Michael W. Preis
MICHAEL PREIS has served as President and consultant in numerous businesses and currently teaches at the University of Illinois. He holds a Ph.D in Business from George Washington University, and an MBA from Harvard.
Satoshi Wagahara is the author behind the hilarious fantasy light novel series, The Devil is a Part-timer!
K. B. Wagers
K. B. Wagers has a bachelor's degree in Russian studies and her non-fiction writing has earned her two Air Force Space Command media contest awards. A native of Colorado, she lives at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her husband and son. In between books, she can be found playing in the mud, running on trails, dancing to music and scribbling on spare bits of paper. You can also find her on twitter at @kbwagers and find her website at www.kbwagers.com.
Meta Wagner writes about pop culture and has most notably been a contributor to the Boston Globe opinion pages and a columnist for PopMatters. Her commentary and feature articles have also appeared in the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, Boston Globe Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal's custom content.
Rebecca A. Wagner
Rebecca A. Wagner, PhD, is the director of eating disorder services and codeveloper of the Eating Disorder Track at The Menninger Clinic. Wagner's professional interests include the efficacy of an innovative approach to the treatment of eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, emotion dysregulation, self-harm, and suicide within the eating disorder population. She regularly serves as a consultant for eating disorders within the Houston area and works closely with many eating disorder treatment centers across the nation.
Tom Wainwright formerly the Economist's reporter in Mexico City, where he covered Mexico, Central America and the United States border region, is now the magazine's Britain editor. He is a contributor to the Times, Guardian, and Literary Review.
Elizabeth Waite was born in Tooting, South London and lived there until she was 34. During the war she worked as a bus conductress at Merton Garage. In 1956 she and her husband moved to Devon and bought their first guesthouse. Now retired, Elizabeth lives in East Sussex. An East End Christmas is her eighteenth novel.
Martyn Waites was born and raised in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He first worked as an actor and has appeared in numerous theatre and TV productions. His first novel, Mary's Prayer, featuring investigative journalist Stephen Larkin, was published in 1997. He has been shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger for thriller of the year, the Dagger in Library and the short story Dagger, and his novel The White Room was Guardian Book of the Year. Writing as Tania Carver, he created the Phil Brennan/Marina Esposito series, the first of which, The Surrogate, was shortlisted for the Theakstons Award for crime novel of the year. He has held two writing residencies in YOIs and prisons, twice been the RLF Literary Fellow at Essex university, held classes in creative writing for excluded teenagers and taught an MA in crime fiction. He can be found at www.martynwaites.com or www.taniacarver.com.
Shinobu Wakamiya is the author behind the novelization of the New York Times-bestselling PandoraHeartsmanga series.
AYELET WALDMAN is the author of the novels Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter's Keeper, as well as of the essay collection Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace, and the Mommy-Track Mystery series. She was a federal public defender and taught a course on the legal implications of the War on Drugs at the UC Berkeley law school. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Michael Chabon, and their four children.
Rob Walker writes the weekly column "Consumed," a blend of business journalism and cultural anthropology, which appears in The New York Times Magazine and in newspapers around the world. He has written for many publications, including The Nation, The Washington Post, Fortune, GQ, and Slate. He is also the author of Letters from New Orleans. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
CNN Senior Vice President Wendy Walker is the senior executive producer of Larry King Live. In this capacity, she is responsible for the overall planning and production of the world's first live, globally televised viewer call-in program and the network's highest-rated programme.
Lester Walker is an award-winning architect and author of numerous books related to houses and architecture, including Little House of My Own, Housebuilding for Children and Block Building for Children. He has been a professor of architecture at City College of New York and has lectured and presented seminars at Harvard, MIT, UCLA, and the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has appeared in such magazines as House Beautiful, Time, House and Garden, Life, and Progressive Architecture. He lives in Woodstock, New York, where his architectural firm is based.
Bridget Flynn Walker
Bridget Flynn Walker, PhD, is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Walker received her PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1991. In addition to fellowships at UCLA, Norwalk Hospital (Norwalk, CT) and Kaiser Permanente, Walker completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with Jeffrey Martin, PhD-an anxiety disorder specialist and professor at UCSF Medical School. For the past fifteen years, Walker's private practice has exclusively focused on assessing and treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders and on training other mental health professionals to do the same using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Walker's consultation and teaching services are requested by mental health professionals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and she is frequently asked to educate and guide school professionals in San Francisco and Marin Counties. Walker works closely with a team of pediatricians at Golden Gate Pediatrics, and regularly consults with leaders of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group.
Fiona Walker is the bestselling author of eleven previous novels, including Kiss and Tell and Well Groomed. She lives in Worcestershire with her partner, two children and assortment of horses and dogs.
Frank Walker is a veteran journalist. His newspaper roles have included being chief reporter for the SUN-HERALD covering defence, veterans' affairs, national security and terrorism. He's also worked on the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, the NATIONAL TIMES, for News Limited in New York, and for Deutsche Welle international radio in Germany. In 2009, Hachette published his first book, THE TIGER MAN OF VIETNAM - the remarkable true story of the secret war of Captain Barry Petersen in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It was a bestseller. Frank followed this with his bestselling GHOST PLATOON in 2012, MARALINGA in 2014 and COMMANDOS in 2015. He lives in Sydney with his family. For more information visit www.frankwalker.com.au
Bill Wallace is a former detective inspector and crime scene investigator from Glasgow, who began a career in true crime journalism after retiring from the force. He has contributed to various true crime publications in the UK and the US and regularly advises fellow authors on matters to do with representing police work and criminal organisations.
SEAN WALLACE has been publishing fantasy fiction since 1997. In 2005, he launched Fantasy Magazine for which he won a World Fantasy Award. He has been nominated for numerous other World Fantasy Awards and, in 2009, a Hugo Award.
Jeannette Walls lives in New York and on Long Island and is married to writer John Taylor. She is a regular contributor to MSNBC.com.
Marian is an artist and designer.