Andrew Krivak is the author of two previous novels: The Signal Flame (2017), a Chautauqua Prize finalist, and The Sojourn (2011), a National Book Award finalist and winner of both the Chautauqua Prize and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction. He lives with his wife and three children in Somerville, Massachusetts, and Jaffrey, New Hampshire, in the shadow of Mount Monadnock, which inspired much of the landscape in The Bear.
Deirdre Sullivan is an award-winning writer from Galway. As well as the Primrose Leary trilogy (Prim Improper, Improper Order, and Primperfect) she has written three books in the Nightmare Club series, a stand alone novel, Needlework, a collection of fairy-tale retellings, Tangleweed and Brine and a gothic horror YA called Perfectly Preventable Deaths.
Deirdre also writes short fiction and poetry, which has been published in places like Banshee, The Penny Dreadful, Mslexia, and the Dublin Review. Her play, Wake, was produced by NoRopes Theatre Company in February 2019, in The Town Hall Theatre, Galway.
When Deirdre is not writing she is a reader and a guinea pig enthusiast. She still likes cake, but she’s been hearing some good things about biscuits recently.
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