Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci is recognized as the quintessential Renaissance Man. A great painter, he was equally prodigious in the fields of architecture, engineering, anatomy, and physical science.
Nicole Daedone is the founder of the OneTaste retreat centers located in San Francisco and New York. She helped develop the OneTaste curriculum and train faculty based on her innovative approaches to relationships, healing and mindful sexuality
Sheila Dainow is a trained counsellor and therapeutic massage practitioner with diplomas from South West London College and the College of Holistic Medicine. She is a member of the Society of Holistic Practitioners, The British Association for Counselling and the British Register of Complementary Practitioners.
Richard Dalby is a literary biographer and researcher. He has edited books including The Sorceress in Stained Glass, The Best Ghost Stories of H Russell Wakefield; Dracula's Blood; Ghosts and Scholars and well as the previous three volumes of Virago ghost stories.
A lifelong bookworm, Lisa Dale is a firm believer that there are few things in life better than curling up with a novel and a cup of tea. Lisa Dale worked in publishing for a number of years before earning her MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University
DAVID DALEY is of Jamaican parentage and grew up in Coventry, West Midlands working in the family catering business (Gwen's Catering with his mother Gwendolyn, father Lyndon, and his siblings). David passion's for Caribbean food and culture has been inspired by his parents' cooking and frequent visits to the Caribbean to see family and friends. David is the proprietor of Roti Kitchen, Caribbean caterers specializing in events and outside catering (www.rotikitchen.com and www.facebook.com/rotikitchen).
Gwen was born in Mandeville, Jamaica and was first noticed for her culinary excellence at the aged of 12 when she won a baking competition at her local school. This earned her a scholarship (specialising in cookery) for a college in Montego Bay.Gwen moved to the UK in the early 1960's and settled in the West Midlands. With the help of her family Gwen ran her own Caribbean catering company for over 40 years. Gwen is now retired, but continues to run a cookery club for adults and children in her local community.
Emma Dally is editorial director of the National Magazine Company Enterprise Division and was the editor of all Lena Kennedy's novels as well as the author of two of her own.
Lily Dalton grew up as an Army brat, moving from place to place. Her first stop after relocating was always the local library, where she could hang out with familiar friends: Books! Lily has an English degree from Texas A & M University and after graduation worked as a legal assistant in the fields of accident reconstruction and litigation. She now lives in Houston, Texas, with her family. When she isn't at work on her next manuscript, she spends her time trying out new recipes, cheering on her favorite Texas football teams and collecting old dishes, vintage linens and other fine "junque" from thrift stores and flea markets.Learn more at:www.lilydalton.comTwitter, @LilyDaltonFacebook.com/LilyDaltonAuthor
Willie Daly thinks he was born on 1 April 1943, though he can't be sure because the priest who recorded the date was 'very fond of the drink'. He has lived in Ballingaddy all of his life, and still lives next door to the 300-year-old cottage where he was born.
The story goes like this: While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time, so her husband took her comments about "giving that writing thing a serious go" to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it. Today, Lauren is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 novels and novellas across several genres.
As a child Gitty Daneshvari talked and talked and talked. Whether yammering at her sister through a closed door or bombarding her parents with questions while they attempted to sleep, she absolutely refused to stop chattering until finally there was no one left to listen. In need of an outlet for her thoughts, Gitty began writing and she hasn't stopped since.Gitty is the author of the middle grade series SCHOOL OF FEAR, SCHOOL OF FEAR 2: CLASS IS NOT DISMISSED and SCHOOL OF FEAR 3: THE FINAL EXAM. She currently lives in New York City with her highly literate English bulldog Harriet. And yes she still talks too much.
J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, and the Alabama Summer series. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read.J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdanielsauthorTwitter: @JDanielsbooksInstagram: authorjdanielswww.authorjdaniels.com
Edwidge Danticat's collection of interlinked stories, KRIK? KRAK!, was shortlisted for the National Book Award in the US. She was also one of GRANTA's Best Young American Novelists.
Danny Danziger has written fourteen books on a range subjects, including The Year 1000 which went to number one and stayed on the bestseller list for seven months. Danny's weekly Sunday Times column, 'Best of Times, Worst of Times', won many accolades and awards over 12 years.
Tom Darling was born in Oxford in 1978. He has an M.Phil. from Trinity College, Dublin , and is the author of the novel Glass People.
C. J. Daugherty
International bestselling author C. J. Daugherty is a former newspaper reporter and crime writer. Her Night School series has been translated into 21 languages, and has been the number 1 best selling young adult book in Germany, Poland, France, and Israel, topping charts in countries around the world.
Davaa was born in Mongolia in 1971 and grew up there. She now lives in Germany and is a filmmaker, most recently of THE STORY OF THE WEEPING CAMEL. She made the film and wrote the book with the director, Lisa Reisch.
Anthony David is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the IoPPN and a consultant psychiatrist. He set up and heads the Depersonalisation Disorders Clinic at the Maudsley Hospital, London.
Keren David is a journalist and YA star who has been shortlisted for The Bookseller's YA Book Prize, the UKLA award and the Branford Boase Award, and nominated four times for the Carnegie Prize. Keren David started out in journalism as a teenage messenger, she trained as a reporter, and then later worked for many national papers before moving to Amsterdam with her family where she studied art history, learned to cycle and failed to learn Dutch. In 2007 she returned to London, and took a creative writing evening class at City University. Her first book, the award-winning When I Was Joe started out as a plot-planning exercise on the course. Keren is Features Editor for a national newspaper, and a Visiting Lecturer at City University. She is working on a musical adaptation of her book Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery. Cuckoo is Keren's seventh book.