Robert D. (Bob) Brinsmead is a freelance writer and author whose life-long studies and interests have ranged all the way from theology and philosophy on the one hand, to horticulture, human well-being and environmental issues on the other. He founded Tropical Fruit World and Research Park, a popular tourist attraction in the greater Gold Coast region. It is also a place where Bob has trialed more than 500 kinds of fruit and has investigated the culinary and medical potential of both fruit and leaves. He has served as a Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the Tweed Shire Council. In 2006 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the Tweed Business Excellence Awards. He lives at Duranbah, Tweed Valley, NSW with wife Irene Estepa.
Irene L. Estepa, (MBA) is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in a variety of financial management roles. After also working for some time as a Business Process Analyst and SAP consultant, Irene turned her attention to developing professional skills in Website Design and Management, Graphic Design and Photography. Irene has a special interest in growing orchids, heliconias and ginger plants – that is, when she is not playing tennis.