Authors

Self Made

Bianca Miller-Cole is the hugely successful entrepreneur and finalist from The Apprentice 2014 who went on to major business success, founding the BE group and hosiery brand, Bianca Miller London. She is an indemand public speaker and was awarded a Power Profile by Linked in 2016.

Byron Cole is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, public speaker, investor, philanthropist and mentor to entrepreneurs and students. He runs the BLC Group, an umbrella company that look after his many business interest

‘Successful entrepreneurs learn fast. Self Made is a fantastic way to learn an incredible amount of hugely
practical information very, very quickly.’
Dhiraj Mukherjee – co-founder of Shazam, investor and business consultant

‘This book offers practical advice for anyone thinking of starting, growing or scaling their own business.’
Gordon Merrylees – Head of Entrepreneurship, Royal Bank of Scotalnd, Natwest and Ulster Bank

‘They share their in advice in an easy to read, easy to apply format, that will have you up and running your
business in no time.’
Melanie Eusebe, Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of the Black British Business Awards

Published by Hodder & Stoughton – October 2017

Website: www.selfmadebook.uk

The Unfair ADvantage

Ash Ali is an award-winning serial tech entrepreneur and investor. As the first marketing director of Just Eat UK, a FTSE 100 startup that IPO’d for £1.5 billion, and with over 20 years of hands-on experience in launching, growing and advising startups, he is an outspoken patron of social mobility and continuous education.

Hasan Kubba is an entrepreneur, startup strategist and mentor. With his digital marketing agency background and startup investment experience, Hasan is a passionate advocate of launching businesses, identifying macro trends, and the broader impact of technological disruption on society.

Being published by Profile Books Limited 2020
Rights available: US Rights
https://theunfairadvantage.co.uk/

I Am My Brand

London born Kubi Springer is a Brand Specialist with 20 years’ experience in consumer brand marketing. Starting her career at MTV Europe, Kubi has since delivered campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world. Her resume includes: Rolls Royce Motor Cars, Nike, Blackberry, L’Oreal Professional, Wella Professional, Justin Timberlake, Manchester United Footballer Rio Ferdinand, MercedesBenz Fashion Week, Sex & the City, MOBO Awards, and Blue Flame (Diddy’s Marketing and Advertising Agency) in New York, to name but a few!

A strategic marketer with a flair for commercial solutions, today Kubi is the CEO of SheBuildsBrands Ltd, a boutique brand management agency with its headquarters in London, England and international reps in the Middle East, USA, South East Asia and West Africa. Known for working on extremely high profile campaigns, whilst also supporting emerging businesses, Kubi directs the team at SheBuildsBrands with a focus on the Fashion & Beauty, Luxury & Lifestyle and Entertainment Industries.

Notable Projects: Roll Royce LFW 2016 Campaign! L’Oreal Professional ‘Colour Bar’ Campaign! Justin Timberlake ‘Justified’ European Tour! 11 Seasons with London Fashion Week! Sex & the City Movie, London Premier! Nike ‘Midnight Madness Campaign’!

Being published by Bloomsbury Publishing – October 2019
Rights available:  Foreign Language / Translation Rights

Website: www.shebuildsbrands.com

Talking with Angels of Light

Amanda Hart is a mum of 3 who discovered she was very different to other children during her childhood. This in itself helped her to survive a dire upbringing when taken from her mother by her father. She was invisible behind the veil of a middle class family hiding a very dark secret. Through challenging life conditions she discovered her path in life.

Amanda has been an Intuitive Consultant for over 20 years, helping people to access their power and voice. Clients have often reached Amanda as a last port of call where they’ve discovered their purpose and potential. She was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia and near death was told by doctors she would not survive. ‘The Guys Upstairs,’ not only showed her how to heal herself but how to access the blueprint of our best self to live our destiny.

Amanda was nominated to go on ‘Britain’s Psychic Challenge’ hosted by Trisha Goddard to find the top psychics in the country, which was on Channel 5 in 2005/2006. She was then asked to present her own radio show, The Soul Searching Show on My Spirit Radio, writing all her own material and interviewing experts in the Mind, Body and Spirit Field. Her passion for writing led her to then become a columnist for Soul & Spirit Magazine.

