Sarah Napthali has never been on a retreat for more than two nights and she can't remember ever meditating for more than an hour and a half. She describes herself as no spiritual giant but rather someone who is bumbling along, constantly humbled by how much she still needs to progress but also amazed at how applying Buddhist teachings can improve her day. She has two children and is the author of Buddhism for Mothers (Allen & Unwin, 2003).Sarah Napthali is a mother of two young boys who tries to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. Her working life has ranged from teaching English as a Second Language and corporate training, to human rights activism and interpreting. Since becoming a mother she has focussed on writing. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers (Allen & Unwin, 2003) which has sold 40,000 copies around the world and been translated into four languages to date, and Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions (Allen & Unwin, 2007). Since the children started school, Sarah is very pleased to report that she manages to meditate daily.
Lisa Neal is not a chef, nor a dietician - just someone who is passionate about good food and believes that food is medicine. Lisa has worked closely with obstetricians, dieticians, a lactation consultant, a midwife and a nutritionist to ensure that all the information provided in the book is reliable and authoritative. Kate Di Prima, Dietician and Spokesperson for the Dieticians Association of Australia, and Professor Michael Bennett, Obstetrician at the Royal Women's Hospital, have both provided written endorsements for the book.
Kitty Neale (real name Brenda Warren) was brought up in Battersea. She started writing after working as a bereavement counsellor which she took up after the death of her son.
Stan Nicholls has been a reviewer and interviewer in the UK for more than 20 years and is a key figure on the genre scene. He writes a regular column for TIME OUT and contributes to both INTERZONE and STARBURST. As well as the original Orcs trilogy, his Quicksilver fantasy trilogy has also been an international sensation.
Sarah Norris is one of the most accomplished and experienced maternity nurses in the UK. She is an expert in her field, and has cared for over 250 babies during career, which has spanned over two decades. She has worked for celebrity couples including Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge, Jessica and James Purefoy, and a number of the Guinness family. Getting her message out to as many families as possible is Sarah's passion and life's work.