LEE CARROLL is a pseudonym for the writing partnership of award-winning novelist Carol Goodman and her poet husband, Lee Slonimsky. The other two novels they have written together are the acclaimed Black Swan Rising and its sequel The Watchtower. They live in Red Hook, New York.Elizabeth Berg was born December 2, 1948 and educated at the University of Minnesota and at St. Mary's College. Author of the novels Durable Goods and Talk Before Sleep, she also writes short stories and essays. She has contributed to periodicals, including Good Housekeeping, Parents, and Woman's Day. In 1992, Berg published the nonfiction book Family Traditions: Celebrations for Holidays and Everyday. Her latest novel is entitled, Home Safe.