It was whilst at My Spirit Radio she was asked to write her memoirs because of her extraordinary life experiences. 5 years later, Amanda finally succumbed when a secondary condition from the Meningitis stopped her in her tracks from working and she finally resigned herself to sitting down and writing her book.

Her memoirs, The Guys Upstairs, are a remarkable account of how against all odds she found the key to unlock us all from our negative programs and how we all have the power within us to do that. Today this book and the campaign behind it to raise awareness, speaks volumes about the kind of determined commitment she has to make this a better world to live in.

Amanda lives with her children in Suffolk, and is now writing two further books and finally honouring her dream to leave a legacy in this world.

3-book Angel series deal with Orion Publishing Ltd
Angels book one published June 2019

Website: www.amanda-hart.co.uk

High Frequency Change

Tom Cheesewright is an Applied Futurist, helping people and organisations around the world to see the future more clearly, share their vision, and respond with innovation. An accomplished speaker and broadcaster, he specialises in connecting tomorrow’s world to today’s experience, making sense of what’s happening next, and why.

Tom’s clients include global 500 corporations, government departments, industry bodies and charities. Using a unique set of tools that he developed, and now teaches and licenses to others, Tom finds the critical intersections between today’s macro trends and the existing stresses in each client’s organisation and sector. These are the points at which the greatest change will take place.

Tom is a frequent presence in the media, his face, voice, and unusual name recognisable from weekly appearances on TV and radio including BBC Breakfast, Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, 5live, Radio 4, and TalkRadio, and in The Guardian, The Times, and The Evening Standard.

Tom’s first book, High Frequency Change, was published in 2019 by LID Publishing. Find out more at https://tomcheesewright.com, or find Tom on social media:

Alice Grist

Alice has written four books on spiritual subjects, painted and created one pack of tarot cards and her writings have been published / featured internationally. Her books have been reviewed in a vast array of magazines, radio, TV and online, including, Kindred Spirit, Soul and Spirit, Psychic TV, Chat It’s Fate, The Scottish Sun, Prediction Magazine, & Spirit and Destiny amongst others.

Her second book, The High Heeled Guide to Spiritual Living (2011 Hunt Publishing) was recipient of Prediction Magazine Best Book Award. Gabrielle Bernstein said of this book, “This is a fiery book covering many areas of areas of human experience upon which contemporary spirituality can be based. If you’re ready to reignite your inner spark this is the book for you.”

Her third book Dear Poppyseed, A soulful Momma’s Pregnancy Journal lead to her appearance on Sky Living’s ‘She’s Having a Baby’, a real life show documenting the variations in approaches to pregnancy.

Dirty and Divine, her latest book, has seen an increase in her overall exposure, with sales for all books improving as a result. It has lead to requests for interview and features in mainstream spiritual press, Kindred Spirit, Soul & Spirit, Spirit Guides Radio, The Archetypal Feminine Summit.

Her written articles have appeared in Rebelle Society, The Daily Guru, The Daily Love, Soul and Spirit, Spirit and Destiny, Kindred Spirit, Haunted Magazine, Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, The Conversation, Natural Health, The Daily Love, and many more.

Alongside this Alice self published a tarot pack in 2017, which has been featured in Kindred Spirit, Soul and Spirit, Spirit Guides Magazine, and been unboxed on the pages on Major Tarot influencers on You Tube (Ethony, New Age Hipster).

Tayo Hassan

Tayo is currently a practising Barrister specialising in criminal law, she both prosecutes and defends in the crown and court of appeal. This followed a previous career in the medical profession serving on the frontline of the busy London Ambulance Service, attending all manner of emergency call outs. Tayo is now following her dream to help others through the telling of her story.

In Heart of Fire, Tayo Hassan shares her personal and professional journey which has been tested to the extreme. The book shows that she was no ordinary girl, who has led an extraordinary life.

Tayo’s book talks about her upbringing as a British, Black African girl born in London to birth parents of Nigerian royalty. Fostered from the age of three weeks old to a loveless, large white foster family, living within rural Hertfordshire. Tayo also shares her personal experience of being born with a rare pigment skin condition, similar to Vitiligo.

She touches on the hardships and experiences of emotional, physical violence and sexual abuse from within the foster family and outside of it, whilst recalling her struggle in searching for love and to feel part of something.

