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.
CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the New York Times #1 bestselling, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of such novels as Snowblind, Of Saints and Shadows, The Myth Hunters, The Boys Are Back in Town, Strangewood, and Tin Men. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including the
Body of Evidence series, Poison Ink, and Soulless. Golden co-wrote three illustrated novels with Mike Mignola, the first of which, Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, was the launching pad for the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series, Baltimore. Another of his works with Mignola, Joe Golem and the Drowning City, is being developed by director Alex Proyas for Constantin Films. A lifelong fan of the “team-up,” he has collaborated with numerous authors, most recently with Charlaine Harris on the graphic novel trilogy Cemetery Girl.
As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead, The Monster’s Corner, and Dark Duets, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, and a network television pilot. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world. Please visit him at www.christophergolden.com.
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.