Barclay Fryery is a renowned interior designer, TV personality, writer, and lifestyle coach. His work has been featured in Elle Decor and House Beautiful; on House Wars, the Style Network, and A&E; and his Ask Barclay column appeared in the Greenwich Post for 10 years. Over the last two years, Barclay has blogged about his cancer journey on Facebook and spread his philosophy of facing illness with grace and style. He promotes inclusivity and teaches his friends and fans to seize every day, no matter what challenges life presents. Barclay lives in Meridian, Mississippi, in a tidy apartment with his cat, Princess Royale. He enjoys classical music, art, theatre, lattes, and composing silly voice-mail songs. Jill Johnson is a freelance writer, founder of Modelingmentor.com/blog, and former editor-in-chief of Tear Sheet magazine, which she launched during her decade-long career as a fashion model. She has interviewed fashion icons (Lauren Hutton, Patrick Demarchelier, Heidi Klum, John Sahag, among many others), TV journalists (Lara Spencer, Scott Pelley), and Broadway's best. She has covered all things catwalk and heavier topics, including infertility, eating disorders, autism, and education reform. She hopes to wrap up her modeling memoir soon, if she can get some time off from her part-time gig as her kids' chauffeur and laundress. Jill lives in Connecticut with her husband and four children, in a messy house by the beach. In her free time, she loves theatre, belly dancing (yes, you read that correctly), tap dancing, yoga, skiing, and horse riding.
"Barclay Fryery is a deeply talented interior designer--and an extraordinary character. His remarkable story of strength and resilience is one you will never forget."--Margaret Russell, Editor of Galerie magazine and former Editor-in-Chief of Elle Decor and Architectural Digest "Barclay Fryery made a huge impact on me. In fact, he has made one on everyone who was blessed to know him. Tall and blond, sunglasses, always perfectly tanned and fabulous, he lit up every room he walked into. His taste: impeccable. His humor: biting and witty and always spot on. He taught me how to find my own style and for that, I will be eternally grateful. I love you, big guy." --Lara Spencer, co-anchor of Good Morning America, correspondent for Nightline and ABC News, author of I Brake for Yard Sales and Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures "Barclay is unbelievably talented. He has great taste. He has a great feel for color, for fabric, for any kind of decor. He probably also could have been a fashion designer. He knows exactly what he's doing, what he's talking about, what he's planning, what he's strategizing and creating at every moment." --Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer and founder of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation