Amanda Craig is a well-known journalist and broadcaster. She is the author of A VICIOUS CIRCLE and IN A DARK WOOD. You can visit her website a www.amandacraig.com
Kate Colquhoun's previous non fiction titles were shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize 2004 and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2003. As well as writing for several newspapers and magazines, she appears regularly on national radio and television. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.
Tim Clayton is the award-winning author of a number of books on naval and military history, including Tars (winner of the Mountbatten Literary Award 2008) and Finest Hour, the best-selling book that accompanied the landmark BBC1 television series.
Oz Clarke had an idyllic childhood in the Kent countryside. He was head chorister at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He acted, sang and wine-tasted his way through university, then spent a decade acting with the RSC and featuring in West End musicals - he starred as Perón in Evita.His famous victories in high-profile wine-tasting competitions brought him jobs on two national newspapers, and in 1984 he turned to full time writing and television work. The BBC's Food and Drink made him a household name and was broadcast around the world, as were his later 'Oz and James' wine adventures with James May.His many books have been translated into sixteen languages, he has won every major wine-writing prize, and he is an Officier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole. When he is not visiting vineyards and wineries, chairing wine competitions or presenting innovative concerts with Armonico Consort, Oz lives in London and complains about not playing enough golf.
Valentina Cebeni was born in Italy. She is a passionate reader with a background in the classics. Since her teenage years, Valentina has cultivated her love of writing with the discipline of a Tibetan monk, determined to explore the recesses of the human soul through her characters. She currently lives in Rome.
Rita Carter is an award-winning science and medical writer who contributes to, among others, THE TIMES, NEW SCIENTIST and the INDEPENDENT. Having in the past worked as a TV presenter, Rita continues to appear in the media as an authority on science and gives lectures throughout Europe and the US.