Donna Wares is founder of Paper Tigers -- a network of top editors, writers and designers with extensive journalism and publishing experience -- where her work includes book editing and writing. The former National Weekend Editor at the Los Angeles Times, Donna also worked at the Miami Herald and the Orange County Register, and she teaches at California State University, Long Beach. As a reporter, she won a series of national awards for investigating corruption and drug trafficking at the nation's largest women's prison.
Novelist T. Jefferson Parker was born in Los Angeles, California in 1953. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, in 1976, and initially worked as a reporter for a weekly newspaper. While writing for the Daily Pilot, he won three Orange County Press Club Awards. His first novel, Laguna Heat, was made into an HBO movie starring Harry Hamlin, Jason Robards and Rip Torn. His other works include The Triggerman's Dance, Where Serpents Lie, The Blue Hour, Red Light, and Cold Pursuit. Silent Joe and California Girl won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2002 and 2005 respectively. Silent Joe also received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller. When not working on his books, Parker spends his time with his family, hiking, hunting and fishing, and playing tennis. He enjoys diving, snorkeling, and travel.
Mackey is a professor of English and writer-in-residence at California State University.