Previous title by the author: Complete Book of Scarves
Alan Parker joined his first punk band in 1979, and lived for three months with Sid Vicious's mother. The punk co-ordinator for EMI and Sony UK, he knows virtually every major punk figure in the UK, and many in the USA, and is the author of several books on punk.
Air Tools(October,2000, Trade Paperback Edition), Drills And Drill Presses(October,2000, Trade Paperback Edition), Flooring Basics(January,2001, Trade paperback), Framing Basics(February,2001, Trade paperback)
Titles published by Plaid include: Paint Techniques for Home Decorating, Fresh And Fabulous Painted Furniture, Glass Art, Painting Fabulous Floorcloths Decoupage the Easy Way,
Julian Pottage writes regular columns in the bridge press and is the author or co-author of 26 books on bridge. He is an outstanding bridge teacher and has competed in several national and international events. He lives in Wales.
Guy Pratt started out in eighties band Icehouse, who suddenly found themselves supporting David Bowie on his 'Serious Moonlight' tour of 1983. Since then he's played bass with everyone, from The Smiths, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson and Madonna, through to Iggy Pop, The Pretenders and Echo and the Bunnymen. His live show was a success at 2005's Edinburgh festival, and he had a nationwide string of dates in 2006.
JoAnn Pugh-Gannon has been involved within the home sewing industry for many years, including a long career with Swiss Bernina, later known as Bernina of America, the Untied States importer of Swiss-made Bernina sewing machines and related products. As Vice-President of Marketing Software for Bernina, she was responsible for all dealer and consumer education, educational material, and Bernina University.
In 1994 she began publishing sewing and craft books under the name of Sewing Information Resources.
In the early 1980s, Kathy Snowball left a career in merchant banking to study at Leith's School of Food and Wine in London. After six years of catering and teaching, she returned to Australia and joined the Australian Women's Weekly as assistant food editor responsible for the Home Library series of cookbooks. In 1993 she moved to Australian Gourmet Traveller, was appointed food editor in 1996 and became food director of this and three other magazines in 2000. She also compiled and edited two cookbooks for Gourmet Traveller. Kathy is now a freelance food writer, working for Gourmet, Gourmet Wine, House and Garden and Cuisine magazine in New Zealand, and she teaches at her newly established cooking school, Snowball and Pemberton's Food Workshop.
Jan Purser is a nutrition consultant, Touch For Health practitioner, health and lifestyle counselor, remedial therapist, iridologist and meditation teacher. She has been in practice for over five years in natural therapies and her clinic, 'Food, Body and Health', is based in Perth. Jan worked with the Australian Women's Weekly test kitchen for six years as deputy food editor. More recently, she has worked with Australian Good Taste magazine as food editor and then health and nutrition editor, and currently as their contributing health editor. Jan has authored six books.