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.
Anna Deacon has worked as a photographer for over a decade. Vicky Allen is an award-winning journalist and author.
Jemma Neville is a writer with a background in human rights law. She is Director of Voluntary Arts Scotland.