James W. Hemerling
Jim Hemerling has been based in Shanghai since 2000 and is the Managing Director of BCG Greater China.
Sasha Wagstaff had a high-flying career in the City before walking away to follow her dream of becoming a writer. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Essex.
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.
Helen Walsh is the author of three previous novels, Brass, which won a Betty Trask Award, Once Upon a Time in England, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, and Go To Sleep. She lives on Merseyside.
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.
Victoria Walters has always loved creating stories. Her first book was handwritten when she was sixteen years old, and was closely modelled on the Sweet Valley High series. Victoria studied sociology at Warwick University and has since worked for a business publisher and as a Waterstones bookseller. She lives in Surrey with her cat Harry (named after Harry Potter, not Harry Styles). This is her first novel. You can discover more about Victoria - and find pictures of Harry the cat - by following her on Twitter at @Vicky_Walters or by visiting her blog at: http://victoria-writes.com/.
Geoffrey Wansell is an accalimed biographer, whose previous subjects include Cary Grant and Sir James Goldsmith. His biography of playwright Terence Rattigan was shortlisted as the Whitbread Book of the Year in 1995. He has written for The Times, the Observer and the Sunday Telegraph and produced the 20th Century-Fox film 'When the Whales Came'. He was born in Scotland and now lives in Dorset.
Charlotte Ward is an ex-features writer for Heat magazine and current columnist for the 'Your Life' section in the Daily Mirror. She lives in London, with 'the Beau'.
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.
Born in 1948, Neil Warnock has enjoyed a long career in football. His 11-year career as a player saw him make 326 appearances for clubs including Scunthorpe United, Barnsley, York City, and Crewe. He began his managerial career at Burton Albion in 1981 and has since managed Gainsborough Trinity, Scarborough, Notts County, Huddersfield Town, Plymouth Argyle, Oldham Athletic and Bury. He managed Sheffield United from 1999 to 2007.
Giles Waterfield was brought up in Paris and Geneva. Having worked at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and for sixteen years as Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, in 1996 he abandoned arts administration in order to write, teach and curate exhibitions. His first novel, THE LONG AFTERNOON, won the McKitterick Prize in 2001.
Jo Watson is a South African writer who has worked as a TV scriptwriter and storyliner, play write, copywriter and features writer for the past ten years. Her romantic comedies were originally published on Wattpad and were sensationally popular, with over 5.8 million views and more than 400,000 reads. When Jo's not writing she can be found watching copious amounts of TV series and listening to Depeche Mode. Follow her on Twitter @JoWatsonWrites and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jowatsonwrites.
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.
Debra Webb, born in Alabama, wrote her first story at age nine and her first romance at thirteen. It wasn't until she spent three years working for the military behind the Iron Curtain - and a five-year stint with NASA - that she realised her true calling. A collision course between suspense and romance was set. Since then she has penned more than 100 novels. Visit her website at www.debrawebb.com, follow her on Twitter @DebraWebbAuthor and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Debra-Webb-USA-Today-Bestselling-Author-Fan-Club-693790780634694.
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.