  An established author, he also lectures on RAF history.
Thomas DeMauro
Thomas DeMauro has devoted his professional career to writing about and photographing the greatest muscle cars ever. DeMauro’s written and photographic coverage of GTOs, Corvettes, Barracudas, Challengers, Mustangs, and more has been published in more than a dozen periodicals. He lives in New Jersey.
Alicia Denchasy
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Sam Denham
Sam Denham is an authority on Thunderbirds and has written several books on the subject. Graham Bleathman is renowned and respected for his cutaway drawings of the Thunderbirds and no one knows more about their inner workings.
Edward Denison
Edward Denison is an award-winning design and planning consultant, with an expertise in packaging and sustainable design. He lives in London, UK.Jessica Glaser and Carolyn Knight run design company Bright Pink and both hold posts at the University of Wolverhampton. They are the co-authors of Diagrams and The Graphic Design Exercise Book.Loewy was established in 1929 as the first ever design agency. It has since been responsible for such iconic designs as the Coca-Cola bottle, identities for Shell, and the interiors of Concorde.Scott Witham is the founder and Creative Director of Traffic Design Consultants. He has previously worked for several of the UKÆs top design agencies.
Antony Denning
Antony Denning is a sculptor and carver, whose commissioned pieces include coats of arms and work for churches. His work has been widely exhibited and is in private collections in Europe, the USA and Canada. He is the author of The Art and Craft of Woodcarving.
John Densmore
John Densmore is a musician and songwriter best known as the drummer in The Doors. He is the author of the bestselling autobiography Riders On The Storm (1990) and The Doors: Unhinged (2013).
George Dent
Having worked with scale models for over twenty years, George Dent is the model-maker in residence at Model Rail magazine, one of the leading hobby titles on the market. He has also worked with national museum and private collections around the UK. He lives in Cheshire, England.
Susan Denyer
Susan Denyer is World Heritage Adviser for the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Paris, and Secretary of ICOMOS-UK. During the years she worked for the National Trust she was closely involved with the restoration of the Hill Top interior, and helped to set up the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead. She has lectured at the Universities of Bath and York, and has written widely on cultural landscapes, including the Lake District.
Jim DeRogatis
Jim DeRogatis is the pop music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, co-host of Sound Opinions, and the author of several books about music and culture, including Velvet Underground (Voyageur Press) and Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs.
JF Derry
JF Derry used to be a conservation ecologist mainly working in British and African universities while publishing numerous articles, but has also written non-academic works of non-fiction, including books about Charles Darwin and evolution called Darwin in Scotland and Serial Killers, as well as an ever-increasing number of short stories and poems. He has also written for newspapers, governments, and various music labels and publishers. He lives in Edinburgh, with his partner and their two daughters.
John Derry
JF Derry used to be a conservation ecologist mainly working in British and African universities while publishing numerous articles, but has also written non-academic works of non-fiction, including his most recent book about Charles Darwin and evolution called Darwin in Scotland, as well as an ever-increasing number of short stories and poems. He has also written for newspapers, governments, and various music labels and publishers. He lives in Edinburgh, with his partner and their two daughters.
Steven Desmond
S T E V E N D E S M O N D is a gardener, writer and lecturerwith a special interest in the historic gardens of continentalEurope. He has led more than thirty specialist tours to thegardens of the Italian Lakes. He lectures at the University ofOxford and for NADFAS, advises on the conservation ofhistoric gardens and writes for Country Life.
Merrie Destefano
Merrie Destefano left a 9-to-5 desk job to become a full-time freelance editor and novelist, writing science fiction and fantasy. With 20 years of experience in publishing, her background ranges from award-winning graphic designer and illustrator to editor of Victorian Homes magazine and founding editor of Cottages & Bungalows magazine. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband, their German shepherds, and a Siamese cat.
Fred DeVito
Fred DeVito studied at The College of New Jersey where he received a B.S. in Physical Education and Health. In 2000, a Lotte Berk student, Annbeth Eschbach, approached Fred and his wife with an idea to merge fitness classes with holistic spa therapies and energetic healing programs. In 2002 Fred and Elisabeth opened the award-winning Core Fusion program and its suite of classes including Core Fusion Barre, Core Fusion Yoga, Core Fusion Sport, Core Fusion Cardio and Core Fusion Boot Camp (exhale's proprietary fitness classes), which are offered in 20 exhale locations in the U.S. and Turks and Caicos.As a lead trainer and fitness expert in barre, Fred regularly appears as a fitness expert on national TV including The Today Show, ABC News, Fox News, CBS Morning Show, Entertainment Tonight, and Dr. Oz. They have been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, Fitness Magazine, New York Magazine, Glamour, Prevention, USA Today, and Shape Magazine.
David DeVorkin
Michael J. Neufeld is a museum curator in the space history division of the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum. He was educated at the University of Calgary and Johns Hopkins University, where he received his doctorate in history. He is the author of The Rocket and the Reich (The Free Press, 1995), Von Braun: Dreamer of Space and Engineer of War (Random House, 2007).
Jean-Pierre Devroey
Serena Sutcliffe, Master of Wine, is the head of Sotheby's international wine department, and as a renowned wine writer and taster contributes regularly to many international publications. She passed the Master of Wine examination in 1971 at the first attempt, and became the second only woman to hold the qualification. Serena was made a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 1988. Since then, she has received a number of awards including the New York Institute of Technology's Professional Excellence in 2002, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Bacchus America in 2006. In addition to heading Sotheby's worldwide wine auctions, Serena is also a regular lecturer and broadcaster in Europe, the United States and Asia.
Adrian Dewey
Adrian Dewey spent most of his childhood drawing cars. On leaving school he went on to study Product Design, and later Transport Design. He has taught presentation techniques and sold his artwork worldwide for a number of years.  Adrian has also designed concept cars for independent sports car companies, magazines and websites, as well as Formula 1 concept design work for books, and is a featured design expert on a marker pen suppliers’ website.
Norm DeWitt
Norm DeWitt, a life-long motorcycle racing fan, has written about motorcycles and racing for many national magazines. He lives in San Diego, California.
Alan di Perna
Alan di Perna is a freelance journalist, a frequent contributor to Guitar World magazine, and the Author of Green Day: The Ultimate Unauthorized History (Voyageur Press). He lives in Arizona.
Maria Ana Peixe Dias
Born in Portugal in 1976, MARIA ANA PEIXE DIAS received her PhD in Biology from the University of Lisbon, before migrating for a short time to Great Britain to work with BirdLife International, the world's largest nature conservation partnership. Since her early childhood, Maria has showed a particular interest in the insects and plants taking over the suburban gardens and vacant plots of her local neighbourhood.
John M. Dibbs
John Dibbs' air-to-air photographs have been cover shots on every major aviation magazine in the past decade, and his books include dramatic pictorials on legendary warbirds such as the Mustang and Spitfire. His photographs are also the basis for the acclaimed Flying Legends and Air Superiority annual calendars. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Deke Dickerson
Deke Dickerson is a music historian and guitar sleuth who writes for Vintage Guitar, Guitar Player, and The Fretboard Journal. He is the leader of the renowned rockabilly and country band The Ecco-Fonics and lives in suburban Los Angeles. Deke is the co-author of The Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology (Voyageur Press, 2013) and the author of The Strat in the Attic II: More Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology (Voyageur Press, 2014),,,
Lee Dickson
A veteran guitar-maker, Will Kelly is also a regular contributor to Vintage Guitar magazine and the owner of Hard Knocks Guitars. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.
George Dieter
George Dieter has a Masters degree in the psychology of coaching, a Masters degree in psychology, and a law degree. He is currently the principal psychologist at a private practice specialising in relationship, child and adolescent counselling. George has presented papers at national and international conferences, as well as authoring a publication on issues confronting the juvenile justice system.
Brooke DiGiovanni Evans
Brooke DiGiovanni Evans has been a museum educator, working with young children for fourteen years. She is a graduate of Harvard, and previously worked for the Peabody Essex Museum She is now the head of gallery learning at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Alan Dikty
Distiller, publisher, photographer, brewer, and raconteur, author Bill Owens is president of the American Distilling Institute. His website,, is the most comprehensive source of industry and hobby information for the distilling enthusiast. Owens spent nearly two decades as the publisher of Beer and American Brewer magazines and he is the author of How to Build a Small Brewery.
Meredith Dillman
Meredith Dillman is an artist and illustrator living in Minnesota. Since childhood, she has enjoyed painting fairies, woodland creatures, and other fantasy and medieval themes in watercolor. Meredith graduated from Minnesota State University with a BFA in illustration and has been published in role-playing games, the books Watercolor Fairies, Fairy Motifs, How to Draw and Paint Fairies, and metaphysical magazines and journals.
Henry Diltz
Henry Diltz is a folk musician and photographer who has been active since the 1960s. He has photographed bands and musicians including, the Modern Folk Quartet, The Eagles, The Monkees, James Brown, The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jimi Hendrix, and many more legendary artists. He was the official photographer at Woodstock and the Monterey and Miami Music Festivals and has photographed more than 200 record album covers. Diltz was the official photographer of the New Barbarians.
Paz Diman
Energized by an insatiable curiosity, Paz Diman left her native city of Buenos Aires and landed in Barcelona. There, she was quickly captivated by graphic design and editorial production and studied journalism at Universidad Autu00f3noma. Now, Diman combines her fascination for the "underground" world with her love of books on graphic design, fashion, pop culture, and new media, with the intention of exposing the most intrepid ideas and the boldest creators.
Robert Dineen
ROBERT DINEEN is a sports journalist with the Telegraph Media Group and the author of Reg Harris: The Rise and Fall of Britain's Greatest Cyclist. He lives in East London and this is his second book.  
Greg Dinkins
Greg Dinkins is founder and president of the New York Stereoscopic Society. He is the principal program director of the NYSS, working with artists, filmmakers, scientists, collectors, historians, and photographers to organize shows on subjects ranging from ethnography to architecture, hard science to fine art. He is an expert in all formats of stereo projection.
