Charles L. McCain
Born in Alabama and a graduate of Tulane University, Charles McCain lives in Washington, D.C. An Honorable German is his first novel.
Lynda La Plante
Lynda La Plante is a successful television series writer - Prime Suspect, Civvies etc etc. She is also a bestselling author for Macmillan/Pan, and COLD HEART is being hardbacked in April 1998.
Melanie La'Brooy is the author of the bestselling novels LOVE STRUCK, THE WISH LIST and SERENDIPITY. Although she wrote The Babymoon shortly after the birth of her first child, she would like to make it clear that this book is fiction, as the though of making love while dressed in a Carlton football jumper makes her feel ill. When Melanie isn't writing, walking her dog, doing the laundry, trying to find the 'off' switch on the singing Winnie-the-Pooh, cleaning the high chair or being used as a teething ring by her beloved baby, she likes to pass out unconscious against the nearest available surface.
Daniel Lacerda (Mr. Yoga) is a long-time yoga practitioner, teacher and entrepreneur who has helped thousands of people, including TV celebrities and Olympic athletes learn to practice yoga for fitness and relaxation. He serves as an ambassador for Lululemon and Nike, and has been featured in Men's Health. His company, Mr. Yoga Inc. is a global brand. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Robert Lacey is an internationally renowned historian and biographer and co-founder of Cover magazine. His ground-breaking and highly-acclaimed MAJESTY - ELIZABETH II AND THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR was published in 1977 on the occasion of the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
Rachel Lacey is a contemporary romance author and semi-reformed travel junkie. She's been climbed by a monkey on a mountain in Japan, gone scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and camped out overnight in New York City for a chance to be an extra in a movie. These days, the majority of her adventures take place on the pages of the books she writes. She lives in warm and sunny North Carolina with her husband, son, and a variety of rescue pets.
Marie Lacheze has spent the last 15 years travelling throughout Europe, Asia and the USA as a consultant, training managers in communication and problem-solving. She now leads a number of local focus groups, which enables her to research and engage with the concerns of many people in their later years.
Mercedes Lackey is an American fantasy author
DeDe Lahman is co-owner of the Clinton St. Baking Company and Community Food & Juice. She began her career as an editor and advice columnist at 17 magazine.
Formerly the Head Gardener at the Organic Centre at Rossinver, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, Klaus Laitenberger has been growing vegetables organically for 20 years in the UK and Ireland.
Greg Lake was a vocalist, musician and producer, best known as the frontman of the first progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer. He is often described as having the voice of a generation.
Ricki Lake is an actress, host of the long-running Ricki Lake talk show and natural childbirth advocate, based in LA and New York.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and head of the Tibetan government-in-exile. A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, he travels the world speaking on peace, giving Buddhist teachings and meeting with political leaders, as he works tirelessly for Tibet.
Sonia Lambert has had two short stories broadcast in Radio Four and one 75 minute radio play One Day Travelcard, broadcast as the Book at Bedtime as part of the First Bite Young Writers' Festival.
Shaena Lambert is Canadian (once taught by Margaret Atwood) and lives in Vancouver.
Dr Peter Lamont is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, working on the history, theory and performance of magic. He is an award-winning magician and a former President of the Edinburgh Magic Circle. He has performed and lectured in several countries across the world. This is his first book for a popular readership.
Frank Lampard is a footballer, father and author of the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series! Frank is the all-time leading goal scorer for Chelsea Football Club, where he is a three-time Chelsea Player of the Year. In 2014 Frank was the vice captain on the England football squad at the World Cup in Brazil, and in the same year has signed with New York City FC to play as part of the Major League Soccer side, starting January 2015. Until then, Frank will play for the current premier league champions Manchester City in the UK. Frank enjoys reading with his two daughters, and when they requested stories about football Frank decided to create his own characters and adventures to entertain them. These tales provided the inspiration for 'Frankie's Magic Football'. Frank is passionate about promoting child literacy and hopes to inspire both young girls and boys to read with the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series. "The idea for 'Frankie's Magic Football' came from reading bedtime stories to my daughters. Adventure stories are their favourite and I wanted to combine my love for football with something that I could read to them, and that they would love too. 'Frankie's Magic Football' reminds me of the stories that I used to like to read. Frankie's friends also remind me of the mates that I used to kick a football about with when I was young, as well as some of the players I've met during my career." - FRANK LAMPARD
The Harvard Lampoon
The Harvard Lampoon has been a premier humour magazine since 1876 when United States President Ulysses S. Grant was advised not to read the magazine, as he would be too much "in stitches" to run the government.
Landau's credits include writing and producing for Universal Pictures, Disney, Columbia and 20th Century Fox. He's worked on such diverse projects as 'Melrose Place,' 'Doogie Howser MD,' 'Undressed' and 'Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead.' He currently serves as a faculty advisor in the MFA Writing Program at Goddard College and teaches at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television
J G Landels was a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Reading University whose work, in collaboration with the Engineering Department, involved making working replicas of ancient machines and testing them in the field.