Kathleen George lives in Pittsburgh where she is a professor of theatre and writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of the acclaimed novels Taken; Fallen; Afterimage; The Odds (nominated for an Edgar(R) award for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America); Hideout; Simple; and A Measure of Blood. All seven of these titles are part of her procedural thrillers set in Pittsburgh. In 2014 the University of Pittsburgh Press released The Johnstown Girls, her non-series novel about the Johnstown Flood; and in 2018 a novel about Lena Horne and jazz, The Blues Walked In. She is the editor of Pittsburgh Noir, a collection of short fiction; the author of her own short story collection The Man in the Buick; and of scholarly theatrical books and articles.
Sherrie Flick is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness (University of Nebraska Press), the flash fiction chapbook I Call This Flirting (Flume Press), and two short story collections with Autumn House Press: Whiskey, Etc. (2016) and Thank Your Lucky Stars (Fall 2018). Her nonfiction has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Creative Nonfiction, Pittsburgh Quarterly, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette