Georgie Adams was born in Tunbridge Wells, and grew up in Kent and Sussex. She was an editor for many years in the UK and Australia, was co-director of a small publishing company in London, before becoming a successful writer of children's books. She has written over 70 books, mostly for young children. Georgie is married to artist and printmaker, Tom Adams, has two daughters and three stepchildren, and lives in a rural part of North Cornwall, overlooking the Kensey Valley. Her website is http://www.georgieadams.com/Gill Davies worked in publishing for 26 years, and was one of the UK's leading academic publishers. She has worked all over the world and was a member of the governing council of the Publishers' Association. Now retired, she was also Professor of Publishing at the University of the Arts London, where she was course director for the MA in Book Publishing.
Richard Balkwill has 25 years experience in education publishing. He currently runs his own training and consultancy business, focusing on the themes of publishing finance and the management of copyright and intellectual property. He is an associate at Rights.com and a director of the Independent Publishers' Guild.