Laurel Alexander has worked as a lifestyle coach and therapist for 20 years, with qualifications in nutrition, stress management and reflexology. She is the author of over 23 books and her articles have appeared in Good Health, Bella and Fidelity.
The late Robert Allen had a long-standing involvement with Buddhism, and especially Zen, which began when he was a teacher in Thailand. He was also a compiler of puzzle books for Mensa and other publishers, appeared on radio as a puzzle expert, was CEO of the Mensa Foundation for Gifted Children and he also taught writing. Robert's previous books include The Ultimate Mental Challenge, How to Win Arguments, Zen Reflections, 365 Pep Talks from Buddha and 365 Smiles from Buddha.
Zoe Athene Berkeley
The baker, Boo (Zoe Athene Berkeley) established the bake-a-boo café three years ago in West Hampstead after several years trading at markets and making cakes to order for family and friends. Initially a fashion designer by trade, Zoe has finally found the perfect way to combine her specialties, making the best looking (and tasting) cakes in North London.
Catherine Atkinson is a trained Cordon Bleu cook. She has worked in a number of hotels and restaurants including the Roux Brothers' patisserie. Catherine currently works as a freelance writer and consults for a number of food and lifestyle magazines - she has written and contributed to over 30 cookbooks, including MQ Publications Homemade Pies.