Liz Climo grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles after college to work as a character artist on The Simpsons. She started a comic blog, LizClimo.tumblr.com, where Rory and his dad first appeared in 2012. Liz currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Colin, and their daughter, Marlow.
Patricia Cornwell's first crime novel, Postmortem, was published in 1990 and became the first novel to win all the major crime awards in a single year. In 2008 Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards' Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year - the first American ever to win this award. In 2011 she was awarded the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.Often interviewed on US national television as a forensic consultant, Cornwell is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine; a founding member of the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, NYC and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital's National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research.Fox have acquired the film rights to the Scarpetta novels, featuring Angelina Jolie as Dr Kay Scarpetta. Cornwell's books are translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries, and she is regarded as one of the major international bestselling authors.
Esther Crain is a writer and native New Yorker. In 2008 she launched Ephemeral New York, a website that chronicles the city¹s past through photos, newspaper articles, art, and other artifacts. The site has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, and Time Out New York.The New-York Historical Society, one of America¹s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and offering public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, the New-York Historical Society¹s museum is the oldest in New York City.
Helen Dardik is a professional illustrator and a surface pattern designer based in Ottowa, Ontario. Born by the Black Sea, she lived in Siberia for a time and then moved to Israel, where she studied art and design. She later got a graphic design degree and found work as a designer and illustrator in Canada.
Mark Denton is from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, and brings a unique perspective to the photographing of London. Specialising in the panoramic format, he takes his inspiration from British photographers such as Joe Cornish and Colin Prior. Cameras used are principally the Fuji G617 Professional and Mamiya M645.
Robin Derrick has worked as art director for The Face, Italian Elle, Glamour France and Arena magazines. He now juggles his time between his role as creative director at Vogue and his photography commissions.
Trish Deseine is originally from Ireland and has been living in France for 25 years. Since being approached by Hachette to write her first cookbook, Petits Plats entre Amis, in 2000, her unabashed love of eating and cooking, with a penchant for chocolate, has made her one of France and Ireland's best loved food writers. She has published over 15 books in English and French which have won many awards, sold hundreds of thousands of copies and been translated into many languages, and presented three RTE TV cookery series which have broadcast by BBC Lifestyle worldwide. Trish has written for ELLE France, Image Ireland, Le Fooding, Wallpaper, The Guardian and The Observer Food Monthly and contributes regularly to The Irish Times. In 2010 she was named one of French Vogue's 50 Women of the decade.
Geoff Dyer is the author of three novels, a critical study of John Berger, and three genre-defying titles: BUT BEAUTIFUL (winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize), THE MISSING OF THE SOMME and OUT OF SHEER RAGE (a finalist, in the US, for a National Book Critics Circle Award). His collection of essays,ANGO-ENGLISH ATTITUDES, was critically acclaimed.
Rose Elliot is one of Britain's foremost vegetarian cookery writers; since her first book, Simply Delicious, was published in 1967, she has played a key role in transforming the image and taste of vegetarian food. She has written more than 40 books, making her one of the bestselling vegetarian authors in the English-speaking world. Rose Elliot frequently contributes to national magazines and broadcasts on radio and television. She lives in Hampshire.
David Farley, the author of An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town, has written travel articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, AFAR magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, and Slate.com, among other publications. He has taught writing at Columbia and New York University. @davidfarley
Harold Feinstein's distinguished career in photography began in 1950, when Edward Steichen purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and exhibited it frequently during his tenure there
Jill Foulston is a former commissioning editor for the Virago Modern Classics. She lives in London and Italy.
Jill Greenberg regularly shoots advertising and celebrity portrait photography for such clients as Dreamworks, Sony Pictures, HBO, Bacardi, Rolling Stone, Time and Newsweek. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and began her career in New York City. Jill now resides in Los Angeles with her husband Robert and children.
Bill Harris is a freelance editor and the author of One Thousand New York Buildings as well as sixteen other books about New York. He worked at The New York Times for twenty-five years and was a licensed New York City tour guide before moving to Dallas, Texas, where he currently resides.
Serena Hodson was born in New Zealand, but is now based in Brisbane, Australia. She is an international multi-award-winning photographer. Her work revolving around her dogs, Rocco, Ralph and Simon has a strong fan base around the world. Upside Down Dogs is her first book.
Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is also director of the Food for the Brain Foundation and an honorary fellow of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy. He is one of Britain's top nutrition experts and is the author of over 25 health books.
Catherine Horwood is honorary research fellow of the Bedford Centre for the History of Women at Royal Holloway and is about to be a visiting fellow at Yale. She has won many prizes for her own gardens and was an honorary assistant organiser of the National Gardens Scheme for London.
Jill Howarth began her career as a senior designer and art director at Hasbro Toys then transitioned into full-time illustration. Her previous illustrated children's books are Jingle Bells and The ABCs of Christmas. She lives in Westborough, MA.
Holly Hughes, former executive editor of Fodor's travel publications, is the author of Frommer's 500 Places for Food and Wine Lovers. She lives with her family in New York City.
Daniel Humm began his chef's training at 14 in his homeland of Switzerland. In 2003 he moved to the US where he received many awards. He has been Executive Chef of Eleven Madison Park since 2006. Will Guidara is a graduate of Cornell University and he became general manager of Eleven Madison Park in 2006.