CHARLAINE HARRIS is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, the Aurora Teagarden and Harper Connelly mystery series, and Midnight Crossroad, the first Midnight, Texas, novel. She has lived in the South her entire life. Visit her online at www.charlaineharris.com or www.facebook.com/charlaineharris.
KEVIN J. ANDERSON has published 130 books, 54 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has over 23 million copies in print in thirty languages. He is best known for writing numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as a steampunk fantasy novel, Clockwork Angels, with legendary rock group Rush.
His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI.
He has written comics for DC, Marvel, IDW, Topps, BOOM!, and Wildstorm. He edited numerous anthologies, including the Five by Five and Blood Lite series. He produced two rock albums from the super-group Roswell Six, featuring stars from legendary groups Kansas, Dream Theater, Saga and Asia, with lyrics written together with his wife Rebecca Moesta. He and Rebecca are the publishers of WordFire Press, with over 200 titles in print and eBook format, from 35 different authors.
Kevin has climbed all 54 mountain peaks in Colorado over 14,000 ft and he just completed hiking the 500 miles of the Colorado Trail. And he also enjoys Colorado microbrews.
On February, 19, 2007, during his second deployment to Iraq, the vehicle Army Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED), killing three soldiers, wounding the driver, and leaving Staff Sgt. Harris with third degree burns on 35% of his body. What followed was an agonizing road to recovery, which began with nearly two months in a medically induced coma. Harris’s inspiring memoir, Steel Will: My Journey Through Hell to Become the Man I was Meant to Be, chronicles his journey of pain and suffering, but also strength, persistence, love and resiliency of the human spirit. Harris has appeared on a number of television and radio shows, including Huckabee, Hallmark’s Home & Family Show, the Dennis Miller Show, the Kevin Zimmerman Show and ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Visit him at http://www.shiloharris.com.