Amber Anderson is a freelance illustrator from London, UK. Her work is almost always highly intricate, she enjoys capturing a sense of nostalgia and unusual environments in her illustrations. Some of her past projects include illustrating board games, shop interiors, clothing and accessories as well as working in commercial settings. She enjoys focusing her work on illustrating products, that people can use and enjoy.
Adam Doughty is an illustrator who produces drawings in his freehand style. His clients include the V&A Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Google and Harrods. www.adamdoughty.com.
Mel Elliott graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007. She began designing fun, printed products such as colouring books and paper dolls, and increasingly her 'I Love Mel' signature became less of a badge and more of a brand. She has always been influenced by pop culture, celebrity and fame, and created the Colour Me Good series to resounding success.
Adam Gopnik has been writing for the New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism, and the George Polk Award for magazine reporting. From 1995 to 2000 he lived in Paris; he now lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.
Sharon Hearne-Smith has over 15 years' experience of ghostwriting, recipe testing and food styling for cookbooks, food magazines and TV cookery shows. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Jamie Oliver, Rachel Allen, Lorraine Pascale, Gordon Ramsay, James Martin, and on BBC's Ready Steady Cook. Sharon lives in Dublin with her husband and two daughters.
Retired Yorkshirewoman Lynn Hill founded the Clandestine Cake Club in 2010, hosting its first gathering in a secret location in Leeds city centre. The club's initial popularity led her to turn it into a 'franchise', encouraging others to host their own events under the Clandestine Cake Club banner. Takeup spread like wildfire and there are now over 200 affiliated clubs in the UK and abroad, with more registering every month. Lynn has been featured on The One Show, Lorraine, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and BBC Radio 4, as well as in The Times, Daily Mail, Grazia, Woman's Own and the Huffington Post. She has appeared several times at The Cake and Bake Show. Lynn runs the club online via www.clandestinecakeclub.co.uk and Twitter, connecting daily with members, bakers and fellow cake lovers.
Jeannette Hyde is a London-based Registered Nutritional Therapist (BSc mBANT, CNHC) who specialises in helping people lose weight, improve digestive symptoms, as well as their skin, mood, memory and immune system, through her innovative gut diet approach. She is author of The Gut Makeover, and The Gut Makeover Recipe Book, which were published in 2016 and have reached thousands of people in the UK with transformational health for many. She practises nutritional therapy one-to-one, in groups, and on her popular retreats. She is a regular speaker on BBC and has featured in The Times, the Daily Telegraph and numerous magazines and web sites. She is involved in gut-brain research with St Mary's University in London. Before transitioning to the world of health ten years ago, Jeannette was a journalist working across British newspapers and magazines. She is married to German designer Markus, and they have two teenage children Hanna and Max. They live on an island in the middle of the river Thames in London. www.jeannettehyde.com
Full-time writer, crafter, parent and vampire-hunter hobbyist Nicolette Lafonseca established her writing career on her lifestyle blog 'Archie & The Rug' where her exuberance and wit shone through whilst barely masking her contempt for people who spell ' a lot' as 'alot'.Her list of achievements are many and include: kicking cancer in the teeth repeatedly, winning a number of blogging awards, presenting on Channel 4 and giving birth to a fantastic boy. She aspires to rule us all one day with an iron fist . . . of friendship.Nicolette lives with her family and their excitable hound, in a constant flux of refurbishing and decorating ,in Hebden Bridge in the weather-smattered county of Yorkshire.
As a cook, restaurateur, food writer and business woman, Prue Leith has played a key role in the revolution of Britain's eating habits since the 1960s, and was recently announced as one of the judges on Channel 4's Great British Bake Off. With twelve cookery books under her belt, Prue gave up writing about food to concentrate on fiction. She has written seven romantic novels and a memoir, Relish. The Prodigal Daughter is the second novel in a trilogy that began with The Food of Love. All Prue's books are in print with Quercus. She lives in Gloucestershire. Follow her on on Twitter @PrueLeith
Lars Mytting, a novelist and journalist, was born in Fåvang, Norway, in 1968. His novel Svøm med dem som drukner (published in English as The Sixteen Trees of the Somme) was awarded the Norwegian National Booksellers' Award and has been bought for film. Norwegian Wood has become an international bestseller, and was the Bookseller Industry Awards Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2016.
As a student, Charlotte Pike spent four years learning to survive on a meagre £10 a week and still eat seriously well. The skills she picked up in her university kitchen led her to train as a qualified cook and set up her own company called GoFreeFoods for people with food intolerances. Charlotte blogs on student cookery for the Guardian, writes a regular food blog for Hello! magazine and gives frequent cooking demos at food fairs around the UK.
Award winning photographer, filmmaker and writer Lalage Snow has covered conflict and unrest since 2007 after finishing a Masters degree with Distinction in photojournalism at London College of Communication. Her personal projects have been published and exhibited to critical acclaim around the world and have been featured on the Channel 4, BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera. She has also given a number of public talks at literary festivals, museums and academic institutions including MIT. A series of short films made in Afghanistan are currently on display at the Smithsonian, the worlds largest museum complex.
Katherine Sorrell is a former associate editor of Homes & Gardens magazine. An experienced interiors and lifestyle writer, she contributes regularly to a range of leading magazines and newspapers, and is the author of numerous books, including The Vintage Modern Home, The Art of Display and The Essential Guide to Craft. She lives in Cornwall with her family.
Matt Tebbutt presents Channel 4's Food Unwrapped, currently being filmed for its second series, as well as championing forgotten foods on BBC2's Great British Food Revival and stepping in as Saturday Kitchen guest presenter. Matt co-presented the popular Market Kitchen series on UKTV Food and represented Wales on BBC2's Great British Menu. A graduate of Leith's School of Food and Wine, Matt has worked with some of the biggest names in food, including Marco Pierre White, Bruce Poole (Chez Bruce), Sally Clarke (Clarke's) and Alastair Little. He now owns and runs the acclaimed Foxhunter pub in Nant-y-derry, South Wales, for which he won AA Restaurant of the Year for Wales. Matt lives in Nant-y-derry with his wife and children.
Inspired by cold-press juices, Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella founded their company Soupure to share the healing power of soups. Soupure develops and delivers nutrient-rich hot and chilled soups, tonics and waters, and soup cleanses that are delicious, satisfying, and endorsed by nutritionists.www.soupure.com