Jeremy Dion
Jeremy Dion (Colorado, US) is a singer and songwriter, a music therapist, and buddhist. He taught Gestalt Therapy at Naropa University, studied psychology at U.C. Berkeley in California, and practises mindfulness in his work and everyday life. Jeremy has sung professionally for over 20 years and lives in Colorado, US with his daughter. And guitar.
Jeff Divine
Jeff Divine is one of the world's most famed surfing photographers, bar none. He is the photo editor at The Surfer's Journal.
Dougal Dixon
Dougal Dixon is a leading expert on dinosaurs and prehistoric life. As well as writing numerous books, he has worked as an editor, consultant, and special advisor for TV programs and films. He lives in London.
Tara Dixon Engel
Tara Dixon Engel is an NRA-certified instructor in handguns, rifles, shotguns, personal defense, and home defense. She regularly teaches classes to beginners and those seeking an Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL). She is the author of three previous books, including Naked In Da Nang (Zenith Press, 2004).
Philip M. Dobard
Philip M. Dobard, is the Vice President SoFAB Institute, Home of The Museum of the American Cocktail
Steve Dobbs
Dale Groom (Dallas, TX), The Plant Groom, is a horticulturist and native Texan. Dale is an accomplished author, radio and television host, speaker, consultant, and columnist whose column "Ask the Plant Groom" is syndicated. Dale is an extension horticulturist and certified professional nurseryman. Dan Gill (Baton Rouge, LA) is an extension horticulturist with the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. He teaches lectures and demonstrations and writes articles on gardening. He has bachelor and master degrees in horticulture from Louisiana State University.
Michael Dobrzycki
Michael Dobrzycki is an accomplished painter, carpenter, puppet maker, and sketch artist whose work has been featured in more than a dozen children's books and small press publications over the last few years. In 2001, Michael was inducted into the Disneyland Entertainment Hall of Fame. He received a master's degree in illustration from California State University, Fullerton, and holds bachelor's degrees in both art and history from Whittier College. He is currently a visiting professor at Whittier College. Michael lives in Whittier, CA.
A. Warren Dockter
DR A. WARREN DOCKTER is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and gained his PhD at the University of Nottingham in July 2012. He has taught at the University of Exeter and the University of  Worcester and was an Archives By-Fellow at Churchill College. His research interest lies in British Imperialism in the Middle East during the late nineteenth and twentieth century, encapsulating orientalism and trans-national historical approaches.   
Ralph Dodds
Ralph Dodds has been a TVR enthusiast since first seeing an early Tasmin convertible in Torquay in 1980. Since then he has owned three - a Tasmin convertible, a 350+2 and a Chimaera, of which he still owns two. He edited TVR Sprint, the award-winning monthly magazine of the TVR Car Club from 1992 to 2001, and from 2003 to the present day has been the Club's Public Relations manager.
Tony Dodgins
Tony Dodgins is one of the world's leading F1 journalists and attends every grand prix, reporting for a wide range of media worldwide. A passionate fan of Senna, he has been Grand Prix reporter for Autosport, F1 Racing and Motorsport News in the UK, and has written for leading motorsport titles in the USA and Japan. He also writes for and edits the prestigious Autocourse Formula 1 annual. At races he is part of BBC TV's coverage, assisting Ben Edwards and David Coulthard in the Formula 1 commentary box.
Dodinsky is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, In the Garden of Thoughts, published by Source Books in 2013 with translation rights sold to Germany, South Korea, Argentina, Mexico, and China. His follow up book, In the Garden of Happiness, was released by Sourcebooks in 2015. Dodinsky's online fan base grew from 35,000 in 2010 to a collective total of just over 5 million by 2014. His intent was simply to share his reflections about life in order to help heal the wounds inflicted by life's troubles.
Brooke Dojny
Brooke Dojny is the author or co-author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Dishing Up Maine (Storey 2006), The New England Clam Shack Cookbook, Second Edition (Storey, 2008), and The AMA Family Cookbook, which won the James Beard Award in 1997. Other titles include A Flash in the Pan, Full of Beans, Sunday Suppers, Let's Eat In, and Parties! From 1990 to 2004, Brooke co-authored, with Melanie Barnard, Bon Appetit's monthly "Every-Night Cooking" column. She has written for most of the other major culinary magazines and now writes occasionally for Down East magazine and is a regular columnist for The Portland Press-Herald. Brooke started her culinary career in the 1980s when she worked as a catering directress for Martha Stewart, and then was on the staff of the original COOK'S Magazine. She lives on the coast of Maine, where she can be found hanging out at farmers' markets and clam shacks. Web: Blogger for
Carlo Dolcini
Born in 1946, Carlo Dolcini has been teaching for several years in the Universities of Udine and Bologna as a Professor of History of Middle-Age Philosophy. Among his works a monograph on the political thought in the Middle-Age (1983). He currently deals with both studies on the Middlle-Age and automobiles history.
Mark Dollery
Mark Dollery was born and educated on the Isle of Wight. A passionate car enthusiast, he has spent much of his working life in the motor trade, starting his career by working on a part-time basis at his local garage that specialized in buying, selling and repairing used Jaguars. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, he worked for a company focusing on TVR sports cars, along with well-known TVR guru, David Foster. Initially a Jaguar owner, Mark joined the Jensen Owners Club upon the purchase of his first Jensen Interceptor. It was the purchase of the Interceptor tht led him to start researching the Jensen V8 models, and to writing this book.
Philip Dolling
Dr Christopher Riley, a former planetary scientist, is a historian of human space flight and director of over 100 TV programmes on his subjectW. David Woods has studied the engineering behind the Apollo programme for nearly 20 years, and edits and curates NASAÆs Apollo Flight Journal (AFJ).Phillip Dolling is a multi-award winning Executive Producer at the BBC, responsible for many of the corporationÆs flagship factual strands.
Lari Don
LARI DON was born in Chile, but has spent most of her life in Scotland. She is a writer and storyteller who spends much of her time working with schools and festivals throughout Scotland. She has had eight books published, including the First Aid for Fairies trilogy, Tam O'Shanter, The Mountain's Blood and Rocking Horse War. Lari lives in Leith, Edinburgh, with her two children, and two cats called Winnie and Tam Linn.
Elizabeth Donaldson
After moving to Wangi Wangi, New South Wales, Elizabeth Donaldson and her husband Robert found themselves living just seven houses down from Dobell House, William Dobell's former residence and today a lasting memorial to his life and art. This sparked her fascination with the artist and Liz became an active volunteer there in 2000. She has held numerous positions, including Vice President, Publicity Officer and Funding and Grants Co-ordinator.
Mario Donnini
Mario Donnini, a professional journalist, was born in 1965 at Gualdo Tadino, Perugia. He is the author of books on Tazio Nuvolari, Giacomo Agostini, Ayrton Senna, Formula 1, Momo Italy and the Tourist Trophy motorcycle classic and has worked for years with Autosprint, Italy's motor sport weekly magazine.
Todd H. Doodler
Todd H. Doodler, aka Todd H. Goldman, is a well-known pop artist and the author/illustrator of several books, including The Zoo I Drew. He also has several shows in development with MTV. Todd lives in Los Angeles.
Patrick Dorin
Patrick C. Dorin has been interested in railroads since he was two. He worked for the railroad industry while going to college and for several years after and also has taught transportation at the university level. His interest in railroads has resulted in numerous books on railroad subjects.
Patrick C Dorin
Patrick C. Dorin has been interested in railroads since he was two. He worked for the railroad industry while going to college and for several years after and also has taught transportation at the university level. His interest in railroads has resulted in writing about railroad services and equipment, and has had 42 books published.
Robert F. Dorr
Robert F. Dorr is an air force veteran (Korea, 1957 - 1960) and the author of sixty books. He has written thousands of articles for publications like Air and Space Smithsonian, Flight Journal, Air Forces Monthly, Air Power History, Aerospace America, and Air Force Times. Dorr lives with his family in Oakton, Virginia.
Cherril Doty
Cherril Doty is an artist, writer, and Director of the Sawdust Art Festival's Studio Art Classes in Laguna Beach, California. While she holds a masters degree in counseling psychology, the need to create has called, and Cherril followed her muse to try new forms and search possibilities. Mixed media represents the culmination of the search and is the process by which to achieve still more through teaching and experimentation. Visit to learn more.
Ian Dougherty
Ian Dougherty is a Dunedin-based author and journalist. His previous books for Exisle are Heart of Gold, on contemporary Otago, and Southern Sting, on the champion netball team
Graeme Douglas
Graeme Douglas is the author of the Haynes Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Manual. He has extensive experience working on preserved B-17s, including B-17 Mary Alice at the Imperial War Museum Duxford and the privately owned B-17 'Sally B'.
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an African American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He is one of the most famous African Americans of all time and his memoirs continue to be studied by historians and enthusiasts today, nearly 150 years after the Civil War.
Jim Dowdalls
Jim Dowdalls is an art and design instructor who received his bachelor's degree in drawing and painting and a master's degree in bio-medical illustration from California State University. He has instructed classes in drawing and painting, illustration, life drawing, animal drawing, rendering, and bio-medical rendering and illustration. Jim has followed a parallel artistic track in bio-medical Illustration, and his illustrations have won numerous awards from the Society of Illustrators and the Association of Medical Illustrators. Jim has created illustrations for some of the top pharmaceutical and medical products corporations, international advertising agencies, and many of the top periodicals in this country and abroad. Jim is a fulltime faculty member at Fullerton College in Fullerton, California.
Charles Dowding
Charles Dowding grew up on a dairy farm in Somerset. After graduating from Cambridge he worked for a hotel in the Inner Hebrides before starting to grow organic vegetables commercially on the family farm in the early 1980s. In 1990 he left behind what was by then a large market garden to live in France and Zambia. Returning to Somerset in the mid 1990s, he established a bed and breakfast and vegetable growing business at Lower Farm in Shepton Montague, Somerset. There, Charles's salad bags were the main output from his two-acre garden of permanent raised beds and fruit trees. Charles runs vegetable-growing courses and lectures and writes books on his unique growing techniques. Since 2012 Charles has begun a new garden at Shepton Mallet in Somerset which he has designed using no-dig principles.
