Tippi Hedren is an actress and an activist for animal rights, as well as a recognized humanitarian for her efforts with and dedication to the women of Vietnam, helping to create a multibillion-dollar manicuring industry. She has appeared in over thirty-five television projects and more than forty-five films, including the starring roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds and Marnie, and Roar. She also appeared in Charlie Chaplin's last film, A Countess from Hong Kong, making her the only actress to have worked with both great directors. She is the founder of the Shambala Preserve, a wild-animal sanctuary. She lives in Acton, California.
While searching for answers to life's great questions, Rod Taylor experienced a dramatic conversion from atheism to a passionate love for Christ and his church. Dr. Taylor has served God as a teacher, school administrator, associate pastor, administrative pastor, and then senior pastor for the Scott Depot Christ Fellowship in West Virginia. He published a book of selected sermons by Robert L Morgan entitled, Show Me Your Ways, O Lord: God's Pathway to a Deeper Spiritual Life. Dr. Taylor is currently the Prayer Director for First Baptist Church of Indian Trail. He and his wife, Marlene, reside in North Carolina near their dearly loved children and grandchildren.
Elizabeth Wilson is a pioneer in the development of fashion studies, and has been a university professor, feminist campaigner and activist. Her writing career began in the 'underground' magazines of the early 1970s, (Frendz, Red Rag, Spare Rib, Come Together) before she became an academic. She's written for the Guardian and her non-fiction books include Adorned in Dreams (1985, 2003), The Sphinx in the City (1992) (shortlisted for the Manchester Odd Fellows Prize), Bohemians (2000) and Love Game (2014) (long listed for the William Hill sportswriting prize), as well as six crime novels, including War Damage (2009) and The Girl in Berlin (2012) (long listed for the Golden Dagger Award).