Joe Ide is of Japanese American descent. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Joe's favorite books were the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories. The idea that a person could face the world and vanquish his enemies with just his intelligence fascinated him. Joe went on to earn a graduate degree and had several careers before writing his debut novel, IQ, inspired by his early experiences and his love of Sherlock Holmes. Joe lives in Santa Monica, California.
Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of nine novels, including Give Me Your Hand, You Will Know Me, The Fever, and The End of Everything. She received her PhD in literature from New York University. Abbott was a staff writer on HBO’s The Deuce and co-creator of the USA Network series Dare Me.