Gail Wagman was born and grew up in Washington, D.C. but has lived in France for most of her adult life. She currently lives in the south of France where she opened a restaurant called Le Micocoulier with her husband. The restaurant became famous for its fusion cooking and wide variety of homemade desserts, Gail's speciality. As a restaurateur and author, Gail continues to indulge her passion for baking and chocolate while working as a teacher and translator.
Barbara Warmsley is a retired school-teacher and long-standing Oxfam volunteer from Cookham, Berkshire, where her tireless charity work earned her an MBE for services to charity in 2001. A YouTube phenomenon, Barbara's videos have brought practical, penny-pinching advice to thousands of viewers as only a Granny knows how.
Peter Wedderburn is a vet in a 'companion animal' practice working only with pets. He writes a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Irish Herald and appears regularly as 'Pete the Vet' on Ireland's TV3. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two daughters and a menagerie of animals and birds.
Wynn Wheldon is a freelance writer born and brought up in London, and educated at Oxford. He has worked in bookselling, politics, the arts and broadcasting. He is the author of, among other things, The Arts in the United States, 1960-1985, World Famous War Heroes, and The Great Orsino: Orson Welles as Conjuror. He has contributed to journals and newspapers in both the United Kingdom and the USA, and is also a published poet and photographer. He continues to live in London with his wife and their three children.
Having been thrown out of a perfectly good grammar school for being caught in possession of an alternative mindset, Lucinda Wilde found an outlet for her passion for the written word in the heady days of feminist publishing in London. After a period of travel in Africa and Asia, she returned to England and has been involved with publishing ever since. She lives on the edge of Dartmoor with her family and other anarchists and is working on acquiring a direwolf in the near future.