Kip Hawley left his job in Silicon Valley a month after 9/11 to help build the TSA. He is the co-author of Permanent Emergency. In mid-2005 he became the fourth administrator in the agency’s troubled three-year existence. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.
Nathan Means has worked on a variety of non-fiction books, including <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>In Fed We Trust</i> and other well-received titles such as <i>Arab Voices</i> and <i>The India Way</i>. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
George Witte is the author of two previous collections, The Apparitioners and Deniability . His poems have been published in a range of journals and anthologized in The Best American Poetry, Old Flame, Rabbit Ears , and Vocabula Bound . He received Poetry magazine's Frederick Bock prize, as well as a fellowship from the New Jersey Council for the Arts. The editor in chief of St. Martin's Press, he lives with his family in Ridgewood, New Jersey.