We write under the names Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey, and live in Penzance, Cornwall.
We’ve been blogging about beer since 2007 and our first book, entitled Brew Britannia: the strange rebirth of British beer, is due to be published by Aurum Press in the summer of 2014. Here’s its page on Amazon.co.uk, and here’s something we wrote explaining the project.
Who does what?
- We manage the blog and Twitter account jointly, although, at the moment, Boak tends not to do anything during working hours.
- There have been times in the past when one or othe other of us has been more involved while the other was busy at work, or just a bit bored of beer. In 2010, we had our first wobble when we were both a bit disengaged at the same time, which meant the blog took a short hiatus.
- We discuss what we’ll be blogging about at breakfast, dinner and (more usually) in the pub. We both write posts and review each other’s work, which is how (we hope) we’ve achieved a fairly consistent ‘voice’.
- On the rare occasions we don’t have a ‘corporate’ view, we provide individual bylines so you know that whether it’s Boak or Bailey talking.