Mike Wenble has played bridge from an early age and became the English Schools champion. He has played for Yorkshire and Berkshire and is an EBU qualified bridge teacher.
Robin Taylor Daugherty
Robin Taylor Daugherty wove her first basket as a Brownie scout and has avidly pursued the history and craft of basket-making for over fifteen years.
William P Spence
William Spence was Professor of Construction Engineering at the School of Technology and Applied Science. As well as writing articles for magazines, he has written numerous successful books including Residential Framing and Woodworking Basics. Spence has designed homes and built two of his own.
Previous titles include: Tricky Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Ingenious Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Perplexing Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Intriguing Lateral Thinking Puzzles
Nikos Sarantakos is a bridge expert owning one of the world's largest bridge libraries. He lives in Luxembourg and Greece.
Santo Bernardo Recaman
Bernado Recamán Santos has been collecting puzzles for over 25 years. He studied mathematics at the University of Warwick, England and has been teaching mathematics since 1973. He lives in Bogotá surrounded by puzzles and children
Rhonda Rainey is an award winning artist, watercolourist, designer and author. She has been an educator of art for more than 20 years, and is currently enjoying work as a freelance artist and designer.
Those associated with Rhonda find her to be thoughtful and innovative when it comes to pushing the boundaries of established crafting techniques.
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.
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.
Titles published by Plaid include: Paint Techniques for Home Decorating, Fresh And Fabulous Painted Furniture, Glass Art, Painting Fabulous Floorcloths Decoupage the Easy Way,
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)
Previous title by the author: Complete Book of Scarves
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.
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/.
Mike Lawrence is one of the world's leading American bridge players. Ron Klinger is probably the world's leading bridge author and teacher with more than fifty outstanding books to his credit. He is also an Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master.
David Langford is a writer, critic and SF fan who has won innumerable Hugo Awards for his fan writing and for his news magazine ANSIBLE, a legend in SF and fantasy circles. He has been involved with Terry Pratchett's Discworld since the very beginning, and has compiled two Discworld quizbooks, THE UNSEEN UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE and THE WYRDEST LINK.
Roman Krzemien is a certified bridge teacher, author of four bridge books, and has trained and captained the Polish National Women's Team for many years.
Today the name of the Kooler Design Studio is synonymous with quality designs from Linda Gillum, Nancy Rossi, Barbara Baatz, Jorja Hernandez, Sandy Orton, Holly DeFount, Deanna Hall West and Donna Kooler. These designs are in demand all over the world and are regularly featured in magazines, books, leaflets and kits.
Ron Klinger is a leading international bridge teacher and has represented Australia in world championships since 1976. An Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master, he has written over 60 books, some of which have been translated into Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, French, Hebrew and Icelandic. He has created many new bridge ideas and devised a number of conventions. He lives in NSW, Australia, and has written a daily bridge column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald for many years.