Cindy Dowling
Cindy Dowling is an experienced freelance journalist who has worked on a range of magazines and newspapers. She is married with two boys and lives in Sydney.
Barrie Down
Barrie Down has had a fascination with cars from as early as he can remember, and his childhood drawings were almost exclusively cars, cars, and more cars. Those he owned as an impecunious bachelor were from the 1920s and ‘30s, from which he gained a healthy respect for the design and quality of vintage and thoroughbred cars. After emigrating to Canada in 1964, he spent over 20 years in the industrial design field, concerned primarily with transportation design. From his art historian wife, he learned to link design and social history, and discovered that the design of the cars he loved were strongly influenced by Art Deco.
Arthur Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a Scottish physician and prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction. He is most well known for his four novels and fifty-six short stories featuring the legendary and eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes. Holmes, was modeled after Doyle's colleague, physician and surgeon Dr. Joseph Bell, who had been known for his acute powers of deductive observation. In his real life, Doyle worked in the name of justice too. He personally investigated two cases of innocent men who had been wrongfully imprisoned and helped to get them exonerated for their "crimes."
Arthur Conan Doyle
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) was a Scottish physician and prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction. He is most well known for his four novels and fifty-six short stories featuring the legendary and eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes. Holmes, was modeled after Doyle's colleague, physician and surgeon Dr. Joseph Bell, who had been known for his acute powers of deductive observation. In his real life, Doyle worked in the name of justice too. He personally investigated two cases of innocent men who had been wrongfully imprisoned and helped to get them exonerated for their "crimes."
Malachy Doyle
MALACHY DOYLE is a prize-winning author of over 90 books for children of all ages. His stories have been translated into 23 different languages. He lives on a tiny island off the north-west coast of Ireland. Blast Off! is Malachy's fourth QED Storytime book, after Albert and Sarah Jane, Digger and Lew and Danny, the Duck with No Quack.
Peter Doyle
Peter Doyle is a scientist and military historian specializing in the role of terrain in warfare, and has been collecting objects relating to the role of Britain in both world wars all his life. He is a resident of London, England.
Spencer Drate
Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz are award-winning creative directors, designers, authors, curators, and packagers specializing in music and pop culture books. Drate was a four-time Grammy judge (1989-1992) on the music packaging committee, co-designed a Grammy Award--nominated album package, Talking Heads-Fear of Music (1979), and authored the first visual history book on the 45 Record Sleeve, 45 RPM, in 2002. Combined, Salavetz and Drate have designed for such artists as U2, Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ramones, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Beach Boys, Joan Jett, and Bon Jovi
Richard Dredge
Richard Dredge bought his first car, a Triumph Herald 1200, when he was just sixteen years old. At twenty-one he purchased a Vitesse, and as with the Herald, he completely rebuilt the car. Since then he has also acquired an Alpine A610 - but no Volvo Amazon. Yet. The first book Richard ever wrote was the history of Volvo. A regular contributor to motoring magazines such as, Practical Classics and Classic Car Weekly, Richard also writes for Auto Express, Sunday Times. He runs for new drivers.
Eric Dregni
 Eric Dregni is a freelance journalist and translator, and the author of five previous books, including The Ads that Put America on Wheels, Scooter Mania,and Minnesota Marvels.  He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Michael Dregni
 This delightful collection contains memorable stories penned by Garrison Keillor, Roger Welsch, E.B. White, Patricia Penton Leimbach, Bill Holm, Ben Logan, Jim Heynen, Sara De Luca, Marjorie Myers Douglas, Jerry L. Twedt, and Robert Amerson. Contemporary farm photography and artwork from Grant Wood, Bob Artley, Charles Freitag, and Francis Lee Jaques accompany and complement (compliment) the text.  These stories are nostalgic, sentimental, and sometimes humorous, all paying homage to life on the farm.
Joelle Dreidemy
Joelle Dreidemy has drawn and painted ever since she can remember. After graduating from the prestigious Emile Cohl School she moved to Paris, from where she now illustrates for English, American, French and Korean publishers, as well as teaching at Emile Cohl.
Sarah Drew
Sarah Drew teaches at the Mid-Cornwall School of Jewellery, St Austell College, and West Dean College. She sells her jewellery through galleries, fashion boutiques and bridal shops, as well as directly from her website, Sarah has supplied her jewellery to stores such as Liberty, Harrods and Browns Brides in London, and her work is frequently presented in major fashion magazines. She is the author of Junk-Box Jewellery: 25 Inspirational Budget Projects.
Sam Droege
Sam Droege is a wildlife biologist at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, part of the US Geological Survey. He is widely published in journals and has been the editor of numerous government publications on birds and insects. His work cataloging and photographing bees has been featured by NPR, The Weather Channel, and the National Wildlife Federation, as well as in numerous publications including Wired, the Wall Street Journal, and Popular Science.
Peter Dron
Peter Dron has worked as a writer and contributor to motoring magazines for almost four decades. A regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph's Motoring section, his weekly column ran for seven years, during which time he wrote numerous features and new car appraisals as well as contributing to many other publications. From 1976-83, he worked at Motor magazine, starting as a road tester, and ending as its feature editor, and before this, he was editor of Fast Lane magazine, launching the magazine in 1984, and leaving in 1991. Peter has also been a successful racing driver successful in the sense that it was entirely at the expense of other people!
Emily Dubberley
Emily Dubberley is a British author and journalist specialising in sex and relationships. She founded women's sex website Cliterati ( in 2001 and is the founding editor of Scarlet, a sex magazine for women that launched in September 2004. Emily has written for numerous publications including More, New Woman, Elle, Men's Health, Forum, The Guardian, Penthouse, The Star, and Glamour. She wrote the four most recent Lovers' Guide videos, edited the Lovers' Guide magazine and helped create She is the editor of EK (Erotic Knave) magazine, sex agony aunt for Look magazine, and book and gadgets editor for Scarlet. She lives in London. Visit her online at
Sara Duchars
Sara Duchars and Sarah Marks founded Buttonbag in 2005, a young innovative company breathing new life into old crafts by updating them in a fresh, contemporary way. They have graduated from a stall at London's Greenwich market to a network of more than 20
Michelle Dudash
Michelle Dudash, R.D., is an award-winning registered dietitian, writer, television personality and recipe developer, and is nationally recognized as an expert in teaching people how health and food can happily co-exist. In her 18 years of food business experience, she earned her certificate as a Cordon Bleu chef, cooked at a Mobil Five Star restaurant, and was a private chef serving guests including English royalty. Michelle graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. degree in dietetics and a few years later she earned her toque from the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. Drawing on this expertise, she went on to teach at the Arizona Culinary Institute.Michelle is the Health Expert for, a website engaging nearly 18 million unique visitors monthly and has her own column. She is also the nutritionist for the web show Delicious Life Challenge. Writers frequently quote her in publications such as Prevention, Family Circle, SELF, Woman’s Day and Women’s World. Michelle contributes regularly to, has written articles for Paramount Farms’,, ADA Times and Raising Arizona Kids, and has written recipes for Sargento, Whole Living, Today’s Diet & Nutrition and Betty Crocker magazines. She lives in Gilbert, AZ.
Jim Dudley
Jim Dudley born in Bexleyheath Kent 1948. Married to Sue (1969) has two daughters and a son - Joanne, Laura and Paul. Jim went to Eric technical college for his papers through 1966 -1969 -- opened his first small garage in 1970 and also that same year had his first quick laps around Brands Hatch motor racing circuit in his first beloved Lotus Seven, through the 70,s raced Karts and saloon cars with some success. Jim went on to open a series of crash repair centres and garages with his brother Phil. In 1989 Jim formed Tiger Racing Ltd -- at the time clearly the existing garages were holding stock of Sportscars such as Lotus and Ferrari and indeed looking after many customers classic -- specialist -- races cars through restoration or race preparation and Jim wanted to take it all a lot further so Tiger was formed. The first Tiger being the "Tiger Super Six" ™ to date over 2000 Tigers have been manufactured with daughter Laura overseeing the Tiger parts dept. and son Paul overseeing the Tiger workshop, Jim still enjoys everything in the "Tiger scene" manages to race one of the fleet Tigers once or twice through each season and is a keen Golfer.
Frank Duerden
Frank Duerden wrote walking guides to many areas of Britain, including the Lake District, the Pennines, Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District.
Allison Carroll Duffy
Allison Carroll Duffy is a Master Food Preserver, trained through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. She holds a Master’s degree in Gastronomy from Boston University and teaches canning and preserving classes and workshops. She has written about food for various publications including the Boston Globe and Backpacker magazine. Allison runs the Canning Craft blog ( and lives in Portland, ME with her husband and two young sons.
Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman
Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman launched Cold Spring Apothecary (, a line of health, beauty, and home products that adhere to sustainable practices for people and the planet. At Cold Spring Apothecary, everything is made in small batches in Cold Spring, New York, by Stacey herself. And instead of harmful synthetic chemicals, organic ingredients are the cornerstone of each product. Stacey was the recipient of a Daily Candy Start Small, Go Big entrepreneur award in 2011. She lives in Hudson Valley, NY.
Michelle Dujardin
Michelle Dujardin is a Dutch artist and writer. She's the loving mother of a beautiful daughter. She loves to feel connected to people, animals and nature. In her paintings and drawings she tries to capture their soul.Michelle studied Psychology at the University of Leiden, which helped her to understand the workings of the human mind. In Buddhism she found the more complete view on life as a whole she was looking for. Zen introduced her to using art forms as a meditation technique. When she discovered Zen drawing – a reasonably unknown method of effortless realistic drawing- she found a way to express herself and the beauty of her daily life.In her books and courses, she hopes to inspire other people to find the joy in their life by starting to draw the things they love in a simple, down to earth and playful way.
