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Thomas J. Craughwell

Thomas J. Craughwell is an author and problem solver. He traced the evolution of Manhattan urban legends (Alligators in the Sewer); sorted out fact from fiction in old wives tales (Do Blue Bedsheets Bring Babies?); identified the patron saints of bloggers, vegetarians and hangovers (This Saint Will Change Your Life); and resurrected a long-forgotten story from 1876, when a gang of hapless Irish immigrant counterfeiters tried to kidnap the body of Abraham Lincoln--and almost got away with it (Stealing Lincoln's Body). Tom lives in Bethel, Connecticut.
Jack & Jack

20-year-olds JACK GILINSKY and JACK JOHNSON, known to their combined 27+ million social media followers as 'Jack & Jack', have been best friends since kindergarten. Their classroom antics are now lore but were the spring board for a career only they could have imagined. The summer before their senior year in high school, they began making Vines consisting of both comedic and musical content, and within months, propelled themselves into the hearts of millions of loyal fans. Their first viral Vine, Nerd Vandals, was hailed by the Huffington Post as 'the perfect vine'.Since then, Jack & Jack have independently released 11 original singles, all charting on iTunes and a debut EP, Calibraska, which rose to #1 on iTunes. With 11 of their 15 singles appearing on numerous Billboard charts, they have sold nearly 2 million singles and have over 100 million music streams. They have over 100 million views on their YouTube channel, a 2015 Streamy's Entertainer of the Year nomination as well as a 2015 Teen Choice Award nomination for CHOICE WEB STAR: MUSIC. In 2015, a Forbes Magazine article heralded the way Jack & Jack are 'changing the playing field of pop music'.With a career that's taking them all around the world on sold out tours, this is just the beginning for Jack & Jack.
Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus

VICKY JACOB-EBBINGHAUS is an award-winning copywriter from Johannesburg, South Africa, one half of a media- and design-savvy couple with JUAREZ RODRIGUES, an award-winning art director in the advertising industry. They live and work in Hamburg, Germany.
Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones is, together with the Beatles, one of the most influential and best loved bands in the world. Mick Jagger b1943, with the band since 1962 Keith Richards b1943, with the band since 1962 Ronnie Wood b1947, joined the band in 1975 to replace Brian Jones Charlie Watts b1941, with the band since 1963
Richard James

RICHARD JAMES has been teaching chess to children since the early 1970s, running Richmond Junior Chess Club for more than 30 years, where he worked closely with such future stars as Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson. He has an international reputation as an expert on how young children learn chess, having had an article on the subject published in The Chess Instructor 2009, published by New In Chess.Richard is the webmaster of chessKIDS academy, a website pioneering online interactive chess instruction for young children. He also has a particular interest in promoting chess among children on the Autistic Spectrum.
Hugh Janus

Hugh Janus is an avid follower of US politics and owns a Persian cat named Fluffy.
Steven Jay Schneider

Steven Jay Schneider, one of the true connoisseurs of movie horror, has written, talked, taught and published extensively on all aspects of film, from aesthetics and psychoanalysis to the joys of the slasher flick. Here he has brought together more than 50 of the finest writers, reviewers, critics, professors, aficionados and filmmakers from around the globe. From Le Monde's Jean-Michel Frodon in Paris to Undercurrent's Chris Fujiwara in Tokyo, the team compromises the best that film writing has to offer and includes contributors to Empire, Sight & Sound, Time Out, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Total Film, International Film Guide, LA Weekly, CineAction, Film Quarterly, NME, the Washington Post, Filmmaker, Moviemaker and many more.
Samantha Jayne

Samantha Jayne is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She's the creator of the popular Tumblr and Instagram Quarter Life Poetry, in which she documents the #struggles of adulthood through doodles and quatrains. Her work has been featured on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, and shared across the web by disgruntled 20-somethings everywhere.
Bob Jebb

Robert Jebb was born in Shropshire in 1971 and was educated at Glanalmond College, Perthshire. He has worked as a copywriter in most London advertising agencies, which he didn't like much, then started his own agency, which he likes a lot. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife Shazza, son George and shivering whippet Millie Bum Bums.
Susan Jeffers

