Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angeles. Joe’s favorite books were the Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories. He held a variety of different jobs–including Hollywood screenwriter–before writing IQ, which went onto win the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus awards for Best Debut Novel. Joe lives in Santa Monica, California. Visit his website at http://www.joeide.com
Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of seven novels. She received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, New Statesman, Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Guardian and the Believer. She lives in New York City.