Patrcia T. O'Conner was an editor at the New York Times Book Review when she wrote Woe Is I. Her writing has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times and Newsweek. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Stewart Kellerman.
Stewart Kellerman, is a former Times editor. He has reviewed books and written on literary subjects for the Times. He lives with his wife, author Patricia T. O'Conner, in rural Connecticut.