Antonia Swinson is chief executive of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition, an ex Fleet Street entertainment writer and business journalist. She was the first to write a regular allotment column in a national newspaper and her column still runs bi-monthly in The Scotsman. Swinson is a master craftswoman whose literary work and sagacity has been admired by, among others, Margaret Atwood, Libby Purves and Alexander McCall Smith. Swinson is a critically acclaimed author of both fiction and non fiction as well as an award winning journalist. She is and married and has two children.