Karen Lloyd is a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry based in Cumbria, and author of The Gathering Tide and The Blackbird Diaries.
Kathleen Hart experimented with various occupations from air hostess to antiques dealer, but her favourite so far is author.
Patrick Laurie is a freelance journalist, writer and farmer. His blog Working for Grouse is visited by over 30,000 visitors each year.
Ghillie Basan is a writer, broadcaster and food anthropologist. She runs a Culinary Experience business called Spirit & Spice.
D V Bishop is an award-winning screenwriter and TV dramatist. His crime fiction debut City of Vengeance won the Pitch Perfect competition