Richard Mackney is a journalist and broadcaster, and was a reporter on ITV's GMTV. He is now a freelance writer and producer. He and his wife Rosie Bray - a TV producer - started trying to conceive after five years of being together but, two and a half years and countless prenatal vitamins and ovulation kits later, there hadn't been even a phantom pregnancy. As difficult as it was to face, they knew something was wrong and they needed to get help. So began their adventure into IVF, via blood tests, sperm tests, injections and probes, becoming involuntary experts on embryology through failure, despair, persistence and success. They now have a daughter, Molly.Richard's Twitter is @themackney and Rosie's can be found at @rosiebray
Henry Marsh was one of Britain's foremost brain surgeons, and worked as Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St George's Hospital in London for thirty years. Since retiring from full-time work in the NHS, he has continued to operate and lecture abroad, in Nepal, Albania and Ukraine. He has been the subject of two award-winning documentary films, YOUR LIFE IN THEIR HANDS and THE ENGLISH SURGEON. He is the author of two memoirs, the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling DO NO HARM and ADMISSIONS. He was made a CBE in 2010.
Mark Mazower is a Professor of History at Princeton University and has recently been appointed Professor of History at Birkbeck College, London.
Bryce McDougall was born in 1967. He lived on the Hawkesbury River at Ebenezer for the first eleven years of his life, after which his family moved to Sydney. Bryce now works in the airline industry and this is his first book.
Dina L Mcmillan
Dina L. McMillan has a PhD in Social Psychology from Stanford University and has counselled many female victims and male perpetrators of domestic violence. She provides training for human service professionals, advises government on domestic violence policy, and assists agencies in developing domestic violence support programs. Originally from Los Angeles, she now lives in Sydney.
Patti Miller is the author of Writing Your Life, The Last One Who Remembers and Child (all Allen & Unwin), and Whatever the Gods Do (Random House). She has taught writing at universities and writers' centres for 20 years. In 1991, she founded Life Stories Workshops. Her website is www.lifestories.com.au.
Nicole Mowbray is an established writer and former editor of LIFE&STYLE and FEMAIL of the DAILY MAIL. She has since written for VOGUE, GRAZIA, THE TIMES, the GUARDIAN and MARIE CLAIRE.Follow Nicole on Twitter @nicolemowbray