Joyce Dunbar
Joyce Dunbar was born and brought up in Lincolnshire. She taught English for 20 years before becoming a full-time writer. Her books for children include This is the Star, which in 1996 became a world-wide best-seller, and Mundo and the Weatherchild, which was runner-up for the 1985 Guardian Children's Fiction Award. The popular Mouse and Mole series has been animated for television with the voices of Alan Bennett and Richard Briers. She lives in Norwich. To visit Joyce Dunbar's website click here
Polly Dunbar
Polly Dunbar was born in Stratford upon Avon. Daughter of children's author Joyce Dunbar, Polly first started illustrating when she was 16 and has a degree in Illustration at the University of Brighton. Polly's books for Frances Lincoln are Down the Back of the Chair, Measuring Angels, Looking After Louis and Bubble Trouble. She lives in Brighton, Sussex. To visit Polly Dunbar's website click here To read an interview with Polly Dunbar click here
John Duncan
John Duncan has had a distinguished career as an engineer in industry and later in tertiary education. After practical training in manufacturing in USA and Australia, he pursued postgraduate work in the UK and was appointed a professor of mechanical engineering in Canada and subsequently in New Zealand. Since retirement, his life has been divided between a small farm near Auckland and research in automotive manufacturing at the University of Michigan, USA, and Deakin University, Australia
Storm Dunlop
Storm Dunlop is an acknowledged expert on weather forecasting and astronomy, and a Fellow of both the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Astronomical Society. He has written numerous well-received reference books on meteorology and astronomy.
John Dunmore
John Dunmore retired as Professor of French at Massey University in 1983 afer a distinguished academic career. A world authority on French navigation in the Pacific, he has written more than 20 books on the subject. Appointed an officer of the Ordre des Palmes Academiques in 1986 and a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2001, Professor Dunmore was also appointed an Officer of the Legion of Honour by the French Government in 2007.
Alan Dunn
Alan Dunn started cake decorating at the tender age of 14, although he had been dabbling with cupcakes etc from a much earlier age! After leaving school he trained as a baker and confectioner although it was to be his love of sugarcraft and sugar flowers, and teaching the craft, which would eventually form his career. He is the author of 14 other sugarcraft books that focus on the art of sugar flowers. His classes are highly regarded in the US and UK, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Europe.
James Dunn
James Dunn's family comes from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. He grew up in the Scottish Highlands and lives in North London, where he works in publishing. When it comes to sport he is not one of those who supports Scotland and whoever's playing against England. This is his first book.
Opal Dunn
Opal Dunn is widely known as a specialist in books on early first and second language development. She has been a consultant to the Council of Europe on children's bilingual education and acts as consultant to the British Council's LearnEnglish Parents programme. She has been short-listed for the Eleanor Farjeon award for services to children's literature and in 2008 received the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun for over 30 years work with bilingual Japanese children. Opal's books for Frances Lincoln are Acker Backa Boo, El Gato Leo Goes to School, El Gato Leo Comes to Play, Leo le Chat Goes to School, Leo le Chat Comes to Play, Hippety-hop, Hippety-hay, Un Deux Trois and Number Rhymes to Say and Play. She lives in South London.
Pip Dunn
Pip Dunn was born in 1969 and his passion for railways started in 1981 in Warwickshire and the West Midlands, generating a keen interest in the ex-BR heritage diesel and electric locomotives. With a degree in Transport and Logistics, he has been a professional railway writer since 1996, starting on RAIL magazine before progressing to become editor of Railways Illustratedin 2006. He is also a regular writer on Modern Railways and also contributes to road haulage magazines such as Commercial Motor.
Robert Dunn
James Dunn's family comes from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. He grew up in the Scottish Highlands and lives in North London, where he works in publishing. When it comes to sport he is not one of those who supports Scotland and whoever's playing against England. This is his first book.
Heather Dunphy
Heather Dunphy is a writer and journalist specialising in pets, health, cooking, travel and lifestyle. A former magazine editor and trained chef, she has authored over 300 articles on all aspects of pet care.
Simon Dunstan
Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, filmmaker and photographer in the field of military history, whose books include Vietnam Tracks, Vietnam Choppers, and The Yom Kippur War 1973. Mr. Dunstan lives and works in London.
Olivia Dupin
Olivia Dupin is a private chef, recipe developer, and consultant and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease (gluten intolerance) in 2009, she has been committed to creating simple, delicious gluten-free recipes so that those with restrictions can still enjoy the foods they love.Olivia has worked as a private chef to clients such as professional baseball player Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees and comedian and television star Jerry Seinfeld. She is also a consultant, recipe developer, and food stylist for Energy Kitchen Restaurants, a healthy restaurant franchise.Olivia maintains a recipe blog for Energy Kitchens (, which features healthy recipes under 500 calories, as well as her own blog dedicated to simple, home-style, gluten-free recipes at She resides in Jersey City, NJ.
Steven DuPuis
Steven DuPuis is president of DuPuis, a strategic design firm he began over 20 years ago in Los Angeles. Today, DuPuis is an international strategic brand-design firm with offices in the U.S. and Europe (Braue-DuPuis). Steven is a frequent contributor to design and business periodicals and also speaks at a variety of professional forums including the Kellogg School of Management. StevenÆs personal design work is part of the permanent collection in the U.S. Library of Congress. John Silva is vice president and creative director of DuPuis and has been with the firm for over 15 years. Complementing his design experience, John also has extensive knowledge in package print production and is particularly well versed in digital pre-press, photo illustration, and 3-D imaging. John is currently serving as creative director for clients including NestlŠ, KelloggÆs, Mars Petcare, Farmer John, Dole, and Baxter Pharmaceuticals.
Sergi Duran
Sergi Costa Duran is the author of the architectural books Green Homes, New Prefab, High Density and Earth. He lectures frequently on environmental subjects for the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya) and the Universitat Autu00f2noma de Barcelona (UAB). He lives in Barcelona, Spain.Mariana R. Eguaras is an architecture and interior design editor. She lives in Barcelona, Spain.
Faith Durand
By day, Ohio native Faith is executive editor of The Kitchn (, a popular home cooking and kitchen design blog (sister site to Apartment Therapy) that receives 6 million readers a month and is an active, warm community for home cooks. And by night, Faith writes cookbooks. Her latest, Bakeless Sweets: Pudding, Panna Cotta, Fluff, Icebox Cake, and More No-Bake Desserts, is a bright and modern celebration of the classic puddings, icebox cakes, and no-bake desserts she's so crazy about.Faith has also contributed to O Magazine, Vegetarian Times, and Reader's Digest, and her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, New Haven Register, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and The Columbus Dispatch, among many other newspapers.She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband Mike, a house under permanent renovation, and an ever-growing collection of whisks.
Steve Dymond
Steve Dymond is a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society.  He served with the Royal Corps of Signals and the Intelligence Corps, and subsequently the Metropolitan Police.
Andrew Earles
Andrew Earles is a writer and humorist based in Memphis, Tennessee. His work has appeared in several media outlets, including Spin, The Onion, Pitchfork, McSweeney’s, Harp, Paste, Magnet, and Alternative Press. Andrew lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
Gerald Early
Sonny Rollins is one of the greatest living saxophonists, famous for honing his chops practicing on the Brooklyn Bridge. He first recorded with Miles Davis in 1951. Comedian Bill Cosby has been a jazz fan since way back when. Keyboardist Herbie Hancock joined Miles DavisÆ second great quintet in 1963 and played a starring role in redefining the jazz rhythm section and launching the post-bop sound. Jazz promoter and producer George Wein is one of the worldÆs most famous jazz impresarios and the most important non-player in jazz history. He is the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. Ashley Kahn has written books on the making of two major jazz albums, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, as well as a history of Impulse Records. Robin D. G. Kelley is the author of the landmark biography Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original. Francis Davis is the jazz critic for The Village Voice, a contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly, and author of numerous books on jazz and the blues.
Daryl Easlea
Daryl Easlea is an author, DJ, and broadcaster whose work can be found in Record Collector (where he was once deputy editor), The Guardian, The Independent, and on the BBC. He is the critically acclaimed author of Without Frontiers: The Life and Music of Peter Gabriel, Cher: All I Want to Do, Madonna, and Talent Is an Asset: The Story Of Sparks.
Madlyn Easley
Madlyn Easley (Norwich, CT) has been professionally designing window treatments for twenty-five years. She and her company, Athena Trading Company, have created products for Country Curtains, Casual Curtains, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Linens & Things, Eddie Bauer, and others. Her work has been featured inside and on the covers of Spiegel, City Curtain, and many other home-furnishing catalogs.
Nick East
Helen East was born in Sri Lanka and has since lived and travelled all over the world teaching, performing and writing. She became a professional storyteller in 1979. She has written a series for the BBC World Service entitled Everyday Science. She lives in London.
Rob Eastaway
Rob Eastaway is one of the UK's leading popularisers of maths. His books include the bestselling Why Do Buses Come in Threes? and Maths for Mums and Dads. He has written numerous newspaper and magazine articles, regularly appears on radio to talk about the maths of everyday life, and has given maths talks to audiences of all ages, at venues ranging from The Royal Institution to Pentonville Prison.
David Eccles
David Eccles has been around VW campers since he and his wife, Cee, journeyed to India and back in 1976, travelling and living in a 1967 Canterbury Pitt.  They have owned their current VW Camper, a 1966 walk-through Devon Caravette since 1978.  After twenty years of family holidays, the camper is fully restored and is used for travelling to VW shows and events.  David is well known for his passion for the VW Bus and is currently the editor of Volkswagen Camper and Commercial magazine.  He is a resident of Leicestershire, England.
Laura Eceiza
Laura Eceiza (Barcelona, Spain) is a sociologist with a doctorate in communication and cultural communication from the Complutense University in Madrid. She began her professional career combining work as a writer for Canal Estilo (E!) and as a "sociology of fashion" professor at the European Design Institute, with whom she collaborates to this day. She has taught trend workshops in different institutions and she presently collaborates with Canal 14 as a stylist, and Label networks as a coolhunter.
