William Shawcross has written many bestsellers, including QUEEN ELIZABETH: THE QUEEN MOTHER, SIDESHOW, DELIVER US FROM EVIL and JUSTICE AND THE ENEMY. He lives in London. For more information visit the website at www.williamshawcross.com.
Laura Stoddart trained at the Royal College of Art and was the youngest artist ever to be commissioned to design the Christmas stamps for the Royal Mail. Since then her work has appeared in many magazines, on greetings cards and giftwrap, and on packaging for Crabtree & Eveyln and the New York label, Kate Spade.
Abraham "Bram" Stoker (1847-l 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as the personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
Richard Stoneman is an Oxford trained classicist with a thorough knowledge of ancient Greece, its language and history; he has also published many books on modern Greece and is familiar with the sources from the Middle Ages and the modern period. He is the author of A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece, A Traveller's History of Turkey, A luminous Land: Artists Discover Greece. He is a frequent visitor to Greece and gets withdrawal symptoms if he doesn't go to Athens at least once a year.
Peter Y. Sussman
Peter Y. Sussman has had a long career as a writer and editor. He was an editor for 29 years at the San Francisco Chronicle. His work was followed avidly by Decca herself and he assisted her in researching one of her books, Kind and Usual Punishment.