James W. Hemerling
Jim Hemerling has been based in Shanghai since 2000 and is the Managing Director of BCG Greater China.
Rekha Waheed is of Bengali origin and was born and raised in West London. Following a successful career as a corporate analyst, Rekha now makes regular appearances on the BBC Asian Network and at literary and social events to debate social issues affecting British Asians in the west.
Graham Walker has co-authored two previous books about Rangers as well as writing a number of books on Scottish and Irish history and politics.
Rosie Wallace was brought up in Milngavie, near Glasgow but has lived on Orkney since her marriage to Jim Wallace, MP for Orkney and Shetland, bringing up their two daughters. She is a speech and language therapist, and since 2003 has been working freelance, specialising in dyslexia. In 2007, her husband stood down from the Scottish Parliament and was appointed to the House of Lords, so she acquired a title which is only used occasionally!Rosie's interests include cooking, travelling and walking.
Caspar Walsh is a regular writer for BBC Radio 4, with broadcasts including the sixties gangster story Vincent Vice's Rainbow. The Prison Father, a critically acclaimed feature length docudrama, and the young offender docudrama, Inside Out, were based on his prison life experience. As a workshop facilitator in and out of prisons, he helps fathers and their families to rehabilitate by using his own experiences as an inspiration.
Since she shot to fame in 2002 after appearing on Popstars: The Rivals, Kimberley Walsh has been best known as one-fifth of Girls Aloud, the most successful British girl-band ever. Her career has gone from strength to strength, and after twenty top-ten singles with the band, she's now striking out on her own. A starring role in West End smash Shrek The Musical was followed by a glittering turn on Strictly Come Dancing, where she made it all the way to the final - a true test of her popularity. Now embarking on a solo career, Kimberley has finally decided to tell her story.
Guy Walters was a journalist on The Times for eight years, travelling around the world and reporting on a wide variety of subjects. He is married to the author Annabel Venning and they have one son. He is also the co-editor of THE VOICE OF WAR, an anthology of World War Two memoirs.
Colin Ward was born in Walthamstow, east London. After graduating from Smithfield College he ran a successful meat marketing business. He is a committed Arsenal supporter and has written a number of bestselling football books, including STEAMING IN, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year.
Kathy Watson graduated from Oxford in 1985 with a degree in English. Since then, she has worked as a journalist, mainly for women's magazines. She is currently editor of Women's Realm. She swims three to four times a week and still daydreams of swimming the Channel.
Alexander Waugh is the grandson of Evelyn Waugh and son of columnist Auberon Waugh and novelist Teresa Waugh. The former chief Opera Critic at both the Mail on Sunday and the London Evening Standard, he is also a publisher (Travelman Publishing), cartoonist and award-winning composer.
Richard Webber's knowledge of British television sitcoms is second to none and he has written a number of bestselling books on the subject as well as contributing to many newspapers and magazines over the years.
Damien Weighill was born in Hartlepool and attended Northumbria University where he excelled at colouring without going over the lines. He lives in London where he works as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator.
Jack Welch was born in 1935 in Peabody, Massachusetts, the son of a Boston & Maine train conductor. He joined the General Electric Co in 1960 and was CEO of the company from 1981 to 2001.
Joe Weller, a.k.a @JoeWeller, is a 22-year-old British vlogger with over 4.3 million subscribers. When he's not making hilarious videos, exploring haunted buildings or playing football with his good friends The Sidemen, he also has a successful side-career in music and, last year, his single 'Wanna Do' was a UK official charts Top 10 hit.
Dan Wells has a Bachelors in English from Brigham Young University where he was the editor of The Leading Edge Magazine. He now runs www.timewastersguide.com.
John Wilcox was born in Birmingham and was an award-winning journalist for some years before being lured into industry. He finally sold his company to devote himself to writing full-time. He lives in Salisbury.
Tarras Wilding was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and was named after a tiny village in Central Otago - because it has a petrol pump. Her life has been divided between New Zealand and Africa, and her heart spends much of its time drifting in the ocean somewhere between the two, hoping for a stalwart mariner to rescue it and give it a home forever.
Jonny Wilkinson became England's youngest international for 71 years when he made his debut at 18 in March 1998. He has since won 70 caps for his country and is the leading point-scorer in test rugby. In the 2003 World Cup he scored the drop goal that won the tournament. He endured a succession of injuries that kept him out of international action for over three years but he returned to kick the England rugby team to the final of the 2007 World Cup. He has also won five British Lions caps. He was awarded the MBE in January 2003, and the OBE a year later.
Marcia Willett was born in Somerset, the youngest of five girls. After training to become a ballet dancer, she joined her sister's Dance Academy as ballet mistress. She then became a naval wife and her son was born in 1970. She now lives in Devon with her husband, Rodney, who first encouraged Marcia to write, and their Newfoundland, Trubshawe.
Dee Williams was born and brought up in Rotherhithe in East London where her father worked as a stevedore in Surrey Docks. She lives in Hampshire, where she is also an active fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.