Lincoln Peirce was born in Iowa on October 23, 1963. He studied art at Colby College and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He taught art and coached baseball for three years at a New York high school. He is a cartoonist/writer and the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which appears in more than 200 U.S. newspapers. Lincoln's titles are fixtures on the bestseller lists. Big Nate Doodlepalooza and Big Nate: I Can't Take It! made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013. Big Nate in the Zone and Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2014. His title, Big Nate's Greatest Hits, Big Nate Lives It Up and Big Nate - Say Good-Bye to Dork City made the list in 2015.Steve McMillen was born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio. He currently lives near the ocean, in paradise, in Little River, South Carolina with his lovely bride Beverly. He is a US Army Veteran and spent over twenty years in the Oil & Gas Industry. His background is sales & marketing. He is a licensed real estate agent, which is why he has time to write and he enjoys playing golf in his spare time. "Murder on the Front Nine" is the first in a series of Mickke D, Grand Strand novels. He is currently working on the second book in the series, "Cougars at the Beach", another mystery/thriller, which will have several of the same characters from "Murder on the Front Nine" making an appearance.