Tayo reflects on overcoming anxiety, depression and addiction amongst the many challenges and dramas of life. Such a turbulent life led, Tayo to seek deeper spiritual insight, meaning and purpose, which helped her go on to achieve great successes in life against all odds. Tayo believes all of this was made possible as a result of divine intervention and universal guidance she has received throughout her journey. This has made Tayo passionate about helping others to live life with greater freedom, love and light through her attained wisdom and knowledge and to contribute in making a positive difference in the world.

Tayo loves dogs, animals, epic music, travel and acts of kindness.

MS Karamat

MS. Karamat was born and raised in central London just minutes from the MI6 building. She was educated at LCC, University of the Arts and has been accepted to read Law at the University of Law London UK multiple times (she has always deferred, to finish the book). Her interest in the arts came primarily from her Pakistani ceramic artist mother through osmosis, alongside trips to the theatre during primary school that has left a lifelong love for the visual arts.

Previously a film publicist, her work now involves the visual arts, currently writing and photography. Her arts writing has appeared in several arts & culture publications from, The Hollywood Reporter to Rankin’s Hunger TV.com, Vogue Italia, Film 3 Sixty (The Times), and many more.

For her first non fiction book, Fear & Memory, she is researching and visiting the arts & culture of contrasting parts of the world and from where the cultural figures featuring in the book are based; from the Middle East, U.S, Europe, Pakistan and the U.K.

MS. Karamat’s interest is in the evolving nature of fearlessness, expressed individually, or collectively across all aspects of this changing world, to generate unity and interaction amongst those that interact with the work.

Adrian Bleese

Adrian Bleese was born and raised in the northwest of England and spent six years in the Royal Air Force, flying on search and rescue and submarine hunting missions. On leaving the RAF, he was stunned to discover that no-one needed any submarines hunted and he was forced to find a real job. This led him into advertising and he therefore started writing words in exchange for money. He went on to have a monthly column in an aviation magazine and to write flight safety and aviation history features.

Flying and writing have been two abiding passions throughout his life and his first non-fiction book Above The Law brings these two things together, describing the twelve years he spent flying on police helicopters as one of only a handful of civilians operating as Air Observers on UK police aircraft.

He has lived in East Anglia for over twenty-five years and his love for his adopted home, the countryside and its history shine through in Above The Law.

He is married, with three grown up children, two dogs who refuse to grow up and a horse who gets hay fever.

Adrian also writes fiction and self-help books as Max Robberts.

Daniel Ruiz Tizon

Writer-broadcaster Daniel Ruiz Tizon grew up in Lambeth, southwest London and much of his work documents the post-2008 gentrification sweeping through his home borough and its impact on the community that existed before the cranes arrived en masse. He has had several TV comedy pilots commissioned by national broadcasters and his earliest radio work featured on Radio 4’s Home Truths. Since then, Daniel has written and presented radio comedies Daniel Ruiz Tizon is Available (200 episodes) and The Café Chronicles for London Arts station, Resonance FM.

From 1980 to 1992, Daniel co-starred in seminal US police procedural TV drama Kid Cop, set in New York, originally alongside Victoria Principal, and from 1986, following Principal’s acrimonious exit from the show owing to a contractual dispute, he was joined by former model Sam Fox. Kid Cop’s 37 Emmys place it joint second alongside Frasier in the list of Emmy Award winners. Described by one leading TV critic as ‘arguably the greatest television drama of all time’, Kid Cop ran for 317 episodes and existed only in Daniel’s imagination.

Daniel’s non-fiction book The Letter: People, Places, Loved and Lost is an elegy for his past and the immigrant community he grew up in that has all but vanished.

He is obsessed with coffee, books and libraries (last incurring a fine in 2008) and is reminded weekly by his octogenarian aunt to get his prostate checked out despite never having suffered from prostate-related issues.

Tony Klinger

Tony Klinger has written three published books, including two novels, “Under God’s Table”, “The Butterfly Boy” and “The Who and I”. In the last two years he was commissioned to write five film screenplays, a play, “A Tired Heart and the Big C” plus his musical play, “The Show Must Go On” for which he wrote the book.

Tony is a Writer and Film Maker with internationally acclaimed award-winning work that has been widely recognised and honoured, most recently winning The Lifetime Achievement Award at the Romford Film Festival, where his documentary, Full Circle received it’s festival premiere.