Susan Jeffers Ph.D is a psychotherapist, public speaker, workshop and seminar leader. She is the author of many internationally-renowned books and has been a guest on many radio and television shows internationally.
Greg Jenner

Greg Jenner is the Historical Consultant to CBBC's multi-award winning Horrible Histories, Horrible Histories with Stephen Fry, and the various HH spin-offs. As well as contributing sketches and co-writing Stephen Fry's links, over the past four years he has been solely responsible for the factual accuracy of nearly one thousand comedy sketches with subject matter that has spanned the entirety of human history. Greg studied at the University of York and, after dropping initial plans for a life in academia, has worked on historical documentaries and dramas for the past seven years. He lives in Woking.Follow Greg Jenner on Twitter https://twitter.com/greg_jenner
Paul Jenner

Paul Jenner is a writer and journalist specializing in lifestyle subjects. He lives with his partner, three horses, two dogs and two sheep, in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees, where, when he's not working, he enjoys hiking, riding, cycling, sailing, swimming, diving and snowboarding. His other books include Teach Yourself Living Longer, Living Well and Teach Yourself Happiness.
Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho is the bestselling author of A LION'S TALE, UNDISPUTED, THE BEST IN THE WORLD and NO IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD. He is a six-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the lead singer of heavy metal band Fozzy and the host of the TALK IS JERICHO podcast. He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and three children, hates thumbtacks, and is obsessed with lake monsters.www.chrisjericho.comhttps://twitter.com/IAmJerichowww.facebook.com/ChrisJericho
Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson, MD was clinical director of the Immune Recover Clinic in Atlanta. He suffered from Lou Gehrig's Disease and credits practicing the healing codes for being symptom free for over 7 years. He has lectured all over the world. He is the only doctor featured in The Secret.
Dorothea Johnson

Dorothea Johnson is the Founder of The Protocol School of Washington®, the nation's leading etiquette and protocol firm and the first and only nationally accredited school of its kind. Ms. Johnson has presented etiquette and protocol seminars and briefings to more than 50,000 individuals worldwide, and is the Resident Etiquette Expert for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She has authored five books and is a frequent contributor to trade and business publications.
Barry Johnston

Barry Johnston appeared with the vocal group Design on over fifty TV shows in the 1970s. He presented the breakfast show on KLOA-AM in California and has broadcast regularly on BBC radio. He now runs Barn Productions and has produced more than eighty audiobooks including the number one bestsellers AN EVENING WITH JOHNNERS and THE WIT OF CRICKET. He has also edited several books and is the author of biographies of Kenneth Horne and of his father, Brian Johnston.
Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston was one of the best loved figures on radio and television and will always be remembered as 'The Voice of Cricket'. He commentated on such events as the Coronation and the Boat Race, and presented over 700 episodes of 'Down Your Way', but he was probably known for his years on 'Test Match Special'. When he died in 1994 John Major paid him the tribute: 'Summers will never be the same'.
Gray Joliffe

Gray Joliffe started his career as an advertising copywriter but became a cartoonist and illustrator in 1986, working on such titles as One Man and His Bog. His Up and Running cartoon has appeared in the Daily Mail since 1997 - the same year that Gray was voted Cartoonist of the Year - though he is most well-known for his illustrations in the Wicked Willie books, which have sold over 5 million copies worldwide.Location: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Anne Jones

Anne Jones is a gifted and experienced healer. She regularly tours the world (America, South Africa, Australia and the Far East) lecturing, running workshops and giving healing. She is the founder of Ripple UK Ltd and Hearts and Hands, an international healing organisation.
October Jones

Joe Butcher (October Jones) was born and raised in Birmingham, England. Ironically, he spent most of his childhood terrified of dogs.Joe developed a keen interest in visual storytelling at school, and he attended the University of Wolverhampton where he came away with a shiny first class degree in animation.Joe eventually landed a job at a small media company in Derby, where to this day he designs learning software for kids.He has recently worked on animation projects for the BBC, as well as doing music videos for UK comedy band 'The Amateur Transplants'Despite being almost 30 years old, Joe has wonderful Lego Star Wars collection and no girlfriend. These two facts are not connected. He currently lives in Stourbridge with his bulldog 'Cooper'.