Kate Haxell is the author of six craft books, including Me and My Sewing Machine (2010) and Twenty to Make: Bunting and Pennants (2011).
From a background in teaching, Abigail Steel has become a respected expert in the field of Synthetic Phonics and a regular contributor to educational publications. Her successful education consultancy supports parents and teachers in the promotion of literacy skills. She is a passionate advocate of Synthetic Phonics:"Synthetic Phonics is an incredibly powerful tool, enabling huge leaps in early years' literacy. Built upon these principles, I Love Reading Phonics helps children read and spell more confidently and more efficiently. The results are amazing!" - Abigail Steel.
Anya Hayes is a Pilates instructor based in London, and has been practising Pilates for 10 years. Anya trained with the world-renowned Body Control Pilates in London, and has a passionate belief in restoring natural fluid movement and greater wellbeing into busy modern life. In her teaching Anya hopes to make the life-changing benefits of Pilates available to all ages and fitness levels, to encourage the overall health of body and mind. Anya is a member of the Body Control Pilates Association (BCPA) and The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).
Mother of four Eileen Hayes is one of the UK's leading experts on parenting and child behaviour. She is an author, magazine columnist, counsellor and broadcaster.Eileen is parenting advisor to the UK's NSPCC, vice-chair of the National Parenting Forum, and chair of the Media and Parenting Working Group.
Megan C Hayes
Megan Hayes is a groundbreaking researcher and pioneer of the Positive Journal® approach to personal writing. She has spent almost a decade studying writing and the psychology of happiness, and discovering ways that writing makes us happier. She is an academic in the field of positive psychology, a creative writing graduate and has a personal interest in mental health issues, having grown up with a mother and sister who both experienced bipolar episodes.Megan completed her interdisciplinary PhD research at Teesside University, titled A Positive Psychology of Writing, which explores creative writing and psychological wellbeing (or 'flourishing'). She was awarded a distinction in her MSc in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London, having originally studied Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. In 2015 her research was published in the peer-reviewed publication The International Journal of Wellbeing, and she also been published in The Journal of Creative Writing Research. She has presented her research at conferences in the UK, USA, and Europe, including the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), the European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP), and Cardiff Metropolitan's 'Writing Between the Lines' symposium. She is also co-founder of Creative Writing Lab: The Network for Research in Creative Writing and Wellbeing (www.creativewritinglab.org) and founder and Director of Happy Hideaway (www.meganchayes.com/workshops), which brings together expert speakers for creative workshops based on the science of positive psychology. She has written online since 2008 for websites, including Miseducated and Light Box: The Happiness Project.
Rob Hume has been Editor of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' award-winning Birds magazine since 1989. He has written several ornithological books, including Discovering Birds, Observer's Birds, Focus on Birdwatching, and Birds by Character. For 10 years he was a member and Chairman of the national British Birds Rarities Committee that scrutinizes reports of rare birds in Britain, and in 1973 he discovered a new species for Britain, the American Ring-billed Gull. He lives in Bedfordshire.
Abbie Headon is the author of Poetry First Aid Kit and Literary First Aid Kit. She lives in Southsea, Hampshire, where she can often be seen strolling by the seaside with a book (or two!) in her hand.
Sarah Heath is an Honorary Lecturer in small animal behavioural medicine at Liverpool University Veterinary school and President of the European Society for Veterinary Clinical Ethology. She is also a founder and former President of the European College of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine (Companion Animals). She lectures extensively at home and abroad on behavioural topics and has written several books on feline behaviour.
Nigel Henbest has been Astronomy Consultant to New Scientist magazine, Editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association, and Media Consultant to the Royal Greenwich Observatory. He is also a Future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic.
Colour Me Beautiful is the recognized leader in personal and corporate image consulting, with over 1,000 studios around the world. Established in 1983, Colour Me Beautiful constantly researches the image and style needs of today's women and men and updates its advice to meet ever-changing demands.