Tony is the founder of Give-Get-Go and provides, full and half-day film making experiences for businesses and individuals, delivered by industry professionals at their Northamptonshire studios.

As well as writing scripts, Tony is currently writing his ‘Alsatia’ series, a crime thriller set against the incredible backdrop of a London in its most tempestuous period in history.

Sharon Gilburd

A brief history of how I’ve ended up here.

I was born in Glasgow, grew up in Shetland, studied in Edinburgh and lived in Geneva, Lisbon, Aberdeen, Carlisle, Rome, London, Cardiff, Marlborough and Llandwrog. I’m 47. No kids. 2 step kids. 1 husband. 1 sister. Both my parents are no longer with us.

I’m just starting out as a writer. But I’ve always loved writing. I had a great line in dirty limericks at school, if that counts for experience.

Most of my career has been spent working in marketing and innovation, mainly for big companies. But I’ve always struggled with commitment and rules, so permanent jobs were never really for me. I’ve been self- employed most of my working life, consulting to companies like Orange, Barclays, Visa and figleaves.com.

I set up my own marketing agency back in the dot com days because I wanted to make my own rules. It went the way of many things in the dot com bust, but I’ve never lost the belief and desire that we should do what we love, and follow the rules that make us happy.

Fast forward a few years and I decided to take the plunge and quit working for paying clients so I could get away from budgets and corporate bullsh*t and back to doing stuff that I love.

I’ve since gained a Masters with Distinction at Central St Martins, become a Mindfulness teacher and started a new wellness business, Choose Wellth, with a fellow MA student. I’ve also written my first book, ‘Shut The F**k Up : How Talking Less Can Change Your Life.’ It’s not anti-talking, but it is pro choice. It’s a ‘how to’ manual that shares lots of tools and techniques, based on my own life-changing experiences, that help us dis-engage from dialogue with other humans for a while and re-engage with ourselves and our lives.

I’m now writing my next novel and building Choose Wellth with the aim of creating a business that will help me to make a living, not a killing. I want to make a difference. There’s more to work and life than just making money.

Antoinette Holden

Antoinette Holden was born in May 1972, in London. She is married and a mother of two children and lives in Watford, Hertfordshire.
Raised in two locations, Watford and then in Wales, life was not easy. Leaving home at sixteen should have been the end of her nightmare, but life didn’t get easier until Antoinette was well into her late thirties.

Working in an office from the age of sixteen and for most of her adult life, Antoinette was always told she should write a book about her life; and that this could give hope, support and comfort to others.

Now at age 45, she has collated her memories and experiences to write her first biography, No More.

Thinking nothing would come of it, Antoinette showed some of her work to trusted friends, who in turn gave her the confidence and inspiration she needed to carry on writing; finally working on her book and life story.

Antoinette has her own business, Tinkerbell Tarot, giving Tarot Card readings to the public. Although she’s been doing readings for many years for friends and family, she finally took a leap of faith and now does readings to help others in times of stress or despair.

Sharon Clarke

With a background in archaeology, anthropology and mental health nursing – and a years training in video production with the BBC – Sharon Clarke used her extensive knowledge to investigate the paranormal arena in Northern Ireland. Many of the cases Sharon worked on were featured frequently in the press resulting in Sharon being interviewed by newspapers, magazines and radio stations from all over the world.

Following being diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and during her recovery from subsequent surgery, Sharon wrote her first non-fiction novel, Voice in the Dark. Voice in the Dark features her case studies and investigations of the paranormal throughout Northern Ireland and also interviews prominent global figures in the paranormal arena.

In addition to writing, Sharon also works as a producer and photographer and has produced several short films in Ireland. Sharon’s photography, particularly of Donegal, Ireland is featured on many tourism websites.

Sharon has also written several screenplays, mainly psychological horrors which will go into development in the near future.

In the past, Sharon has worked with celebrities such as: singer and Westlife band member, Garth Brooks; Bear Grylls; and stage crew for Irish band, U2.

Sharon is a devoted mother to 8 children and a keen horse-rider; she owns her own thoroughbred mare called Molly, who she adores.

Sharon is currently working on an anthology of fictional horror short stories.

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