Lyndsay Faye is the author of critically acclaimed Dust and Shadow and the Timothy Wilde trilogy: the Edgar Award-nominated The Gods of Gotham, Seven For A Secret and The Fatal Flame. She is featured in Best American Mystery Stories 2010. Faye, a true New Yorker in the sense that she was born elsewhere, lives in Queens with her husband Gabriel.
James Forrester is a pen name for historian Dr Ian Mortimer. Dr Mortimer is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Honorary Research Fellow at Exeter University and the author of four medieval biographies for Jonathan Cape: The Greatest Traitor: the Life of Sir Roger Mortimer; The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III; The Fears of Henry IV and 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory. He is also the author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England. Ian Mortimer was awarded the Alexander Prize by the Royal Historical Society for his work on the social history of medicine. He lives with his wife and three children on the edge of Dartmoor.
Juliana Foster is a former publisher and the author of the bestselling The Girls' Book: How to be the Best at Everything. She lives with her husband in Kent.
Canadian-born Stewart Francis is the king of the smart one-liner, the brilliantly crafted, often punning gag delivered in his trademark deadpan style. It's a technique he perfected over many years of working the comedy circuit before achieving fame on TV shows like Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats.Stewart has performed at comedy festivals around the world, including Montreal's Just for Laughs, the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, the Smirnoff Comedy Festival in South Africa, the Belfast Comedy Festival and Glasgow Comedy Festival. In 2012 Stewart won the Dave Funniest Joke of the Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Festival
Adrianne Frost is an American actor and comedian living in New York City. She is best known for her work on Comedy Central's The Daily Show and VH1's Best Week Ever. She is currently writing her second book. Her comic writing can be found on shebytches.com and askejean.com.