Albert Dormer is not only an international bridge champion player but is also one of the world's leading bridge writers with a string of remarkable books to his credit. He lives near Inverness in Scotland.
Eithne Farry has had a patchwork-quilt career. A former backing-singer (and tambourinist) with indie band Talulah Gosh, she is now a freelance reviewer, writer, literary editor and radio personality, who makes most of her own clothes (or at the very least, customises those she buys ready-made in shops).
Lael Combe Ferguson
Lael Combe Furgeson has worked as an interior designer and colour specialist in California and Massachusetts. Terry Combe Johnson teaches both water colour and sculpture classes. This is the first project that the sisters have combined their talents to re-create one of the joys of their youth.
Pietro Forquet has the reputation of being one of the most celebrated bridge players of all time.
Lori Gardener has also written Sweet and Simple Country Cross Stitch (1997)
Hugh Kelsey will always be remembered as one of the giants in bridge. He had a formidable reputation as an international player and as a writer and analyst of the highest order.
Michael Glauert is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of East Anglia.
An acclaimed author and designer who has written for such magazines as Good Housekeeping, Women¿s Day and more
Jill Grover works as an interior designer. She lives with her family in Northern Utah, USA.
Thomas H. Cook
Thomas H. Cook is one of North America's most respected crime writers. He won an Edgar award for his novel The Chatham School Affair and has been shortlisted for the award six times, most recently with Red Leaves (Quercus 2006). He lives in New York City and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Pamela J. Hastings
Previous titles include Creative Sewing Projects, Sewing Shortcuts, Serger Shortcuts, Home Decorating Basics
J. Christopher Herold
The late J. Christopher Herold was born in Czechoslovakia and educated in Geneva before taking American citizenship. He was a cosmopolitan qualified to write about an era which affected a world and left a lasting imprint on history.
Mary Jo Hiney
Previous titles include: Fabulous Fabrics, Beautiful Foundation-Pieced Quilt, Creating With Lace, Romantic Silk Ribbon Keepsakes, Making Romantic Fabric Covered Boxes
Jocelyn Kerr Holding
Previous titles by the author include: Trompe L'Oeil Stencilling, Stencil Style
Mark Huckvale is a Senior Lecturer at University College London. Trained as a scientist and engineer, he uses computers to research into the working of human speech. He has designed a number of new sudoku-like puzzles and authored many puzzle books. He also supplies puzzles to magazines and newspapers including the INDEPENDENT.
Wladyslaw Izdebski is a certified bridge teacher and the author of twenty books and hundreds of articles on bridge theory.
Paul Johnson was born in 1928. He edited the New Statesman in the 1960s and has written over forty books. His Modern Times, a history of the world from the 1920s to the 1990s, has been translated into more than fifteen languages. As well as a weekly column in the Spectator, he contributes to newspapers all over the world.
Andrew Kambites is a leading English bridge teacher and author and lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Hugh Kelsey will always be remembered as one of the all-time great bridge writers and analysts. He was the author of more than 50 outstanding bridge books and was the bridge advisor and editor for the Master Bridge Series from its foundation.
Anna Kendall is the YA pseudonym of SF author Nancy Kress, who has won multiple awards for her novels, novellas and short stories. She lives in Seattle.
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.