Bruce McCandless III lives in Austin with his wife and two daughters. A native of Houston, he studied History and Anthropology at the University of Texas and graduated with a degree from UT’s Plan II program. He has published stories, poems, and articles in The Seattle Review, Natural Bridge, Pleiades, The Cold Mountain Review, Slant, The New Delta Review, The Texas Observer, Spitball, Utter, Louisiana Literature, Avenue, Borderlands, The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Journal of Texas Insurance Law, and The Handbook of Texas History Online.

E. Daniel (“Danny”) Ramirez was born and raised in Pasadena, Texas, where he attended Deer Park High School and, briefly, San Jacinto Junior College. He moved to New York City at the age of eighteen, where he made a living doing illustrations for advertising and graphic design firms and, briefly, for the New York Knicks. His illustrations for Empire Comics won him fame (and some notoriety) in the late nineties, particularly in publications such as The Eel and I (Nos. 1-17) and Soul to Keep (24-26). Danny’s output diminished amid reports of substance abuse and increasingly erratic behavior. He is presently believed to be living in either Brooklyn or suburban New Jersey.