Gar LaSalle is an award-winning author and filmmaker, a physician, a sculptor, and a creator who has been honored widely in the fine arts and medical communities for his leadership and creativity. He is the author of three award-winning historical fiction novels. Widow Walk, published in 2014, won multiple awards including the Eric Hoffer First Horizons Award, the eLit Silver Medal, and the IndieReaders Award for Best Novel. Isthmus, the second book in the saga, was published in 2015 and was a finalist for the PNWWA Nancy Pearl award for literature. His third novel, The Fairness of Beasts, was an International Book Award Winner and finalist for the Foreword Reviews INDIES, Indie Excellence, and The Wishing Shelf Awards..
John Mandel is an author and artist based in Los Angeles, California. His work explores the layers of humanity and masculinity with deliberate and compassionate nuance, revealing our deepest fears in a way that gives us power over how we define ourselves. He is currently a professor at the California Institute of the Arts. A Goddamn Infinite Emergency is his first collection of short stories.