Lucy Jane Bledsoe is an award- winning science writer and novelist for adults and children. Her many books include The Big Bang Symphony: A Novel of Antarctica, Biting the Apple, and Working Parts, among others. A native of Portland, Oregon, she currently lives in Berkeley, California.
Carol Anshaw is the author of the novels Carry the One,Lucky in the Corner, Seven Moves, and Aquamarine. She has won the Carl Sandburg, Society of Midland Authors, and Ferro-Grumley awards for fiction. Her short fiction has been anthologized and published in various periodicals, including VLS, Tin House, and Best American Short Stories. Anshaw is a past fellow of the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA in Writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Also a painter, Carol lives in Chicago and Amsterdam with her partner, the filmmaker Jessie Ewing. .