Chronicles of Old Paris, The Golden Moments of Paris: John Baxter is an Australian-born writer, journalist and filmmaker; he has called Paris home since 1989. He is the author of numerous books including the autobiographical Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas, We'll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light, The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris and Chronicles of Old Paris: Exploring the Historic City of Light.
Chronicles of Old New York, Chronicles of Old Las Vegas: A third-generation New Yorker, James Roman has regaled listeners with his chronicles of old New York as a real estate broker and sales manager for 15 years in Manhattan, and as a lecturer at the Real Estate Board of New York and New York University. He served as Editorial Contributor to New York Living magazine for six years, and contributes regularly to publications that document emerging technology. Readers can find him on re-runs of the HBO television series Six Feet Under, a break he attributes more to luck than to acumen.
Chronicles of Old Rome: Tamara Thiessen is an Australian-born author and photographer. Currently based in France—though more often on the road—her travel writing has been featured in a variety of publications including Conde Nast Traveller, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Toronto Globe and Mail, National Geographic Traveller and the DK Eyewitness Guide to Italy.
Chronicles of Old Boston: As a college student, Charles Bahne was captivated by Boston and its history. For three decades since then, he’s shared his enthusiasm about the city he loves, working as a tour guide, lecturer and even a park ranger. A graduate of MIT’s Urban Studies program, Charlie is also the author of The Complete Guide to Boston’s Freedom Trail.
On Location NYC: Alex Child has lived in New York since 1987. After managing a movie and TV licensing business he has worked on publishing projects including Film+Travel Europe; Film+Travel Asia, Oceania, Africa; Film+Travel North America, South America; and Art+Travel Europe.
Chronicles of Old London:
Kevin Jackson compiled The Oxford Book of Money, wrote Invisible Forms, A Guide to Literary Curiosities, a book on the Great Pyramid, a number of books on the cinema, one on the moose, another on vampires, and yet another on fast food in Britain. He was associate arts editor of the Independent, one of the big British daily papers, and film critic for the Independent on Sunday. He's a lifelong Londoner!
Cool Japan: Sumiko Kajiyama is a journalist and scriptwriter residing in Japan. After working as a TV show director at KTV in Osaka, she lived in the U.S. for more than eight years while getting her Master of Media Communication from New York University and working at The Yomiuri America newspaper. Her books include GHIBLI Magic, The Man Who Changed Animation Business, The Creative Work Style by Top Producers, and New Rules to Be Happy with Your Work.
Chronicles of Old San Francisco: Gael Chandler moved to San Francisco in 1970 to join the women’s movement and liberate herself. After nine years in northern California, she left for Hollywood, where she edited dramas, documentaries and more and received two Cable ACE nominations for her cutting on a comedy series. In 2010, she returned to northern California where she continues her love affair with the City By The Bay and the land north of the Golden Gate Bridge—Marin and Sonoma counties.
Gael has written feature scripts and books: Cut by Cut: Editing your Film or Video and Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know and is always up for her next adventure—be it with words, places, or people. You can contact her and learn more about San Francisco then and now at her website, www.theSFstory.com
Chronicles of Old Chicago: Adam Selzer, a historian and tour guide, was born in Des Moines and makes his home in Chicago, where he resides with his wife, stepson and cats in the west Loop. The passionate Chicago-lover appears regularly on TV and radio talking about Chicago history, and he has published 15 books, ranging from young adult novels to books on the history of the Windy City including the recent Ghosts of Chicago. He can often be found writing in coffee shops or poking around old buildings, empty alleyways, and dusty libraries around the city.