Hugh Allan, who lives in an English market town, is a freelance book production professional. He has many years’ experience working with publishers large and small on books of every kind; in the process dealing with printers in the UK, Europe and the Far East. For Green Bean Books he organises the printing, binding and delivery of their books.
Nathalie Eyraud is a designer who entered the world of publishing because of her love for illustration. She has been working for about 10 years in the children’s book industry. She used to be an in-house designer at Templar and Big Picture Press, and is now living in France and freelancing for international publishers. She loves bringing books to life in the most beautiful way possible and feels very lucky to collaborate with so many talented illustrators.
Ian Hughes is a cover and text designer for all genres of publishing. He has been involved with publishing since leaving design college, ending up as art director (for 16 years!) at one of the UK’s leading publishers, before setting up his own business in 2001 – Mousemat Design Limited. He designs many of the books on the Green Bean Books Publishing programme. When relaxing, he enjoys cooking. Particularly the bit when you put on some lounge jazz and open a bottle of wine from the southern Rhone valley! Oh, and he compiles his own cookbooks.
Born in Montreal, Gilah has lived in Jerusalem since age 21. Starting out as a freelance journalist, translator, writer, and editor, she became editor of The Jerusalem Post Youth Magazines. Later, during a stint as a writer at the Israel Centre for the Treatment of Psychotrauma she discovered the fulfillment of working for the benefit of others, and moved to NGO work in the developing world and in her backyard, in East Jerusalem. In recent years she has come full circle, back to her first loves.
Michael Leventhal is the publisher of Green Bean Books and author of The Chocolate King He also compiled recipes for the fundraising cookbook Babka, Boulou & Blintzes. After twenty years publishing military history books, he wanted to try something new and work on books that his own young children – Sammy and Jack – would enjoy reading. You can read more at www.michaelleventhal.co.uk