Sarah Blakley-Cartwright is a recent cum laude graduate of Barnard College. She is a recipient of the 2008-2009 Mary Gordon Fiction Scholarship Award and the 2009-2010 Lenore Marshall Barnard Prize for Prose. She grew up in Los Angeles and Mexico. She now lives in New York City and writes in Vancouver, British Columbia. Despite what the book may say, she actually prefers wolves to people.
Raised in Mansfield, Ohio, David Leslie Johnson began writing plays in the second grade and wrote his first screenplay at age nineteen. He graduated from the Ohio State University in Columbus with a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography and cinema. After working as a production assistant on the Academy Award–nominated film The Shawshank Redemption, Johnson spent five years as an assistant to the film’s director and writer, Frank Darabont, learning the trade of screenwriting from one of the industry’s most respected talents. Johnson’s most recent project was writing an original screenplay for the film Red Riding Hood, directed by Catherine Hardwicke. He currently has several projects in development. Johnson lives in Burbank, California, with his wife, screenwriter Kimberly Lofstrom Johnson, and their son, Samuel.
Catherine Hardwick, the director of Red Riding Hood, worked in film production design before she became an award-winning director for the films Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, and The Nativity Story and the international blockbuster Twilight, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer. Hardwicke’s films have garnered dozens of accolades, including Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and six MTV Movie Awards.