Christopher Barzak is the author of the novels, One for Sorrow, The Love We Share Without Knowing, Wonders of the Invisible World, and The Gone Away Place. He is also the author of the short story collections, Birds and Birthdays, and Before and Afterlives. His books have received the Stonewall Honor Award from the American Library Association, the Shirley Jackson Award, the Crawford Award, the Whippoorwill Award, and have been placed on the Human Rights Campaign list of books for LGBTQ affirmative welcoming school libraries. He grew up in rural Ohio, has lived in a southern California beach town, the capital of Michigan, and has taught English outside of Tokyo, Japan, where he lived for two years.
Carrie George is a poet, teacher, and bookseller living in Akron, OH. She is the Mapping Akron coordinator at the Wick Poetry Center and a bookshop associate at Elizabeth’s Bookshop. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her work has appeared in Peach Mag, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Indianapolis Review, and elsewhere.