Rory MacLean has known three Berlins: West Berlin, where he made movies with David Bowie and Marlene Dietrich; East Berlin, where he researched his first best seller STALIN'S NOSE; and the unified capital where he lives and works today. His nine books have challenged and invigorated creative non-fiction writing, and - according to the late John Fowles - are among works that 'marvellously explain why literature still lives'. He has won awards from the Canada Council and the Arts Council of England as well as a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship, and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary prize. He has also written and presented over 50 BBC radio programmes and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Cherry Menlove started writing her homemaking blog in 2006, from the spare bedroom in her flat in London. Now working and creating in West Sussex, Cherry has fulfilled her dream of documenting how the simple things in your home can transform your life. The classes at her baking school 'Picket Fence Baking, feel good baking' are regularly sold out and her video tutorials reach a global audience. She is a wife to Robert and a mother to young twins.For more information and inspiration, go to Cherry's website www.cherrymenlove.com and keep up to date with her blog www.cherrymenlove.com/my-blog. Like her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CherryMenlove, tweet her at https://twitter.com/CherryMenlove and follow on Instagram at http://followgram.me/cherrymenlove. Watch Cherry on https://www.youtube.com/user/CherryMenlove, follow her on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/cherrymenlove/ and see more pictures on http://www.flickr.com/photos/75474948@N00/.
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.