Christine Ecker
Christine Ecker began sewing as a young child with her grandmother. Primarily self-taught, her sewing interests include specialty dresses, costumes, children's clothes, home decor, crafts, bags, and machine embroidery. As the owner of Stolen Time Creations, Christine worked closely with a local Portsmouth, New Hampshire, designer creating one-of-a-kind handbags. Christine was an active member of the board for the New Hampshire chapter of the American Sewing Guild. She has been a Trained Sewing Educator/ S&CA since 2004. Christine lives in Dover, New Hampshire.
Vic Edelbrock Jr.
Tom Madigan has been part of CaliforniaÆs car culture since the end of World War II. As a journalist, he has covered all kinds of automotive and motorsports stories, both human and technical. Madigan is the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed Motorbooks titles Fuel and Guts: The Birth of Top Fuel Drag Racing; Hurricane: The Bob Hannah Story; and Snake vs. Mongoose: How a Rivalry Changed Drag Racing Forever. He resides in Sonora, California, with his extremely patient wife, Darlene.
David Edelman
David Edelman is Co-founder and President of Diabetes Daily, a leading online community for people touched by diabetes. After a loved one was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he was driven to create a place where people living with diabetes could connect and work together for a better future. David believes in the power of patient voices to transform not just individual lives, but the entire health system. Through his service to Diabetes Daily, the Board of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, and other organizations, he has worked to amplify the voices of those living with diabetes to expand access to health care and ensure everyone gets the support they need to succeed.
Marisa Edghill
Marisa Edghill, contributing author to Pinterest Perfect! and author of the forthcoming Tape, Paper, Scissors, has nearly 1.5 million Pinterest followers and nearly 4,000 Facebook followers. Inspired by worldwide craft culture, Marisa Edghill creates beautiful things from simple materials. With just a few folds and cuts, origami paper effortlessly transforms into airy blooms and pretty tapes into layer cakes. Marisa shares her love of all things crafty to more than 2,000 subscribers on her blog Omiyage Blogs--a blog for creative women looking for DIY and craft inspiration, especially in washi tape /
Vicki Edgson

VICKI EDGSON was a practising nutritional therapist for over 20 years. She has written and co-authored 10 titles on nutrition/health and fitness, including the best-sellers Honestly Healthy and Honestly Healthy for Life, and contributed to many leading magazines and online forums including Harper's BazaarTatlerRedElleWomen's Health, HealthyCosmopolitan, and Psychologies. She co-founded The Food Doctor business and has worked with health-food companies including Honestly Healthy, Abel & Cole and Bounce Foods. She has appeared on television in Fat Nation for the BBC and Diet Doctors for Channel Five, and contributed to the BBC's Breakfast Show and ITV's Lorraine

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall was snatched away from a career as the sports editor of a daily newspaper in Michigan to become the motorsports editor at AutoWeek magazine, where he spent most of a dozen years as the managing editor. He left Detroit for Phoenix in 1999 to help modernize one automotive website and then launched another, He is a freelance contributor to automotive and lifestyle publications, writes regularly for the Detroit News "Drive" section, contributes to the New York Times "Wheels," and is part of the adjunct faculty at the journalism school at Arizona State University. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Stuart Edser
Dr Stuart Edser is a Counselling and Health Psychologist in private practice in Newcastle, Australia. He has several degrees in psychology and education, including a PhD. He was a minor seminarian int he Catholic Church living in a monastery for three years as an early teen, but was also an elder, leader, preacher and teacher in the Protestant evangelical and charismatic wing of the Church.
Bronwen Edwards
Bronwen Edwards is a creative director at Brandhouse in London, UK. Marianne Klimchuk is the associate chairperson of package design at Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. Rob Wallace is principal of Wallace-Church in New York, NY. Sharon Werner is principal of Werner Design Werks in Minneapolis, MN.
David Edwards
Tom Cotter writes regularly for Road & Track and other magazines and has a deep-seated love for motorcycle and automotive rescue. He has written two books on the lure of collector vehicle archaeology, The Cobra in the Barn, winner of a 2006 International Automotive Media Award, and its follow-up, The Hemi in the Barn. Cotter most recently authored the biography of car builder extraordinaire Dean Jeffries.Tom has been in and around cars and bike all of his life. He built one of the most successful PR agencies in motorsports, with a client list ranging from NASCAR to the SPEED Channel. Cotter lives in Davidson, North Carolina. 
Don Edwards
Don Edwards is owner and driver of the 1967 World's Winningest Gas Hydro drag boat Golden Komotion. Through the years he has never lost his enthusiasm and friendship of those he knew during his racing years. Today he enjoys coordinating racers reunions and boat shows in California as well as restoring an original Hallett wood drag hydro. Don lives with his wife, Lydia, in the Santa Ynez Valley, California.Barry McCown, owner and driver of the sensational award winning BANZAI drag hydro in which he held the quarter mile blown fueler record in 1963. In the 1970s Barry built and raced successfully in off-shore powerboat competitions. He currently lives in Carlsbad, California.Writer/Filmmaker Bob Silva was introduced to motor racing at the tender age of two, when he accompanied his parents to the weekly auto races at California's Oakland Speedway. His father, Eddie Silva, drove inboard hydroplanes built by grandfather Al Silva, competing on the West Coast racing circuit from 1952-1972. In 1968, Bob joined the family racing team, driving hydroplanes until the family retired from competition in 1974. Bob writes the "From the Vintage Notebook" column for American Power Boat Association's (APBA) "Propeller" magazine and in 2007 served as Race Director for the first APBA vintage race boat event held in California.
Peter Edwards
Peter Edwards was commissioned into the Northamptonshire Regiment (previously the 48th Foot).  Subsequently he commanded the Officer Training Corps at Bristol University. He is the author of Talavera [Crowood 2005]. 
Sally Edwards
Sally Edwards is a former Master's World Record holder in the Ironman Triathlon, a 1984 Olympic Marathoner Trials Finisher as well as a World Record Holder in the Iditashoe 100-Mile Snowshoe Race. She has competed in some of the hardest races on the planet, including the Western States 100-Mile Run which she won. A leader in the field of fitness training, Sally holds a master's in Exercise Physiology and is the creator and CEO of the Heart Zones Training System which uses heart rate data and cardiac training ranges to enhance athletic performance. A founder of the sport of triathlon (and a Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee), most of Sally's recent races have been performed in her role as the National Spokeswoman for the Danskin Triathlon Series.
Peter Egan
Peter Egan is one of the most readable writers in the motorcycle enthusiast world. His work first appeared in Cycle World magazine in 1977, and he has been a regular fixture there ever since. Peter lives near Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Barb, a houseful of dogs and cats, and a garage filled with motorcycles, cars, and the sound set for his garage blues band.
Vicky Egan
VICKY EGAN thoroughly enjoys devising, editing, researching and  writing children's books for all ages. With a keen eye for text detail and a delight in finding spectacular imagery to fit the subject, she has helped create numerous exciting titles over the years, from pre-school board books through activity and novelty titles to high-quality reference books, educational titles and encyclopedias.
Mark Eglinton
Mark Eglinton is a bestselling author and ghostwriter. Specialising primarily in memoir and non-fiction, his books include Official Truth: 101 Proof--The Inside Story Of Pantera with bassist Rex Brown, widely acclaimed as one of the most honest music memoirs of recent years.
Mariana Eguaras
Mariana R. Eguaras is an architecture and interior design editor. She lives in Barcelona, Spain.
John Einarson
John Einarson is the author of 13 books, including the critically-acclaimed Hot Burritos: The True Story Of The Flying Burrito Brothers (Jawbone Books, 2008), named one of the 10 best music books of 2008 by Uncut magazine, and Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life & Legacy of The Byrds' Gene Clark (Backbeat Books, 2005), cited among the 10 best music books of 2005 by Uncut and Record Collector. His other books include Desperados: The Roots of Country Rock (Cooper Square Press, 2001), the first detailed chronicle of the southern California country rock scene, and For What It's Worth: The Story of Buffalo Springfield. He wrote the Bravo TV documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: A Multimedia Life and served as consultant for A&E/Biography Channel's Neil Young Biography episode and CBC TV's Life & Times of Randy Bachman based on his best-selling biography of the Canadian music icon, Takin' Care of Business (McArthur & Co., 2000). He has written for Mojo, Goldmine, Discoveries, Record Collector, and Rock Express and is a regular contributor to the Winnipeg Free Press. John lives with his family in Winnipeg, Canada.
Sara Eisenman
Sara Eisenman started designing books in 1977 at Random House and later designed for Pantheon, Knopf, the Modern Library, and Houghton Mifflin. She is an award-winning designer who has taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Ashley Ekins
Ashley Ekins specialises in the history of the First World War and the Vietnam War. He has published widely on the role of Australian soldiers in the First World War and contributed chapters and edited, '1918 Year of Victory: The end of the Great War and the shaping of history' (Exisle 2010), and 'War Wounds: Medicine and the trauma of conflict' (Exisle 2011), which he co-edited with Elizabeth Stewart.
Travis Elborough
TRAVIS ELBOROUGH's books include The Bus We Loved: London's Affair with the Routemaster, Wish You Were Here: England on Sea and A London Year. He co-wrote (with Bob Stanley) the script for How We Used to Live, a BFI London archive film directed by Paul Kelly, that premiered at the 2013 London Film Festival. He regularly appears on Radio 4 and writes for the Guardian and has lectured on creative and critical writing at The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank and The Royal College of Art.
Jim Eldridge
Born in London in 1944, Jim Eldridge left school at 16 and held a variety of jobs before eventually training as a teacher. He became a full-time scriptwriter and author in 1978 and has since written over 90 books with sales totaling over three million copies. The author of the best-selling My Story history series, published by Scholastic, he lives in London.
