Bill Jones, Jr. assumed from an early age that he would be a photographer when he grew up. From age 12, he could be found bicycling around the streets of downtown Hampton, Virginia, camera in hand. Already an avid Science Fiction and Fantasy buff, at age ten, he was exposed to the poetry of Nikki Giovanni and the fiction of Jack London and Madeleine L’Engle. The writing bug was born. For a time, he satisfied his “starving artist” yearnings by publishing poems in various literary journals. In 2007, he wrote a short story, which would later become the first two chapters of The Stream. In 2009, he began work on the book in earnest, completing his first novel, The Stream: Discovery, and its sequel, The Stream: Awakening, writing the books back-to-back in four months. Bill is currently preparing for the 2012 release of The Stream: Awakening, and is working on a number of other projects, including a SciFi web and Book 3 of The Stream. When not at his day job as a Market Research Analyst, Bill can be found writing, at the gym, or wandering the streets of Washington, D.C., Nikons in tow.
#60;b#62;Philip Norton#60;/b#62; (Lord Norton of Louth) is Professor of Government and Director of the Centre for Legislative Studies in the University of Hull. His publications include 28 books, including #60;i#62;Parliament in British Politics#60;/i#62; (2005), #60;i#62;The British Polity#60;/i#62; (2010) and #60;i#62;Parliaments in Western Europe#60;/i#62; (3 vols, 1990,1996). He has served as President of the Politics Association and of the British Politics Group in the USA and as co-chair of the Research Committee of Legislative Specialists of the International Political Science Association. He was elevated to the peerage and served as first Chairman of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution.