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Our Authors
Jacqui Bailey

Jacqui Bailey has spent a lot of her adult life working with children's books. She has been an editor and publisher of everything from picture books to encyclopedias, but mostly enjoys finding out amazing bits of information and then writing about them. She particularly likes writing about science, as the information so often turns out to be far stranger than fiction.
Karen Bali

Karen Bali is the founder of People Search which she set up in 1997. A former librarian and a trained counsellor, she is an accredited genealogist and experienced researcher. As well as helping people to find friends and relatives she also undertakes legal and probate research and related searches. Married with two children, Karen works from home near Southampton and is the author of Hello Dad and British Cousins. Visit www.people-search.co.uk for further information.
Jenny Barnett

Dr Jenny Barnett is a neuroscientist and psychologist interested in the genetic and environmental causes of brain health and mental illness. Having trained at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities, Jenny has authored more than 50 scientific publications on topics ranging from new treatments for schizophrenia to the economic impact of dementia. She now works at the intersection of academic and industrial research, designing new technologies to help detect, diagnose and treat brain disorders. Her first book, Growing Up Happy, with Alexia Barrable, was published by Robinson in 2016.
Alexia Barrable

Alexia Barrable is an early years educator with a passion for translating scientific research into practice, both in the classroom and at home. She has worked in schools in London and Athens, and has lectured at university level, for Dundee University. Her passion for the outdoors has always permeated her teaching practice. Since becoming a mum she has run a forest playgroup and written extensively on the importance of nature on a balanced childhood. Her first book, Growing Up Happy focused on increasing children's happiness through a set of daily habits.
Thomas Bartram

Thomas Bartram, fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, RoyalSociety of Health and Health Food Institute, has practised medical herbalism forover 40 years. He founded Gerard House, international innovators of herbalmedicine, in 1958, and his magazine, Grace, enjoys worldwide circulation.
Alison Baverstock

Dr Alison Baverstock is an academic, author and mother of four.
Martha Beck

Martha Beck is a bestselling author. She has made numerous appearances on television and radio, including the television show OPRAH. She has carried out research at Harvard Business School, and through her company Life Design, Inc. she helps clients develop their careers and their lives.
Gretchen Becker

Gretchen Becker is a writer and editor specialising in medical books, and a type-2 diabetic, who lives in Vermont, USA.Gretchen Becker is a writer and editor specialising in medical books, and a type-2 diabetic, who lives in Vermont, USA.
Anna Bell

Anna Bell currently writes the weekly column 'The Secret Dreamworld of An Aspiring Author' on the website Novelicious. She is a full-time writer and loves nothing more than going for walks with her husband and Labrador.
Elisa Black

It was only following a misguided spell in a German girl band that Elisa finally settled on a career in journalism a decade ago.After post-grad study at the University of South Australia, she moved to Brisbane where she spent her first weeks in newspapers covering the sports round, rapidly learning there is, in fact, no such thing as a handball in rugby.A stint in magazines and feature writing followed before she returned to Adelaide to work first as an entertainment reporter and then as health and family reporter for a weekend newspaper.She vacillates between hoping desperately for a resurgence in the popularity of the written word, and terror that, one day, her boys will read exactly what she has been writing about them.Elisa's website: elisablack.com.au
Margaret Blackstone

Margaret Blackstone, a graduate of Yale University, is author of several books on a variety of medical topics, including Beat Diabetes and Recovering from a C-Section.Margaret Blackstone, a graduate of Yale University, is author of several books on a variety of medical topics, including Beat Diabetes and Recovering from a C-Section.
Linda Blair

Linda Blair is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She studied in the US and UK and has worked as a cognitive therapist for over 25 years. She writes for the GUARDIAN newspaper, PSYCHOLOGIES and JUNIOR magazines and the Disney website. She appears frequently on television and radio.
Alex Blaszczynski

ALEX BLASZCZYSNKI is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Director of its Gambling Treatment Clinic, and Chair, Responsible Gambling Research Group. He is editor-in-chief of International Gambling Studies.
Rachel Boardman

Rachel Boardman is a former model and qualified with honours in Naturopathy Herbal medicine and Iridology. She now has her own practice working with patients holistically, in order to support the body and immune system with bespoke supplements, herbs and nutritional plans. She is also a fully trained yoga therapist for children with learning and social difficulties working in schools around London and has taught herbal salve and formula courses at The Life Centre using easy-to-find local herbs.She has written articles for Get The Gloss, Neal's Yard Remedies, Thandie Kay blog, Stylist magazine France and Your Fitness magazine.
Edmond Boenisch

Edmond Boenisch, PhD, is deputy director of the Wyoming Community College Commission. He also served as Adjutant General for the Wyoming National Guard for eight years, and prior to that appointment he was dean of students at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. He enjoys sculpting bronzes, flower gardening, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Edmund J. Bourne

Edmund J. Bourne, PhD, has specialized in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, and other stress-related disorders for over two decades. His self-help books have helped over a million people and have been translated into numerous languages. He currently resides in California.
John Bowden

John Bowden is the author of a number of books on written communication in the professional and public spheres, including public speaking, wedding speeches and writing reports.
Katrina Bowman

Katrina Bowman and Louise Ryan met at a South Eastern Multiple Birth Association (SEMBA) barbecue, bonded instantly, and within weeks were writing the book they wished they'd had when they were pregnant. Louise has worked in the book industry for sixteen years and is the mother of non-identical twins, Camille and Celeste, conceived through the IVF program and born in 1999. Katrina Bowman has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and over twelve years experience in the public relations industry. She is the mother of Charlotte and Ella, identical twins born in 2000. Both Katrina and Louise have been active members of SEMBA, and regularly speak at multiple birth conferences.
Ann Bracken

Ann Bracken is currently a Fertility Counsellor & Psychotherapist at world-renowned London fertility clinic, The Lister Fertility Clinic, which is part of The Lister Hospital. She previously worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Fertility Counsellor in SIMS IVF (2011-14), Ireland's largest fertility clinic, and has had many years' experience working within national health settings (UK and Ireland) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Therapist. Ann qualified at Harvard University in Mind/Body Programme Training (specific to fertility support) under world-renowned psychologist and Mind/Body Programme pioneer, Dr Alice Domar, who is Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF, and is contributing a foreword to this book. Ann also runs an international online Fertility Counselling and Psychotherapy service at www.fertilitycounsellingonline.com
John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw has combined his exceptional skills in the role of counsellor, author, management consultant, theologian, philosopher and public speaker, becoming one of the leading figures in the field of addiction recovery, family systems, relationships, spiritual and emotional growth and management training. His dynamic therapies are practised all over the world. A much sought-out speaker, Bradshaw has truly touched and transformed the lives of millions.