Claire Bidwell Smith
Claire Bidwell Smith lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. She is an experienced therapist specializing in grief. Claire has written for many publications including Time Out New York, Yoga Journal, BlackBook Magazine, The Huffington Post and Chicago Public Radio.Claire has a bachelor's degree from The New School University in Manhattan and a master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She has worked for numerous publications and also for nonprofits like Dave Eggers' literacy center 826LA. She most recently worked as a bereavement counselor for a hospice in Chicago.
Jeffrey Steingarten trained to become a food writer at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Harvard Lampoon. He is the internationally feared and acclaimed food critic of American Vogue.
Pamela Stephenson Connolly
An Australian born in New Zealand, Pamela Stephenson is famous for her starring role in 'Not the Nine O'Clock News' and other TV and film work. She and Billy live in the Highlands and Los Angeles, where Pamela works as a clinical psychologist. Since the publication of BILLY, she has embarked on an additional career - that of bestselling author.
Jayne Sterne lives in London with her husband and 4 children. Destroyed is her first book.
Gary Sutherland is a journalist who has written for, among others, the BBC, Scotland on Sunday and the Sunday Times. He is married with a son and a daughter.