Paul Henderson has been GQ's Food and Drink editor since 2003. He has interviewed many of the biggest names in gastronomy, from Gordon Ramsay to Jamie Oliver. His work has also appeared in the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Spectator.
Diana Henry is one of our best-loved food writers. She has a weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph and also writes for BBC Good Food, House & Garden and Waitrose Weekend, as well as being a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 4. Diana has won numerous awards for her journalism and books, including Cookery Journalist of the Year from the Guild of Food Writers (three times, most recently in 2015), Cookery Writer of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards in 2013 and 2015 and Cookery Book of the Year for Simple at Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2017. A Change of Appetite was voted Cookbook of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers in 2015 and A Bird in the Hand won a James Beard award in 2016. Diana has written ten other books including Crazy Water Pickled Lemons, A Bird in the Hand, Cook Simple, Salt Sugar Smoke, Roast Figs Sugar Snow, A Change of Appetite and Simple. Diana studied English Literature at the University of Oxford and journalism at City, University of London. She was a TV producer for the BBC for over ten years before starting to write. She lives in London with her children.www.dianahenry.co.ukInstagram: @dianahenryfoodTwitter: @dianahenryfood
Colour Me Beautiful is the recognized leader in personal and corporate image consulting,with over 1,000 studios around the world. Established in 1983, Colour Me Beautiful constantly researches the image and style needs of today's women and men and updates its products to meet ever-changing demands.Pat Henshaw, MFIC, has worked in the image-consulting industry for over 30 years and joined Colour Me Beautiful in 1988 as its senior trainer. She has been instrumental in developing the corporate and men's divisions of Colour Me Beautiful. Pat is co-author of Colour Me Beautiful, Colour Me Younger, Be a Beautiful Bride and Image Matters for Men.
Olia Hercules was born in Ukraine and lived in Cyprus for 5 years before moving to London to study a BA in Italian language, followed by an MA in Russian and English. A number of jobs followed before her interest in food as an amateur reached its apogee and she decided to retrain as a chef at Leith's School of Food and Wine. She kicked off her culinary career working at London's Union Market before landing her dream job as a chef-de partie for Ottolenghi's. Olia's focus nowadays is mostly on her son, her writing, her food styling and the occasional foray into film and television.Find out more about Olia at oliahercules.com, on Twitter @oliasgastronomy and on Instagram.com/oliahercules.
Alan Herdman is a world-renowned Pilates expert. He has established Pilates exercise studios in several countries, including opening the first Pilates studio in London in 1970. Three of his books, Pilates: Creating the Body You Want, The Busy Person's Guide to Pilates and Pilates Plus are published by Gaia Books.
The late Terry Hewitt grew cacti and succulents for more than 40 years. He owned and ran the Holly Gate Cactus Nursery and Holly Gate Cactus Garden in Ashington, West Sussex.
Brian Hiatt is a senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine, where he has written over 45 cover stories.
Katherine Higgins specialises in antiques and collectables. Current TV credits include appearing on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, ITV's Christmas Show and the BBC's recent 20th Century Roadshow. Katherine writes for the national press and is also a columnist for Real Homes Magazine and Women and Home.
Mark Hill was a specialist for international auctioneers Bonhams and Sotheby's before becoming Director of an online antiques and collectables trading website, running its alliance with Ebay Live Auctions. He is an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, and co-presents the BBC2 primetime series on antiques and interiors, 'Collectaholics'.
Shaun Hill first came to international attention as head chef of the esteemed country house hotel Gidleigh Park. As chef-proprietor of the Michelin starred Merchant House in Ludlow he earned respect internationally, among chefs and diners alike, for his use of good ingredients and for the excellence of food served. The Merchant House was voted the 14th best restaurant in the world by chefs and restaurant critics in the Restaurant Magazine top 300 in 2003. Since The Merchant House closed its doors in 2005, Most recently Shaun has overseen the selection of food and wine at Fortnum & Mason's new restaurants. In 2006 he opened the Glasshouse Brasserie in Worcester and will be reopening the Walnut Tree in Abergavenny.