Kiki Eldridge
Kiki Eldridge is a graphic designer and writer. Her previous books include 1000 Bags, Tags, and Labels (Rockport Publishers, 2006). Kiki lives in Salem, MA
Vic Elford
Born and raised in England, Vic Elford was one of the drivers who put Porsche on the racing map. He was the first to win the Monte Carlo rally in a Porsche, then, a week later, won the 24-Hour sports car race at Daytona. He raced Porsche 910s and 917s in both the Can Am and Trans Am series (they changed the rules in both series because he and his Porsches won too often), plus a slew of other marques in Formula 1, Indy and even stock car racing. He's still winning vintage car races today. If anyone understands how to apply high-performance driving skills to Porsches, it's Quick Vic. Elford resides in Plantation, Florida.
Alexander Eliot
Author of eleven books, many magazine articles, and was the Art Editor of Time magazine for fifteen years. He is also known as a journalist, travel writer, art critic and historian. His other works include Zen Edge and 300 Years of American Painting.
Roger Ellesmere
Roger Ellesmere is a retired quantity surveyor. He remembers being taken by his parents in the mid-1950s to visit friends holidaying in a caravan at Ulrome on the East Yorkshire coast. Once inside, he was hooked, and caravans have been an abiding interest ever since.Later, he decided that as detailed a record as possible should be made of the mostly small and largely forgotten firms who have engaged in caravan manufacture in Britain. He was deterred from making a start due to the time commitment that would be required, but a spell of unemployment in 1996 provided the incentive to begin -- initially on a single work but subsequently split into two parts to enable the publication of this book, Volume One. His original estimate of the time commitiment was a grow under-estimate! Roger has been a Caravan Club member for more than 20 years.
Brent Elliott
Dr Brent Elliott is librarian and archivist to the Royal Horticultural Society and author of numerous articles and books. He has written introductions and captions to the RHS diaries since 1993. He is based in London.
Charles Elliott
Charles Elliott is an editor and writer who lives in London and gardens in Monmouth near the Welsh border. He is a regular contributor to Horticulture magazine, and has been a magazine editor and senior editor for Alfred A. Knopf in New York. He has written several books, including The Potting Shed Papers and More Papers from the Potting Shed. He lives in Monmouthshire and West London.
Doug Elliott
Douglas Elliott has been writing about the life and works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for over twenty-five years. He is the author of The Curious Incident of the Missing Link: Arthur Conan Doyle and Piltdown Man, and co-editor of The Annotated White Company.
Kirsten Elliott
Kirsten Elliott has been giving tours of Bath to visitors from all over the world since 1985. Among the tours are those she devised for Bath International Music Festival and Bath Literature Festival. She has published widely in magazines and newspapers and has written two guidebooks to Bath and its surrounding area. She also lectures on many aspects of the city's history, has broadcast talks on BBC Radio 3, and has appeared on television.
Sue Elliott
Sue Elliott has been an automotive journalist for over 20 years. She’s been the editor of such publications as Overhaulin’: The Magazine, The Barrett-Jackson Experience, High Performance Pontiac,,, and The Hot Rod Power Club magazine, as well as serving as product information specialist and a spokesperson for SEMA. She has also written Automotive Custom Interiors in the Idea Book series. Sue lives in Napa Valley, California.
April Elliott Kent
April Elliott Kent is the author of The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology (Alpha/Penguin, 2011) and Star Guide to Weddings (Llewellyn, 2008). A professional astrologer since 1990, April has written for The Mountain Astrologer and Dell Horoscope magazines and contributed to Llewellyn's annual Moon Sign and Sun Sign books. She has won praise for her warm writing style and ability to make complex astrological concepts accessible.April's website, is extremely popular, as are her lectures for astrology groups. She has served on the faculty of the 2012 United Astrological Conference. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband and two surly cats.
Cassandra Ellis
Cassandra Ellis is a designer and maker of high-end quilts and homewares. Originally from New Zealand, she now runs her own London-based design studio where she teaches contemporary craft and interiors workshops. She also teaches at Charleston in East Sussex. Her gorgeous designs are stocked by leading retailers, including Liberty of London, and she works directly with clients on commissions and interior design projects. Cassandra’s work has been featured in Elle Decoration, House & Garden, Easy Living and Red. Find her website at
Will Ellsworth-Jones
WILL ELLSWORTH-JONES was chief reporter and then New York correspondent for the Sunday Times as well as holding senior editorial positions at the Telegraph Magazine, The Independent Magazine and Saga Magazine. His books for Aurum are a history of conscientious objectors in the First World War, We Will Not Fight, and Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall. He lives in London.
Walter A. Elwell
Walter A. Elwell is Professor Emeritus of Bible and Theology at Wheaton College, where he taught beginning in 1975. He did graudate work at Tubingen University in Germany and at the University of Chicago. His doctorate is from New College, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Elwell's major research interest is the study of the Gospels.
Katie Elzer-Peters
Katie Elzer-Peters is a horticulturist who writes gardening books, blogs, and articles. A resident of Wilmington, North Carolina, she also teaches classes and runs workshops dedicated to gardening and garden writing. She has an MS degree in public garden management and has published several renowned books with Cool Springs
Gerry Embleton
Gerry Embleton discovered a passion for the medieval period after moving to Switzerland in the early 1980's. He founded his company Time Machine in 1988, designing, creating and clothing life-size model historical figures for museums in several countries. He has pursued his medieval research through a Swiss-based u0022living historyu0022 group, whose high standards of authenticity have been endorsed by continental museums and heritage sites.
Gee Fan Eng
ENG GEE FAN, pronounced in Chinese as YÄ« Fan, graduated in Visual Communication, and after one and half years in the design industry, decided to embark on a full-time illustration career. She is currently based in Perlis, Malaysia, where she lives with her two dogs.
Christiane Engel
Christiane Engel is an award-winning illustrator and published author. Her work can be found in a huge variety of children's books all over the world, including a children's bible and atlas. Her instantly recognizable characters also appeared in an award-winning ad campaign by the COI for Affordable Childcare, and she continues to work with Surrey County Council creating advertising and educational material for families. She has also created illustrations for animated programs for clients such as the BBC. Christiane lives by the sea with her little family in South East England.
Lisa Engelbrecht
Lisa Engelbrecht (Long Beach, CA) is a lettering artist and was an instructor of calligraphy at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California, where she instituted a Certificate in Calligraphy. She teaches workshops and classes around the country specializing in lettering on fabric and alternative surfaces, experimental lettering and the creative process.
Lucy Engelman
LUCY ENGELMAN graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 and has been illustrating ever since. Her distinctive detailed line work has attracted clients including West Elm, Bon Appetit, Chronicle Books and New York Times Dining.
Christoph Englert
Dr Christoph Englert is a lecturer in physics at the University of Glasgow. He was born in 1981 in south Germany, and after studying Physics at the University of Karlsruhe and ETH Zurich between 2002 and 2007, he received a doctorate in Theoretical Physics from Karlsruhe University. Dr Englert's research focuses on the physics of elementary particles and their interactions. This is his first book for children.
Sophie English
Sophie English graduated from the London College of Fashion in 1992 and went on to work with various designers including Nicole Farhi. She began her business in 1993 making couture clothes and launched her first bridal wear collection in 1995 which sold through her showroom in Pimlico as well as a wholesale collection selling through retailers across the UK at Harrods, Liberty and Dickins & Jones. A chance meeting with a restaurant manager who was dissatisfied with her current staff uniforms started a new successful venture offering designer uniforms to clients who well-thought, well-cut practical outfits. Sophie also teaches a Dressmaking Skills course at Westdean College, an internationally renowned study center, specializing in crafts and visual arts.
Ana Enshina
London-based artist Ana Enshina uses her creative eye to envision majestic animals as an abundance of multicolored spots. Dot by dot, the watercolorist forms diverse creatures, including a statuesque, bright pink flamingo; a graceful whale suspended in the sea; and a distinguished peacock with a lovely array of feathers. Whether she's focusing on animals found on land or in the sea, the painter manages to capture each creature in a rainbow of brilliant and lively colors. She creates paintings reflecting the character of different animals using a very simple technique.
Alexander Epp
Alexander Epp became confined to a wheelchair at the age of 21 after a car accident. However, this didnu2019t prevent him from undertaking many tours on a handbike, complete with tent and accompanied by one or more stray dogs. These u2018village dogsu2019 lived completely independent lives, without benefit of training or human companionship, and yet chose to follow Alexander on his adventures, developing a close bond with him as they did. This experience led to Alexander writing his first book u2018Friendship instead of dominanceu2019 (Kynos, 2003), and acquiring his own dog, the German Shepherd Ferro. Sadly, at the age of just six, Ferro succumbed to a congenital heart defect and died. Alexander does not have a dog at the moment as he feels that none could replace his beloved Ferro.
Karen Erickson
Karen Erickson has been engaged in the home decor interior industry for more than 20 years. In 1986, she started Fine Finishing by Karen as a part-time home based business designing and fabricating draperies, slipcovers and other fabric accessories. In 1998, her company became a corporation with a name change to Slipcover America, Inc. ( She has worked with designers, decorators and retail customers throughout the United States, specializing in on-site fabrication (in customer’s homes). Karen instructs both in the U.S. and Canada doing seminars and workshops at fabric stores, for sewing guilds, in professional workrooms, and at numerous trade show and groups. In January of 2007, she partnered with Claudia Buchanan of Sew What! to start She lives in Snohomish, WA.
Katherine Erlich
Katherine Erlich, M.D., is a board certified pediatrician and mother of two who practices out of one of the largest holistic medical center in the Midwest. Prior to starting her now thriving pediatric practice, she spent over a decade in a busy, conventional pediatric practice where she gained extensive clinical experience. Currently, at Healing the Whole Child, PLLC, Dr. Erlich guides her patients to better health through an individualized medical approach, integrating nutrition, holistic philosophies and traditional medicine. Dr. Erlich has been instrumental in creating her school district's Wellness Committee, featured on the news, and has authored articles printed in several publications. She lives in Michigan.Kelly Genzlinger, C.N.C., C.M.T.A., has dedicated many years to the study of nutrition and foodsÆ effects within the human body. She is a traditional-foods advocate in her community and is dedicated to promoting wellness for her children, family, and nutritional clients. An author, speaker, and certified nutritional consultant, Kelly is proud to have changed the lives of countless children and adults with her teachings, guidance, and counsel related to whole, real, traditional foods. Her first book, Sugar...Stop the Addiction, addressed the national crisis of excessive sugar consumption. She has been a featured speaker at wellness symposiums and a guest on cable shows such as Diabetes Countdown and The Bottom Line. She resides in Michigan.
