Kirk Johnson is a Pulitzer-nominated writer for The New York Times. He lives in northern New Jersey with his wife & two sons.
Robert Raynolds (1902–1965) was born in "The Old Palace" in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the room where an older cousin, Lew Wallace, finished writing Ben Hur. He lived with his wife in Newtown, Connecticut, where Thomas Wolfe often visited them and their children. Raynolds published fifteen books, among them a Harper Prize Novel (Brothers in the West) and a Book-of-theMonth Club selection (The Sinner of Saint Ambrose).