Trudi Canavan lives in Melbourne, Australia. She has been making up stories about things that don't exist for as long as she can remember, and was amazed when her first published story received an Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story in 1999. She has since published the bestselling Black Magician Trilogy: The Magicians' Guild, The Novice and The High Lord, and is now a bestselling author in the UK and the US.For more information about Trudi and her writing go to www.trudicanavan.com
Orson Scott Card
Orson Scott Card is the award-winning author of the Ender saga, the Alvin Maker series and the Homecoming series. He lives with his wife and children in the US.
Singer-songwriter Troy Cassar-Daley's career has spanned eight albums over the past sixteen years. During this time he has been awarded numerous accolades including four ARIAs, 21 Golden Guitars, two APRA Country Song of the Year awards, seven Deadlys, four CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards and the 2008 Country Music Association of America Country Music Artist Award. He is married to country singer and DJ, Laurel Edwards, and they have two children.
P. C. Cast
P. C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author. She was a teacher for many years but now concentrates on writing and public speaking full-time. Her daughter, Kristin Cast, has won awards for her poetry and journalism as well as co-writing the bestselling House of Night series.
Edward Chaney is a cultural historian and is currently Professor of Fine and Decorative Arts at Southampton Solent University. Chaney is an honorary life member of the British Institute of Florence, taught at the University of Pisa for six years and was an Associate of Harvard University's Villa I Tatti.
Svetlana Chmakova was born and raised in Russia until the age of 16, when her family emigrated to Canada. She is best known for Dramacon (OEL; Tokyopop), Witch and Wizard, Nightschool, and the webcomic Chasing Rainbows for Girlamatic. She graduated from Sheridan College with a three-year Classical Animation Diploma. Her credits also include how-to-draw-manga books, RPG manuals, toy designs, and animation
Thurston Clarke is a noted travel writer and journalist and the author of nine widely acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction. He has written for VANITY FAIR, OUTSIDE, CONDE NAST TRAVELLER and numerous other magazines and journals.
Alexei J. Cohen
Alexei's editorial skills were honed on the pages of Racquet & Golfer, McCall's, and Family Circle. Before leaving Brooklyn he made frequent contributions to TimeOut New York. In London he rode the dotcom wave and was the launch editor of Fine Wine magazine. He returned to the print world in Rome and joined a publisher specializing in art, culture, and cinema. Since then he has translated, edited, and written several books.
Julie Schwietert Collazo
Like most New Yorkers, Julie Schwietert Collazo took a long time to discover the state beyond the city so nice they decided to name it New York twice. When she finally started exploring beyond the five boroughs while on assignment for the BBC, she discovered just how much of America's history can be traced back to New York. She also realized how incredibly diverse the state is, both culturally and geographically. From the Amish country in western New York to the watery Thousand Islands, New York State has so much for travelers to discover. Together, Julie and her husband, Cuban-born photographer Francisco Collazo, have published work in TIME, Discover, National Geographic Traveler, Scientific American, and numerous other publications. They live in Long Island City with their two children, who both got their passports at one month of age and are accustomed to being packed up and buckled into the seat of a car, plane, or train at a moment's notice.
Charlie Connelly is a freelance writer specialising in European sport and travel and has written for BBC Match of the Day magazine, Four Four Two, Time Out and the award-winning Scottish Sunday Herald Magazine.
Billy Connolly is a world-renowned, award-winning comedian, musician, presenter, author and actor.
Terri Cook is a freelance science and travel writer based in Boulder. She's authored three guidebooks, including a Colorado hiking guide. She's a regular blogger for Denver's 5280 Magazine and the author of more than 50 feature articles.
Bob Cooper is the go-to survival man for ABC radio and television. He has delivered outback safety and survival courses since 1990 and is considered the leading desert survival instructor in the country. He has also featured in several major television documentaries produced for National Geographic America, the BBC, the Discovery Channel, THE WORLD AROUND US and 60 MINUTES. For more information about Bob visit his website (http://www.bobcoopersurvival.com/index.asp).
Jeffrey Cranor co-writes the hit podcast, novel and touring live show Welcome to Night Vale. He has also written more than one hundred short plays with the New York Neo-Futurists, co-wrote and co-performed a two-man show about time travel with Joseph, and collaborated with choreographer (also wife) Jillian Sweeney to create three full-length dance pieces. Jeffrey lives in New York State.
Jim Curran is a freelance filmmaker, writer and climber and has accompanied Chris Bonington on four Himalayan expeditions and several filming projects.Jim Curran is a freelance filmmaker, writer and climber and has accompanied Chris Bonington on four Himalayan expeditions and several filming projects. He is also the author of the 1999 release High Achiever.