Laura Erlich
Laura Erlich, LAc (FABORM) is the co-clinic director of LA Herbs and Acupuncture, in west Los Angeles, CA. In addition to her clinical practice, she teaches continuing education classes to other acupuncturists and attends births as a doula. You can find more of her writings on her blog, She is luckier than lucky to share her life with her wonderful husband, hilarious son, and beautiful step-daughter.
Sidney Erthal
Sidney Erthal has had his camera poised for the past seven Burns which is how Burning Man aficionados carbon-date their experience with the festival. Born and educated in Brazil, he has lived in the San Francisco Bay area for the past decade.
Jaclyn Escalera
Creative professional Jaclyn Escalera has worked in corporate design, non-profit design, and small-business branding. Today she runs a freelance design business and plays with all things creative, from painting and photography to lettering and DIY projects. Learn more at
Suzi Eszterhas
California-based wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas spends nine months of the year photographing a wide variety of wildlife in the field. In recent years, she has specialized in documenting family life and has become well known for her unprecedented work with newborn animals. Although Suzi works primarily in Africa, she has undertaken commissions and led instructional photography tours and workshops everywhere from Antarctica and the Arctic to Alaska and Montana.
Jeffrey L Ethell
 Jeffrey L. Ethell was a full-time aviation writer and pilot.  He wrote dozens of books and articles and has flew more than 150 types of aircraft----from the Fokker Triplane to the McDonnell Douglas F-18.  His experience at the controls of history's greatest bombers adds unmatched depth to his writing.
Kevin EuDaly
Kevin EuDaly was born a stone's throw from the Monon in Bedford, Indiana, and grew up "cchasing trains" with his dad, Jim EuDaly, some of whose photographs appear in this book. A childhood move to Kansas City put Kevin in position to witness the many railroads of the 1960s and 1970s before merger mania erased so many names, and frequent treks around KC with his brother, Lon, helped build an early interest in railroad photography. Four years at Southwest Missouri State University (1978-1982) put him in close contact with the MoPac's White River line in southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas, resulting in that road becoming a personal favorite, and netted a degree in environmental chemistry. Many trips to the Chesapeake & Ohio with his dad inspired an interest in all things Appalachia, resulting in the C&O also being a road of interest. In 1992 he founded White River Productions and began publishing historical society magazines, and wrote and published Missouri Pacific Diesel Power that same year. He has authored dozens of articles and had hundreds of photographs published over the last two decades. WRP has grown to become the primary producer of historical society publications in the U.S., and currently produces magazines, calendars, and books for 16 organizations, as well as Railroads Illustrated and Passenger Train Journal under the WRP flag. He resides on the east side of Kansas City near the former Rock Island in Raytown with his wife, Nadean, and four children, Sarah, James, Danae, and Ashley.
Art Evans
Art Evans has a varied and extensive background. During the fifties, he and his partner, OCee Ritch, had a public relations and advertising company that represented the MG Mitten Company, Devin Enterprises and Gough Industries among other car-related organizations. The author of ten books about photography plus others on different subjects, Evans has written numerous articles for photography and automotive magazines as well as professional journals. In addition, he has written eleven books about motor racing. In retirement, Evans pursues pastimes including writing about the fabulous fifties and serving as secretary and newsletter editor of The Fabulous Fifties Association.
Melvyn Evans
Melvyn Evans is an illustrator and printmaker whose distinctive artwork has appeared in a range of media, from advertising to children’s books.
Mike Evans
MIKE EVANS is the author of Neil Young€”The Definitive History (Sterling, 2012), The Art of BritishRock (Frances Lincoln, 2013), Woodstock€”Three Days That Rocked The World (Sterling, 2010), BowieTreasures (Carlton, 2014), The Beatles€”Literary Anthology (Plexus, 2004), the acclaimed The Art Of The Beatles (Frederick Muller, 1984), and Elvis: A Celebration (Dorling Kindersley, 2002), a bestselling collaboration with the Presley estate. A graduate of the Cavern Club with two singles on Decca under his belt, Mike€”with poet Adrian Henri and future Pink Floyd guitarist Andy Roberts€”performed as The Liverpool Scene, supporting both Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan in 1969. He subsequently moved into radio and writing for Sounds, Melody Maker, and the Guardian. Since the late 1980s, Mike has commissioned and edited over sixty books on music, movies, and fashion.
Paul Evans
Paul Evans is a specialist dealer in twentieth-century art and design, with a particular interest in posters, graphics and the propaganda arts. He lives in London, England.
Poppy Evans
Poppy Evans is an award-winning writer and graphic designer who lives in Park Hills Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, OH. She is the former art director of Screen Printing and American Music Teacher magazines, and former managing editor of HOW magazine.
Tessa Evelegh
Tessa Evelegh is a writer and stylist specializing in stitchery of all kinds, crafts, interiors and gardens, with more than 30 titles to her name. These include Window Workshop, Simple Home Style and Sheer Style. Prior to going freelance, she spent eight years at Family Circle magazine, overseeing the dressmaking, interiors and fashion departments. Her work has been published in the Daily Telegraph, Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home and Woman and Home. An enthusiastic dressmaker since the age of five, when she €˜cut her teeth' on dolls' clothes, she still makes and customizes clothes, home furnishings and upholstery. Tessa lives in South London and has two (almost) grown-up daughters who also love to €˜make their own'.
Andrew Everett
Andrew Everett began his lifelong interest in BMW in 1982 when his Father, Geoff Everett became Technical Manager for BMWÆs British importer in 1982. After leaving school and apprenticeships with British Leyland and Alfa Romeo dealers, he worked for the family business AmD, a VW Audi specialist until 1991. After this, Andrew began his writing career in 1993 and began writing about BMW in 1995 for BMW CAR Magazine. In 2000, Andrew helped found Total BMW magazine, became technical consultant and has written for every issue over 12 years. He also wrote the BMW E30 restoration bible in 2005.
Charles Everitt
Charles Everitt has been riding and working on motorcycles for nearly four decades. In the past twenty-five years, he has written tech articles, road tests, features, and other stories for virtually every major U.S. street-bike magazine, including Cycle Guide, Cycle World, Cycle, Motorcyclist, Rider, and others. Everitt lives in Beverly Hills, California, though he hastens to point out that he is most definitely not rich!
Lona Eversden
LONA EVERSDEN has written widely on spiritual practices and has a long-held interest in divination. She is the author of many works of non-fiction, including a book on finding your soul mate.  She has edited or contributed to many other books on esoteric subjects such as crystal magic, meditation and guardian angels.
Franzeska G Ewart
Franzeska lives in the village of Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire, where she enjoys the wildlife, especially in the RSPB bird reserve. She's written over 25 books for children, and often uses shadow theatre to help people of all ages with their writing. She was Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of the West of Scotland in Ayr, helping students with their academic writing. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Sita, Snake Queen of Speed and There's a Hamster in my Pocket. To follow Franzeska's blog, click here
Maggie Eyre
Maggie Eyre is communications consultant and media trainer, specialising in public relations, corporate training and presentation skills. She has over 30 years experience in business, public relations, education, theatre and has trained many captains of industry, media personalities and public figures, most notably former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. Her work has been recognized in Time magazine and in international media from the UK to Dubai She is currently based in London.
Carmelo Ezpeleta
Carmelo Ezpeleta is the CEO of Dorna Sports (organizing body of MotoGP).
Richela Fabian Morgan
RICHELA FABIAN MORGAN began her duct tape odyssey more than six years ago with a simple bi-fold wallet. She now makes several products ranging from bags to decals, and sells her duct tape creations online via Etsy, as well as through local retail stores. Richela teaches duct tape crafting to primary school kids as well as adults at her local community college in Larchmont, New York. She also writes a craft blog at
Jonathan Falconer
Jonathan Falconer is the author of more than 30 books on aspects of aviation and military history, including Stirling at War, Stirling Wings and Striling in Combat, and co-author (with Brian Rivas) of the Haynes de Havilland Mosquito Manual. He lives in Wiltshire.
Tom Falconer
Tom Falconer is the author of Original Corvette 1953–1962, Corvette Sting Ray 1963–1967 and Collector's Originality Guide Corvette 1984–1996. Falconer resides in Kent, UK.
Jeffrey Falla
Jeffrey Falla modified his first amp at the age of 13 and soon after built his first amp from parts he salvaged from old jukeboxes. Today he builds ToneTron amps for a small clientele. While he still plays live shows, most of his time is spent experimenting with sound in his Minneapolis workshop.
Carl Fallberg
Carl Fallberg
Melissa Fallon
Melissa Fallon is a highly qualified behaviourist, who works as both a behaviour and training lecturer, and as a clinical behaviourist and trainer. Gaining her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln, UK, she has continued to develop her knowledge and skills, completing the Life Skills Training for Trainers course, and attending numerous conferences and seminars.Melissa is also a mother of three, and has raised her children with her two beloved dogs at their home in York in the UK. She is passionate about promoting bite prevention, and raising awareness about the benefits of human-animal interactions within society.
Ian Falloon
One of the world's foremost motorcycle historians, Ian Falloon is the author of more than twenty books on motorcycles including the The Ducati 750 Bible, Ducati 900 Bible, Ducati Story, Moto Guzzi Story, Honda Story, Kawasaki Story, BMW Story, Moto Guzzi Sport Bible and Laverda Twin and Triple Bible. He has a small collection of classic sporting motorcycles, including a 1974 Ducati 750 Super Sport that he has owned since 1976. A freelance contributor to a number of motorcycle magazines around the world, Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand but currently lives in Australia with his wife Miriam, and sons Ben and Tim.
