James Ziskin is the author of the Anthony® and Macavity Award-winning Ellie Stone Mysteries. His books have also been finalists for the Edgar®, Barry, and Lefty awards. A linguist by training, he studied Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his graduate degree, he worked in New York as a photo-news producer and writer, and then as Director of NYU’s Casa Italiana. He spent fifteen years in the Hollywood post production industry, running large international operations in the subtitling/localization and visual effects fields. His international experience includes two years working and studying in France, extensive time in Italy, and more than three years in India. He speaks Italian and French.
James grew up in Amsterdam, New York. He now lives in Seattle.
Matt Coyle is the best-selling author of the Rick Cahill crime novels. His first book, YESTERDAY'S ECHO, won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, The San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, the IBPA Ben Franklin Silver Award for Best New Voice in Fiction, and was a Macavity finalist for Best First Novel. The second, NIGHT TREMORS, was a finalist for the Anthony, Shamus, and Lefty Awards. The third Rick Cahill crime novel, DARK FISSURES, was a finalist for the Macavity and Lefty Awards. BLOOD TRUTH, is a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best Private Eye Novel, a Silver Award winner for the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award for Thrillers and was a finalist for Lefty Award for Best Mystery. His short story, The #2 Pencil a Macavity Award nominee and a Derringer Award Finalist. WRONG LIGHT, the 5th Rick Cahill crime novel comes out in December, 2018. Matt lives in San Diego with his Yellow Lab, Angus.