Byster is the founder of Brainetics (see www.brainetics.com) a programme of DVDs and flash cards designed to increase mental speed and focus. Since 2009 they have sold 200k DVDs in the US, (they retail at $150 each) and his website gets over 100k visits a month. Byster and his team are pouring all their resources into marketing their products and particularly the book. In the past year they have reached 23 million households via TV advertising (he also receives high YouTube hits). They are setting up a separate website dedicated to the book from which book buyers can receive updates and will employ a PR firm to help spur further media.
Lindsey Byrne is a qualified management accountant (ACMA) with more than 20 years post qualification experience in finance, commercial and strategy roles in a wide range of industries. She's also a successful business trainer who provides a range of coaching services on all aspects of finance.
Lorna Byrne has been seeing and talking to angels since she was a baby. Now that her family is raised she talks openly about what she has learned. She lives quietly in rural Ireland. She is the author of the international bestsellers Angels in My Hair, Stairways to Heaven, A Message of Hope from the Angels and Love From Heaven. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. For more information, visit www.lornabyrne.com or follow Lorna on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lornabyrneangels
Jon Butterworth is a leading physicist on the Large Hadron Collider, and Head of Physics and Astronomy at UCL. He writes the popular Life & Physics blog for the Guardian and has written articles for a range of publications including the Guardian and New Scientist. Jon often discusses physics in public, including talks at the Royal Institution and the Wellcome Trust and appearances on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, The Infinite Money Cage, BBC Newsnight, Horizon, Channel 4 News and Al Jazeera. He was awarded the Chadwick Medal of the Institute of Physics in 2013 for his pioneering work in high energy particle physics, especially in the understanding of hadronic jets. His book Smashing Physics was shortlisted for the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize.
Tom Butler-Bowdon is recognised as an expert on personal development literature. His 50 Classics series has been hailed as the definitive guide to the literature of possibility, and has won numerous awards including the Benjamin Franklin Self-Help Award and Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works in both the Oxford, UK and Australia. www.butler-bowdon.com
Justin Butcher read Classics Greats at Oxford, trained subsequently at Drama Studio London, and has worked all over the world as actor, writer, director and musician in a vast range of roles and productions in theatre, television, radio and film. He has worked extensively as creative consultant in the business, government and voluntary sectors, across the UK and Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.
Sarah Burns graduated from Yale University in 2004 with a degree in American studies and went on to work for Moore & Goodman, a small civil rights law firm based in New York. She produced a documentary film with Ken Burns based on this book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jacq Burns commissioned books at Random House and Harper Collins prior to setting up as a literary agent and co- director of London Writers' Club. In non-fiction her focus is broadly on personal development and business topics and in fiction she helps develop writing across most genres. She has ghosted a wide range of subjects and also written a series of humorous books under a pseudonym.
Christopher Burns is the author of a short story collection and four novels, including The Flint Bed which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award. He has also won the Tyne Tees/Northern Electric Arts Award in 1990 for the body of his work.
Mark Burnett is an English TV producer based in Los Angeles. He is best known as the executive producer of Survivor, The Voice, and The Apprentice. A four time Emmy winner.
Born and raised in Dublin, Stephen Burke's first novel, The Good Italian was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award and the Historical Writers Association Debut Fiction award. A screenwriter and director, his first feature film was Happy Ever Afters, starring Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins. A father of three children, he lives and works between Ireland and Italy.
His advertising work has won him almost every award in industry including campaigns for Barclaycard, VW, PG Tips, British Gas and Budweiser. At the same time he pursued a parallel career as a DJ on radio, in clubs and has worked for LBC, GLR and Heart 106.2. He has also written for the Guardian, Tatler and The Sunday Times.
John Bunyan (1628 - 88) started work as a tinker but later became a preacher. As a Puritan , he was arrested for holding open-air 'non-conformist' worship services and spent twelve years in Bedford jail. It was there that PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, among other works, was written.
Stephen Bungay is a Director of the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre in London and teaches on several executive programmes at Ashridge Executive Education. After completing his studies at Oxford and the University of Tubingen, he worked in the London and Munich offices of The Boston Consulting Group for 17 years and now works as an independent consultant and teacher and is a sought-after conference speaker. The approach described in The Art of Action has been adopted by a wide range of his clients ranging from mid-cap digital technology companies to major global corporates. An acclaimed military historian, Stephen has published two books in that field, The Most Dangerous Enemy: A History of the Battle of Britain and Alamein, both with Aurum Press, and is a frequent contributor to television programmes, having appeared on Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC2, BBC4, and a range of satellite and cable channels around the world.
Lisa Bullard is a Minneaopolis-based children's book writer with over 60 published books, ranging from picture books to chapter books to nonfiction titles. Her work has won numerous awards, including those from Teacher's Choice and the Children's Book Council. She is also a well-known and popular creative writing teacher and mentor, running courses at The Loft, one of America's most prestigious and successful creative writing centres.
Anne Buist is chair of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and author of the psychological thrillers, Medea's Curse, Dangerous to Know and This I Would Kill For. annebuist.comfacebook.com/anneebuist@anneebuist
David Buckley lives with his wife and two daughters in Munich, Germany. Originally from Liverpool, in 1993 he was awarded his doctorate from the Institute of Popular Music at Liverpool University. He is now working as a freelance writer and reviewer.
Jamie Buckingham is a freelance writer and pastor.
Will Buckingham is a writer, philosopher and Reader in Creative Writing at De Montfort University. He writes mainly fiction, philosophy and books for children - his first novel was published by Tindal Street Press and he has since published two philosophy books, a second novel and a children's picture book.
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. Her debut novel, Harmless Like You was published in 2016 and won the Author's Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask award. It was also shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, the Books Are My Bag Breakthrough Author Award and longlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Rowan Hisayo Buchanan was the recipient of a Margins fellowship for the Asian American Writers Workshop, has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Her writing has appeared in the short story anthology How Much the Heart Can Hold (Sceptre), the Guardian, New York Times, Granta, The Paris Review and The Atlantic among other places. She has lived in London, New York, Tokyo, Madison and Norwich.rowanhisayo.com