The driving force behind this series of publications was born inEngland just one year into World War Two. The sound of air raidsirens and bombs dropping were his earliest subliminal memories.The aftermath of a World War meant relative poverty andfood shortages. However, caring parents and a Grammar Schooleducation were the highly positive catalysts which helped Jakedevelop his own potential.A wish to become an actor and writer was fulfilled throughdifficult to obtain professional training, hard work and dedicationagainst the odds. Ultimately, Jake Anthony obtained a degree of ‘celebrity’ over the years and his work as a character actor canstill be seen on TV and DVD from time to time.Eventually shunning the limelight of the acting world, Jakebecame one of the most published writers who absolutely no oneknew or knows about. This was due to his work as a copywriterand journalist in PR, going predominately uncredited. His work asauthor was mainly published under pseudonyms, or as ghost writerand/or editor for other authors. Few writers have received somany consistently good reviews for their work or so high a per-centage of published articles from unwanted press releases on aninternational level, with absolute anonymity.A period working as actor and writer and occasional direc-tor of Theatre in Education in the West, followed by twenty plusyears in South East Asia, gave Jake a global perspective on themany different ways children can be educated and their potentialexpanded. These experiences inspired Jake to invest much of hislife researching, writing and practising Prodigy.