Duncan Fallowell
DUNCAN FALLOWELL is a novelist, travel writer and critic, whose best-known books include April Ashley's Odyssey, the biography of a transsexual, One Hot Summer in St Petersburg and Twentieth-Century Characters. He lives in London.
Eng Gee Fan
ENG GEE FAN, pronounced in Chinese as YÄ« Fán, graduated in Visual Communication, and after one and half years in the design industry, decided to embark on a full-time illustration career. She is currently based in Perlis, Malaysia, where she lives with her two dogs.  
Shirley Fan
Shirley spent six years at the Food Network, most recently as the sole nutritionist in the culinary department. There, she wrote scripts for television shows, analyzed recipes for nutritional content, contributed to cookbooks, and was part of the team that launched Food Network Magazine. She worked on recipes for Food Network-branded food at the new Yankee Stadium and developed the curriculum for Food Network cooking classes at the Art Institutes of Atlanta. For a number of years, she was also content producer for the networks website, Her work includes developing, testing, and analyzing recipes in celebrity chef cookbooks including a #1 New York Times Bestseller. She has also created health-conscious recipes for Tyson Foods, Mars Foods Inc.,, and has worked on recipes for The Arthur Avenue Cookbook and magazines such as Whole Living, Details, and Food Network. She has contributed content to New York Times bestsellers The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger and Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives by Guy Fieri, and has written articles for a number of online publications, incluidng RealSimple, iVillage, and Glamour. She has been a contributor to Gatorade's website. Shirley graduated from Wesleyan University and received her masters degree in clinical nutrition from New York University. She is a registered dietitian (RD) and holds a culinary arts diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education. She honed her culinary skills under the tutelage of Floyd Cardoz at the legendary three-star restaurant Tabla in New York. She is the recipient of scholarships from the James Beard Foundation and the American Dietetic Association. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.
John Farndon
John Farndon is an internationally renowned author of exciting and accessible science books for children and adults. His books have been shortlisted for numerous awards and have sold millions of copies worldwide, proving their perennial appeal.
John Farnworth
John Farnworth is a farmer's son and was born on a farm on the outskirts of Manchester, England. It was very near the Massey-Harris factory and they used to send the new equipment from North America for testing on his grandfather's farm for a year before it was put on the British market. Hence he grew up in a farmyard full of Massey-Harris equipment in the post war years. This was the start of John's affection for the Massey family of equipment. The family went on to use Ferguson and Massey-Ferguson just as extensively as they had the old Massey-Harris equipment. Whilst at university he started to collect Massey-Harris tractors before embarking on a a career overseas in agricultural research, development and consultancy. When running overseas projects he always used Massey-Ferguson equipment wherever possible and gained much experience of their use in harsh Middle-Eastern conditions. In recent years, John has knuckled down to the serious business of compiling detailed but highly readable, well illustrated and informative books on the whole history of Massey-Ferguson, the predecessor companies and the range of equipment which has been produced and marketed by them. To date he has published moer than a dozen substantial books and has more in publishers hands for publication at a later date.
Donald Farr
As editor of Mustang Monthly magazine, Donald Farr has been researching and writing about Mustangs for over 30 years. In addition to his magazine work, Farr authored Mustang Boss 302: Ford's Trans-Am Pony Car and co-wrote How to Restore Your Mustang and the Mustang Recognition Guide with Mustang Monthly founder Larry Dobbs. Farr was inducted into the Mustang Hall of Fame in 2012.
Holly Farrell
HOLLY FARRELL is the author of Planting Plans for your Kitchen Garden (2013, How To Books) and RHS Plants from Pips (2015, Mitchell Beazley). She contributes to gardening magazines such as The Garden and Kitchen Garden, and has a blog at  Holly trained at RHS Gardens Wisley where she gained the Wisley Diploma in Practical Horticulture and the RHS Certificate and Diploma, both with Commendation. After working as Head Gardener on a private estate she now combines her career as a garden writer with freelance work as a consultant on kitchen gardens for private clients. Holly has been growing her own fruit and vegetables for many years, in a variety of settings from allotments to container gardens. Holly is also a keen and experienced baker, and while she's happy to produce wedding cakes for friends or hundreds of biscuits for a Christmas market stall, she doesn't need a reason to bake!
Mary Farrell
Mary Farrell enjoyed a seventeen-year career in the theatre as a director, actor and tutor before training to be a psychotherapist. She is now in private practice. She has previously written short stories and poetry; this is her first book.
Russell Farrell
The History of Walter T. Foster: More than 80 years ago, Mr. Walter T. Foster set out to prove that anyone can learn to draw. The 'how to' art books he wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, and shipped on his own soon grew tremendously in popularity! Today the Walter Foster Publishing company carries on the tradition, developing books and kits that encourage creativity and spark imaginations.
Karen Farrington
KAREN FARRINGTON is a bestselling and respected military historian, with numerous books to her credit, such as Kitchener's Last Volunteer - The Life and Times of Henry Allingham and Great British Railway Journeys. She is a Fleet Street trained journalist and now runs her own media company with her husband in Devon. 
Jerri Farris
Jerri Farris (Independence, MO) is an author and editor who specializes in home improvement and home decor books. Her most recent are The Complete Guide to Decorating with Ceramic Tile and The Complete Guide to DIY Projects for Luxurious Living. She has made guest appearances on HGTV and has done interviews with radio stations, periodicals, and newspapers across the nation. She maintains her own blog at:
Steve Farson
Steve Farson is a longtime Colorado resident and adventure rider of the roads, backroads, and trails found there. He shares his expertise of the area with others as a long time chronicler of riding Colorado, on and off road, in print and on the web. His images and videos have long captured the motorcycle magic of Colorado.
David Fathers
DAVID FATHERS originally trained as a graphic designer and now runs an internet company. However he has always had a passion for drawing, painting and maps. Nearly ten years ago he was commissioned by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst Place to create their first digital visitors guides. These are still in use today. Having lived in London for over thirty years, he is slightly embarrassed to admit that he only discovered the Regent's Canal a few years ago. It was love at first sight. Despite having crossed over the canal so many times, it wasn't until he was on the towpath that he became aware of the contrasts, richness and history of the canal and its environment.
Ian Faulkner
Ian Faulkner is an illustrator, cartoonist and cartographer with over 25 years experience and a passion for natural history. He has been artist in residence at the Australian National University, and also cartographer at Australian Geographic Magazine, as well as undertaking work for The Australian Museum and Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo.
Jeanne Faulkner
Jeanne Faulkner, R.N., has a 20-year history as a labor and delivery, postpartum, neonatal, and NICU nurse and a ten-year history as a health writer. She studied nursing at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center School of Nursing and California State University, Los Angeles. She's helped thousands of parents through every possible birthing scenario from the most natural to the most complicated. She shares her real world perspective and practical advice on the obstacles and opportunities parents face both inside and outside the hospital in her weekly column for Fit Pregnancy magazine online called "Ask the Labor Nurse," and contributes regularly to Fit Pregnancy magazine, the Oregonian newspaper, The Huffington Post,, and Her work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Shape, Northwest Healthy Living, and many other publications and websites. She's also an advocate, writer, speaker, and lobbyist for global women's and maternal health issues and has traveled with CARE (a global humanitarian organization) to work with mothers around the world.
Rupert Fawcett
Cartoonist RUPERT FAWCETT began creating cartoons with a specific dog theme in response to a request from a greetings card manufacture. Rupert set himself the challenge of drawing a new cartoon every day and Off the Leash was born and is now a worldwide phenomenon. Off the Leash The Secret Life of Dogs (Boxtree, October 2013) is a best-seller and has been sold in the USA (Saint Martin’s Press) as well foreign language editions in Finland, Italy, Czechoslovakia and Germany. Rupert is the creator of FRED Created in 1989, FRED cartoons made their first appearance on a series of greeting cards and now, with more than 700 designs and growing, sales currently exceed 8 million cards.  The cartoons were also picked up by MIDWEEK magazine, who ran them for two years, following which they appeared for a further four years in the MAIL ON SUNDAY.  
Sally Fawcett
Sally Fawcett is a primary school teacher with a passion for art, creative writing and education. Her three children are a constant source of inspiration for ideas, and have triggered many of her writing and illustrating adventures. Sally's motivation for creating picture books is to engage adults and children in a shared experience that will hopefully foster a life-long love of reading, creativity and tapping into the power of the imagination.
Roger Fawcett - Tang
Roger Fawcett-Tang is a graphic designer and founder of internationally renowned Struktur Design. He has written/designed many books for RotoVision, including Mapping and the highly successful Experimental Formats.
Capt. Peabody Fawcett Rn (Ret'd.)
IAIN CROCKART and RICHARD FINNEY are the co-founders of Captain Fawcett Limited, who distribute, export and sell Captain Fawcett’s range of the finest gentleman’s grooming requisites to his loyal customers of barbers, hairdressers, gift shops, tailors, independent department stores and other discerning outlets. Captain Fawcett currently exports to over 42 countries from Alaska to New Zealand and has official distributors in USA, Canada, Italy, Holland, Russia, Norway, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Singapore & Spain. Captain Fawcett is a key sponsor of many National and International beard and moustache championships, UK tattoo shows and makes regular appearances at other gentlemanly gatherings: The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, The Tweed Run, the Chap Olympiad, Goodwood Revival and the Bearded Rascal, a UK Burlesque Pin-Up Show.
Tony Federico
Tony Federico is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast and is a full-time writer, personal trainer, and wellness consultant. He earned his degree in Exercise Science from the University of Florida and is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health and Fitness Specialist. Over the past eight years, he has worked with clients ranging from professional athletes to paraplegics. Tony recovered from a chronic knee injury by learning how to run barefoot, which led to the realization that modern technology is not always the solution to modern diseases and disorders. He incorporated the principles of Ancestral Health into the rest of his lifestyle and this helped him to overcome an eating disorder that had plagued him since childhood.He believes in the innate intelligence and logic of the body and thinks that restoring health is a matter of working with, not against, our biology. He shares this message through his personal blog ( and through his writing, which has been featured in publications such as WOD Talk and Paleo Magazine. Tony lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his wife Jamie.