Steven Lenton is the illustrator of children’s best-seller Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam which was both Waterstones picture book of the month and The Times children’s book of the week. Since this successful début, Steven has written his first picture book with publisher Nosy Crow, Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights. He has also illustrated books for Little Tiger, Quercus and Orchard books. For more information on all his books visit and follow him on Twitter at @2dscumptious.1 Articles

Alison Jones is a publishing partner for businesses and organizations, and the author of This Book Means Business. She provides executive coaching, consultancy and training services to publishers and regularly speaks and blogs on the publishing industry. She also hosts The Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast, for writers and readers of extraordinary business books. See and follow her on Twitter at @bookstothesky.1 Articles

Lisa Goll is chair of the London Writers’ Cafe (LWC), a creative writing group with a membership of more than 3,200 writers. When not writing or organising others at LWC, Lisa lends out her digital marketing skills to a variety of creative and business clients. Follow her on Twitter at @LisasShare, and LWC at @LDNwriterscafe. LWC events take place all over the city and the group is free to join at: Articles

Liz Fenwick, novelist, expat, wife and mother lives in Dubai, London and Cornwall. Her début novel The Cornish House published in May 2012. She has since written A Cornish Affair, A Cornish Stranger and The Returning Tide. Find her at and, or follow her on Twitter at @liz_fenwick.1 Articles

Lucy Ridout is a freelance editor specialising in fiction and narrative non-fiction. She works with self-publishing writers and for trade publishers. She is an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. She is also the author of several travel guides, including The Rough Guide to Thailand and The Rough Guide to Bali and Lombok. Find out more at Articles

Mitzi Szereto is an author and anthology editor of multi-genre fiction and non-fiction, blogger and creator of Mitzi TV, which covers ‘quirky’ London. Her recent books include Rotten Peaches (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles) - co-written with her sidekick bear Teddy Tedaloo, and Phantom: The Immortal (with Ashley Lister). Find out more at and follow her on Twitter at @mitziszereto.1 Articles

Saul Wordsworth is a writer and journalist. His novel Alan Stoob: Nazi Hunter was published in October 2014 and has been optioned by Hollywood production company RatPac Entertainment. Saul has also contributed articles to The Guardian and The Independent, columns for Metro and Square Mile, sketches for BBC Radio and jokes for 118118. He is 42 and lives in London. Follow him on Twitter at @saulwordsworth.1 Articles

Brian Burton is a book enthusiast and runs the blog at He often writes on the topics of kids books.1 Articles

Andrew Webb is an award-winning food writer and journalist. His books include Food Britannia (winner of the Guild of Food Writers award), the Men's Pie Manual, Men's Baking Manual and the Meat Manual. He has appeared on BBC Radio, Channel 4, UKTV, The Guardian, AOL and (of which he was the editor). His print work includes The FT, Waitrose Kitchen and delicious. magazines. He's also judged the British Pie Awards, reviewed restaurants, and spoken at food festivals, and so knows a good plate of food when he sees it. Visit for more information or follow him on Twitter at @foodjournalist.1 Articles

Leila Dewji is the co-founder of I_AM Self-Publishing, who produce beautiful books and ebooks for self-publishing authors, and give them the tools, knowledge and materials to market their work successfully. Visit for more information, or follow her on Twitter at @iamselfpub.1 Articles

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