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.
Holly Wales is a UK-based illustrator. Her work explores a variety of subjects, pushing colour marker pens to their limits. Holly works with text and multiple layers of colour to deconstruct forms and produce dynamic compositions. Her client list includes Bloomberg, Deutsche Bank, The Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, National Geographic, Byron Hamburgers, The Huffington Post, the V&A, Urban Outfitters, Wired and GQ Deutschland. Between 2008 and 2013 she illustrated a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. Holly has also taught on several illustration courses around the UK including Central St Martins, Winchester School of Art, Camberwell College of Arts, Falmouth University and Brighton University.
Dory Walker has over 15 years' experience of practising yoga and more than 10 years of teaching every level. As an advanced certified tutor she trains yoga teachers internationally for the world-famous Sivananda Organisation and runs her own weekend retreats both in the UK and worldwide (www.yogakutir.com).
Larry Walker is based in San Francisco,where he writes on the subjects of wine,food, and travel.He has been writing on the California wine scene for overtwenty-five years and is a highly regarded expert on this area.He is the authoror co-author of seven book on wine and food, including To the Heart of Spain,Tequila:the Book, and The Best of California.He also contributes to many publicationsincluding Wines & Vines,Quarterly Review of Wines,Sunset Publications in the US and WineInternational and Harpers in the UK.
Peter Walker is the world's foremost authority on baby massage. A trained physical therapist, he offers a certificated teacher training course in baby massage directed at midwives, health visitors, neonatal nurses as well as parents. He has written a number of books on the subject.
Gregg Wallace is co-presenter of Masterchef and renowned for his love of all things sweet and delicious. He is a keen food historian, loves cooking for his kids and runs his own fruit and vegetable growing company.
As one of the UK's foremost mediums and the founder of Psychic Sisters at Selfridges, London, Jayne Wallace has given readings to thousands of people. She is consulted by celebrities and everyday people alike because of her extraordinary gift to connect with those in the afterlife and bring back messages from loved ones. Her accuracy, humour and directness - she tells it as it is - has lead to appearances on TV shows such as 'So Graham Norton' and 'The Wright Stuff.'
Peter Ward has grown primroses and auriculas for 40 years and until recently was one of Britain's leading exhibitors and raisers, though he is now retired. He is a former secretary of the Midland and West section of the National Auricula and Primula Society. He lives in Bristol, England.
Fran Warde is a cook and best-selling food writer. She spent 18 months in the kitchens at The Café Royal before opening her own restaurant in London and then moving into catering and opening a successful cookery school. Fran co-authored with Joanna Harris the award-winning The French Kitchen, followed by The French Market. Her other books include New Bistro and Food for Friends. She has written for numerous publications, including The Saturday Times Magazine, BBC Good Food and Waitrose Food Illustrated and was the food editor of Red magazine.
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.
Valentine Warner is a food writer and cook with a passion for nature, the seasons and mainly being outdoors. He trained under chefs such as Alastair Little and Rose Carrarini before setting up a private catering company. In September 2008 Valentine burst on to our TV screens with his first hit series What to Eat Now which saw him seeking out the best food and dishes that the four seasons have to offer. Valentine writes a monthly column for Countryfile and Delicious and has written for The Times, The Independent, Olive, Waitrose Food Illustrated and more. A self-confessed, natural born fidget, Valentine always finds a cure for his restlessness at home in the kitchen. The two accompanying books for What to Eat Now and What to Eat Now - More Please have both been published by Mitchell Beazley and have been best-sellers.
Laura Washburn Hutton
Since graduating from the prestigious École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris, Laura Washburn Hutton has had a number of careers. In Paris, she worked as an assistant to Patricia Wells. Later, after moving to London, she worked as a Commissioning Editor, overseeing the publications of many cookery books as well as writing numerous publications herself. Opting for a better work-life balance, she has slowed down the pace to be able to 'have the time to actually cook instead of only reading about it'. She now combines writing about food with teaching people how to cook.
Lesley Waters is a well-known cookery writer and TV chef, author of many books, former Head Tutor of Leiths, proud owner of Lesley Waters Cookery School in Dorset and well known for her regular television appearances on Ready Steady Cook, Great Food Live and This Morning. Lesley is also a qualified Fitness Instructor and mother of two.Lesley first became interested in dairy free when her mother developed lactose intolerance. Originally a Londoner born and bred, Lesley was quickly charmed by the beauty of the West Dorset countryside and the superb quality of the fresh local produce available right on her doorstep. She likes to cook seasonal food whenever possible and her simple, modern dishes are easy to recreate with stunning results.
Dr Tony Waterston, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, DRCOG, DCh, chief consultant and contributing editor, is Consultant Paediatrician (Community Child Health) and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. A practising consultant since 1986, he has written over sixty papers and edited a major student textbook in paediatrics, the sole postgraduate text on child public health and the major textbook on tropical paediatrics.
Ambika Wauters has over 18 years' experience in homeopathy and continues to maintain a full-time homeopathic practice. She is the author of more than 15 books on homeopathy, colour healing, angels and chakras.
Iain R Webb
IAIN R. WEBB is an award-winning writer and Professor of Design at Kingston University. During his career he has been fashion editor of BLITZ, the Evening Standard, Harpers & Queen, The Times and Elle, while contributing to various publications including NME, The New York Times and Vogue. He is the author and illustrator of the bestselling Vogue Colouring Book, and has written several other books including Bill Gibb: Fashion and Fantasy, Postcards from the Edge of the Catwalk, As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning '80s Style, Invitation Strictly Personal and Foale and Tuffin: The Sixties. He also works as a curator and recent projects include 'We're Not Here To Sell Clothes' at the ICA, 'You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny' at Paul Smith, Mayfair, 'See Me, Feel Me' at the MoBA Biennale Arnhem and 'Invitation Strictly Personal' at Somerset House.He now lives in Bath where he consults for the Fashion Museum, makes 'things to hang on your back and your wall' and muses over his life in frocks on his blog (hopeandglitter.wordpress.com) and Instagram (hopeandglitter).
Tim Webb began writing about better types of beer when most of what could be said had to be reported in the past tense. During six years on the board of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) he ran Britain's national beer festival and co-founded CAMRA's publishing company. He has written Good Beer Guide Belgium continuously since 1992 and has won awards for beer writing in four countries. In a career spanning over 40 years he has witnessed and chronicled the return of the craft of beer brewing, perhaps the most extraordinary consumer-led revolution of modern times.
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.
Royston Weeks OBE, FRSA
Royston Weeks was born in Dagenham and ran away as quickly as possible. He attended the Slade School of Art and in 1966 became Director of the Pretentious Gallery, Soho. He has been a noted TV art critic since the early 1980s, presenting acclaimed series including Splat! How To Comprehend Incomprehensible Art (1986) and All Balls - A Critic's Guide to Contemporary Art Criticism (1993).