Jennifer Estep is a bestselling author. Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Books in the series are Spider's Bite, Web of Lies, Venom, Tangled Threads, Spider's Revenge, and By a Thread. Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. Books in the series are Touch of Frost, First Frost, a prequel e-story, Kiss of Frost and Dark Frost. Estep is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series for Berkley. Titles in the series are Karma Girl, Hot Mama, Jinx, and A Karma Girl Christmas. Jennifer has worked as a features writer and page designer for a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper. She's a member of Romance Writers of America and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.W. Michael Gear was born on May 20, 1955 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received a master's degree in anthropology from Colorado State University in 1979. He married Kathleen O'Neal Gear in 1982, and they have collaborated on a series of books for young adults. The theme of these books is ancient civilizations, and the titles include People of the Wolf, People of the Fire, People of the Sea, and People of the Lakes. They own Wind River Archaeologist Consultants, which is a private research firm. He has also written several books by himself including the Forbidden Borders Trilogy, Morning River, and Dark Inheritance.Kathleen O'Neal Gear was born on October 29, 1954 in Tulare, California. She received a B.A. from California State University in Bakersfield and a M.A. from California State University in Chico. She conducted Ph.D. studies at the University of California in Los Angeles and did post-graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. In the 1980's, she worked as the Wyoming state historian, and later as the archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska. She received the federal government's Special Achievement Award twice for outstanding management of our nation's cultural heritage. She married W. Michael Gear in 1982, and they have collaborated on a series of books for young adults. The theme of these books is ancient civilizations, and the titles include People of the Wolf, People of the Fire, People of the Sea, and People of the Lakes. They own Wind River Archaeologist Consultants, which is a private research firm. She has also written several books by herself including the Women of the West series.Eric Rutkow, a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, has worked as a lawyer on environmental issues. He splits his time between New York and New Haven, Connecticut, where he is pursuing a doctorate in American history at Yale.nbsp; American Canopynbsp;is his first book.