OUR AUTHORS

Elizabeth Bee

Elizabeth Bee

A Librarian and Information Officer in the voluntary sector, Elizabeth has designed, proofread and edited a range of voluntary sector publications; from newsletters and leaflets to annual reports, directories and employment guides (for both local and national voluntary organisations).

She designed and edited the two previous editions of the Faugères wine guide and all of Beecroft Publications titles. She is available for publication work.


John Fisher

John Fisher

Leeds-born freelance journalist John Fisher was 12 years old when he won an audition to appear on BBC Radio Children's Hour in two plays by Margaret Potter. Three years later he joined top Leeds amateur drama group the Proscenium Players at Leeds Civic Theatre where he stayed for twenty years, prior to acting with the Potato Room Players in a twelve year stint at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall.

In 1998 he was recruited by the Yorkshire Evening Post to write a community column about north Leeds and continued to do so for the next twelve years. An invitation to become a Leeds reporter for the London-based Jewish Chronicle was accepted in 2005 and soon afer he joined the Jewish Telegraph and JLife magazine.

A founder presenter for Leeds Radio Jcom he fronts two programmes, Negev Desert Tracks and Poets' Corner.

His first book An Audience of Curious People published in 2010 told the story of the Proscenium Players since its inception in 1948.

Michael Meadowcroft

Michael Meadowcroft

A former MP, Michael has written extensively on Liberal politics over many years. From Liberals and a Popular Front (1974), The Bluffer's Guide to Politics (1976), to a series of booklets of Liberal Philosophy in the 1980s and Focus on Freedom - The Case for the Liberal Party (2001). He was written regularly for newspapers and magazines (The Times, Guardian, Independent, Yorkshire Post, Jazz Journal, India Abroad, Liberator etc) on a wide range of topics from jazz to current affairs, and does a good line in obituaries.

He is currently writing his autobiography, when time permits.

Much of his recent writing is available on his website www.bramley.demon.co.uk

Jerry Pearlman

Jerry Pearlman

Jerry Pearlman is a solicitor with a difference. Although based in the provinces his work has included many cases and engagements of national and international importance. He tells the stories of some of his experiences in a lively and humorous way but explaining some fascinating aspects of law and history in an informative manner. Jerry has acted for tribal kings and governments and as an environmentalist has searched the depths of English history to bring cases to courts and tribunals.

He has a background of rambling and of National Parks - he was a member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority for eighteen years. He is an Honorary Vice President of the Ramblers, a Parish Councillor and Chairman of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Access Forum.

Michael Rowe

Michael Rowe

Michael Rowe is a retired businessman who spent most of his working life manufacturing fine worsted cloth in Huddersfield and travelling to promote sales, in particular to the Far East, the Middle East and Europe. Towards the end of his career he became a fundraiser and worked for a number of local charities including Champ, the Black Mental Health Resource Centre and the Leeds Mela.

He has always had a passion for writing but had little opportunity to pursue this interest until recent years when he contributed to a Yorkshire Arts Circus publication Threads in 2003, the Royal Armouries book Peace and War 1997, published by Combat Stress in 1998, and wrote three short plays for the Leeds Mind Odyssey Group.

Celly Rowe

Celly Rowe

Celly Rowe is a retired consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist who worked for the NHS in Yorkshire for 30 years. During her career she took an interest in the contribution of art to mental health and helped establish the Leeds Odyssey Group. She has been an amateur and recreational artist all her life and has particularly enjoyed the art of illustration.

She contributed illustrations to Nutrition for Developing Countries by Maurice King, OUP 1972 and The Boy with a Limp - stories about infectious diseases by Chris Bacon, 1983. In 2007 she illustrated her mother's favourite poems as a memorial to her.